Back when I was applying to university, I wasn’t entirely sure what it would actually be like on a day-to-day basis. For anyone who might be wondering this too, I thought I would share a description of a recent week in my final year. Although everyone’s university experience is different and no two weeks are … Continue reading A week in the life of a Biomedical Sciences student
Hiya! I’m Hannah, and I study Biology at the University of York. I’d like to tell you a bit about my experiences studying at York, and what I’ve been enjoying most in my final year of the course. It may seem a long way off, but it’s here before you know it! In my blog, I’ll tell you about the content of the Biology course, as well as how it’s delivered, from lab work and lectures to choosing your modules. I’ll also mention some study tips so that hopefully you won’t make the same mistakes I did! University is such a valuable experience. A highlight for me has been the supportive community within the Department. I’ve found the course to be incredibly social, with plenty of opportunities to meet new friends, as well as learn about cutting-edge research. I hope you’re as excited as I was to start your course!
I have now completed my 12-month placement experience as part of the uplands research team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. In that time, I have worked with some amazing people, had lots of practical fieldwork experience and spent a year living in what must be one of the most beautiful areas of the … Continue reading My placement experience: highlights and reflections
Hi, my name is Annalisa. I am a third year Biology student at the University and also a student ambassador. I am part of James College and lived on campus in my first year. Read on to find out why I chose to come to York for my university experience. UCAS and open days Honestly, … Continue reading Why did I choose York?
Hi, my name is Joe. I chose to study MSc Biodiversity, Ecology and Ecosystems at York, and I never looked back. A little over a year ago, I faced an uncertain future. Continue at a job I didn’t like or take a chance and study my passion. I decided to take a leap of faith, … Continue reading Studying a Biology Masters at York: What to Look Forward To
I first chose to study at York in 2017 and I have absolutely loved every minute here since. One of the things that drew me to study at York was the fantastic facilities readily available to us in the labs. At that point, they were just a year old so it really felt like I … Continue reading Why I chose to study a Biology Masters at York
It is hard to believe it has been over three months since I started my year in industry placement with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Upland Research team. I have learnt a lot and had so many great experiences. Make no mistake, the last three months have been hard, and definitely not quite what … Continue reading My Year in Industry: Expectations and Reality
When I was applying for uni it took me a long time to make up my mind of where I wanted to go. It was not an easy choice and I was stuck in between two options: York, and Oxford. It got to a stage where I thought: “maybe I should just flip a coin … Continue reading Stuck between two options: York, and Oxford
Decisions, Decisions I knew I wanted to do a year in industry even before I had chosen to study at York. Hearing about the opportunity at various open days, I knew it would be good for me and would boost my rather low confidence before leaving university. I became even more certain of this partway … Continue reading My Year in Industry: First Steps – Getting a placement
Why I chose York I chose York because it was one of the top destinations for Biological Sciences in the UK. Besides that, the University of York is also part of the Russell Group, which are research-intensive universities. The research being done in York encompasses a wide range of interests, with impactful results to the … Continue reading Studying in the Department of Biology, an International Student perspective!