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!
For the majority of us, employment alongside study is an essential aspect of life at university. This might be because you need to fill that all-important CV. Or, it might simply be that you need the income to sustain a student life! Either way, it’s well worth considering what the options are in advance of … Continue reading Working while Studying – Employment in York
Hello! I’m Charlie, a 2nd year Environment, Economics and Ecology (EEE) student. It’s coming up to Christmas and this academic year has already been packed full! During the summer vacation I was lucky enough to gain a paid internship in the University’s Environment department. Yes paid! It involved working with lecturers to communicate ecosystem services … Continue reading 2nd year so far!
Having chosen your subject area and whittled your university choices down to five, it’s now time to give some serious thought towards which options will become your firm and insurance choices. At this stage I’d suggest you really need to establish exactly what it is that makes each of your options different from one another. … Continue reading Geography/Environment at York – Three Unique Selling Points
This time of year is a bit of a hectic period of the academic year. You’ve just had Easter break (which was probably spent in your pyjamas, TV remote in one hand and a chocolate egg in the other… at least that is how I spent mine) but exams are just around the corner, so … Continue reading Revision Tips to Ace Your A-Levels!
So, you’ve got your offers from various universities and now comes the task of choosing which one you will be spending the next three or four (or more) years of your life at. It’s a big decision, a life changing one in fact. But that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Just make sure … Continue reading How do I choose which University?
What is a typical week like? In my first year, I typically had between 10 and 15 contact hours, spread evenly across the week. These consisted of lectures, tutorials, field trips and seminars. I always had time for myself to catch up on lectures, work at my part time job and to spend time with … Continue reading A few Environment FAQs…