My Summer Internship – what I’ve learned so far

Hi! I’m Anjali and I’m currently on a 3-month summer internship with Auto Trader as a Business Development Intern in Manchester. I’m studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics here at York. Although my degree doesn’t directly relate to the next steps I’m taking in my career, the transferable skills I’ve picked up across the three disciplines … Continue reading My Summer Internship – what I’ve learned so far

How to manage your money

I will be covering ways of making money at university to help fund your studies, as well as sharing my top tips for managing your money. Part-time jobs Part-time jobs tend to fall under two main categories: university-wide jobs and city-wide jobs. A popular example of a university-wide job is a staff member at a … Continue reading How to manage your money

Global Partnerships casual worker opportunity

The Global Partnerships team are seeking a postgraduate research student to assist with research and general support in a range of areas relating to the University of York’s international engagement. The successful applicant will have strong research and organisational skills, as well as a keen attention to detail. We offer an opportunity to obtain experience … Continue reading Global Partnerships casual worker opportunity

What it’s like studying Sociology at York

From publicly falling asleep in a first year 9am to dropping my water bottle from the top of a lecture hall mid-lecture, my experience with studying sociology at York has certainly been eventful. This is especially considering the year of online seminars and recorded lectures. Email communication was the only interaction possible and lifeline for … Continue reading What it’s like studying Sociology at York

Decolonising the University – Education is taking action

Hiya! I’m Lucy, a third year undergraduate student in the Department of Education. I’m studying English in Education and I love it! One of my favourite things about my department is that you feel listened to, staff actually encourage student’s input! I especially like that they use this mutual respect as a force for social justice. In my blog I talk about one of my department’s initiatives, the Decolonising Education Collective, and my experience within it. I’ll also talk about my recent internship within the department and what impact it’s having on current and future students! My takeaway is that students are made aware of how important decolonisation is to them and what influence they can have! University is a chance to get stuck in so don’t be a bystander, get involved! Student voices are so important, you have the power to make positive change!

BBSRC: professional internships for PhD students

Work placements are available for BBSRC-funded PhD students under the Doctoral Training Partnership programme. You should be interested in gaining work experience at BBSRC’s Swindon office in: corporate policy and strategy science and innovation policy public engagement project management. You can gain work experience unrelated to your PhD through a three-month professional work placement at … Continue reading BBSRC: professional internships for PhD students

UKRI Policy Internships

The UKRI Policy Internships Scheme for 2020/21 is now open and the closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 4 October 2021. The scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the Research Councils of UKRI to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. Full details … Continue reading UKRI Policy Internships