Chemistry at York: how colleges make you feel at home

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

Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…

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…

Is it really the end of term?

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?