Teaching Colleges I have to admit, when I arrived in Freshers’ Week, I didn’t really understand why the Department of Chemistry had teaching colleges. Now I am very grateful for them! You’re assigned to a teaching college in your first year and they’re loosely based on your accommodation college. When you’re faced with a cohort … Continue reading 3 Things to Look Forward to in the Chemistry Department
Being third in the country for chemistry is pretty hard to live up to. So, in this blog, I have decided to share a little window of my week – involving the most hectic but also unique day, labs. A typical week consists of a lab day, about 12 1-hour lectures, a 2 hour workshop … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Chemist: In my Element
The usual reaction I get when I tell people I’m a chemistry student is “Wow that must be really hard!”. I’m not going to lie, chemistry is not an easy degree but that definitely doesn’t mean it’s not still interesting, fun and engaging! Hopefully, by giving you an insight into what a week in my life … Continue reading Week in the life of a chemistry student
Hi, I’m Caitlin and I’m a third year chemistry student at the University of York! Being a chemist at York is an unique experience where we have two paths we can take, either the BSc route or the MChem route. I’m on the MChem route so here’s what a typical week is like for me … Continue reading A typical week of a Chemistry student…
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…