Club of PEP Study Trips

What is the best thing about studying PPE at York? Hands down, I would say that it is the people I study with. I don’t know of a course, at any university, where there is more of a sense of community than PEP at York. This is largely due to the Club of PEP, which is a student-run … Continue reading Club of PEP Study Trips

How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

Why you should study Environmental Science at York!

One of the most exciting things about picking Environmental Science as a degree has been the variety of ways in which we have been taught, from the lab practicals to field work and field trips. I have had a chance to take part in all sorts of practicals and field trips throughout the course of … Continue reading Why you should study Environmental Science at York!

Tips to make your life easier!

Starting university provides many great opportunities to discover who you are, your interests and your abilities. However, there are many unknown areas where you may trip up or make a few mistakes. I am going to share with you a few tips I wish someone had told me before I started university which would have … Continue reading Tips to make your life easier!

Picking option modules, brand new labs and baking!

The New Year has definitely started back with a bang with the busiest term to date. With 8 hours of lectures on Tuesday I’ve had a very busy time, and it’s only week 2! This term I have a whole new adventure in the form of option modules. You have to choose these option modules … Continue reading Picking option modules, brand new labs and baking!

The secret coffee spots on and off campus! You’ll thank me later

One of the things that people always warned me would happen when I went away to university was that I would end up drinking a lot of coffee! This coffee addiction warning was well justified, not least due to the fact that York is more than equipped to provide a great cup of coffee anytime, … Continue reading The secret coffee spots on and off campus! You’ll thank me later

Do Criminologists believe video games cause violence?

For this post, I thought it would be fun to talk about the topic of a recent seminar (of which I have four per week, one for each module) in which we looked at the (possible) connections between video gaming and violence. The first of our two set readings was an article from 2008 by … Continue reading Do Criminologists believe video games cause violence?

6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad

My first semester of study abroad in South Africa, Rhodes University, was filled with challenges and cherished memories. Living and studying in another country was bound to be filled with unexpected experiences, ones that I’ve learnt huge amounts from and others that have made great stories to tell my family and friends back home. Now … Continue reading 6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad

Dramasoc is reason enough to join York

I am sweating buckets. Quite a few of us are. For this is our first play at a new university, in front of people we barely know. And I am about to go on stage where I will kiss my ‘sister’, do 10 topless pressups and then, as the piece is structured by repeated vignettes, do … Continue reading Dramasoc is reason enough to join York

Back to education after gap year travels- HELP!

I know the feeling. You’ve left home, seen the world, and then all of a sudden, you’re back in school again. What’s the point? You go from this: To this: NOT. AGAIN. I hear you say. Well, let me reassure you, I was in the same boat. Here’s the rather unconventional way I decided which uni … Continue reading Back to education after gap year travels- HELP!