It’s definitely a weird one. After enjoying a Christmas at home in the UK, travelling back to South Africa, for the second semester of my Study Abroad, was a completely different experience to when I made the journey to the first time. Of course this time was not filled with apprehension, nervousness and not knowing … Continue reading The second semester – Study Abroad – Back to South Africa
Whether you, like me, are more likely to be found drinking tea than tequila on an average Saturday night, or if you’d just like a few ideas of the fun you can have in York which doesn’t assume alcohol as fuel, here are some suggestions! Cafés, cafés, and more cafés! You may have heard that … Continue reading Not THAT into clubbing? Fear not!
Your life at uni hasn’t even started yet and you’re already being asked to think about life after uni?! What is this madness? Sadly, it’s rather important madness. Unless you’re studying Law, Medicine, Advanced Chair Mechanics or something like that, chances are you aren’t 100% certain where your degree is going to take you. That’s … Continue reading Careering into the future (ha…ha…)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that as soon as exams roll in, so do the sun and the high-twenties temperature. You are probably (certainly) battling procrastination or need a break from spending hours bent over sheets of paper at your bedroom’s desk (because the library gets busy from very early in the morning, and, … Continue reading How to relax during exams
Counting down placement hours can be a really daunting thing as a nursing student; however I’ve just counted down 15 in one of my favourite ways so far – Positive Choices 2017 hosted in Hull. Positive Choices is an annual conference for Learning Disability students to network, learn and listen to those that’ll matter to … Continue reading Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning
During the second term of your second year you are introduced to the idea of a dissertation. At first this 10,000 word project may seem daunting. I have begun to finalise my ideas about a dissertation topic and in this blog I’d like to show you that it should be seen as a great opportunity … Continue reading Dissertation and beyond
OK so I have to plan that event…I’ll do that after work today…Right then I need to go to that meeting and prepare for it…OK and that online training… Oh and that form… I should probably find some summer work experience… Ah don’t forget to buy Sophie a birthday present… Wow I’m really tired… Ah … Continue reading University – a busy life
Stress and university work seem to go hand in hand. Don’t get me wrong, stress can be a good thing, motivating you to excel at work. However, often stress can overwhelm us students, causing more bad than good. But don’t threat! Here are my top tips to coping with stress, to ensure it doesn’t become a … Continue reading Top Tips to Coping With Stress
Okay, so you’re thinking about doing Maths at York. The course has changed a bit from the one I’m doing but a lot of the content is the same 🙂 For me, I had five courses in my first year: Intro To Stats in first term, Real Analysis and Intro To Applied in second, and … Continue reading Maths.
Managing finances can be one of the trickier aspects of coming to university. It’s highly likely that you won’t have managed your own money before, at least not at the scale you now have to. Rent needs to be paid, food needs to be bought, and nights out need to be not quite as expensive … Continue reading Money, Money, Money