How to survive as a mature Archaeology student

Hi! I’m Cath and I’m a 3rd-year archaeology student at the University of York. I wanted to share some things I love about being at university and what life is like for a mature student parent at York! The archaeology department is like a family, and it is looking forward to welcoming you! The staff are knowledgeable, inspirational, and kind, and I have never felt more at home than I do at King’s Manor. My blog will cover some of my favourite things about studying at York, with some information about studying as a parent, while working, and the effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on studying (and how fantastic the department was under the circumstances). I’ll also talk a little about commuting, and what a typical week looks like for me! I hope you’re looking forward to joining us!

Beyond Philosophy: getting involved in extracurricular activities

It’s not always easy starting at university, especially when you feel like you don’t fit the profile of a “typical” student. Here’s how taking part in extracurricular activities can really make a difference to your experience. Embracing your background The moment I secured my place at York to study Philosophy felt extremely rewarding. At the … Continue reading Beyond Philosophy: getting involved in extracurricular activities

Non-alcoholic activities to do in and around York

When you hear the words “university student” one of your first associations will be ‘binge drinking’. Both movies and television have long portrayed uni students to be chaotic, young adults ‘obsessed’ with their newfound freedom to go….WILD. What pop culture fails to take into consideration is that not everyone drinks. But if that’s the case, … Continue reading Non-alcoholic activities to do in and around York

A balancing act: extracurricular activities at university

When I left school, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I left behind a series of extracurricular activities I had dedicated my life to. I finished high school as captain and MVP (Most Valuable Player) of my volleyball team, a founding member of an online newspaper and editor-in-chief of a printed newspaper. I was also an accomplished pianist … Continue reading A balancing act: extracurricular activities at university