Can I keep fit during my degree?

We all know that for most people, keeping fit at University is not always at the top of your list. However, there are so many easy ways to keep fit at University, even if it’s not one of your priorities! Here are some great ways you can keep fit at Uni… Join a sports team … Continue reading Can I keep fit during my degree?

How being part of Vanbrugh College helped me to grow

If I asked you to describe home, what would you say? Cosy? Warm? Loving? If you ask me, I would say comfortable. Joining a college was the kind of the opposite of this. It did take me out of my comfort-zone; but it really was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. I’ve always … Continue reading How being part of Vanbrugh College helped me to grow

Fetish Society vs Comedy Society – or maybe just stick to dance?

When you start uni, there are a lot of changes; especially as an international student. New responsibilities, new people, new environment and new opportunities, including every society you can think of (so many of them, Freshers’ Fair might take 2 hours to get through)! You want to do and try everything. But soon the realization … Continue reading Fetish Society vs Comedy Society – or maybe just stick to dance?

Balancing PhD study and family life: what’s PG study really like?

As a part-time PhD student in the Department of Education, I often get asked how I manage to find the time to fit everything in. In addition to studying for my PhD, I also work two days a week supporting young people who are at risk of exclusion from school. To top it all off, … Continue reading Balancing PhD study and family life: what’s PG study really like?

Spotlight: Korean Cultural Society

When I first started uni I never thought I would join the committee for the University of York Korean Cultural Society (UYKCS). I couldn’t speak a word of Korean and had never visited the country. Yet here I am: Social Secretary of the Korean Society! Here’s how it happened: I have loved K-pop (Korean pop … Continue reading Spotlight: Korean Cultural Society

What is GSA? What does it involve?

Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is an organisation for postgraduate students (Masters and PhD students) that arranges activities. It provides support in students’ academic and well-being. As a postgraduate student, I have been involved in different kinds of activities, ranging from welcome week events, parties and trips. I have met a lot of new friends and … Continue reading What is GSA? What does it involve?

Campus life and thoughts after 5 months living here

Midterm. Ring of an alarm. The last five of them have been snoozed even though your practical starts in 30 minutes, so this time you have to get up. All of the productive morning plans that you made last night are fading together with that great big yawn. You put on sweatpants and a jumper … Continue reading Campus life and thoughts after 5 months living here

Life on campus – what’s it really like?

So, what is campus life really like? By now you might have heard some horror stories; you know, the good, the bad and maybe even the ugly. As a first year student, I am here to tell you my experience and how I have found it living on the University’s campus. Location, Location, Location  Living … Continue reading Life on campus – what’s it really like?

My top 3 places on campus

Our campus is full of hidden gems and treasures, and I love to admire them when I take a break from my studies. Just walking through all the nature surrounding the University makes me feel chilled out straight away. The campus lakes are an excellent place to relax your mind. The lake The lake on … Continue reading My top 3 places on campus

Spotlight on Art Society

When I started my postgrad degree at York, I was amazed at the range of societies available. During my undergrad, I joined my previous university’s art society; but the timing ended up not fitting with my schedule, so I didn’t go very often. This year, I wanted to make an effort and I’m so glad … Continue reading Spotlight on Art Society