So what’s it like to be on a society committee?

I have just recently stepped down from being on the dance society committee (sad times!). It’s been a fantastic two years, I’ve absolutely loved being part of it! When I was looking at which uni I’d like to join, sports and societies were very important to me. I can happily say being part of dance … Continue reading So what’s it like to be on a society committee?

YUSU – what is it?!??

If you been to York for a visit day, or if you end up coming here, YUSU is a word you’ll hear bandied about rather a lot. While you would be forgiven for thinking a superfruit has taken over campus, YUSU actually stands for York University Student Union. YUSU is run for, with, and by … Continue reading YUSU – what is it?!??

Physics is the best! Let me tell you about the department and course …

So you may have already guessed I love physics. Despite all my whining and moaning about exams, I still think it’s the best subject ever! I thought I might tell you a little bit about why I love this department so much and try and give you a flavour of what it’s like to be part … Continue reading Physics is the best! Let me tell you about the department and course …

A little bit about me!

Hello there! I’ve been writing these blog posts for a little while now but realised I’ve never actually introduced myself. So for those of you new to the site here’s a little a bit about me… My route to get here: My name is Emma! Home for me is a small town in Sussex.  I’m … Continue reading A little bit about me!

Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…

Internships, work experience, student placements, I’m sure you’ve probably had six million careers talks all about the merit of doing them. The ‘transferable’ skills you’ll gain and how great it’ll look on your CV etc etc. I’ve been there, sitting in the lecture theatre thinking sure, sure, yeah, punctuality is important obviously, blah blah and … Continue reading Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…

How to beat homesickness

  I’ve experienced my fair share of homesickness in my time. Before uni, I moved to Beijing on my own to work for year (brave? me? more like stupid). It was utterly terrifying and at times I was incredibly homesick. My homesickness was due to a number of things including distance and cultural differences – … Continue reading How to beat homesickness

Physics Awards Ceremony

On Thursday afternoon we had the Physics Awards 2016 ceremony. It was a lovely afternoon celebrating some of the great stuff that goes on and the fab people that make up the Physics Department here! There were lots of awards, from the ‘Makes a Difference’ awards and ambassador of the year to the ‘Most Flamboyant … Continue reading Physics Awards Ceremony

Top reasons to love York

So I’ve come home for a while over the Easter break. I’ve spent quality time with my family, caught up with friends and eaten loads of home cooked food and far too much chocolate!! But, having been back for a few weeks now, I’m really missing York and uni life! It’s got me thinking about … Continue reading Top reasons to love York

Let’s dance!

So I thought I’d tell you a little a bit more about my favourite society… I have been involved with the Dance Society from the very beginning of my time here at York and I am about to start my second year as a member of the committee! It’s one of the most inclusive, fun loving … Continue reading Let’s dance!

Freshers, socials, cocktails and York

Socialising – easier for some than others. Club lover, pub person, cocktail chick or curl up on the sofa with a film kinda peep, whatever your thing is, it’s fine!! I’ve never been a massive clubbing person I mean don’t get me wrong, I love a good dance on occasion (especially when there’s super cheesy … Continue reading Freshers, socials, cocktails and York