When I first came to visit the University of York, look around the campus and test out some of the student union cafés, I didn’t really know what linguistics actually was. I’d been recommended it by a teacher at my college but she hadn’t said much more than “it’s a lot about language, you’ll love … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Linguistics Student
Ahh, university halls, that place where you’ll spend a significant part of your first year; where you’ll make your first friends and where you’ll make some of your favourite memories. “But what is it actually like?” you may ask. Well, sit back, relax, and get ready to know everything you need to know about your … Continue reading Living in Halls: Day 1
University life is wonderful but as you might have been able to tell from my last blog, I’m a busy bee! Due to this, everyday things can even feel like a stress or struggle, like finding time to food shop, do the washing, clean your bathroom and even just eating lunch! So how can you … Continue reading It’s a balancing act!
Imagine that your parents/boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend is coming to visit you in York, but you have absolutely no idea what to show them or where to take them in the city. No need to panic though, York is overflowing with attractions that cater to even the fussiest visitor. Obviously it would be extremely difficult to fit … Continue reading Places to see, things to do…
After starting Spanish ab-initio in my first year here at York, I decided to spend three weeks last August at the Academia Iria Flavia in Santiago de Compostela, in the region of Galicia, north-west Spain, doing an intensive Spanish-language course to give my Spanish the extra boost that it needed! Arriving in Santiago was extremely … Continue reading Summer course in Santiago
I am the biggest believer in productivity and snapping up every opportunity that comes my way. In my first year I said yes to so many things and I’ve made incredible friends and wonderful memories from doing so. However, you’re also starting a new course, learning how to look after yourself, meeting new people and … Continue reading Busy busy busy, how can you make the most of extracurricular activities?
I’m a second-year student now … scary! How did that happen? Everyone always says time flies but you never think they’re actually telling the truth! That got me thinking, what are all those things you take for granted as a first year? So here we are, those fresher favourites that you better take advantage of … Continue reading Don’t take it for granted!
When I started Spanish in my first year at York it was pretty daunting. I found quickly that I would forget things that we had learnt that day in the class, or that I just couldn’t switch into the Spanish mode in my head. After a while I realised what I needed were good ways … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Up With a New Language
When you’re told that your time at University will speed by, it can often be hard to imagine. After all, the average time spent doing a degree, three or four or even five years, seems like a long time. It’s true that this time will affect you – you emerge at the end a different … Continue reading Looking back and looking forward- a reflection on York
OK, so I hope I’ve shown you why I love the Language and Linguistics Department at York but don’t just take my word for it. We’re ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading linguistics research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and we’re a UK Top 20 and World Top 100 department. By now you probably have all of your … Continue reading Living in York!