Chemistry is a big department with over 620 undergraduate students. When I first started at York this was really daunting – it seemed like a completely different environment going from Chemistry lessons at school with around 30 students to lectures at university with around 180. However, the department takes lots of steps to make this … Continue reading Chemistry at York: how colleges make you feel at home
The title of this post may seem a little bizarre but I thought I’d cover what I have ahead of me this term, looking forward into the next two years and also the fun I had going to the Jorvik Viking festival, which is the looking backwards bit! Although this term has been rather hectic … Continue reading Looking forward and looking backwards!
Well! I can’t believe its only week 5, since it definitely feels like week 500 to me. This term has really kicked up a gear with lots of really interesting new labs and option lectures to keep us on our toes. I’m really enjoying my lab days at the moment, as we’re doing physical labs. … Continue reading Take my advice: Join a committee!
The New Year has definitely started back with a bang with the busiest term to date. With 8 hours of lectures on Tuesday I’ve had a very busy time, and it’s only week 2! This term I have a whole new adventure in the form of option modules. You have to choose these option modules … Continue reading Picking option modules, brand new labs and baking!
Although it may not be the most action packed of topics to cover in my blog, we all know that revision is utterly unavoidable and very important. Therefore I thought I would try and give the best tips I could for revising over the Christmas break while I was revising myself. Make a realistic time … Continue reading Top 5 tips for revising for January exams (and Christmas fun!)
Internships, work experience, student placements, I’m sure you’ve probably had six million careers talks all about the merit of doing them. The ‘transferable’ skills you’ll gain and how great it’ll look on your CV etc etc. I’ve been there, sitting in the lecture theatre thinking sure, sure, yeah, punctuality is important obviously, blah blah and … Continue reading Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…
As it’s my first blog post I thought I’d do a little introduction. I’m a second year chemist with a passion for organic chemistry and maths. In my free time, I love watching foreign language TV shows and films as well as going to dance classes and netball training in an attempt to improve my fitness! … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Chemist: Labs!
I’m in a bit of a cathartic mood, so let me let you in on a few things I’ve been thinking about with regards to university life. WARNING: long post ahead. Applying isn’t the scariest thing ever Everyone I met when I turned up in Alcuin (woooo!) took the whole process so seriously. I basically chose my … Continue reading What I wish I knew before Uni life
I’m sat in the library writing this after a very fulfilling and busy second half of term. Work has been going well and everything that was due at the end of this term has been submitted and I’m now looking forward to writing my report for my mini-project. I thought I deserved a holiday to reward my … Continue reading Is it really the end of term?
This term has gone by really quickly – I can’t believe we’re already over half way through! My favourite thing, academically, this term has been the MChem Mini-Project, which is carried out in labs. I was assigned my choice of the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The basis behind this was that we’re constantly … Continue reading Pomegranate Jam, Housing and Deadpool