One of the things most students wonder about before coming to university is what makes uni different to A levels. You might believe that university is a huge step-up from A levels: but you shouldn’t see it as an insurmountable challenge. University is simply an opportunity to learn in a different way and to practice … Continue reading What makes uni different to A levels?
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?
Variety (is the spice of life) If you’re considering applying for a natural sciences degree, then chances are you haven’t completely decided where your future lies. Not everyone has their life planned out after their studies are over. A lot of people can’t decide, after finishing school, which single subject they want to study – … Continue reading Three things to look forward to as a natural scientist
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
Walking into the Physics department, you really start to understand why it is called the Physics department. Writing on blackboards here and there, a door that says ‘Danger! 14,000 Volts,’ and labs with endless rows of electronic equipment. It does seem like the natural habitat of a mad scientist – and it sure makes you … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to the Department of Physics
A question thrown around a lot during Freshers’ week is “What do you study?”. It’s a nice, easy question to initiate a conversation as you get to know more people. Or that was what I thought, until my response of ‘Social Policy’ often received rather confused looks! Indeed, when asked to expand upon my chosen … Continue reading What even is Social Policy?
University is the next step in your life and can be a very contrasting environment to school life. To follow are some things that I wish I had a better understanding of before I started university. Don’t be fooled by a day off The format of an average university today is different to what you … Continue reading 5 things I wish I knew before starting my degree
Hi everyone! 😀 As I mentioned in my first blog post I am a second year Theatre student. To be precise my course is called Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance. I thought that it’d be interesting, for those of you who have applied to this course, to see a typical day of someone who studies … Continue reading One day in the life of a Theatre student
My decision to come to the University of York, quite frankly, was a bit random. At the last minute, I went into Clearing and called York without much hope of getting a place for PPE, yet I happily discovered that they had places saved for students with all A*. So I got to study in … Continue reading York – A French Student’s Perspective
Hello, Welcome to my spring blog. It’s a new term, a new season, a new organised me. Ok, maybe not, but in terms of being an organised mummy fitting in children, placement, studying, running, a crazy cocker spaniel oh, and my husband of course, I’ve learnt how not to do things along the way. At … Continue reading The things I’ve learnt…..