Unlike some people in the final year of their undergraduate degree, I was sure I wanted to do a masters degree. As soon as I was able to, I applied to the University of York. I was completely sure which course I wanted to do and that York was 100% the right university for me. … Continue reading What is postgraduate study really like?
As a third-year mathematics student studying an Integrated Master’s degree, I am in my second to last year now. And I can tell you that, for me, university feels worlds away from school or college. When I came to university, the first major difference I found was that I suddenly had the freedom to try … Continue reading Is University Really Any Different To School?
Trips To be honest, at the start of this course the idea of frequent field trips was daunting to me. I hadn’t done a geography GCSE or A-level, so I had little experience of trekking up hills in the pouring rain. I didn’t believe I had the desire (or the stamina) to do so. But … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful: Environment and Geography
I wanted to study in this department as I have always had a passion for helping people and working as a volunteer within this sector. Before university, the fact that I grew up in the system opened my eyes to how it works. My course is an integrated masters which is something I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Things to look forward to about studying Social Work at York
One of the hardest decisions you have to make is deciding which university to go to. However, another really tough decision is which department and course to choose. There are many things to consider when making such big decisions: your interests, the support within the department and different student offers so your experience will be … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Linguistics at York
It’s a little hard to write about a normal day in the life at the moment because I’m on my Summer holiday from Sydney University, travelling around Australia and New Zealand. I’m currently staying and working on a vineyard in Western Australia. But here’s a typical day for me when I’m at uni: Academic life … Continue reading Studying in Australia: a Day in my Life
Hi there! I’m Amy, I started a BA in Archaeology and Heritage in October and I’m loving it! The staff are so enthusiastic and happy to help, and my course-mates are lovely. There really is something for everyone on this course from the depths of the paleolithic right up to today: if you’re interested in … Continue reading A day in the life of an Archaeology student
Hi there! I’m Zain. I’m a first year Interactive Media student and beyond loving it! I started off at The University of York as a Biomedical Sciences student (what?!) and although I really enjoyed it, I found that my passion for it was dying out. I was instead using most of my free time learning … Continue reading Day In The Life of a 1st Year Interactive Media Student
Hi! My name is Heidi and I am a third year SPS (Social and Political Sciences) student. I have a pretty packed timetable, despite having relatively few contact hours as I’ve really thrown myself into uni life and have tried to make the most of all the opportunities that York has to offer. I’ve been … Continue reading SPS Round Three! A week in the life of a 3rd Year SPS student
Monday This week started with a 9am lecture on social policy, discussing marketisation on our welfare state. This lecture was an hour long so making notes was quite easy and my lecturer was clear and informative! Within the course I have 4 modules including social policy, sociology and psychology, social work and social justice. All … Continue reading A week in the life of a Social Work student