The Philosophy department is a quaint, fairly small looking building that sits between Vanbrugh and Wentworth College. The lobby area has recently been extended so as you walk in it is not unusual to see a few students dotted amongst the sofas frantically typing essays or talking to their lecturers. Philosophy itself is a challenging … Continue reading Speaking Truthfully: An honest review of the University of York’s Department of Philosophy
As anyone studying Philosophy will likely tell you, discussion is one of the most fruitful ways of philosophising. And seminars often provide great mediums for discussion. So here’s some tips for how to make the best of them. Do the reading This is essential. When you come to uni, you’ll meet lecturers who’ll spend a … Continue reading How to make the most of Philosophy seminars
One of the exciting things about university is being able to work independently. This gives you the opportunity to be creative in how you go about designing your work habits. Based on my own experience, here are some tips. 1. Do one thing at a time While multitasking is often popular and seen as very … Continue reading Tips for working independently at uni
If A-Level is difficult – is a Degree Still for Me? On the one hand, I loved studying A-Level Philosophy. The chance to explore the ideas of some of history’s best philosophers was a whole new opportunity. So if you’re studying A-Level at the moment, and loving it, you’d have good reason to. Despite this though, I did find aspects of … Continue reading Philosophy at A-Level and Degree – What’s the Difference?
Everyone looks forward to making new friends at university, although none of us gets taught exactly how to do it. Rather, we learn by an (often clumsy) kind of trial and error – by experience. As such, I thought I’d summarise a few things that I’ve picked up from my own trials (and errors) with making friends at … Continue reading Making Friends at Uni
It’s coming up to that time when exams are beginning to creep up on us unsuspecting students, and the year is reaching its final chapter. The biggest highlight of summer term without a doubt is Roses, an annual inter-university sports tournament against Lancaster, in which each uni take it in turns to host a large scale campus … Continue reading Term three approaches, and it’s almost time for Roses!
Before I arrived in York, I had many questions about what studying philosophy here would be like. Fortunately, many people also had the same questions and I’ve put down answers to three of the most commonly asked about what studying here is like. 1) How much of my first year is optional? The first year is … Continue reading 3 FAQ’s about Philosophy at York
There’s something both really convenient about the city of York. As a Londoner (yes, I know…) the thought of going to university in the capital seemed a bit overwhelming. There’s simply too much to do! On one hand I didn’t want to go to a university that was in the middle of nowhere, but on the … Continue reading York…My Four Favourite Things About Your Uni’s Town
Although I’m an SPS student now, back in the heady days of UCAS applications, that wasn’t what I had put down to try and study. I was originally going to do History, still at York, until a bad grade in my History exams at A-Level put pay to those ideas. After heading into clearing (something … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Joint Honours
Societies play a huge part of university life here at York. They’re central to the student-organised activities at university and provide the best way of finding other people that are interested in the same things as you. Not only are they a whole lot of fun, but they can give you experience that might come … Continue reading Societies and Careers, time to explore!