The end goal of university for most people is a good job and career. Employers are not only looking for graduates with good grades, but work experience and transferable skills too, so there is huge pressure on students to strive towards extracurricular activities to expand their CVs. I’m here to tell you 5 great ways … Continue reading 5 Ways To Gain Employable Skills at University
Surveys today show that 2 in 3 students in the UK have a part-time job to supplement their student loan. Being one of those students who has a part-time job, I’m here to tell you that balancing university work and part-time work really isn’t as daunting as it seems. I’m going to let you in … Continue reading University and a part-time job: a balancing act
As the winter chill hits England hard, I want to cast all your minds to the warmth of the summer months, and how you can spend these few months of your summer doing something really rewarding! The University of York offers some really amazing volunteering opportunities that anyone can take part in! This gives you … Continue reading Volunteering in Africa
Deciding which is the best university, where you’ll spend the next three years of your life, is an almighty task. I have therefore come up with three incredible simple reasons why the University of York is an amazing university for you to study Archaeology at. 1. King’s Manor The Department of Archaeology is not actually based … Continue reading 3 reasons to study Archaeology at The University of York
It’s scary, but university is just around the corner… the last hurdle is sitting those all important A-level exams, and before you know it, you’ll be at York! …For me, this is where the panic started to sink in. I began searching every student forum imaginable for information about how to prepare for university! Luckily for … Continue reading Preparing for University
So, you’ve received your offers to study archaeology, and you may have already decided on your firm choice. This is when you start asking yourself… but what can I do with archaeology? Or at least, that’s what I started thinking when I was at your stage. Granted, this was mostly a result of friends and family … Continue reading What can you do with Archaeology?
You’re caught out in the wilderness. A completely new environment, with no-one to do your laundry. Your life flashes before your eyes and you suddenly appreciate all the little things, those people you called ‘parents’ who woke you up in the morning, your dear pets and most importantly, free food. You’re confused – Where did … Continue reading The Survival Guide to University Life
Let’s fast forward a year… you will have just completed your first term at the University of York, about to start your second term and ready to sit those all important exams! So what will you have just experienced? Freshers’ Week Freshers’ Week kick-starts the uni experience. A week packed full of socials, nights out, … Continue reading Your first term at York: What to expect
One of the most important things about going to university is the town/city in which you study. For history students in particular, the choice of location is often one of most important factors in choosing where to study. So, for my first post, let’s have a look at York as a city to study history … Continue reading Studying History in York – History on your doorstep.
Archaeology has always been an enthusiasm of mine, and I knew that it was the subject I wanted to study at university. So, when it came to choosing which university I wanted to study at, I wanted to make sure I made the right choice! The University of York was perfect for me, for a … Continue reading Why I chose to study archaeology at York, and why you should too!