The college system I really liked the idea of York’s collegiate system. Having your first-year halls being more than just a place to live, but also giving you a further sense of identity and family, seemed really comforting to me. Now that I’m here, I appreciate the collegiate system even more. Being part of a … Continue reading Why I chose York: colleges, city, course
Hi! We’re the student blogging team for 2018/19. In our own words, we’ll give you an authentic insight into what life as a York student is really like. Let’s introduce ourselves: Aiko Hiya, I’m Aiko, I study Marketing with a Year in Industry and I’m a second year in Langwith College. An interesting fact about … Continue reading Introducing our student bloggers
The Philosophy department is a quaint, fairly small looking building that sits between Vanbrugh and Wentworth College. The lobby area has recently been extended so as you walk in it is not unusual to see a few students dotted amongst the sofas frantically typing essays or talking to their lecturers. Philosophy itself is a challenging … Continue reading Speaking Truthfully: An honest review of the University of York’s Department of Philosophy
It’s no secret that starting a PhD is a big commitment and, for me, like many others, that meant that choosing where to carry out my doctoral research was a big decision. Luckily though, it was a choice that I certainly got right! So why York? From its outstanding reputation in my subject area and … Continue reading Why I Chose York for Postgraduate Research
Hi all! After being a student ambassador for some Open Days at the University of York this week, I have realised that a particular worry people have when choosing a Psychology degree, is where it will take them in the future. So… I thought I would give you an insight into some of the careers … Continue reading Psychology and The Future!
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?
Sticking with the list theme of a previous post, here are seven reasons why I’d suggest taking on a History of Art degree. Enjoy! 7. You’re doing something different There’s not a lot of people that can actually say they have a degree in History of Art, so it’d be an interesting conversation starter. Join … Continue reading 7 Reasons to do a History of Art degree
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
So I’ve come home for a while over the Easter break. I’ve spent quality time with my family, caught up with friends and eaten loads of home cooked food and far too much chocolate!! But, having been back for a few weeks now, I’m really missing York and uni life! It’s got me thinking about … Continue reading Top reasons to love York
One of the key reasons I chose to study at York was that in your second year, every student on the Film and Television Production course gets to write, direct and produce their own short film using the university equipment. It’s a fantastic opportunity for each person to experiment with their own ideas and come … Continue reading Second year shoots…