Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study at York for my MA was somehow even more stressful than moving away from home for the first time. At least when I moved for my BA, I had known a few people from my school who’d be going to university with me. When I moved to York, I … Continue reading Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
I studied BSc Pharmacology at Newcastle University before coming to York as a mature student. I applied for medicine the first time round, but I didn’t get in so I went with my backup option which was Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University. In my second year there, I specialised in pharmacology. I applied to transfer … Continue reading Applying to University as a Mature Student
There are plenty of ways to make amazing memories during your time at university! Of course, there is a huge range of pubs, bars and clubs (before Covid) in York, but there is also so much to do if you’re looking to have a quieter day out or explore the city! If you aren’t particularly … Continue reading A different side to York…
My day starts at what for most students is probably an ungodly hour. However, I’ve always been a morning person and I feel most productive first thing in the day. So the day usually starts at 7.30am (well that’s what time my alarm goes off anyway). If I’m honest, I don’t often have breakfast but … Continue reading A day in the life of an English Literature student
A second lockdown was the last thing any of us wanted. Having said this it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. There are plenty of things we as students can be doing to stay connected and make the most of university even when close contact is restricted. One of the few good things … Continue reading Staying social during the second lockdown
So, you have chosen to tackle a Masters! Studying a Masters is an exciting new chapter, however, it can also be challenging. Before I started my Masters I was anxious about the workload and how I would find the whole experience, that said, I am 8 months into it and I’m still standing! So here … Continue reading Tips for managing a Masters!
At the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) societies meeting I found myself sitting next to a lovely member of HackSoc, the university’s Computer Science society. He asked what society I am involved in and when I brightly replied, “Print Soc,” he immediately looked confused. “So that’s printers?” “Printing presses. Think the big old machines … Continue reading Hot off the press: our Print Society
There are lots of things that you can get involved in at university beyond your degree course. One of these is joining societies. I have been involved in two throughout my time at university – Christian Focus & SAGGY (Scouts And Girl Guides York). I’ve met people who have similar interests as me and made … Continue reading Beyond your course: societies
The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is an organisation for postgraduate students (Masters and PhD students) that arranges activities. It also provides support in students’ academic and well-being. As a postgraduate student, I have been involved in different kinds of activities, ranging from welcome week events, parties and trips. I have met a lot of new … Continue reading What is the GSA? What does it involve?
Ever since I renounced coffee chains for their arguably exorbitant prices, I’ve been looking for ways to enjoy good coffee at a reasonable cost. This has led me down a path of discovery far beyond what I thought I’d learn. Perhaps even beyond what I thought there was to learn. Cutting the cost of coffee … Continue reading Spotlight: Coffee Society