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!
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A week in the life of an English student
Monday Kicking off my weekly life as an English student, early this morning I travelled from my flat in Campus East to Campus West, where English is based. Today was filled with three lecture Q&As. These are helpful contact times to reflect on lectures and raise any questions or thoughts, or to learn more about … Continue reading A week in the life of an English student
My experience of studying Biology at York
Hiya! I’m Hannah, and I study Biology at the University of York. I’d like to tell you a bit about my experiences studying at York, and what I’ve been enjoying most in my final year of the course. It may seem a long way off, but it’s here before you know it! In my blog, I’ll tell you about the content of the Biology course, as well as how it’s delivered, from lab work and lectures to choosing your modules. I’ll also mention some study tips so that hopefully you won’t make the same mistakes I did! University is such a valuable experience. A highlight for me has been the supportive community within the Department. I’ve found the course to be incredibly social, with plenty of opportunities to meet new friends, as well as learn about cutting-edge research. I hope you’re as excited as I was to start your course!
Top tips for living in shared accommodation
Student Becky shares some helpful tips on how you can make the most of living in shared accommodation and keep the peace with your new housemates.
Money management at university: tips for success and support
Let’s be honest, the prospect of money management at university is really daunting for many people. If you have anxieties about finances, don’t worry. My aim is to try and offer some ways to make this seemingly massive task a little more manageable. Start as you mean to go on Organise yourself early! Student loans … Continue reading Money management at university: tips for success and support
Managing your money: student budgeting
Hi there! My name is Sophie, and I’m a final-year English and Related Literature student here at York. I love the city as there’s so much to experience: beautiful bookshops, vibrant nightlife, and loads of shops and museums to explore. I’ve recently written a blog post about managing your money as a new or returning student; it’s important to have fun and enjoy your time at university, so keeping on top of your finances is essential to reduce stress. I hope you’ll check it out!
The ’12’ Days of Christmas
Starting at University When I started at the University of York, I didn’t realise quite how much of an impact it was going to have. I went into it with an open mind, but didn’t want to get my hopes up, knowing that there would be many challenges to overcome. Before I left, my parents … Continue reading The ’12’ Days of Christmas
Spending the Holidays With Your Family at York
It wasn’t until a month ago that I finally decided I would be staying at university over the winter break. I’m an international student at York, and the prospect of spending the holidays away from home was daunting. You’ve likely heard that university is a time of change. Certainly, there’s a lot to adjust to. … Continue reading Spending the Holidays With Your Family at York
My experience at Halifax College Freshers’ week
Zuzanna, first year Biomedical Sciences student, tells us about her exciting experience of Freshers’ week in Halifax College.
How to budget at university
How to budget at university. First year Biomedical Sciences student Zuzanna tells us her top tips how to survive on a budget at university.