The clincher in choosing York for me was the sheer range of courses available to me as a history student. A good mixture of independent and group study in lectures and seminars allowed me to find my feet at university whilst meeting people who I count as some of my closest friends now, so don’t … Continue reading An average day for a History student
We all know that the reason we come to university is our degree. We want to study something we like and at the end of our time at uni we want to graduate with a first class honours and find an amazing job. This is the end goal… But, once you start uni you will … Continue reading University is about more than your degree…
A history degree is one of the most popular degrees across all universities. At York there are over 300 students in my year! History is so popular for many reasons. Quite often it is because it is such an interesting subject which people get so passionate about and enjoyed so much at a school that … Continue reading What to do with a history degree?
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 09:00 10:00 Rhythm and Reason Seminar 12:00 13:00 Making Histories Lecture 14:00 15:00 16:00 Making Histories Seminar 17:00 18:00 The image above shows what my timetable was like during my first term of studying History at York. Don’t worry, I said the same thing as you: ‘Do we only … Continue reading Studying History at York: a student’s perspective
Hello everybody! My name is Mark and I am currently a second year history student. I come from a small town called Kendal and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at York so far. Throughout my blogs I will try and show you all that York is such an amazing place to live and study, … Continue reading Making the Move
Hello all! I hope that you’ve all had an enjoyable Easter break. Well, ‘hope’ is rather wishful thinking for this time of the year. As someone said to me recently, Easter is probably the least enjoyable holiday with all the approaching exams and deadlines. If you’re anything like I was two years ago, then you’re … Continue reading Easter Break and the Summer Term
As I write this I have just finished confirming my module choices for my final year. Yep, time goes that fast. It doesn’t feel like a year and a half since I moved into Donald Barron C Block (my favourite memory is still the person who dropped a load of their luggage, yet only the … Continue reading What people ask me on open days
Chat to Jamie at our online chat event for Arts and Humanities. It’s happening on Monday 6th March from 16.00 – 18.00 GMT. Register for the online chat. Around two years ago last month I sent off my own UCAS application, and like you, ‘enjoyed’ the tense wait for offers. Having travelled … Continue reading Settling in at university
Picking a university is hard. It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life, and it’s completely understandable if you’re nervous. So let me tell you why I chose the department, and explain two of the great things about York – the colleges and the city. Firstly, the department. You’ve probably spent … Continue reading Why should you choose York for History? A student view.
One of the most important things about going to university is the town/city in which you study. For history students in particular, the choice of location is often one of most important factors in choosing where to study. So, for my first post, let’s have a look at York as a city to study history … Continue reading Studying History in York – History on your doorstep.