A question thrown around a lot during Freshers’ week is “What do you study?”. It’s a nice, easy question to initiate a conversation as you get to know more people. Or that was what I thought, until my response of ‘Social Policy’ often received rather confused looks! Indeed, when asked to expand upon my chosen … Continue reading What even is Social Policy?
For this post I decided to get a rather different perspective on studying criminology at York. Special thanks go to Dr Katy Sian, lecturer in Sociology, for giving her thoughts on some of my questions… Why do you think criminology is so appealing to students? I think criminology is appealing to students because it is … Continue reading A lecturer’s thoughts on Criminology at York
For this post, I thought it would be fun to talk about the topic of a recent seminar (of which I have four per week, one for each module) in which we looked at the (possible) connections between video gaming and violence. The first of our two set readings was an article from 2008 by … Continue reading Do Criminologists believe video games cause violence?
Just as you guys probably have work to do this Christmas, so do we! University students work hard over the Christmas break to prepare for assessments and write up essays. In for next term I’ve a 3000-word essay on environmental crime, a 1750-word essay on policy networks, and a portfolio (3 600-word mini-essays and a compilation of … Continue reading Criminology Modules
Hello everybody, I’m Seyhan, a second year criminology undergraduate and it’s my aim to demonstrate just how good my course, the University and York all are! Time’s flown by and it’s now the sixth week of the academic year, but things haven’t quite slowed down just yet. This no doubt has something to do with the sheer … Continue reading So much to do!
So the end is finally in sight for all third year students here at the university. Numerous questions are flying around including, what are you doing after university? The answer is, I am still unsure; however, I aim to apply to join the probation service. Applications should soon be open to join the probation service, … Continue reading Finally approaching the end of third year- Some top tips
Volunteering! As a Criminology third year student, like most York students, it has come to that time of my university journey, where I have been looking online for potential jobs for when I finish my degree in July. My university experience has been great; however, throughout my time here supervisors and lecturers have been stressing … Continue reading Get volunteering experience alongside your degree!
As the new academic year is approaching fast, prospective students will be considering studying at York. I remember this feeling well, even though it is over three years ago now!! Those mixed feelings of excitement and apprehension when exploring the open days and meeting students and lecturers. But what I do remember is why I … Continue reading My time choosing York for my degree
Christmas is always the best time of the year to relax and unwind with family and friends. However when you are a student Christmas is still a time you feel you should be studying and continuing with your work. This Christmas has been a great one, with lots of fun activities happening throughout the festive … Continue reading Christmas as a Criminology Student
To begin I would like to say a little bit about my degree and some of the opportunities the department has opened for me so far this term. I am a third year Criminology student in the Sociology Department, and currently beginning my dissertation on Prisoner Education. A couple of weeks ago I attended a public lecture hosted … Continue reading Election Week on Campus, what this means and how it can help.