Hi! I’m Cath and I’m a 3rd-year archaeology student at the University of York. I wanted to share some things I love about being at university and what life is like for a mature student parent at York! The archaeology department is like a family, and it is looking forward to welcoming you! The staff are knowledgeable, inspirational, and kind, and I have never felt more at home than I do at King’s Manor. My blog will cover some of my favourite things about studying at York, with some information about studying as a parent, while working, and the effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on studying (and how fantastic the department was under the circumstances). I’ll also talk a little about commuting, and what a typical week looks like for me! I hope you’re looking forward to joining us!
Hey, I’m Alex and I study BA Archaeology at the University of York. I just want to have a chat about all the options a degree in archaeology can open up for you! I have thoroughly enjoyed my study so far at York and just wanted to share some of the reasons for this. In this blog post I will talk about my recent experience in excavating before and working within the discipline. York’s fantastic department helped me to succeed and facilitate this and these opportunities could be open to you too! University is a time to be in a new environment with lots of things to learn and opportunities to grasp a hold of. You can have lots of fun and prepare your future at the same time. Here is my little blog and how taking opportunities provided by the department can lead to lasting memories, friends and work experience.
Great opportunities My favourite aspect of the Archaeology department is probably the number of opportunities that are available both as part of the course and outside of it. Within the course, I was able to choose from a wide range of modules for second year. I settled on prehistory themes, mummification and human bones. The … Continue reading Three things to look forward to when studying Archaeology at York
King’s Manor is a Grade I listed building in York city centre. It is also the home of the University’s Department of Archaeology, Centre for Medieval Studies, and Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. Before I came to an open day, I didn’t know any of this. I actually wandered around West Campus for a bit … Continue reading Studying at King’s Manor
Hello! I’m Belle, a second year Archaeology and Heritage student here at the University of York. Life at university can be varied but my day goes something like this: Morning This term I only have one 9am. I would happily treat myself to a lie in everyday, but this usually leads to a full pyjama … Continue reading A day in the life of a second year Archaeology student
Hey guys! I’m Amy, a 1st Year Archaeology and Heritage student, and I’ve just finished a four-week excavation of a Roman town in Malton! If you didn’t know, when you take any kind of Archaeology degree here at York you get four weeks of excavation experience that is paid for by the university (four days … Continue reading My Archaeology excavation experience
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
Advice for getting the most out of Clearing Contact your head of Sixth Form One of the first things to do is to contact your head of Sixth Form. They have experience dealing with students in this situation and will be happy to help. Contact universities you’ve previously applied to Some of the advice I was given … Continue reading Historical Archaeology via Clearing
Monday It’s Monday morning and I wake to the sound of my alarm. Somehow in the haze of sleep I have managed to snooze it for forty-five minutes and now I’m in a hurry. Mondays are my earliest start, a 9am lecture isn’t the ideal time to start the week but I love the content … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Natural Scientist
Deciding which is the best university, where you’ll spend the next three years of your life, is an almighty task. I have therefore come up with three incredible simple reasons why the University of York is an amazing university for you to study Archaeology at. 1. King’s Manor The Department of Archaeology is not actually based … Continue reading 3 reasons to study Archaeology at The University of York