A question thrown around a lot during Freshers’ week is “What do you study?”. It’s a nice, easy question to initiate a conversation as you get to know more people. Or that was what I thought, until my response of ‘Social Policy’ often received rather confused looks! Indeed, when asked to expand upon my chosen … Continue reading What even is Social Policy?
Moving to university was the first occasion I had spent any extended time away from home, and I imagine this will be similar for many of you. Whilst moving into halls initially seemed extremely daunting, you soon will find that you soon settle in, make new friends and (possibly less quickly) become accustomed to living more … Continue reading Independence
Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas break so far. I feel such excitement for Christmas – I will be spending time with my family and friends, although I still have work to do with my assignments due in January. I have been described as someone who is prone to working ‘too … Continue reading Chill out it’s Christmas!
Interview day can be nerve-wracking for prospective students with feelings of excitement, fear and panic all rolled into one. I remember arriving 3 hours early for my interview day and still panicking about being late. If you want an offer of a place, regardless of the course you are applying for, you may have … Continue reading University interview day….your chance to shine!
Hi everyone Since this is my first post I will start by telling you a little bit about myself and why I chose to study at the University of York. I thought it might be nice if I was able to share some things I have learnt since beginning university and therefore I will try to … Continue reading Your adventure
When I began my social work degree, I don’t think I really expected the epic journey of personal growth and development that lay ahead. Social work appealed to me as I am passionate about working with people facing adversity and in need of professional support. At 37 years old, having worked full-time since the age of … Continue reading I’m so glad I took the plunge!….
Next term is set to be a busy one! Here’s a few things that I’ll be up to… Assessments due! More of a case of looking forward to having them done rather than actually doing them but still an important landmark. This year I have assessments due for the final deadline in May, what’s great … Continue reading Looking forward….
In the past few weeks I’ve been involved in an Open Day and an online chat room event with prospective students. One of the questions I’ve been asked most frequently during those events has been about colleges and what being part of a college means so I thought it would make a good subject … Continue reading Colleges at York
There’s so much more to being a student at York than lectures and studying, here’s just a few things I’ve been up to recently to give you a taste of what else student life offers here 🙂 Dance Show! My housemate is a member of the University of York Dance Society and on Saturday night … Continue reading Life outside of lectures
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