What’s it like to be a postgraduate? In all honesty, if I had to sum up being a postgraduate in one word, it would be amazing. But before I go into that, here’s a little bit more about me. I graduated from my undergrad in 2012 and moved to New York three weeks later. I … Continue reading Postgraduate study with a seven year gap in education
PhD life is not all that it seems. If I could offer one piece of advice before doing a PhD: take (almost) everything you read about PhDs with a pinch of salt. This seems like a funny piece of advice, considering that you’re reading this now. But – there are a lot of old PhD-related … Continue reading The reality of PhD life: busting common myths
There are so many opportunities available at York to help enhance your future career prospects. Taking part in some of these has been a really fun part of my time at York. York Award In my first year as a postgrad student, I started working on the York Award. This is a great way of … Continue reading Making the most of career opportunities at York
I did my undergraduate degree, my Masters degree and now my PhD at York. In all honesty, I originally chose to study here on a bit of a whim. It seems crazy, looking back, but it ended up being the best choice I’d ever made. When you’re trying to pick which university to go to, … Continue reading Why I chose York for my PhD
After having a gap year and experiencing the media sector, I was very excited to get back to my studies as a postgraduate. I was looking forward to being in a new city and new university, and meeting new people. Even more so, learning about a specific subject I was really interested in seemed like … Continue reading A postgraduate can have fun too!
As a part-time PhD student in the Department of Education, I often get asked how I manage to find the time to fit everything in. In addition to studying for my PhD, I also work two days a week supporting young people who are at risk of exclusion from school. To top it all off, … Continue reading Balancing PhD study and family life: what’s PG study really like?
Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is an organisation for postgraduate students (Masters and PhD students) that arranges activities. It provides support in students’ academic and well-being. As a postgraduate student, I have been involved in different kinds of activities, ranging from welcome week events, parties and trips. I have met a lot of new friends and … Continue reading What is GSA? What does it involve?
Being a parent as well as a PhD student means that sometimes the two spheres of your life overlap. This happens for me when I need to attend supervision meetings at the university campus. As it is a long journey for me from home to campus (I live in Cambridge), and the most practical childcare … Continue reading PhD student supervisions with a toddler: the campus environment
Having taken a gap year after my undergraduate degree, I had a lot of time to decide on which universities to apply to. I grew up in Greece, did my Bachelor’s Degree in Turkey during which I spent six months in Italy with the Erasmus+ Programme. Thus, I have experienced various education systems and it … Continue reading To Choose and Be Chosen by the University of York
Summer is here! This means the end of lectures, some (hopefully) consistent weather, and for me and my year-group; a long run-up to the final dissertation hand-in. With all my teaching now completed, I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on the year and share five things I wish I’d known at the start … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before my Masters’