Tips for managing a Masters!

So, you have chosen to tackle a Masters! Studying a Masters is an exciting new chapter, however, it can also be challenging. Before I started my Masters I was anxious about the workload and how I would find the whole experience, that said, I am 8 months into it and I’m still standing! So here … Continue reading Tips for managing a Masters!

Life as a postgraduate student. What to expect and how to prepare?

What came before We all remember counting down the months, weeks, days and hours to completing A-Levels and leaving home for the first time. The mixture of excitement and pure fear! We all have many stories from an undergraduate perspective, some people would rather forget! Ah, but a Masters, a Masters is so much more. … Continue reading Life as a postgraduate student. What to expect and how to prepare?

Preparing for your MA in Art History

Whether you’ve recently completed your BA in Art History, switched over from Art, English or History or want to complete a Masters in an entirely different subject, Art History is a course worth getting excited about. Despite the easy-going connotations of being a breeze, art history is a mentally and intellectually demanding subject. The coursework … Continue reading Preparing for your MA in Art History

How to work or study effectively from home

The last few months have been a really difficult time for everybody. So much has changed meaning our usual routines have been thrown out of the window. Many of us have trying to create ourselves a new schedule and adapt to life working at home. I know it’s not easy, but I have a few … Continue reading How to work or study effectively from home

Dealing with homesickness: creating a home away from home

No matter how excited you are about going to uni, it’s very common, and indeed natural, for you to feel homesick. Don’t feel bad; remember, you are not the only one! Here are some tips I'd like to share with you from an international perspective on dealing with homesickness. 1. Stay connected with friends and…

Dealing with homesickness as an international student

As you may know, York is really diverse in terms of students on campus. So, for a student from a distant country, dealing with homesickness is quite a common topic. In order to deal with homesickness, an understandably blue feeling, let’s look at reasons behind it first… International Conversation Afternoons (ICA) Why do people feel … Continue reading Dealing with homesickness as an international student

Clearing – My Side of the Story

When you’re at school and applying to university, ending up on Clearing seems like the end of the world. Before I get any further, let me just dispel this myth. While ending up in Clearing probably isn’t the most fun experience you’ll ever go through, going through Clearing gave me the best university experience I … Continue reading Clearing – My Side of the Story

Why I Chose York – My experience through Clearing

Waking up on A level results day to the update on UCAS that I was in Clearing wasn’t the ideal situation I had been hoping for, to say the least. However, I can honestly say that it was the best thing that could have happened as York was absolutely the university for me! Being in … Continue reading Why I Chose York – My experience through Clearing

My Clearing experience: getting in to my dream university

The people on the phone were absolutely lovely, and really made me feel at ease. As soon as I realised that no one was going to judge me for going through Clearing, I felt a whole lot better.

How to stay motivated during Lockdown

Day 1097  in Lockdown. You’re laid on your bed looking upwards at your ceiling wondering how it came to this. You’re weeks behind on your deadlines but it’s not even due to procrastination this time. This time it’s down to *gulp* a ‘lack of motivation’. But how do you stay motivated during a global pandemic … Continue reading How to stay motivated during Lockdown