Beyond Philosophy: getting involved in extracurricular activities

It’s not always easy starting at university, especially when you feel like you don’t fit the profile of a “typical” student. Here’s how taking part in extracurricular activities can really make a difference to your experience. Embracing your background The moment I secured my place at York to study Philosophy felt extremely rewarding. At the … Continue reading Beyond Philosophy: getting involved in extracurricular activities

3 things to look forward to about Philosophy at York

Staff and lecturers The first thing to look forward to is how friendly the department is. From my experience, I think that the staff definitely understand that Philosophy can be quite a demanding and a tricky subject (especially for someone who has never done it before university). Particularly in first year, everyone covers the same … Continue reading 3 things to look forward to about Philosophy at York

Speaking Truthfully: An honest review of the University of York’s Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy department is a quaint, fairly small looking building that sits between Vanbrugh and Wentworth College. The lobby area has recently been extended so as you walk in it is not unusual to see a few students dotted amongst the sofas frantically typing essays or talking to their lecturers. Philosophy itself is a challenging … Continue reading Speaking Truthfully: An honest review of the University of York’s Department of Philosophy

Philosophy at A-Level and Degree – What’s the Difference?

If A-Level is difficult – is a Degree Still for Me? On the one hand, I loved studying A-Level Philosophy. The chance to explore the ideas of some of history’s best philosophers was a whole new opportunity. So if you’re studying A-Level at the moment, and loving it, you’d have good reason to. Despite this though, I did find aspects of … Continue reading Philosophy at A-Level and Degree – What’s the Difference?