Sociology at York is ranked number 1 for research in the UK. The department are very proud of this fact and it will feel like a mantra by the end of your degree, but they should be proud! Our department has so many strengths that make it such a great place to study. Here are … Continue reading 3 things to look forward to about Sociology at York
Sociology at York is a super fun and varied degree. The subject matter is vast, one week you could be in a lecture about memes and the next a lecture about the marketisation of body parts. I came to York having no previous experience with any type of social sciences. I don’t think I realised … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Sociology Student
Hi Guys! I’m Lauren and I am a 2nd Year student studying sociology at York. So far my university experience has been so fun, educating and very versatile. With topics varying from reality TV to body hair removal, York has a really contemporary Sociology department, dealing with the most up-to-date issues within society. I’ve lived … Continue reading The Week of a Sociology Student
Hi everyone, When I received my letter saying I had got my place at York, the realisation of moving away from home hit me like a truck and I suddenly became very nervous about this new stage of my life. However, the one part of the University which helped the transition was the Sociology department. … Continue reading Why I love Sociology at York
York has many lovely restaurants and being a bit of a foodie I have tried many of them myself, with friends, family and most often, my boyfriend. Going out for food is a fantastic way to catch up with friends or just to unwind after a stressful term. Missoula Montana Bar & Grill has been a firm … Continue reading Restaurants in York
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?
For this post I decided to get a rather different perspective on studying criminology at York. Special thanks go to Dr Katy Sian, lecturer in Sociology, for giving her thoughts on some of my questions… Why do you think criminology is so appealing to students? I think criminology is appealing to students because it is … Continue reading A lecturer’s thoughts on Criminology at York
For this post, I thought it would be fun to talk about the topic of a recent seminar (of which I have four per week, one for each module) in which we looked at the (possible) connections between video gaming and violence. The first of our two set readings was an article from 2008 by … Continue reading Do Criminologists believe video games cause violence?
Having just had Christmas and New Year, I think I speak for many when I say my bank account took a beating. However, York has lots to offer when it comes to free (and cheap) things to do. I find it’s important to find time for yourself amongst a busy week of studying to relax … Continue reading Free activities in York
Christmas is approaching fast, many UCAS applications will now be complete and some will be receiving offers to their chosen five. Luckily, much of the hard work in choosing where to go is done. I remember being absolutely overwhelmed by the choice available to me – there I was with a subject I wanted to … Continue reading Why York?