Kayaking, Italian, Amnesty International, York Anti-Trafficking Student Group, Christian Union, York Model United Nations….. Woah woah woah! Slow down! There’s too much to choose from. You can get involved in loads of societies in your first year. I certainly did, and why not? Uni is a unique environment where you can try many different things … Continue reading Societies: all or nothing?
I know the feeling. You’ve left home, seen the world, and then all of a sudden, you’re back in school again. What’s the point? You go from this: To this: NOT. AGAIN. I hear you say. Well, let me reassure you, I was in the same boat. Here’s the rather unconventional way I decided which uni … Continue reading Back to education after gap year travels- HELP!
I’ll admit it. I did apply for straight Psychology and was offered a place on this course as an alternative. This was a year after I’d first looked round universities. I couldn’t remember much about any of them other than that I LOVED York. I knew it was my favourite city and I figured this course … Continue reading Studying Psychology in Education at York
It is a well-known fact that a lot of students require coffee to function. The City of York has caught onto this. If you’re like me and coffee shops serve a social, educational and addiction feeding purpose, then York in the city for you – it’s coffee shops go above and beyond your caffeine needs. … Continue reading A Coffee Lover’s Guide to York
A university with colleges or university 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 around my head when I was applying for Universities. In the whirlwind that is UCAS … Continue reading College Life
The time of the year which must not be named fast is approaching, exam season (oops, I named it!). If you’re like me, you’ll be pleased to know that there are not many timed exams. I’m approaching the end of my second year and have completed just one so far. I’ll have my second in a … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
For most people (including me), questioning education is not something one does as they grow up. The bells, the uniform, the timetable, what you are taught and who decides this. For most of us, this goes largely unquestioned, a passing thought from time to time. We turn up, do what we are asked to do, … Continue reading Education, Education, Education
University life can be challenging, but at the University of York, there is plenty of support on hand, and the hard work is worthwhile! I usually wake up at eight o’clock, before having a shower, getting dressed and wishing the world good morning. I like to start the day with a big bowl of porridge, which usually … Continue reading A day in the life of an Education student
The University of York is a collegiate university, meaning that when you join, whether living on campus or not, you become a member of one its nine colleges. During my first year, I lived in Constantine College, where I moved in with a number of international students. In just one apartment, there were three British, one German, … Continue reading An International Perspective
One of the best things about the University of York is the opportunity to hear from some of the most intelligent people in the world. For example, Professor Amartya Sen spoke at the University this summer, a previous winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize. Sen argued that in order for societies to flourish, their constituents … Continue reading Creating a Better World!