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?
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…”