I have always loved studying: it was the one area where I could easily succeed and earn heaps of attention and praise. The idea of being in school forever sounded so idyllic to me. After my BA, I yearned every year to go back for postgraduate studies. But once I started my MA as a … Continue reading You can make it as a mature student
Posts about Campus life
International student ambassador: The perfect Job!
Hi, I’m Luise from Germany! I signed up to be an international student ambassador in my first year at the University of York. I have since answered students’ queries online and in person multiple times. For me, it is the perfect job alongside my studies and I would highly recommend it. Here’s why: Flexible working … Continue reading International student ambassador: The perfect Job!
Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study at York for my MA was somehow even more stressful than moving away from home for the first time. At least when I moved for my BA, I had known a few people from my school who’d be going to university with me. When I moved to York, I … Continue reading Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
A week in the life of a Biomedical Sciences student
Back when I was applying to university, I wasn’t entirely sure what it would actually be like on a day-to-day basis. For anyone who might be wondering this too, I thought I would share a description of a recent week in my final year. Although everyone’s university experience is different and no two weeks are … Continue reading A week in the life of a Biomedical Sciences student
Student support – support for LGBTQ+ students
We are all aware of the famous saying; small fish in a big pond. When you first go to university, it can absolutely feel that way too. For LGBTQ+ students, you may feel daunted by how much there is at university or have been starved of the community you have always dreamed of. Well, look … Continue reading Student support – support for LGBTQ+ students
My experience of the Pre-1900 Production Project
My name is Stevie and I am a Third year Theatre student at the University of York. It is an absolute joy to write about this University and my course, in addition to what I believe makes it so unique in comparison to other institutions. In my blog I am going to be discussing a recent module I completed in the first term of Third year and the experiences I personally had with it. ‘Pre-1900s’ is a core module of your Third year within the Theatre degree, and is an incredibly exciting challenge to undertake working with your peers to create some truly impressive theatre. A key part of University, for me, is falling in love with your degree and reminding yourself why you chose to pursue the subject you did. With the Pre-1900s module it was absolutely a perfect reminder of why I particularly love Theatre and immersing myself in it on a daily basis.
Shopping ethically in York
Hi, I’m Anjali and I’m a final year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student from Manchester! Read my blog to find out the best places to shop ethically in York.
Wentworth College and accommodation as a PhD student
About me Hi I’m Sonam and I’m currently in my third year of my PhD in Mechanistic Biology! When joining the University I decided to be part of Wentworth College. It is a purely postgraduate college and a hub for postgraduate students like me on Campus West. In this blog, I’ll be telling you a … Continue reading Wentworth College and accommodation as a PhD student
Preparing to live on campus – what the university and college system has to offer
Moving away from home to live on campus can be really daunting but the university offers plenty of activities to make the transition as smooth and as easy as possible. These different events and opportunities make it really easy to meet like-minded people and I’ve made some really strong friends through them. Freshers’ Week One … Continue reading Preparing to live on campus – what the university and college system has to offer
Why being part of the University of York is being part of one community, even through covid times
As a prospective – and even as a new (enrolled) student – you can feel doubt and fear when joining university, especially if you come from another city or country. One of the reasons I enjoy being a postgraduate student at the University of York so much is the feeling of being part of one … Continue reading Why being part of the University of York is being part of one community, even through covid times