Cooking at Uni

Like washing clothes or making your bed, cooking for yourself is one of those things many students don’t realise they don’t know how to do until they have to do it…And that’s when the fumbling with the instructions on the back of a packet of pasta starts. So in this post, I thought I’d give a … Continue reading Cooking at Uni

Freshers’ week!!

The infamous Freshers’ Week! What’s it really like? Is it as fun as everyone says it is? Will I fit in with my flatmates straight away? These are the questions that I asked myself when I was packing up my things to move to York just over one and a half years ago. I was … Continue reading Freshers’ week!!

Moving on from York

In this blog post I’m going to give my personal advice about moving on from university – I hope you find it helpful. Start early  It might seem a long way off but a key piece of advice would be to start thinking about what you might like to do in the future early. This way … Continue reading Moving on from York

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

Jobs and nursing…

I’ve started looking at jobs. Yes, I know I’m about to finish my second year and it’s a tiny bit early but as previously mentioned – nursing is a big wide world. Even in Learning Disability. What about a Community role? Being welcomed into people’s homes and lives to benefit, adjust, promote health and wellbeing, … Continue reading Jobs and nursing…

Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning

Counting down placement hours can be a really daunting thing as a nursing student; however I’ve just counted down 15 in one of my favourite ways so far – Positive Choices 2017 hosted in Hull.  Positive Choices is an annual conference for Learning Disability students to network, learn and listen to those that’ll matter to … Continue reading Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning