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?
Hello all, I’m Freddy. I’m a second year Social and Political Sciences student, and I’m going to be blogging about all things York this year. For my first post, I thought it’d be a good idea to keep things nice and simple. Also, in writing this article I’m reminding myself of the great amount of … Continue reading Keeping up with deadlines
The end of term one at York can a busy time for Sociology students. The novelty of life at university is wearing off for first years, assessment deadlines are looming, second years are getting ready to submit their first essays that ‘count’ and for third years the pressure is really on! Although the nights are drawing in … Continue reading Christmas in York
It’s a Sunday afternoon in the middle of the Easter holidays, and here I am, in the library, working on my essays and dissertation. Welcome to the third year. During the course of your Sociology degree (or indeed, any degree), you will have a lot of essays to write. And every now and again, you … Continue reading How To Survive A Library Study Session
Hello once again! As a third year student, I have just finished my last ever lectures and seminars of university. From now until the end of the year it’s just essays and my dissertation to go! The end is in sight and every day I’m wishing I could go back to first year and relive … Continue reading “When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…”
Hi! So, it’s now February, which means you’re one month closer to the day you start university. By now, you’re probably pretty sick of people telling you that university is going to be the best three years of your life and you just want to skip through the rest of the school year, exams and … Continue reading The Social Side of University: It’s Not Just About Alcohol
Hello again! Welcome back to York after the holiday season! By now, you’re probably trying to make the decision about which one of your chosen universities you would like to attend. You’ve probably spent the past few months (or longer) looking through prospectus after prospectus, comparing course content and entry requirements until it felt like … Continue reading What’s so good about the city of York?
As I write this, I can see from my window that the sky is turning orange, indicating that this windy autumn day is coming to a close… at 4pm. Welcome to autumn in the city of York! Not only does autumn indicate the shortening of the days and the return of the northern cold weather, … Continue reading The Course, Having Your Say and Ravenous Ducks