I have always loved studying: it was the one area where I could easily succeed and earn heaps of attention and praise. The idea of being in school forever sounded so idyllic to me. After my BA, I yearned every year to go back for postgraduate studies. But once I started my MA as a … Continue reading You can make it as a mature student
Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree knows the pain of having to decide between going out with your mates or saving money, and sadly this struggle continues into your postgraduate degree. However, who says there aren’t loopholes to help you with managing your money as a postgrad? Summer work Most undergrad degrees finish in … Continue reading To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student
Hello! My name is Lucy and I’m a postgraduate studying Sustainability Studies at the University of York. I love being part of the Environment and Geography Department because there are so many experts to chat to! In my blog post I’ll talk about what sustainability is, how it relates to students and what the university is doing to be more sustainable. This includes some of the activities you can join in with to be more sustainable. As young people there’s a lot of pressure on us to lead the fight against climate change. University is a great time to explore these topics with lots of guidance from people who’ve been there, and to add your own perspective. So I hope that this helps you to find out more about sustainability and see how it relates to you!
I started my taught MA in Contemporary History and International Politics in September 2020. Now halfway through, I have found funding my Masters study to be challenging. Balancing self-funding alongside teaching during a pandemic has certainly been more stressful than I expected, but I don’t regret undertaking my postgraduate studies. I wish I’d have known … Continue reading Funding my Masters study: my experience
Hi! I’m Katy and I’m currently doing an MA in English Literary Studies. I have had ups and downs regarding my finances over the last year. COVID-19 has definitely affected me financially, but I would like to share some basic tips on postgraduate fees, funding and finance. Life was a bit different before COVID-19; but … Continue reading Helpful tips on postgraduate fees, funding, and finance
In this video, MA student Emily talks about her experience of the postgraduate community at York and how she’s made the most of her time here. Read more student stories about postgraduate life at York
Choosing to pursue postgraduate study is a big decision. This, along with moving to another country, can be challenging but also extremely rewarding. I knew when I was applying that I wanted to get the most out of my time in York. Having gone through this myself, here are some ways I approached postgraduate study … Continue reading How to get the most out of postgraduate study in the UK