Hi everyone, I’m Iona, and I study Social and Political Sciences with Philosophy at York! I’m now a month into my Communications and Government Affairs placement year at GlaxoSmithKline. The time has flown by, so I thought I’d document some of my experiences, reflections, and tips I’ve learnt since entering the world of work! Placement … Continue reading Reflections on the first month of my placement
Hey! I’m Iona, and I’m a second year Social and Political Sciences with Philosophy student at the University of York. I’ve loved my time here so far, and I wanted to share what it’s like being part of the SPS department. When I began my degree, I didn’t realise just how diverse my studies would be, and how many opportunities I would have. From picking a variety of modules I find really interesting to making friends in lots of different departments, life as an SPS student has a lot to offer. It’s going to be hard to write about an average week in the SPS department, since each week is so different, but I’ll give it a go! I’ve had a look back at my timetable and in this blog post I’m going to give a rough idea of the kind of things I’ve got up to.
Hi, I’m Vinnie, I study Social and Political Sciences, and I did a Year in Industry. I would love to tell you about my work placement, and whether you should consider doing a Year in Industry. A Careers and Placements ‘Year in Industry’ is available to everyone. In my blog, I discuss motives for doing a Year in Industry, my experiences, what I think you can learn, my assessment of the experience overall and what I gained. I present a personal perspective which intends to leave you considering whether you should do a Year in Industry. But further, its about taking control of your university journey and learning more about who you are, and who you would like to become… whilst being paid. Enjoy.
I’m Alikee and I’m a second year student studying Social and Political Sciences here at the University of York! I wanted to let you know about why I love studying at York! Not only is the university very close to York city centre, which is a quirky and beautiful place to hang out on the … Continue reading Things to look forward to about SPS at York
The range of content With an SPS degree you’ll be studying across three different subjects, so naturally the breadth of subjects you cover is super broad. The course gives you a basic grounding in each of three disciplines in your first year, offering you an introduction to politics, sociology and social policy. You will then … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Social and Political Sciences (SPS) at York
Hi, I’m Jen and I’m a second year Social and Political Science (SPS) student here at York. Trying to write about an average week at uni is tricky; although we have a weekly timetable, each week is so different. I’ve had a look back through my calendar for the last term and tried to give … Continue reading A week in the life of an SPS student
1. The SPS Forum The Social and Political Sciences (SPS) Forum is an event run by staff and can manifest itself in a number of different ways. Twice a term, external speakers come to campus and give a short lecture, followed by a Q&A about their research or a particular topic of interest. All these … Continue reading Three Things to Look Forward to in Social and Political Sciences
Hi! My name is Heidi and I am a third year SPS (Social and Political Sciences) student. I have a pretty packed timetable, despite having relatively few contact hours as I’ve really thrown myself into uni life and have tried to make the most of all the opportunities that York has to offer. I’ve been … Continue reading SPS Round Three! A week in the life of a 3rd Year SPS student
Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and I am currently a 1st year student who is completing a degree in SPS (Social and Political Sciences). I will be using this blog post to emphasize what an amazing and diverse course it is. I currently do one module in Sociology, one module in Social Policy and … Continue reading What makes an SPS student!
I don’t think a definitive list of what to pack for university exists but there are definitely a few essentials that won’t go amiss, unfortunately, none of it is very exciting. Cutlery, cups, plates and cooking utensils might seems obvious suggestions but I didn’t pack any of these things and, instead, thought I’d buy them … Continue reading What to pack for university