When I left school, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I left behind a series of extracurricular activities I had dedicated my life to. I finished high school as captain and MVP (Most Valuable Player) of my volleyball team, a founding member of an online newspaper and editor-in-chief of a printed newspaper. I was also an accomplished pianist … Continue reading A balancing act: extracurricular activities at university
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Can I keep fit during my degree?
We all know that for most people, keeping fit at University is not always at the top of your list. However, there are so many easy ways to keep fit at University, even if it’s not one of your priorities! Here are some great ways you can keep fit at Uni… Join a sports team … Continue reading Can I keep fit during my degree?
The importance of extra-curricular activities at university
By it’s very definition, university is “a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees”; but I believe that university isn’t just about the academia. The experience of university is all about personal growth and development and taking opportunities that wouldn’t be available outside of it. This includes several extra-curricular activities ranging from societies, … Continue reading The importance of extra-curricular activities at university
Top tips for Post-Offer Visit Days: How to make the most of it!!
Congratulations! You’ve received an offer from York. Post-Offer Visit Days are held for students who have been given an offer from the University. Often these days run from January time to about April. They’ll give you the chance to look around the campus, visit the different colleges and accommodation and find out more about the … Continue reading Top tips for Post-Offer Visit Days: How to make the most of it!!
A week in the life of a Maths student
First thing’s first, the course itself. I currently have eight lectures a week, in addition to seminars and problem classes. At the moment, I’m studying four modules which include Mathematical Finance, Cryptography and Mathematical Ecology. After first year, there’s a wide choice of modules, so I can focus on the maths I enjoy (and get … Continue reading A week in the life of a Maths student
How volleyball helped me settle in to uni
Coming to university, one of the biggest challenges for me was always going to be making friends. At the same time, I was very excited! Making friends: the best part of my uni experience I love my friends at home dearly but I have been so lucky to meet such a wide variety of people … Continue reading How volleyball helped me settle in to uni
Rowing at the University of York
My name is Rosie and I am a third year sociology student. In my first year, I picked up rowing as a novice and haven’t regretted it since! Prior to uni, I wasn’t very sporty. I only wandered around the sports section of Freshers’ Fair purely because my flatmate wanted to, I hadn’t intended to … Continue reading Rowing at the University of York
A Week in the Life of a Languages Student
The first thing to mention is that languages at York are actually taught in the language you’re studying (that seems obvious, but it baffles me that so many other unis teach in English)! And you’re in seminar groups of around 15 students. This means you get a lot of speaking practice which is really beneficial. … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Languages Student
A Day in the Life of a Chemist: In my Element
Being third in the country for chemistry is pretty hard to live up to. So, in this blog, I have decided to share a little window of my week – involving the most hectic but also unique day, labs. A typical week consists of a lab day, about 12 1-hour lectures, a 2 hour workshop … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Chemist: In my Element
A Week in the Life of a Sociology Student
Sociology at York is a super fun and varied degree. The subject matter is vast, one week you could be in a lecture about memes and the next a lecture about the marketisation of body parts. I came to York having no previous experience with any type of social sciences. I don’t think I realised … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Sociology Student