Just as Biosciences are at the heart of the study of life, the Department of Biology at York is at the heart of the study of any student who is a part of it. From sitting in lectures, to working in labs, to getting involved in the societies, it can be surely said (with only … Continue reading I’ve never been happier with the subject I’ve been studying – here’s why!
Choosing your accommodation for first year can be quite stressful. Like me, you may not have a great memory and struggle to remember which accommodation you visited on the Open Days or on the post-offer day and so you’re not too sure where to start. So here is a list that helped me pick my … Continue reading 5 tips on how to pick the best accommodation for you
Revising over the Christmas holidays is not always the most exciting thing to do. All you want to do is spend time with your family and your home friends, relax with films and eat lots of food! Unfortunately, the reality is that there is a pile of revision waiting for you, and you do want … Continue reading Preparing for your exams…
Living the uni life incorporates many things: studying, learning and becoming who you are, as well as consolidating what you want to do in the future. But one aspect of university is making new friends and socialising. The end of first term is a great way to do just that! Many colleges and societies have formals … Continue reading Christmas is a time to socialise!
You may be asking yourselves: why should I study Biology at the University of York? What’s so great about living somewhere where you permanently have to dodge geese waddling around campus? Well, here are my top five reasons why studying Biology at York is the best decision you could make…! 1. The Guardian University Guide 2017 ranks … Continue reading Top 5 reasons why studying Biology at York is amazing!
A Uni with colleges or a Uni without colleges? Does it make a difference? What are the purpose of colleges? Will it help me make friends? Am I going to care after first year? These are all questions that were whizzing round my head when I was applying for Universities. In the whirlwind that is … Continue reading Your College and You
If I wrote that I were trying to simultaneously finish an essay, reply to messages and plan my summer, it would sound like a normal Tuesday. If I added that I’m also mentally running through my Catalan phrases (‘Ba beh?’ is equivalent to ‘y’alright?’) and enjoying the 20 degree heat, it really doesn’t. I am … Continue reading Ba beh? From the Mallorca field course
Hello from the other side…of term! Sorry, that was terrible, but I am happy enough to be done with Spring term that I’ll forgive myself a bad Adele intro. First off, thanks to everyone who stopped by our online chat event! One thing I was asked was: what is a typical day like? The answer: … Continue reading A Typical Week
Happy February, everyone! By now, you will have offers in hand and are probably trying to decide where you should live and study for the next three years. For a minute, though, I’d like to skip ahead to a year from now, and let’s pretend you’ve chosen York. You’re in the second term of your first year and thinking about where … Continue reading Skipping Ahead
It can seem sometimes (and those times are usually early January) that life is a bit miserable. Spring term exams are scheduled months in advance, but they still seem to spring up out of nowhere, a pun that explains their title better than the season, which definitely has not arrived by Jan 4th. The mad … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel (i.e. exams are over!)