Hiya, I’m Mae, and I’m a 4th year Chemistry student at the University of York. I’m here to talk about some of the things that I love about York and the Chemistry Department, and what it’s like to study here. In my blog I’ll talk about how I chose my final year research project, what it’s like to work in the research environment, and what a typical final year project day looks like. I’ll also talk about how I fit all of my societies and sport around my research. Hopefully my experience gets you excited for studying at York and helps you to understand what its like to be at university!
Welcome to York! My name is Chiara and I’m studying Chemistry. I chose York because of the friendly and caring atmosphere, and the amazing labs. The lecturers are really passionate about what they teach and they’re always willing to help. I’ve made a video about things to look forward to about Chemistry at York – I … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Chemistry at York
Hello there! My name is Jenny and I’m in my second-year studying chemistry here at the University of York. I find it fun to observe people’s reactions when I tell them I study chemistry. It’s usually a combination of interest and surprise. It’s easy to understand why. Chemistry is far from being an easy degree. … Continue reading You’re studying Chemistry at York! What is it actually like?
Hi, I’m Megan, a Natural Sciences (specialising in Nanoscience) student here at York. I’m currently doing a Placement Year working in the Performance Materials part of Merck Group. I’m a research and development intern in display solutions, within the liquid crystal and reactive mesogens group. Why did you decide to do a placement? I wasn’t … Continue reading My placement in advanced technologies at Merck
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
Being third in the country for chemistry is pretty hard to live up to. So, in this blog, I have decided to share a little window of my week – involving the most hectic but also unique day, labs. A typical week consists of a lab day, about 12 1-hour lectures, a 2 hour workshop … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Chemist: In my Element
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
Internships, work experience, student placements, I’m sure you’ve probably had six million careers talks all about the merit of doing them. The ‘transferable’ skills you’ll gain and how great it’ll look on your CV etc etc. I’ve been there, sitting in the lecture theatre thinking sure, sure, yeah, punctuality is important obviously, blah blah and … Continue reading Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…