Hiya, I’m Mae, and I’m a 4th year Chemistry student at the University of York. I’m here to talk about some of the things that I love about York and the Chemistry Department, and what it’s like to study here. In my blog I’ll talk about how I chose my final year research project, what it’s like to work in the research environment, and what a typical final year project day looks like. I’ll also talk about how I fit all of my societies and sport around my research. Hopefully my experience gets you excited for studying at York and helps you to understand what its like to be at university!
About me Hi! My name is Katie and I’m a second year PhD student in Medieval Studies. I research arms and armour in Middle English romance. In this blog, I’m going to talk about why I decided to do my PhD and the process of applying for and funding a self-funded PhD. Why I chose … Continue reading How I chose and funded my PhD
Applying for any course abroad is a daunting task. You can get lost in the many decisions you have to take: which country to apply to, which university, and what about funding or other expenses? This task gets even more amplified when applying for a PhD because of another significant decision you have to make: … Continue reading Applying for A PhD
So many of our experiences are different this year, and starting a PhD is no exception. I’m hoping this post will help to alleviate some of the ‘unknowns’ that you may have at the prospect of starting a PhD away from campus. Receiving your offer… I received my offer to study for a PhD at … Continue reading When Home Becomes Your Campus – starting a PhD during a pandemic
As a final year PhD student, I am now having to seriously think about my options for the future. Ideally, I would love to be able to continue working in research. During my time at the University of York, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) and have discovered that … Continue reading Thinking about a career in academia?
Join one of the ‘Thrive & Survive’ sessions to hear insights, stories and advice about doing doctoral research at York from fellow PhDs
Last week was full of new beginnings for my family: I became the Dean of York Graduate Research School, my son started senior school and my daughter a new class. The house is still buzzing with a mix of excitement at the prospect of fresh opportunities and nervousness at the unknown! It is a great … Continue reading First week as new Dean of YGRS
My name is Sonam and I’m currently studying for a PhD in Mechanistic Biology at York. Managing postgraduate finances can be a challenge, so I thought I’d share my experiences and top tips. Funding my studies Fortunately, my PhD project was fully funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). As a result … Continue reading Managing your postgraduate finances
Join us as we prepare for next year’s peer-led ‘PhD Survival’ workshops for new students
PhD life is not all that it seems. If I could offer one piece of advice before doing a PhD: take (almost) everything you read about PhDs with a pinch of salt. This seems like a funny piece of advice, considering that you’re reading this now. But – there are a lot of old PhD-related … Continue reading The reality of PhD life: busting common myths