Being a York Award Leader

Hello again! Recently I completed a programme which is enormously valuable for my personal development, and would like to share my experience with all of you. It is the York Award Leaders programme, created by the Careers team. This programme has been developed to give a selected group of students with leadership potential a 3-day intense … Continue reading Being a York Award Leader

YUSURF trip to Fuerteventura

I’ve recently got back from the annual YUSURF trip. This year, 41 surfers from the University of York spent a week in Fueteventura, in the Canary Islands.  In this blog I’m going to talk you through what YUSURF and its trips are all about. WHAT IS YUSURF? YUSURF is the University of York’s surfing society. It … Continue reading YUSURF trip to Fuerteventura

How to relax during exams

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

University – a busy life

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

Top Tips to Coping With Stress

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

Money, Money, Money

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