I am now nearly three-quarters of the way through my year in industry placement with the Uplands Research Team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. It has been a wonderful experience so far; I have learnt a lot about working in a research environment and developed plenty of useful skills. Technical Skills Throughout the placement I have learned lots of new practical skills … Continue reading My Year in Industry: Developing Skills and Strengths
It is hard to believe it has been over three months since I started my year in industry placement with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Upland Research team. I have learnt a lot and had so many great experiences. Make no mistake, the last three months have been hard, and definitely not quite what … Continue reading My Year in Industry: Expectations and Reality
When I was applying for uni it took me a long time to make up my mind of where I wanted to go. It was not an easy choice and I was stuck in between two options: York, and Oxford. It got to a stage where I thought: “maybe I should just flip a coin … Continue reading Stuck between two options: York, and Oxford
Decisions, Decisions I knew I wanted to do a year in industry even before I had chosen to study at York. Hearing about the opportunity at various open days, I knew it would be good for me and would boost my rather low confidence before leaving university. I became even more certain of this partway … Continue reading My Year in Industry: First Steps – Getting a placement
Why I chose York I chose York because it was one of the top destinations for Biological Sciences in the UK. Besides that, the University of York is also part of the Russell Group, which are research-intensive universities. The research being done in York encompasses a wide range of interests, with impactful results to the … Continue reading Studying in the Department of Biology, an International Student perspective!
Why I love York Campus The University of York was the first university I visited as a small 18-year-old, and I have loved it ever since. The campus feels so inviting and friendly, and there is always something going on or an event to attend; it is a very lively place. York city centre is … Continue reading Reflecting on 3 amazing years at York
Favourite thing about studying in the Department of Biology? I could spend hours listing the many, many reasons I love studying in the Biology Department: the great facilities, the fantastic teaching, the awesome cookies from the Department’s Café (also called Cookies). However, my favourite thing about studying in the Department is, without a doubt, the … Continue reading Why I love York and studying Biomed here
The process of getting a placement can be really tough. There can be more stages of an application process than you thought were possible and it’s often your first ‘real’ work-related rejections. However, I can tell you first-hand that the bumps in the road along the way will be worth it. My placement year so … Continue reading A Pfantastic Year! Highlights and Learnings of My Placement Year at Pfizer
Hi everyone! My name is Chloe and I am a Biochemistry undergraduate student. I’ve spent my year in industry at AstraZeneca within the Oncology department specialising in treatments for lung cancer. Getting started I was very shocked when I received my offer from AstraZeneca. Although I was excited about such a great opportunity, I was … Continue reading My Year in Industry at AstraZeneca!
Department study spaces One thing I really love about Biology at York is the availability of study spaces open just for Bioscience students. Areas such as the Creative Lounge are a comfortable and quiet place to work. This is especially useful for students like me who tend to get distracted easily! I really like the … Continue reading Three Things to Look Forward to About Biology at York