The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research

It’s not often something we like to talk about, but it’s an unavoidable fact that starting a PhD doesn’t just require time and effort, but can also be major a financial commitment. That said, there are several routes and options for funding postgraduate study. Whether you’re lucky enough to receive a research council studentship, decide … Continue reading The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research

Behind the scenes filming at TFTV

And action! As part of our postgraduate degrees, we were set a group task to create a short film revolving around an action sequence. We decided on a film-noir type short about a former convict detailing a botched prison escape.   This was our second of three days of shooting and also the most exciting since … Continue reading Behind the scenes filming at TFTV

Studying for an MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

I am Abdulsalam, but most of my friends and colleagues call me Salam. Currently I am a student completing the MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs, which is a part-time and online distance learning programme. I am originally from Syria, which was one of the oldest cultures where agriculture and cattle breeding appeared for the first … Continue reading Studying for an MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

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