The step up from school to university teaching can be really daunting for many students. I know that in my own first year I really struggled to adapt to university-level independent study. It took a while to get to grips with the best ways to take notes in lectures, revise and learn in order to … Continue reading How to adapt to independent study at university
A few months ago, our lives changed drastically as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. When I imagined coming to York for my degree, I did not, by a long shot, think that I’d be spending a lot of my time cooped up in my room and vigorously washing my hands! As an international … Continue reading Adapting to the new normal: tips for enhancing your online learning experience
One of the things most students wonder about before coming to university is what makes uni different to A levels. You might believe that university is a huge step-up from A levels: but you shouldn’t see it as an insurmountable challenge. University is simply an opportunity to learn in a different way and to practice … Continue reading What makes uni different to A levels?
As a third-year mathematics student studying an Integrated Master’s degree, I am in my second to last year now. And I can tell you that, for me, university feels worlds away from school or college. When I came to university, the first major difference I found was that I suddenly had the freedom to try … Continue reading Is University Really Any Different To School?
Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….
My first semester of study abroad in South Africa, Rhodes University, was filled with challenges and cherished memories. Living and studying in another country was bound to be filled with unexpected experiences, ones that I’ve learnt huge amounts from and others that have made great stories to tell my family and friends back home. Now … Continue reading 6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad
Hi there once again, I’m sorry for being a bit quiet on this front- my dissertation has started occupying every conscious thought that I have! Before this dissertation take-over happened though, I had a few weeks to really reflect on what I had actually gained from my time in the USA with the lovely lot … Continue reading An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…
Learning at university doesn’t necessarily mean learning things, although you’ll learn some of those as well. You’ll gain a bunch of other skills useful for later life (and some that are not, like how to eat spaghetti with only a spoon). In this blog post I’ll talk about stuff I’ve learned through my degree, that … Continue reading Unexpected yacht expertise and other things you might gain from your degree.
What is a typical week like? In my first year, I typically had between 10 and 15 contact hours, spread evenly across the week. These consisted of lectures, tutorials, field trips and seminars. I always had time for myself to catch up on lectures, work at my part time job and to spend time with … Continue reading A few Environment FAQs…
Hi guys! I hope you’re all well and had a lovely Christmas and New year. In this blog, I thought I would give you a bit of an insight as to what it is like living as a First year Psychology student here in York! First and second year timetables are of a very similar … Continue reading Trains, Timetables and Tests!