Hey, I’m Laura! I am a third year student studying for a BA in History at the University of York. I just wanted to let you know about the things I get up to as a history student, and what it is like studying at York. In my blog, I’ll mention how I plan my week around my seminars, dissertation work as well as having fun out and about York. University is about opportunities and making the most out of the experiences that are offered. I’ve been lucky enough to be selected to work on projects for the National Railway Museum and the York Museums Trust. There is absolutely no pressure to get stuck into everything, but university is the perfect time to try something new, pick a module that covers a topic you haven’t covered before, join a new club- I joined college football to meet new people and I love it! Just remember to enjoy yourself and make the most of what’s on offer as 3 years can go really quickly.
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A Magical York Christmas
Christmas at #York is utterly magical. Between the twinkling lights and the infamous Christmas markets, even the Grinch would be feeling #festive! 🎁 With many events taking place, such as @uycu_ ‘s ‘Carols at the Minster’, and @uoyhistorysoc ‘s Winter Formal, Christmas is all around you! Even just taking a stroll through the Christmas markets, or the Kirkgate Christmas Tale Street at @yorkcastlemuseum, you can’t help but smile!🎄 Not only picturesque, the atmosphere in York during the Christmas period is super wholesome! Beautifully decorated #Christmas trees and delicious food stalls fill the streets, attracting visitors from all over the world. The air is full of happiness, and the smell of doughnuts- although I don’t know which is better!🍩 So, grab a Baileys hot chocolate and take a ride on the carousel…🎠 I promise you won’t regret it! Or just spend the afternoon inside decorating your house in #Christmassy pyjamas! The opportunities are endless. York is the place to be during the winter months. My only advice would be to make sure you bring a bobble-hat and gloves🧤, it’s pretty cold up north! However, enduring the north-pole like conditions is 100% #worthit to experience a York Christmas! ✨
Things to look forward to about studying History at York!
I’m Lauren, and I am going to share with you all the things to look forward to about studying History at York. I am a second year joint honours student and I have been able to choose some amazing modules here. I can’t wait to continue studying what I enjoy. Choice of modules This brings … Continue reading Things to look forward to about studying History at York!
Things to look forward to about History at York
I am going to share with you my three favourite things about studying History at York. I am currently half way through my degree and still loving it as if it were the first term. Here are just a few of the reasons why: Options At York, you will have a lot of control over … Continue reading Things to look forward to about History at York
A week in the life of an English and History student
I’m Becky, a third year English and History student. Welcome to a week in my life! Final year is pretty busy, so there is a lot to be done! Monday Reading day! Not the most fun, but necessary. Every week I have about 180 pages of reading to do for my History Special Subject module, … Continue reading A week in the life of an English and History student
A day in the life of a History student
Hey! I’m a first year History undergrad, and this is what an average day looks like for me. Early morning Like many students, I have to force myself to get out of bed in the morning to get ready for the day… After breakfast, I usually try to finish up some reading before I walk … Continue reading A day in the life of a History student
3 Things to Look forward to as a Joint Honours Student
So you’ve chosen a joint honours course and you might be sat there thinking “oh no, what have I gotten myself into?”. Well banish those second thoughts and feast your eyes on this! As a third-year joint honours student, a veteran of English and History I’ll have you know, I’m here to tell you about … Continue reading 3 Things to Look forward to as a Joint Honours Student
6 things to look forward to about History at York
So, you’re interested in studying History at York. Excited? Nervous? Three years ago I was in your shoes and couldn’t wait to move and start my degree. This said, I was definitely nervous about some things, and had questions about aspects of the history department like: ‘what modules will I be studying?’; or, ‘who do … Continue reading 6 things to look forward to about History at York
A day in the life of a History student
Hi! I’m Rebecca and I’m in my first year of studying History here at the University of York. I’ve had a great start to uni and I’ve been able to get involved in so much more than just my course, which has really helped me to adjust to life here! Morning Usually, if I have … Continue reading A day in the life of a History student
A Day in the Life of an English and History Student
For joint honours students, there are two myths you will hear from your fellow students: you’re either doing double the work or you’re doing barely any of the work for two subjects. As a third year English and History student, I can promise you neither are true. Joint Honours degrees are both intertwined and well-balanced. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an English and History Student