Coming up to the end of my degree and reflecting on the past three years with the Environment and Geography Department has been a whirlwind of surprises. From creating long-lasting friendships and being taught by the world’s first-class lecturers in a variety of subjects, I’ve developed essential life skills which I can use further in … Continue reading The adventures of a lifetime start now: Environment and Geography
Hello, my name is Alisa and I’m a first year studying Environmental Geography at the University of York. In this blog, I will shed light on the daily activities I normally undertake. Hopefully this will instill excitement and encouragement to prospective students and alike. In addition, I will mention one of my most enjoyable experiences … Continue reading A day in the life of an Environment student
Trips To be honest, at the start of this course the idea of frequent field trips was daunting to me. I hadn’t done a geography GCSE or A-level, so I had little experience of trekking up hills in the pouring rain. I didn’t believe I had the desire (or the stamina) to do so. But … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful: Environment and Geography
As an Environmental Science student, some days are busier and start earlier than others. This depends on what is happening in each module and what deadlines are coming up. Any spare time I have during the day I spend in a computer room in the library. This is the only place I can really focus … Continue reading My Weekly Environment
Early morning yoga It is 7am and my dreaded alarm is going off. After some deliberation, I get out of bed and pull on my sports kit. I am heading to the gym on campus for an early morning yoga session, naturally, I am running late so I hop on my bike to save some … Continue reading A day in the life of an Environment & Geography student
One of the unique aspects of the University of York is the collegiate system, yet for many applicants it is something that you know little about prior to actually arriving at your college on the first day of term. So to give you an insight into what colleges are and what they offer you, I’ve … Continue reading College Life: In Conversation with the Goodricke Committee
One of the most exciting things about picking Environmental Science as a degree has been the variety of ways in which we have been taught, from the lab practicals to field work and field trips. I have had a chance to take part in all sorts of practicals and field trips throughout the course of … Continue reading Why you should study Environmental Science at York!
One of the things that people always warned me would happen when I went away to university was that I would end up drinking a lot of coffee! This coffee addiction warning was well justified, not least due to the fact that York is more than equipped to provide a great cup of coffee anytime, … Continue reading The secret coffee spots on and off campus! You’ll thank me later
February is now upon us and for applicants this often involves a second visit to your prospective department for a post-offer applicant day. With this in mind, I’ll aim to give an in-depth answer to some of the most frequently asked questions at these events. What is involved in an average week for a Geography/Environment … Continue reading Environment/Geography FAQs – A Student’s Insight.
University is a big change from sixth form in many ways. For me, one of the biggest changes was in the structure of the academic week/timetable. I thought I would introduce you to my timetable to give you a taste of what your average week at the University of York would be like as an … Continue reading A week in the life of an Environmental Scientist!