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?
Posts about Philosophy
Making Friends at Uni
Everyone looks forward to making new friends at university, although none of us gets taught exactly how to do it. Rather, we learn by an (often clumsy) kind of trial and error – by experience. As such, I thought I’d summarise a few things that I’ve picked up from my own trials (and errors) with making friends at … Continue reading Making Friends at Uni
Term three approaches, and it’s almost time for Roses!
It’s coming up to that time when exams are beginning to creep up on us unsuspecting students, and the year is reaching its final chapter. The biggest highlight of summer term without a doubt is Roses, an annual inter-university sports tournament against Lancaster, in which each uni take it in turns to host a large scale campus … Continue reading Term three approaches, and it’s almost time for Roses!
3 FAQ’s about Philosophy at York
Before I arrived in York, I had many questions about what studying philosophy here would be like. Fortunately, many people also had the same questions and I’ve put down answers to three of the most commonly asked about what studying here is like. 1) How much of my first year is optional? The first year is … Continue reading 3 FAQ’s about Philosophy at York
York…My Four Favourite Things About Your Uni’s Town
There’s something both really convenient about the city of York. As a Londoner (yes, I know…) the thought of going to university in the capital seemed a bit overwhelming. There’s simply too much to do! On one hand I didn’t want to go to a university that was in the middle of nowhere, but on the … Continue reading York…My Four Favourite Things About Your Uni’s Town
The Wonderful World of Joint Honours
Although I’m an SPS student now, back in the heady days of UCAS applications, that wasn’t what I had put down to try and study. I was originally going to do History, still at York, until a bad grade in my History exams at A-Level put pay to those ideas. After heading into clearing (something … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Joint Honours
Societies and Careers, time to explore!
Societies play a huge part of university life here at York. They’re central to the student-organised activities at university and provide the best way of finding other people that are interested in the same things as you. Not only are they a whole lot of fun, but they can give you experience that might come … Continue reading Societies and Careers, time to explore!
Philosophy at York…What’s it like?
Studying Philosophy, you may be surprised at how little time you’ll spend in lectures and seminars, but don’t think this is because the course is relaxed – as in any university course, you’ll need to do a lot of independent study. This was one of the things that took me by surprise when I arrived … Continue reading Philosophy at York…What’s it like?