I’ve recently got back from the annual YUSURF trip. This year, 41 surfers from the University of York spent a week in Fueteventura, in the Canary Islands. In this blog I’m going to talk you through what YUSURF and its trips are all about. WHAT IS YUSURF? YUSURF is the University of York’s surfing society. It … Continue reading YUSURF trip to Fuerteventura
If I’m halfway that means that… I only have half of my three years left! As Donald Trump would say, ‘SAD’! No, I’m not using it in the same way as the Donald does – I really feel sad about it! It seems like it was only last week that I got an offer from … Continue reading HELP! I’M HALFWAY INTO MY DEGREE…
What is the best thing about studying PPE at York? Hands down, I would say that it is the people I study with. I don’t know of a course, at any university, where there is more of a sense of community than PEP at York. This is largely due to the Club of PEP, which is a student-run … Continue reading Club of PEP Study Trips
The answer to this question might seem a bit obvious: ‘more lectures, more seminars, more reading…’, but that’s not what I am referring to! What can you do to just relax and unwind after a difficult exam week and all the study you had to do for that beforehand? Well, I have a few personal … Continue reading Exams are over… what now?
Internships are like test drives. They give you an opportunity to test out different industries and to weigh up their pros and their cons, before you decide which one to pursue. I have always envied those with a grand plan for their life. Those who knew from the moment they locked eyes with a dolphin … Continue reading A dozen top tips for getting the most out of your internships
As I am writing, it’s two weeks until New Year’s Eve. My main concern is where I will spend it – probably at home, watching a reality show, feeling like I should have done something special. Last year was a bit different though, and I believe the concerns I was having this time last year … Continue reading New Year, New Dilemmas for a Fresher
Hey guys, I’m Jake, a second year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student. I thought I’d start out by talking about one of my passions and how coming to York has allowed me to push myself, meet new people and have a lot of fun though through pursuing this passion. For as long as I can … Continue reading Pursuing your passions at York
My decision to come to the University of York, quite frankly, was a bit random. At the last minute, I went into Clearing and called York without much hope of getting a place for PPE, yet I happily discovered that they had places saved for students with all A*. So I got to study in … Continue reading York – A French Student’s Perspective
I’m now well and truly on the “home straight” of my degree (which I cannot believe as I’m writing this!) and in the last year I’ve been thinking a lot about work and what I’m doing next. Where is my degree going to get me? What have I achieved in the last three years? What … Continue reading Work work work work work….
Right about now I’m sure you’re being constantly reminded how great University is (or might be for you!), the fun and excitement it entails… the topics you can delve into… yada yada yada… And I COMPLETELY agree! In fact in the last few posts I’ve being trying to coax you into studying at York precisely because … Continue reading If you need a helping hand …