Although I have loved all four years of my university education in the UK, part of me has always been curious about studying abroad. When I received an email in February about an opportunity to participate in a two-week International Study Centre (ISC) to India, I jumped at the opportunity to apply. ISCs are open … Continue reading Studying Abroad as a Postgrad: My Experience in India
I am a second year PhD research student within the Sociology department at York, as well as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). I have taught across two undergraduate modules since the first year of my PhD. So, what is involved when teaching alongside your postgraduate studies, and what may be useful to know? The aim … Continue reading Teaching alongside my Postgraduate Studies
Happily settled into my postgraduate programme as I am now, I do recall the period of my applications as a distinctly overwhelming time. The problem may have seemed on the surface to be one of plenty, but the stress of choosing where to do your postgraduate studies and information overload can get very real! Having … Continue reading Choosing where to do your Postgraduate Studies
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!
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
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?
PhD student Freyja chats about all things postgraduate at York, including the community, city centre and opportunities that you can get involved in.