What it’s like studying Sociology at York

From publicly falling asleep in a first year 9am to dropping my water bottle from the top of a lecture hall mid-lecture, my experience with studying sociology at York has certainly been eventful. This is especially considering the year of online seminars and recorded lectures. Email communication was the only interaction possible and lifeline for … Continue reading What it’s like studying Sociology at York

Beyond Philosophy: getting involved in extracurricular activities

It’s not always easy starting at university, especially when you feel like you don’t fit the profile of a “typical” student. Here’s how taking part in extracurricular activities can really make a difference to your experience. Embracing your background The moment I secured my place at York to study Philosophy felt extremely rewarding. At the … Continue reading Beyond Philosophy: getting involved in extracurricular activities

The Support, Societies and Studying in Maths

Hello, I’m JJ and I’m a second year mathematics student! I know that starting university is a big adjustment, which is why in this blog post I will highlight all of the dynamics of studying maths which support and enable you to be a happy thriving maths student! I talk about everything that comes with being a maths student at York, like the community atmosphere, how you feel a part of that community, ways to get help when you need it (which you will, you’re studying maths!) and all of the positivity surrounding your studies. Studying can be hard-work, which is why the maths department make sure you realise you aren’t alone and ensure that you are having fun too!