How to relax during exams

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that as soon as exams roll in, so do the sun and the high-twenties temperature. You are probably (certainly) battling procrastination or need a break from spending hours bent over sheets of paper at your bedroom’s desk (because the library gets busy from very early in the morning, and, … Continue reading How to relax during exams

Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning

Counting down placement hours can be a really daunting thing as a nursing student; however I’ve just counted down 15 in one of my favourite ways so far – Positive Choices 2017 hosted in Hull.  Positive Choices is an annual conference for Learning Disability students to network, learn and listen to those that’ll matter to … Continue reading Reflection – the ability Learning Disability nurses have to shape their own learning

Dissertation and beyond

During the second term of your second year you are introduced to the idea of a dissertation. At first this 10,000 word project may seem daunting. I have begun to finalise my ideas about a dissertation topic and in this blog I’d like to show you that it should be seen as a great opportunity … Continue reading Dissertation and beyond

University – a busy life

OK so I have to plan that event…I’ll do that after work today…Right then I need to go to that meeting and prepare for it…OK and that online training… Oh and that form… I should probably find some summer work experience… Ah don’t forget to buy Sophie a birthday present… Wow I’m really tired… Ah … Continue reading University – a busy life

Top Tips to Coping With Stress

Stress and university work seem to go hand in hand. Don’t get me wrong, stress can be a good thing, motivating you to excel at work. However, often stress can overwhelm us students, causing more bad than good. But don’t threat! Here are my top tips to coping with stress, to ensure it doesn’t become a … Continue reading Top Tips to Coping With Stress


Okay, so you’re thinking about doing Maths at York. The course has changed a bit from the one I’m doing but a lot of the content is the same 🙂 For me, I had five courses in my first year: Intro To Stats in first term, Real Analysis and Intro To Applied in second, and … Continue reading Maths.

Money, Money, Money

Managing finances can be one of the trickier aspects of coming to university. It’s highly likely that you won’t have managed your own money before, at least not at the scale you now have to. Rent needs to be paid, food needs to be bought, and nights out need to be not quite as expensive … Continue reading Money, Money, Money

Being an International Student in York

Hi everyone! After having discussed many aspects of academic and general everyday life in York in my previous blog posts I have decided to focus on something slightly more specific today: what is like to be an International Student at the University of York. York has a very big international community and you will find here … Continue reading Being an International Student in York

Annual Leave as a Student Midwife…

  I’ve got 3 weeks off!! Well 2 weeks annual leave, and 1 reading week. I’ve literally spent the whole time catching up with family, and catching up with sleep- something which Coco is very happy about, she must be the laziest dog in the world!! (challenges welcome).. Recently, me and a few of my … Continue reading Annual Leave as a Student Midwife…

My six favourite things to do in York

There is so much to do in York… anything from having a laugh with some mates whilst on a night out or having a relaxing evening elsewhere. I am going to share with you a few of my favourite hotspots in York. From eating to shopping York has it all, and being on a student budget … Continue reading My six favourite things to do in York