Summer is here! This means the end of lectures, some (hopefully) consistent weather, and for me and my year-group; a long run-up to the final dissertation hand-in. With all my teaching now completed, I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on the year and share five things I wish I’d known at the start … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before my Masters’
I am Abdulsalam, but most of my friends and colleagues call me Salam. Currently, I am a student completing the MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs, which is a part-time and online distance learning programme. I am originally from Syria, which was one of the oldest cultures where agriculture and cattle breeding appeared for the first … Continue reading Studying for an MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs
In terms of finance, the Masters year can feel like a squeeze. At undergrad level there were loads of schemes and reasonable loans. At PhD level, the majority of people apply for funding with a stipend, making it more like a paid job. The things I found this year were in the middle: some people … Continue reading I need a dollar: funding PG studies
Hi, I’m Camila. I am an international student completing a Masters in Public Health program, in the Department of Health Sciences. I’ve been at the University of York only since September. Coming from Canada, I sometimes stop, look around, and wonder how it is I came to live somewhere so breathtaking; so worldly, yet small and … Continue reading Weekly Adventures of a Health Sciences Student at the University of York
Hello, my name is Willow. I am a part-time student at the York Plasma Institute (YPI), currently halfway through my taught masters in fusion energy. I live a fair way off campus so my day usually starts with a bike ride. It takes me about 10 minutes to cycle down Tang Hall road, cross the … Continue reading A day in the life of an MSC Fusion Energy student
Writing a ‘day in the life of a History of Art student’ profile is a challenging task for me. As a research scholar sponsored by The Friends of York Art Gallery, a college tutor for Vanbrugh College and a member of the SHADY (Studies in the History of Art Department at York) committee, everyday of … Continue reading A day in the life of a History of Art MA student
Hello! Seeing as it’s the reason I’m here in York, I thought I’d do this blog on my degree itself. I’m studying for an MSc in Forensic Speech Science as part of the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. I promise I won’t over-burden you with every module, but I want to give you a … Continue reading What’s in a Master’s?
The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study can be a little overwhelming. Here’s what it’s been like for me. I’m currently a Masters student in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science studying Forensic Speech Science – which is a mouthful to say all at once. I graduated from my Linguistics BA last July here … Continue reading Undergrad to postgrad transition