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!
‘Wait? What is happening?’ I was sitting leisurely on the Library swing with my housemate, reading a feminist book and sipping on coffee, when COVID-19 made global news. We started to discuss our COVID-19 resistance plan; all of us from different continents, but equally nervous about the future and a possible lockdown. What next? It … Continue reading When life gives you lemons (or lockdown)
Starting a new course or a new academic year is always an equally exciting and challenging chapter of our lives. This is especially true in the current times (during the pandemic), as we are required to adjust to new and unprecedented ways of living and studying. While we might not yet completely know what the … Continue reading Keeping motivated with your studies online
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