About me Hi! My name is Katie and I’m a second year PhD student in Medieval Studies. I research arms and armour in Middle English romance. In this blog, I’m going to talk about why I decided to do my PhD and the process of applying for and funding a self-funded PhD. Why I chose … Continue reading How I chose and funded my PhD
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
Applying for any course abroad is a daunting task. You can get lost in the many decisions you have to take: which country to apply to, which university, and what about funding or other expenses? This task gets even more amplified when applying for a PhD because of another significant decision you have to make: … Continue reading Applying for A PhD
Studying for a postgraduate research degree at the University of York is a great experience. And although you’ll have an amazing time studying, meeting new people and exploring the beautiful city of York, there are bound to be periods of time when you find it hard or need additional support. Trust me, doing a PhD … Continue reading Top Tips for Postgraduate Students
There are many reasons why applying for a scholarship is a great decision for your future. At York, there are many different scholarships that you can apply for, whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research student. There are also funding opportunities that are specific to international students. The process of applying makes … Continue reading Reasons why you should apply for a scholarship as an international student
So many of our experiences are different this year, and starting a PhD is no exception. I’m hoping this post will help to alleviate some of the ‘unknowns’ that you may have at the prospect of starting a PhD away from campus. Receiving your offer… I received my offer to study for a PhD at … Continue reading When Home Becomes Your Campus – starting a PhD during a pandemic
As a final year PhD student, I am now having to seriously think about my options for the future. Ideally, I would love to be able to continue working in research. During my time at the University of York, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) and have discovered that … Continue reading Thinking about a career in academia?
Before beginning my year as a postgraduate, I was filled with excitement for the coming year. However, I was also slightly anxious on how I was going to make it through the year financially. Funding and finances work a little differently for postgraduates. Undergraduate vs postgraduate Unlike with undergraduate degrees, student finance does not automatically … Continue reading Being friends with your finances and funding your postgraduate degree
PhD student Freyja chats about all things postgraduate at York, including the community, city centre and opportunities that you can get involved in.
My name is Sonam and I’m currently studying for a PhD in Mechanistic Biology at York. Managing postgraduate finances can be a challenge, so I thought I’d share my experiences and top tips. Funding my studies Fortunately, my PhD project was fully funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). As a result … Continue reading Managing your postgraduate finances