Without a doubt one of the best things I’ve done in my time at York was travelling abroad on the 2018 International Study Centre (ISC) trip to Mexico with the Centre for Global Programs. Around 20 students jetted off to Querétaro to spend two weeks participating in a huge range of activities. This included visits … Continue reading Travelling abroad: the world outside your studies
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First-generation student? Never fear!
When you’re the first in your family to go to university, it can be a pretty daunting prospect. As a ‘first-generation’ student, I remember being really worried that this would somehow count against me when I first came to university. What if there were rules I didn’t know? Or what if I struggled to keep … Continue reading First-generation student? Never fear!
Rumours About Masters Degrees (and why they’re not true)
Applying to study a Masters degree can be a stressful time. And it doesn’t help that there are always rumours flying about what postgraduate study is really like. I’ve just finished my first semester as an MSc Bioarchaeology student, and I wanted to sift through the rumours and myths about PG study for anyone who’s … Continue reading Rumours About Masters Degrees (and why they’re not true)
From a Bachelor of Arts to a Master of Science
Hey! My name is Rowan and am a Masters student studying MSc Audio and Music Technology. As an undergraduate, I studied BA Music at a different university. I’ve gone from spending all my time composing music and writing about it, to doing audio programming and digital signal processing. Now, you might be thinking – he’s … Continue reading From a Bachelor of Arts to a Master of Science
What is postgraduate study really like?
Unlike some people in the final year of their undergraduate degree, I was sure I wanted to do a masters degree. As soon as I was able to, I applied to the University of York. I was completely sure which course I wanted to do and that York was 100% the right university for me. … Continue reading What is postgraduate study really like?
Worried about making friends and fitting in?
As a commuting student, I felt quite anxious about coming to university. I was worried about making friends and ‘fitting in’, which I now know a lot of people were worried about. But there was no need to be! University life (especially here at York) is so different from what I thought it would be, … Continue reading Worried about making friends and fitting in?
What makes uni different to A levels?
One of the things most students wonder about before coming to university is what makes uni different to A levels. You might believe that university is a huge step-up from A levels: but you shouldn’t see it as an insurmountable challenge. University is simply an opportunity to learn in a different way and to practice … Continue reading What makes uni different to A levels?
My university experience: using support networks
You can’t plan your university experience However hard you try, you can’t plan how your university experience will go. I came to York questioning whether I would actually make friends. I didn’t anticipate three years down the line proudly viewing some of them as family members! Coping with homesickness My first few days were undeniably … Continue reading My university experience: using support networks
Is University Really Any Different To School?
As a third-year mathematics student studying an Integrated Master’s degree, I am in my second to last year now. And I can tell you that, for me, university feels worlds away from school or college. When I came to university, the first major difference I found was that I suddenly had the freedom to try … Continue reading Is University Really Any Different To School?
Life at University – Myths vs Reality
Life at Uni – Myths vs Reality Moving to University can be a daunting concept. As prospective students, many people worry about commonly voiced (and not necessarily accurate!) ideas about Uni life. This mini article aims to put some of these common concerns to rest: myths vs reality. Myth 1 – It’s too expensive! Often … Continue reading Life at University – Myths vs Reality