Hi, I’m Finn, a Natural Sciences student. I’m currently doing a placement as a Medical Microwave Imaging Research Technician & Project Coordinator in the Department of Physics here at York. Why did you decide to do a placement? I decided to undertake a placement year for two key reasons. The first was to gain the … Continue reading On placement with the Department of Physics
Hello, my name is Willow. I am a part-time student at the York Plasma Institute (YPI), currently halfway through my taught masters in fusion energy. I live a fair way off campus so my day usually starts with a bike ride. It takes me about 10 minutes to cycle down Tang Hall road, cross the … Continue reading A day in the life of an MSC Fusion Energy student
9am, Monday morning. This is a situation dreaded by many, and to be quite honest, me too. My first lecture starts in an hour, and strangely the gravitational field around my bed intensifies ever so slightly at this exact time of the week. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to the week, and decide that particle … Continue reading A day in the life of a Physics student
Walking into the Physics department, you really start to understand why it is called the Physics department. Writing on blackboards here and there, a door that says ‘Danger! 14,000 Volts,’ and labs with endless rows of electronic equipment. It does seem like the natural habitat of a mad scientist – and it sure makes you … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to the Department of Physics
If you been to York for a visit day, or if you end up coming here, YUSU is a word you’ll hear bandied about rather a lot. While you would be forgiven for thinking a superfruit has taken over campus, YUSU actually stands for York University Student Union. YUSU is run for, with, and by … Continue reading YUSU – what is it?!??
So you may have already guessed I love physics. Despite all my whining and moaning about exams, I still think it’s the best subject ever! I thought I might tell you a little bit about why I love this department so much and try and give you a flavour of what it’s like to be part … Continue reading Physics is the best! Let me tell you about the department and course …
Hello there! I’ve been writing these blog posts for a little while now but realised I’ve never actually introduced myself. So for those of you new to the site here’s a little a bit about me… My route to get here: My name is Emma! Home for me is a small town in Sussex. I’m … Continue reading A little bit about me!
Internships, work experience, student placements, I’m sure you’ve probably had six million careers talks all about the merit of doing them. The ‘transferable’ skills you’ll gain and how great it’ll look on your CV etc etc. I’ve been there, sitting in the lecture theatre thinking sure, sure, yeah, punctuality is important obviously, blah blah and … Continue reading Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…
On Thursday afternoon we had the Physics Awards 2016 ceremony. It was a lovely afternoon celebrating some of the great stuff that goes on and the fab people that make up the Physics Department here! There were lots of awards, from the ‘Makes a Difference’ awards and ambassador of the year to the ‘Most Flamboyant … Continue reading Physics Awards Ceremony
So I’ve come home for a while over the Easter break. I’ve spent quality time with my family, caught up with friends and eaten loads of home cooked food and far too much chocolate!! But, having been back for a few weeks now, I’m really missing York and uni life! It’s got me thinking about … Continue reading Top reasons to love York