Three things to look forward to about English at York

Hi! I’m a second year English student and from Cheshire. Before I came to uni, I was absolutely terrified and wished I could read something from a student to let me know it was all going to be fine – and that’s exactly what I’m doing now! Here are some things that you can look forward to about the brilliant department of English here! 🙂

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

How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

2nd year so far!

Hello! I’m Charlie, a 2nd year Environment, Economics and Ecology (EEE) student. It’s coming up to Christmas and this academic year has already been packed full! During the summer vacation I was lucky enough to gain a paid internship in the University’s Environment department. Yes paid! It involved working with lecturers to communicate ecosystem services … Continue reading 2nd year so far!

Volunteering in Africa

As the winter chill hits England hard, I want to cast all your minds to the warmth of the summer months, and how you can spend these few months of your summer doing something really rewarding! The University of York offers some really amazing volunteering opportunities that anyone can take part in! This gives you … Continue reading Volunteering in Africa