Postgraduate study with a seven year gap in education

What’s it like to be a postgraduate? In all honesty, if I had to sum up being a postgraduate in one word, it would be amazing. But before I go into that, here’s a little bit more about me. I graduated from my undergrad in 2012 and moved to New York three weeks later. I … Continue reading Postgraduate study with a seven year gap in education

SwiftSoc (Taylor Swift Society)

One of the best things about university is being able to spend time with people who have the same interests as you. I have been a huge fan of Taylor Swift for years. However, it wasn’t until I started at York that I was able to share my enthusiasm about her with like-minded people. This … Continue reading SwiftSoc (Taylor Swift Society)

Working in-house vs freelancing

My name is Rowan and I’m studying a MSc in Audio and Music Technology. As I’m on a one year course, I’m currently working out where I want to be come September. I have ruled out doing a PhD (at least for a few years), so my path seems pretty clear: go into some kind … Continue reading Working in-house vs freelancing

Why you should apply for the York Award

First of all; what on Earth is the York Award?  The York Award is an award from the University, open to any student, that recognises people who have got really involved in university life. People that have developed personally and professionally in ways that go beyond their course. This might sound like an intimidating statement; … Continue reading Why you should apply for the York Award

Applying for medical school: 5 things to consider

When choosing your medical school it's important to consider different teaching styles.

Campus East: what’s it really like to study there?

Like many universities, York has two campuses - Campus East and Campus West.

Hot off the press: our Print Society

At the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) societies meeting I found myself sitting next to a lovely member of HackSoc, the university’s Computer Science society. He asked what society I am involved in and when I brightly replied, “Print Soc,” he immediately looked confused.  “So that’s printers?” “Printing presses. Think the big old machines … Continue reading Hot off the press: our Print Society

You’re HOW old? Being a mature learner

Yes, believe it or not, I am a mature learner - just. I started my course at 22, the youngest you can be to qualify.

Can I get a part-time job at university?

When you arrive at University your first thoughts might not be about securing a part-time job, and if it is you might not know where to look, who to contact or what are the best jobs to get. A great thing about the University of York is the number of part-time jobs they offer to … Continue reading Can I get a part-time job at university?

The reality of PhD life: busting common myths

PhD life is not all that it seems. If I could offer one piece of advice before doing a PhD: take (almost) everything you read about PhDs with a pinch of salt. This seems like a funny piece of advice, considering that you’re reading this now. But – there are a lot of old PhD-related … Continue reading The reality of PhD life: busting common myths