An introduction to Swing Dance Society

Coming into my first term at York, I was so excited to join new societies and meet new people. But it was hard to know where to start, as York has over 200 societies. I left Freshers’ Fair with a handful of leaflets thinking, ‘how am I going to narrow these down?’ Swing Dance is … Continue reading An introduction to Swing Dance Society

Taking a placement year – best bits and top tips!

Trying to get a placement was a tricky part of my second year at university. Thankfully, that’s not true for everyone. Whilst some found it difficult to secure a placement, others were offered the first they applied for. Even now, I find it difficult to pinpoint exactly why I found it so challenging. Perhaps I … Continue reading Taking a placement year – best bits and top tips!

Being at university with a chronic illness

I’ve had migraines my whole life. But when I was 14, these migraines went from once or twice a year to every single day. I’ve tried several medications, doctors, MRI’s and have been diagnosed and misdiagnosed. But still, 4 years later, I am suffering from this chronic illness. This made A levels a really difficult … Continue reading Being at university with a chronic illness

Studying from a distance: why I chose York for my PhD

I’m now in the final year of my part-time PhD with the Department of Education at York. It has been a long and interesting journey so far. Studying part-time has its own pros and cons. But an additional complication for me studying at York is that I actually live in Cambridge. When I started my … Continue reading Studying from a distance: why I chose York for my PhD

Beyond your course: societies

There are lots of things that you can get involved in at university beyond your degree course. One of these is joining societies. I have been involved in two throughout my time at university – Christian Focus & SAGGY (Scouts And Girl Guides York). I’ve met people who have similar interests as me and made … Continue reading Beyond your course: societies

Top tips for revising

We asked some of our students to share their top revision tips: Chloe, BA English Plan lots of mini-breaks Revise what you don’t know, not what you do, even if it is the easiest option! Use lots of colour. Make your revision notes visually appealing so they’re nicer to look at. Xavier, LLB Law Don’t … Continue reading Top tips for revising

Getting involved – clubs and societies at York

Although very cliché, finding ‘your people’ is probably one of the most important things at uni. This can be through your college, your course, a society or club; it’s the only time in your life when all of these opportunities are handed to you on a plate. I really believe that grabbing these with both … Continue reading Getting involved – clubs and societies at York

6 tips to help you choose the right university for you!

We all know that anyone could tell you to go online and find the accreditations of the universities you’re interested in. Maybe you are reading up on their statistics, national rankings, and even studying the student/staff reviews etc. Although that’s a great starting point for choosing a university, my aim is to help you decide … Continue reading 6 tips to help you choose the right university for you!

My top 3 revision tips

Make mind maps After doing your reading and revising the content, mind maps are a great way of creating an overview of the material you’ve covered for each topic. When I studied for my Literature A-Level, I made mind-maps for each character/theme and included quotes and elaboration in each of the branches. It helped condense … Continue reading My top 3 revision tips

Running towards a better uni life: societies at York

There aren’t many universities with societies as diverse as those of York. From our Disney Society to our Louis Theroux Society (yes, seriously this does exist); York caters to all tastes. However, I am not here to write about the Louis Theroux society. Instead, I want to take this chance to write about my own … Continue reading Running towards a better uni life: societies at York