Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition in Georgia, USA

The competition As part of a team from the Griff Investment Fund, I was lucky enough to be selected to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to present a hedge fund trading strategy at the J Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, where our team finished second overall, out of the five finalists. 60 … Continue reading Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition in Georgia, USA

I need a dollar: funding PG studies

In terms of finance, the Masters year can feel like a squeeze. At undergrad level there were loads of schemes and reasonable loans. At PhD level, the majority of people apply for funding with a stipend, making it more like a paid job. The things I found this year were in the middle: some people … Continue reading I need a dollar: funding PG studies

My five most-loved books from the reading lists

There’s no doubt that the English course at York allows you great flexibility and range when it comes to picking modules. Being more of a contemporary literature book hoarder myself, I chose modules focusing on 20th- and 21st- century literature, and had the most enjoyable time reading and researching the texts and period! Here’s a … Continue reading My five most-loved books from the reading lists

Top 5 things to know: Studying English and Related Literature at York

It’s coming to the end of my second year at the University of York, and looking back, there were a few things I wish I had known to give me a head start on my degree. So without further ado, here are my top five things to know about studying English and Related Literature at … Continue reading Top 5 things to know: Studying English and Related Literature at York

Weekly Adventures of a University of York Health Sciences Student

Hi, I’m Camila. I am an international student completing the Masters in Public Health program. I’ve been at the University of York only since September. Coming from Canada, I sometimes stop, look around, and wonder how it is I came to live somewhere so breathtaking; so worldly, yet small and friendly; a place where almost every … Continue reading Weekly Adventures of a University of York Health Sciences Student

A day in the life of an MSC Fusion Energy student

Hello, my name is Willow. I am a part-time student at the York Plasma Institute (YPI), currently halfway through my taught masters in fusion energy. I live a fair way off campus so my day usually starts with a bike ride. It takes me about 10 minutes to cycle down Tang Hall road, cross the … Continue reading A day in the life of an MSC Fusion Energy student

5 things you didn’t know about York

University Radio York – the UK’s oldest legal independent radio station University Radio York (URY) is one of the oldest societies on campus, having first gone on air 1967, which also makes it the UK’s oldest legal independent radio station – before this it was just the BBC and pirate radio. This piece of broadcasting history … Continue reading 5 things you didn’t know about York

A day in the life of a History of Art MA student

Writing a ‘day in the life of a History of Art student’ profile is a challenging task for me. As a research scholar sponsored by The Friends of York Art Gallery, a college tutor for Vanbrugh College and a member of the SHADY (Studies in the History of Art Department at York) committee, everyday of … Continue reading A day in the life of a History of Art MA student

From books to science festivals…an interview with Physics graduate James

From publishing a book to dressing up as an eighteenth-century astronomer, Physics graduate James (MPhys in Physics and Astrophysics, 2017) has certainly been busy both during his time at York and in the year since his graduation. We caught up with him to chat about what he’s up to. You graduated in July – what are … Continue reading From books to science festivals…an interview with Physics graduate James

Living and learning in York as a Postgraduate Research Student

In March 2018 York was named the UK’s best place to live by The Sunday Times and, having lived here myself for a little under two years now, I can’t say I’m surprised! But what makes York such a great place to live and study as a PhD student? For me, York is a perfect … Continue reading Living and learning in York as a Postgraduate Research Student