Hi, my name is Sophie, and I am a third year Law student in Goodricke college. Thinking back, it now seems like such a long time since I applied to university, especially since I applied twice! But we’ll get to that later. We’ll start at the beginning… University was always on the cards for me. … Continue reading From a small town to a university – fulfilling my dreams!
I first applied to university in 2017 and again in 2018 during my gap year. Both of these times I applied to the University of York and also Oxford University. I chose to apply to both of these universities because of their excellent reputation and in particular their prevalence in the legal world, which is … Continue reading Why I chose York (over Oxbridge)
What’s it like to be a postgraduate? In all honesty, if I had to sum up being a postgraduate in one word, it would be amazing. But before I go into that, here’s a little bit more about me. I graduated from my undergrad in 2012 and moved to New York three weeks later. I … Continue reading Postgraduate study with a seven year gap in education
The diversity of Student Law Firms I’ll be the first to admit, it‘s quite daunting thinking about working with a group of people you’ve never met. That was certainly the view I had when walking into my first Problem Based Learning (PBL) session. My opinion quickly changed once I began to speak to my peers. … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Law at York
Hi all, this is my first blog post, and I wanted to share with you all why I chose to study Law at York and begin my overseas study journey here. Background First of all, a bit about my background – I’m from Shandong Province, China, and I’m now in the third/final year of my … Continue reading Why I chose to study Law at York
Firstly, I want to say you deserve a pat on the back for choosing York! I can confidently say the degree and sheer volume of career support is like no other. With this in mind, take a few tips from a third year who all those years ago was in your shoes; both nervous and … Continue reading Law at York – The Interview Stage
Academic Variety Lecturers uses lots of different teaching methods. Some days are mainly plenaries (our name for interactive lectures). Plenaries can be fast-paced and full of information. They’re always recorded in case you miss anything and want to catch up. Some plenaries offer lots of opportunities for debate, others have really interesting guest speakers. Some … Continue reading Five Things to Look Forward to about Law at York
Hi all! Today I thought I would discuss what the average week is like at YLS. Monday: So, on a Monday I enjoy a nice lie-in, not starting until 2.30pm, then I have a 2-hour PBL session. This is with the members of my Student Law Firm as well as a tutor. These tutors have … Continue reading A Week as a Law Student…
At the time of writing this post, I have just finished my shift as a Student Ambassador working at one of many upcoming interview days for prospective students at the Law School. Few Law Schools in the UK request students attend an interview, so it can be off-putting to even apply for those that do! … Continue reading An Interview at York Law School
So this is my first blog post, and I thought it would be fitting to share with you all why I chose to study Law and why I picked York to do so! BACKGROUND: So first, a bit about my background. I come from Scarborough, a small seaside town around 40 minutes away from York … Continue reading Why York? Why Law?