“What’s the worst thing about going on Study Abroad?” – a question asked at my pre-departure workshop, which was over a year ago now. The only answer the returnee could think of was that he wasn’t prepared for how sad he was when it was over and returned back to ‘normal’ life in the UK. … Continue reading What I will miss most about Study Abroad in South Africa
It’s definitely a weird one. After enjoying a Christmas at home in the UK, travelling back to South Africa, for the second semester of my Study Abroad, was a completely different experience to when I made the journey to the first time. Of course this time was not filled with apprehension, nervousness and not knowing … Continue reading The second semester – Study Abroad – Back to South Africa
Kayaking, Italian, Amnesty International, York Anti-Trafficking Student Group, Christian Union, York Model United Nations….. Woah woah woah! Slow down! There’s too much to choose from. You can get involved in loads of societies in your first year. I certainly did, and why not? Uni is a unique environment where you can try many different things … Continue reading Societies: all or nothing?
Hello again! Today I wanted to talk about something that has been taking up a considerable amount of my time at the moment, and that is me running in the YUSU Elections. The Students’ Union is a big student body who are there to represent and make sure students’ voices are heard. They also make sure … Continue reading Getting Involved and running in Student Elections
The end goal of university for most people is a good job and career. Employers are not only looking for graduates with good grades, but work experience and transferable skills too, so there is huge pressure on students to strive towards extracurricular activities to expand their CVs. I’m here to tell you 5 great ways … Continue reading 5 Ways To Gain Employable Skills at University
I am the biggest believer in productivity and snapping up every opportunity that comes my way. In my first year I said yes to so many things and I’ve made incredible friends and wonderful memories from doing so. However, you’re also starting a new course, learning how to look after yourself, meeting new people and … Continue reading Busy busy busy, how can you make the most of extracurricular activities?
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
There are loads of opportunities to be involved in something at university; I hope you’ve gained a small insight of that from these blogs and the things I get up to in my spare time! One of the slight downsides to doing a lot of extra-curricular activities is that sometimes it can cost a bit of … Continue reading In the words of Rihanna, “Work, work, work, work, work..”
Next term is set to be a busy one! Here’s a few things that I’ll be up to… Assessments due! More of a case of looking forward to having them done rather than actually doing them but still an important landmark. This year I have assessments due for the final deadline in May, what’s great … Continue reading Looking forward….
Volunteering! As a Criminology third year student, like most York students, it has come to that time of my university journey, where I have been looking online for potential jobs for when I finish my degree in July. My university experience has been great; however, throughout my time here supervisors and lecturers have been stressing … Continue reading Get volunteering experience alongside your degree!