I am a second year PhD research student within the Sociology department at York, as well as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). I have taught across two undergraduate modules since the first year of my PhD. So, what is involved when teaching alongside your postgraduate studies, and what may be useful to know? The aim … Continue reading Teaching alongside my Postgraduate Studies
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My Summer Internship – what I’ve learned so far
Hi! I’m Anjali and I’m currently on a 3-month summer internship with Auto Trader as a Business Development Intern in Manchester. I’m studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics here at York. Although my degree doesn’t directly relate to the next steps I’m taking in my career, the transferable skills I’ve picked up across the three disciplines … Continue reading My Summer Internship – what I’ve learned so far
What’s it like being an International Student Ambassador?
International Student Ambassadors are responsible for helping at events and representing the university from an international student’s perspective. I’m currently a postgraduate student, but I’ve been an International Student Ambassador since the first year of my undergraduate studies. The role has given me so many new skills and experiences. I’m going to share my story … Continue reading What’s it like being an International Student Ambassador?
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!
My placement year in a pandemic
I’m Taylor and I am a final year English Language and Linguistics (with placement year) student and I want to share some of the opportunities that are offered as part of your programme of study at the University of York, and in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. Higher education is not only about discovering more about the subject you love, it is also a great opportunity to immerse yourself in everything that the city and the University has to offer and one of those things is the Placement Year Programme. In my blog, I will be talking about my placement year experience, some of my placement highlights and how this experience has impacted my studies. I hope you are looking forward to coming to York and starting your course. You have so much to look forward to- just remember to grab every opportunity that comes by you!
My University internship experience
My time here at the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA) has no doubt been one of the best decisions I have made during my time here at University. I first found out about the Communications Intern position at the end of the Spring Term of my second year on the student career platform, … Continue reading My University internship experience
Boosting your employability at university
University is a great place to explore things both within and outside your chosen area of study. This blog post will give you an insight into how I’ve done this. I spent my free time engaging with different activities while boosting my employability at university. Part-Time Work As a Student Ambassador, I delivered a Student … Continue reading Boosting your employability at university
Working in-house vs freelancing
My name is Rowan and I’m studying a MSc in Audio and Music Technology. As I’m on a one year course, I’m currently working out where I want to be come September. I have ruled out doing a PhD (at least for a few years), so my path seems pretty clear: go into some kind … Continue reading Working in-house vs freelancing
Why you should apply for the York Award
First of all; what on Earth is the York Award? The York Award is an award from the University, open to any student, that recognises people who have got really involved in university life. People that have developed personally and professionally in ways that go beyond their course. This might sound like an intimidating statement; … Continue reading Why you should apply for the York Award
Can I get a part-time job at university?
When you arrive at University your first thoughts might not be about securing a part-time job, and if it is you might not know where to look, who to contact or what are the best jobs to get. A great thing about the University of York is the number of part-time jobs they offer to … Continue reading Can I get a part-time job at university?