A week in the life of a Sociology student

I’m Quratulaien, and I’m a third-year Sociology student at the University of York. I wrote this blog post for students who want to know the general day-to-day life of a sociology student. In the blog I mention how I spend my time as a student, social events you can be a part of outside of studying, and how I tried to make the most of everything available to me. There is a lot to enjoy about university, and I can understand how scary it can be not having an idea about where to begin. I hope my blog can make things a little easier for you and put things into perspective!

A Magical York Christmas

Christmas at #York is utterly magical. Between the twinkling lights and the infamous Christmas markets, even the Grinch would be feeling #festive! 🎁 With many events taking place, such as @uycu_ ‘s ‘Carols at the Minster’, and @uoyhistorysoc ‘s Winter Formal, Christmas is all around you! Even just taking a stroll through the Christmas markets, or the Kirkgate Christmas Tale Street at @yorkcastlemuseum, you can’t help but smile!🎄 Not only picturesque, the atmosphere in York during the Christmas period is super wholesome! Beautifully decorated #Christmas trees and delicious food stalls fill the streets, attracting visitors from all over the world. The air is full of happiness, and the smell of doughnuts- although I don’t know which is better!🍩 So, grab a Baileys hot chocolate and take a ride on the carousel…🎠 I promise you won’t regret it! Or just spend the afternoon inside decorating your house in #Christmassy pyjamas! The opportunities are endless. York is the place to be during the winter months. My only advice would be to make sure you bring a bobble-hat and gloves🧤, it’s pretty cold up north! However, enduring the north-pole like conditions is 100% #worthit to experience a York Christmas! ✨

Building on a positive return to campus

After more than a year of home working, this summer it was time for many of us to prepare for gradually returning to campus. But as people had very different views on coming back, our task was complex. How could we engage and enthuse teams about getting back to face-to-face, no matter what their viewpoint?

What is it like to be a first-generation, working-class student at university?

Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a second-year psychology student at the University of York. I am from Liverpool and am a member of Constantine College, having lived there in my first year. I am the first person in my family to attend university, which defines me as a ‘first-generation student’. Also, I … Continue reading What is it like to be a first-generation, working-class student at university?

Things to look forward to about Electronics and Engineering at York

Getting ready for university can be stressful. Today, I’m hoping to take your mind off this by telling you about all the exciting things to expect when studying Electronics and Engineering at York! Let’s begin! Facilities Expect high standard facilities! We have many dedicated labs and computer rooms for our department. There are plentiful study … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Electronics and Engineering at York

Things to look forward to about studying Environment and Geography at York

If you are still not sure whether you should choose York to study Environmental Geography, don’t worry, I’m here to help you decide! I am a second-year Environmental Geographer and have been loving my time here so far. The campus When it came to choosing a university to go to I was always super indecisive. … Continue reading Things to look forward to about studying Environment and Geography at York