Hi, I’m Malaikah and I’m a second year student studying International Relations here at the University. I wanted to give you an insight into the life of a student within the Politics department here at the university of york and tell you a little bit about why I love my degree. In my blog I will talk about my degree, what a typical week looks like for me, as well as how my first year modules helped me understand what areas of study I was interested in and how that helped me to decide on my second year modules. University is about exploring your degree subject and figuring out what you like and what works for you. It’s not just about having a set career path, it’s about exploring and embracing the options around you and making the most of your time at university.
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A week in the life of a Global Development student
Hi! I’m Olivia and I study Global Development at the University of York. I just wanted to let you know about what a typical week could look like as a Global Development student. In my blog I will give examples of possible modules and what this translates to in contact hours. I will run through the opportunities that are available to Global Development students, many of which are displayed in the weekly politics department newsletter. Finally, I will cover some assessment material and what you could expect. I love my Global Development degree, and hopefully this blog will excite you to start studying this interesting subject too!
A week in the life of an English student
Monday Kicking off my weekly life as an English student, early this morning I travelled from my flat in Campus East to Campus West, where English is based. Today was filled with three lecture Q&As. These are helpful contact times to reflect on lectures and raise any questions or thoughts, or to learn more about … Continue reading A week in the life of an English student
My experience of the Pre-1900 Production Project
My name is Stevie and I am a Third year Theatre student at the University of York. It is an absolute joy to write about this University and my course, in addition to what I believe makes it so unique in comparison to other institutions. In my blog I am going to be discussing a recent module I completed in the first term of Third year and the experiences I personally had with it. ‘Pre-1900s’ is a core module of your Third year within the Theatre degree, and is an incredibly exciting challenge to undertake working with your peers to create some truly impressive theatre. A key part of University, for me, is falling in love with your degree and reminding yourself why you chose to pursue the subject you did. With the Pre-1900s module it was absolutely a perfect reminder of why I particularly love Theatre and immersing myself in it on a daily basis.
My tales of a TFTI student – exploring the TV facilities
Hi, I’m Vlad! I’m in my second year studying Film and Television Production at the University of York. What I love most about the course is just how creative and inventive everything is, not just the content of the lectures, but also the teaching methods themselves. Studying in the Department of Film, TV and Interactive Media (TFTI) can be both challenging and rewarding – often at the same time! In this blog I will tell you about the TV facilities here at York and my experience with them across a variety of roles. I will also share some useful tips about working in the studios and a few anecdotes about the ingenious ways we were taught certain skills. The studio sessions were the highlight of my week and I hope you’ll share my excitement when you begin your courses!
Politics at York: Studying topics that matter!
Hey! My name is Deborah and I study Politics and International Relations at York! In my blog I’m going to explain how I have learnt about topics that matter to students at York. I’ll discuss how we’ve been able to study a variety of topics such as Critical Race Theory, Environmental Racism and much more… Being at University has taught me there is so much more to learn and yet so little little time to consume it all, so make the most of the time you’ll have at university!
10 tips to look after your wellbeing during exam season
Hey! I’m Becky, a 3rd year Human Geography and Environment student. Read my tips on how to look after your wellbeing during exam season at university.
Academic Support at York
At university, there’s lots of academic support available to help you make the most of your degree. I want to tell you about some of the most important resources and ways of getting support, so you know what’s available! The Writing and Maths Skills Centre The Writing and Maths Skills Centres, located in the library, … Continue reading Academic Support at York
What’s it like to study at university?
How university study is different to school: Lectures are the main source of information from the university. Everyone taking the module sits in a large lecture theatre and listens to a professor’s talk on the weekly topic. Sometimes, there is an opportunity to ask questions and interact, but most lectures are silent on the part … Continue reading What’s it like to study at university?
Study motivation: to break or not to break, that is the question
In this blog, I’m going to discuss some of the techniques I use for study motivation, or at least, what makes studying more bearable! Tidy up! I always find that I work better in a clean, organised environment. That means making sure my room and desk is tidy. If you don’t have a desk, a … Continue reading Study motivation: to break or not to break, that is the question