How to look after yourself at uni

Starting university can be pretty daunting and it’s probably the first time you’ve been living independently. With so much to get used to and so many new responsibilities, it’s easy to fall into some unhealthy patterns and forget your own wellbeing. They might make life easier in the short term but won’t help you in … Continue reading How to look after yourself at uni

Support available at York

Perhaps it’s not the first thing you think about when choosing universities, but it’s important to explore what support options are available, if or when you need them. As someone who has been in contact with a few of the different support services here at York, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of … Continue reading Support available at York

3 Things to Look Forward to in the Chemistry Department

Teaching Colleges I have to admit, when I arrived in Freshers’ Week, I didn’t really understand why the Department of Chemistry had teaching colleges. Now I am very grateful for them! You’re assigned to a teaching college in your first year and they’re loosely based on your accommodation college. When you’re faced with a cohort … Continue reading 3 Things to Look Forward to in the Chemistry Department

Week in the life of a chemistry student

The usual reaction I get when I tell people I’m a chemistry student is “Wow that must be really hard!”. I’m not going to lie, chemistry is not an easy degree but that definitely doesn’t mean it’s not still interesting, fun and engaging! Hopefully, by giving you an insight into what a week in my life … Continue reading Week in the life of a chemistry student

Staying in York over the Christmas holidays

Hi, I’m Lily, a 2nd Year Chemistry student. Now, I may not be staying in York over the holidays myself but I live with a few international students who are. So, I’m here to share their experiences of staying in the city over the Christmas holidays! What is campus like over the holidays? In general, … Continue reading Staying in York over the Christmas holidays