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!

Finding my place at York

Initially I was nervous about moving to a new place and university. I previously struggled to fit in at my last university and I was bullied at school. I would be lying if I said that it was all rainbows and sunshine; it was tough at first, but I’m lucky that finding my place at … Continue reading Finding my place at York

My top 5 extracurricular experiences as a mature student!

In my first blog, I mentioned that it is possible for mature students to “join in” and actively participate in university life. Despite balancing my studies, family commitments and other responsibilities, I have still managed to get involved in other non-academic activities. In this blog, I will share my top 5 extracurricular experiences thus far. … Continue reading My top 5 extracurricular experiences as a mature student!

The Art of Midwifery

I am sure it is of no surprise that whilst partaking in a midwifery degree, there is no longer (was there ever?) endless time for pondering, idle wandering or anything else that sounds slow or rhymes with the above. Joining a society is not impossible but with a diary which can change weekly, integrated placements … Continue reading The Art of Midwifery