The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study can be a little overwhelming. Here’s what it’s been like for me. I’m currently a Masters student in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science studying Forensic Speech Science – which is a mouthful to say all at once. I graduated from my Linguistics BA last July here … Continue reading Undergrad to postgrad transition
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, 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…..
Ever wonder how you can improve your life by using your phone, tablet or laptop? I do, too. All of the time. A simple search in the ‘productivity’ tab on the App store generally doesn’t cut it, though. Over the past 2 years I have searched high and low to find the absolute BEST apps … Continue reading The 5 most popular student apps, tried and tested!
The time of the year which must not be named fast is approaching, exam season (oops, I named it!). If you’re like me, you’ll be pleased to know that there are not many timed exams. I’m approaching the end of my second year and have completed just one so far. I’ll have my second in a … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
Hello! So, by now, York will (of course) be your first choice… and you’re starting to think “but it’s so amazingly perfect I don’t want to go anywhere else, what if I don’t get in?!” DO NOT STRESS! Firstly… Getting worked up about whether or not you’ll get into York will only put more pressure on … Continue reading Revision, Revision… Results!!
As a little overview of what our fun interdisciplinary degree is like, I’ll go through a few of the streams you can choose and why we like them! Chemistry-Maths-Physics I am on the CMP stream which I am a big fan of. It is a specialisation course and after this year I’ll be doing just Maths … Continue reading Natural Sciences: Streams and Socials
Hello from the other side…of term! Sorry, that was terrible, but I am happy enough to be done with Spring term that I’ll forgive myself a bad Adele intro. First off, thanks to everyone who stopped by our online chat event! One thing I was asked was: what is a typical day like? The answer: … Continue reading A Typical Week
Originally, York wasn’t one of my university choices. Living in East Yorkshire means that my parents are a mere 45 minute drive away, and at the time, that didn’t seem far enough! I came to the summer Open Day at the end of Year 12, simply because it was so close. I figured that it would be … Continue reading Maths at York: a student perspective
Most modules for the Social Policy and Applied Social Science pathways have no exams, which is great but does mean you have lots of essays and assignments to do throughout the year. This Christmas break I had three to do – two essays and one Social Research Methods assignment. The titles get released around mid … Continue reading Christmas, New Year and Essays!