How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

My top 5 extracurricular experiences as a mature student!

In my first blog, I mentioned that it is possible for mature students to “join in” and actively participate in university life. Despite balancing my studies, family commitments and other responsibilities, I have still managed to get involved in other non-academic activities. In this blog, I will share my top 5 extracurricular experiences thus far. … Continue reading My top 5 extracurricular experiences as a mature student!

Culture and Coffee

The one thing I wasn’t prepared for at university was the amount of “free time” that I was about to gain. I had been on a two year long gap year and had worked or travelled or been in theatre productions constantly and was therefore not used to just sitting and being. This free time is … Continue reading Culture and Coffee

Prepare for pasta

Before moving to York to come to university I lived at home and was used to having my meals cooked for me at home by my mum. Cooking has never been a big interest of mine and everytime I had tried it had ended in disaster, so it was the one thing I was dreading … Continue reading Prepare for pasta