Writing a ‘day in the life of a History of Art student’ profile is a challenging task for me. As a research scholar sponsored by The Friends of York Art Gallery, a college tutor for Vanbrugh College and a member of the SHADY (Studies in the History of Art Department at York) committee, everyday of … Continue reading A day in the life of a History of Art MA student
To be honest, you probably read the title of this and thought ‘oh god, not that question again’. We’ve all been there, especially when your degree is not a mainstream one. Following a chat with one of my fellow art historians, I have come to the conclusion that career paths, unless you know what you want … Continue reading “What do you want to do after uni?”
One thing that I can promise studying at York will do is encourage you to rewrite your bucket list. Being a lover of the canonical arts, before I started doing history of art at York my list was fairly standard: visit the Vatican to see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling; go to the National Gallery; visit MoMA, … Continue reading New and Improved History of Art Bucket List
Sticking with the list theme of a previous post, here’s seven reasons why I’d suggest taking on a History of Art degree. Enjoy! 7. There’s not a lot of people that can actually say they have a degree in History of Art, so it’d be an interesting conversation starter. Join us, we have everything from … Continue reading 7 Reasons to do a History of Art degree
While I strongly believe York is the best place in Yorkshire for art and architecture, I want to bring your attention to the hidden gem that is Sheffield. Being an hour (give or take) away from York, it offers a few less advertised areas that might be of interest to the fellow art historian. First of … Continue reading Hidden Gem of Yorkshire
Starting a degree can be a tricky business, regardless of the subject you decide on. It’s this reason that I’m writing this blog post, so that instead of reading about tutors talking about how good the course is, you can hear it from a real student (plus get all the nitty-gritty details no tutor wants … Continue reading 10 things I wish I knew before starting my History of Art degree
You don’t want to be the person that brings a trailer or a minibus (cough Alice, my housemate) of things to halls. There is a difference in what you want and what you need. Try and make a list and plan what you need. That mini ironing board you needed even though the flat has a … Continue reading What do you actually need to bring to halls?
Apps can change your life at uni, freeing time and actually reminding you to do things (which seems to be my problem). I’m writing this as an Apple user, but I’m pretty sure most of these apps are available on Android and Windows. I’m going to rate them on the impact they have on my … Continue reading Best Apps for University of York (as rated by me)
Have you ever thought about what is actually available to you when you go to university? Here are 10 insights on what you can get for your fees. Before I go into the reasons, I want to touch on the issue of student debt. Many people are worried about the debt that comes with going to … Continue reading What do your fees get you?
The first thing I have to mention is all of the flooding that happened in York over the Christmas holidays! The uni itself is completely fine, thanks to being on the right side of a hill, and most of the students were okay too. For the few that were affected the uni gave plenty of … Continue reading Exams are over! Lets celebrate and appreciate the art history on campus and in York