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?
Posts about Postgraduate research
Being friends with your finances and funding your postgraduate degree
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
Vlog: Postgraduate life at York – Q&A
PhD student Freyja chats about all things postgraduate at York, including the community, city centre and opportunities that you can get involved in.
Managing your postgraduate finances
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
Preparing for postgraduate study in the UK
You might be thinking about studying in the UK, but you do not know where to start. As an international postgraduate student, I had the same doubts about what I needed to do to study in another country. I am going to share my experiences as to how I prepared for postgraduate study in the … Continue reading Preparing for postgraduate study in the UK
The reality of PhD life: busting common myths
PhD life is not all that it seems. If I could offer one piece of advice before doing a PhD: take (almost) everything you read about PhDs with a pinch of salt. This seems like a funny piece of advice, considering that you’re reading this now. But – there are a lot of old PhD-related … Continue reading The reality of PhD life: busting common myths
Making the most of career opportunities at York
There are so many opportunities available at York to help enhance your future career prospects. Taking part in some of these has been a really fun part of my time at York. York Award In my first year as a postgrad student, I started working on the York Award. This is a great way of … Continue reading Making the most of career opportunities at York
A postgraduate can have fun too!
After having a gap year and experiencing the media sector, I was very excited to get back to my studies as a postgraduate. I was looking forward to being in a new city and new university, and meeting new people. Even more so, learning about a specific subject I was really interested in seemed like … Continue reading A postgraduate can have fun too!
Balancing PhD study and family life: what’s PG study really like?
As a part-time PhD student in the Department of Education, I often get asked how I manage to find the time to fit everything in. In addition to studying for my PhD, I also work two days a week supporting young people who are at risk of exclusion from school. To top it all off, … Continue reading Balancing PhD study and family life: what’s PG study really like?
What is the GSA? What does it involve?
The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is an organisation for postgraduate students (Masters and PhD students) that arranges activities. It also provides support in students’ academic and well-being. As a postgraduate student, I have been involved in different kinds of activities, ranging from welcome week events, parties and trips. I have met a lot of new … Continue reading What is the GSA? What does it involve?