In terms of finance, the Masters year can feel like a squeeze. At undergrad level there were loads of schemes and reasonable loans. At PhD level, the majority of people apply for funding with a stipend, making it more like a paid job. The things I found this year were in the middle: some people … Continue reading I need a dollar: funding PG studies
While typically the purpose of Erasmus is to discover and experience a culture different from yours, in my case it has been even more than that. Obviously there is a majority of British students on my course and I’ve also met others outside of it, but having other Erasmus students as flatmates has given me the … Continue reading Having Erasmus Flatmates
Ahh, university halls, that place where you’ll spend a significant part of your first year; where you’ll make your first friends and where you’ll make some of your favourite memories. “But what is it actually like?” you may ask. Well, sit back, relax, and get ready to know everything you need to know about your … Continue reading Living in Halls: Day 1
Choosing your accommodation for first year can be quite stressful. Like me, you may not have a great memory and struggle to remember which accommodation you visited on the Open Days or on the post-offer day and so you’re not too sure where to start. So here is a list that helped me pick my … Continue reading 5 tips on how to pick the best accommodation for you
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 hope that you’ve all had an enjoyable Easter break. Well, ‘hope’ is rather wishful thinking for this time of the year. As someone said to me recently, Easter is probably the least enjoyable holiday with all the approaching exams and deadlines. If you’re anything like I was two years ago, then you’re … Continue reading Easter Break and the Summer Term
OK, so I hope I’ve shown you why I love the Language and Linguistics Department at York but don’t just take my word for it. We’re ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading linguistics research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and we’re a UK Top 20 and World Top 100 department. By now you probably have all of your … Continue reading Living in York!
You don’t want to be the person that brings a trailer or a minibus (cough Alice, my housemate) of things to halls. There is a difference in what you want and what you need. Try and make a list and plan what you need. That mini ironing board you needed even though the flat has a … Continue reading What do you actually need to bring to halls?
As the new academic year is approaching fast, prospective students will be considering studying at York. I remember this feeling well, even though it is over three years ago now!! Those mixed feelings of excitement and apprehension when exploring the open days and meeting students and lecturers. But what I do remember is why I … Continue reading My time choosing York for my degree
What is a typical week like? In my first year, I typically had between 10 and 15 contact hours, spread evenly across the week. These consisted of lectures, tutorials, field trips and seminars. I always had time for myself to catch up on lectures, work at my part time job and to spend time with … Continue reading A few Environment FAQs…