To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student

Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree knows the pain of having to decide between going out with your mates or saving money, and sadly this struggle continues into your postgraduate degree. However, who says there aren’t loopholes to help you with managing your money as a postgrad? Summer work Most undergrad degrees finish in … Continue reading To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student

Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!

Hi, my name is Sammie. I am in my 4th year at the University of York. I previously studied BSc Environmental Geography for three years, and now I’m engaged in MSc Sustainability Science for a further year. I’m a long-standing member of the Archery Society and love the University for its gorgeous campus and friendly … Continue reading Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!

Five tips for finding your postgraduate social circle at university

We’ve all heard the advice before: “join societies”, “make friends on your course”, “hang out with your housemates”. Granted this is all good advice (and things you should do!) But, finding your social circle isn’t always easy – and doing these things doesn’t always work. I have found this especially true as a postgraduate, when … Continue reading Five tips for finding your postgraduate social circle at university

Studying for my MSc during COVID19: what I’ve learned and how I’ve developed

I felt like it was yesterday when I started my first online class in Engineering Management (MSc), and definitely, it was a unique year with so many challenges. Since the course started, I have been elected by my supervision group to act as team leader, which I have discovered new abilities and developed many skills, … Continue reading Studying for my MSc during COVID19: what I’ve learned and how I’ve developed

A Future in Connecting the World – studying Embedded Wireless Systems

Me: “Hi. I’m studying MSc in Embedded Wireless Systems.” Anyone who is not from an electronic or computer science-related field: *crickets chirping* Me: “That’s a specialisation in electronic engineering.” Them: “Oh! Yeah! That’s cool.” This is a typical scenario when I introduce myself. But each time I explain to people what EWS is, it reminds … Continue reading A Future in Connecting the World – studying Embedded Wireless Systems

Hidden gems of York

One of my favourite things about being at university is getting to live in York. It might not be the biggest city but there’s always something going on and plenty of hidden gems of York to explore. I’ve been here five years and I’m still working my way through all the cafes! Festivals Although covid … Continue reading Hidden gems of York