A week in the life of someone studying Politics and International Relations

Hi, I’m Malaikah and I’m a second year student studying International Relations here at the University. I wanted to give you an insight into the life of a student within the Politics department here at the university of york and tell you a little bit about why I love my degree. In my blog I will talk about my degree, what a typical week looks like for me, as well as how my first year modules helped me understand what areas of study I was interested in and how that helped me to decide on my second year modules. University is about exploring your degree subject and figuring out what you like and what works for you. It’s not just about having a set career path, it’s about exploring and embracing the options around you and making the most of your time at university.

A week in the life of a Global Development student

Hi! I’m Olivia and I study Global Development at the University of York. I just wanted to let you know about what a typical week could look like as a Global Development student. In my blog I will give examples of possible modules and what this translates to in contact hours. I will run through the opportunities that are available to Global Development students, many of which are displayed in the weekly politics department newsletter. Finally, I will cover some assessment material and what you could expect. I love my Global Development degree, and hopefully this blog will excite you to start studying this interesting subject too!

Studying PPE at York: the best bits

I’m Molly and I am a final year student studying Politics and Economics at York! I want to tell you about why being a part of the School of PPE is an amazing experience and some other things about what it’s like to study one of the PPE programmes here. I love the variation in teaching that studying a joint-honours allows me to experience across the disciplines, whenever I get too bogged down in essay writing I can take a break and hop over to something more problem-solving based while still being productive in my study time. Your university experience is not just 3 years of pure study and the social opportunities at York make it unique. My blog will cover things about the Club of PEP, and some of the course content that I have particularly enjoyed over my 3 years so far.

Politics at York: Studying topics that matter!

Hey! My name is Deborah and I study Politics and International Relations at York! In my blog I’m going to explain how I have learnt about topics that matter to students at York. I’ll discuss how we’ve been able to study a variety of topics such as Critical Race Theory, Environmental Racism and much more… Being at University has taught me there is so much more to learn and yet so little little time to consume it all, so make the most of the time you’ll have at university!

Studying Global Development at York: a Field Trip to Saltaire

Hi! I’m Isla and I study Global Development at the University of York. I wanted to let you know what it’s like to study this degree at York. One of my favourite things about the degree is that it has a small cohort, this means we all know each other very well and it can make trips and group work super fun. Going on trips can be a really exciting part of the university experience, but we also learn useful things to implement within our work. Saltaire is a small village, and it is the first trip of the global development cohort. In my blog I’m going to talk about my experience of the trip as well as it’s wider impact on our degree and what offer holders can look forward to when studying global development at York.

Three Things to Look Forward to in Social and Political Sciences

1. The SPS Forum The Social and Political Sciences (SPS) Forum is an event run by the department and can manifest itself in a number of different ways. Twice a term, external speakers come to the department and give a short lecture, followed by a Q&A about their research or a particular topic of interest. … Continue reading Three Things to Look Forward to in Social and Political Sciences