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!
Monday Kicking off my weekly life as an English student, early this morning I travelled from my flat in Campus East to Campus West, where the Department of English is based. Today was filled with three lecture Q&As. These are helpful contact times to reflect on lectures and raise any questions or thoughts, or to … Continue reading A week in the life of an English student
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! ✨
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?
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?
Hi, my name is Jan, and I came to study in York in 2020. Even though it was a difficult year to become a university student and move away from home (even abroad in my case!), I’ve still managed to settle in very well, thanks to the unique way the University of York works. Here … Continue reading Settling in and making friends (even in 2020)
Hi, my name is Brad and I’m a second year Chemistry student in Alcuin College. Applying to university was a daunting experience for me. As I was the first person in my family to go to university I didn’t really know what to expect. However, I’m so glad that I decided to go and especially … Continue reading Receiving my contextual offer and choosing 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
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
Hi, I’m Ellen and I am a first year English Language and Linguistics student in Alcuin College. University has always been something that I have wanted to do, I’ve always loved the idea of moving to a new place and meeting lots of new people whilst studying a subject that I absolutely adore. Funnily enough, … Continue reading Why I chose to study at the University of York