Hiya, My name is Emma and I am currently a second year student studying English Language and Linguistics. One thing I love about studying Linguistics is the range of topics you can study. The department at York is so amazing and the staff are so supportive but the best thing above everything else within the department are the opportunities that are offered outside of academia such as student voice roles. I wrote a blog to give you an insight into what life is like as an undergraduate studying English Language and Linguistics at York. Hopefully it will inspire you to study at York and give you some helpful tips for when you are in my position very soon.
My day starts at what for most students is probably an ungodly hour. However, I’ve always been a morning person and I feel most productive first thing in the day. So the day usually starts at 7.30am (well that’s what time my alarm goes off anyway). If I’m honest, I don’t often have breakfast but … Continue reading A day in the life of an English Literature student
It seems bizarre looking back, but when I was choosing my five universities, York was my fifth. I’d filled up my other four options and added York at the bottom simply because I needed another. But after doing a little more research, I discovered that English at York was ranked 2nd in the UK by … Continue reading Why I chose English at York after attending a Post Offer Visit Day
Hi! I’m a second year English student and from Cheshire. Before I came to uni, I was absolutely terrified and wished I could read something from a student to let me know it was all going to be fine – and that’s exactly what I’m doing now! Here are some things that you can look forward to about the brilliant department of English here! 🙂
So you’ve chosen a joint honours course and you might be sat there thinking “oh no, what have I gotten myself into?”. Well banish those second thoughts and feast your eyes on this! As a third-year joint honours student, a veteran of English and History I’ll have you know, I’m here to tell you about … Continue reading 3 Things to Look forward to as a Joint Honours Student
Morning My morning usually starts between 6:30 and 7. Admittedly I’m naturally what my old head teacher referred to as ‘a frightening morning person’. I throw together some breakfast and look through my itinerary for the day: a seminar from 9-11 and a meeting with my supervisor at 12. The seminar notes I made yesterday … Continue reading A Day in The Life of an English Student
9am Lecture I’m up early ready for my lectures. First, I have a lecture on High Medieval Literature. Then I have my fortnightly dissertation meeting followed by a CV tips lecture. 12pm Lunch at a campus bar I meet my coursemates for lunch. Today, we go to Courtyard for a burger and chat about our … Continue reading Day in the life of an English Literature student