Hi, my name is Sammie. I am in my 4th year at the University of York. I previously studied BSc Environmental Geography for three years, and now I’m engaged in MSc Sustainability Science for a further year. I’m a long-standing member of the Archery Society and love the University for its gorgeous campus and friendly … Continue reading Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!
Managing your spending at university can seem like a daunting prospect. Especially, if you have spent most of your life being financially dependent on your parents/carers. I’ll be sharing some useful tips that have really helped me save money whilst at university, and prevented me from going into further debt. Simple ways to save money … Continue reading Small and simple ways you can save money as a university student
Yes, that’s right we are talking about the M-word… money. There. I said it and I haven’t been struck by a lightning bolt! No one ever really talks about money, so I’m here to help you out with tips I’ve learned along the way. If you are starting University, the chances are you haven’t had … Continue reading Budgeting 101: A Crash Course
As I write this, I have just finished my third and final year of my History degree at York. When reflecting on my time here, and how I’ve changed since my first day at university, one of the most notable changes is how I now define and describe myself. I I feel a sense of … Continue reading Finding and Being ‘Me’ at York – Disabled, Working Class and Proud
I decided I was going to undertake a Masters course fulltime which meant leaving a job I really loved and a reliant income that I’d become attached to. Although I’d only been working for three years, returning to studying felt like a big change. I was nervous about how I would cope financially. I’m now … Continue reading Returning to studying: financing a Masters
It’s not often something we like to talk about, but it’s an unavoidable fact that starting a PhD doesn’t just require time and effort, but can also be major a financial commitment. That said, there are several routes and options for funding postgraduate study. Whether you’re lucky enough to receive a research council studentship, decide … Continue reading The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research
In terms of finance, the Masters year can feel like a squeeze. At undergrad level there were loads of schemes and reasonable loans. At PhD level, the majority of people apply for funding with a stipend, making it more like a paid job. The things I found this year were in the middle: some people … Continue reading I need a dollar: funding PG studies
The first thing I should say when talking about student finance is this: each person’s experience is unique. Everyone has different financial situations at home and has different relationships with money so no one story is a blueprint on how to deal with this system. This is not really an advice piece, more an account … Continue reading My experience of student finance and housing