Things to Consume: Passive Learning

Active thinking can be quite unpleasant and sometimes – despite not being the best way to learn – it’s nice to just sit back and absorb information. Books If you’re looking into Natural Sciences or a discipline within it, then there are some really great books out there to give you some insight into your subject. … Continue reading Things to Consume: Passive Learning

Easy ways to save money at York

£££££ Dealing with money is a frustrating thing, I hear you. It’s tempting to shut your eyes and ignore your perpetual descent into an overdraft, but here are a few York-specific, money-saving tips to keep a few digits on your bank balance. Mega Stationery Savings I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: PHYS…ICS…SHOP. … Continue reading Easy ways to save money at York

What to do over the holidays

The length of the holidays when you’re at uni (especially UoY) is slightly absurd, by real-world standards, but its existence is well justified. What you choose to do in your 3 months of summer holidays can be either very fun or a great CV booster or both. And don’t leave your Christmas month empty either. Last summer I … Continue reading What to do over the holidays

Colleges, Societies and Getting Involved

You may have noticed that the University of York describes itself as a collegiate university and, if you’ve spoken to UoY students, people often take their college (and its associated superiority over all the other colleges) very seriously! The nature of this system is that every student becomes “a member of a small, distinct community” … Continue reading Colleges, Societies and Getting Involved

Natural Sciences: Streams and Socials

As a little overview of what our fun interdisciplinary degree is like, I’ll go through a few of the streams you can choose and why we like them! Chemistry-Maths-Physics I am on the CMP stream which I am a big fan of. It is a specialisation course and after this year I’ll be doing just Maths … Continue reading Natural Sciences: Streams and Socials

My recent trips and outings in York (and lots of food)

The last month has been a nice one. I had my birthday recently which was very pleasant as, after eight hours of lectures,  my flatmates got me cake, some crazy trousers and then took me out for some drinks before a meal at Jamie’s Italian! It was a tasty day and after going to some … Continue reading My recent trips and outings in York (and lots of food)

Choosing houses and making food

So far this term I have signed for a house, made some great food and played lots of squash! I also got exam results and chose my modules too, which I can’t imagine being an interesting topic to anybody but if you have a question then just leave a comment and I’ll happily answer it. … Continue reading Choosing houses and making food

Between My Two Homes

Having had them very much present for the previous month, it was quite strange leaving friends from uni for the first time. This made it particularly nice to see them all again after a month off for Christmas, skiing and about a million dinner party gatherings to catch up with friends from home! It’s just … Continue reading Between My Two Homes

The Work and Home of NatSci Students

Hello! My plan is to restrain myself from etching down every single event that has occurred in the last 7 weeks since I arrived so, instead, I’m just going to talk about my time as a Natural Sciences student specifically! At York, NatSci students come in many forms: you’ll find them specifying themselves as nanoscientists or neuroscientists … Continue reading The Work and Home of NatSci Students