I’m now in the final year of my part-time PhD with the Department of Education at York. It has been a long and interesting journey so far. Studying part-time has its own pros and cons. But an additional complication for me studying at York is that I actually live in Cambridge. When I started my … Continue reading Studying from a distance: why I chose York for my PhD
At times, university can be stressful or overwhelming. When that happens, you, like me, may want someone other than a fellow student to talk to and support you through whatever’s happening. Older people – maybe only a few years, maybe a lot – with more experience of life. I’m used to a robust support network … Continue reading How to find a family-like support network away from home
Being a parent as well as a PhD student means that sometimes the two spheres of your life overlap. This happens for me when I need to attend supervision meetings at the university campus. As it is a long journey for me from home to campus (I live in Cambridge), and the most practical childcare … Continue reading PhD student supervisions with a toddler: the campus environment
Hi everyone. I’ve been down under now for nearly seven months. Though currently, I’m travelling around New Zealand with my brother and cousin who came over for a holiday (and maybe to see me). In this blog, I’m going to be talking about some of the skills I’ve learnt and plans I’ve been making due … Continue reading My year down under – future plans
Hi! I’m Rebecca and I’m in my first year of studying History here at the University of York. I’ve had a great start to uni and I’ve been able to get involved in so much more than just my course, which has really helped me to adjust to life here! Morning Usually, if I have … Continue reading A day in the life of a History student
One of the advantages of attending the University of York is that you will be in the heart of one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic cities. Believe it or not, you can explore York by spending very little or nothing at all. If like me, you are always looking for things to do … Continue reading Explore York on a budget…10 fun places to visit!