York, or should I say Jórvík, has a vivid history as a Viking city. York still carries traces of its past as a bustling Viking city and it is a big part of the city’s identity. Keep on reading for ideas on how you can experience the vivid past of Jórvík. Visit the Jorvik Viking … Continue reading City Guide: Experience York as a Viking
When you hear the words “university student” one of your first associations will be ‘binge drinking’. Both movies and television have long portrayed uni students to be chaotic, young adults ‘obsessed’ with their newfound freedom to go….WILD. What pop culture fails to take into consideration is that not everyone drinks. But if that’s the case, … Continue reading Non-alcoholic activities to do in and around York
The City of York is renowned for its historic feel and tourist sights, from the Shambles Market to Clifford’s Tower, but also has an amazing student life! I hope to give you just a glimpse at what York has to offer on both sides of the coin, sharing my experiences from two years of living … Continue reading Life in the City of York
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…
The two main reasons I chose the University of York are the academic reputation and the college system. As a member of the Russell Group, the University has a great reputation for academia and I thought it was a place where I could push myself academically. However, the reason I chose York over other Russell … Continue reading Why York?
Like many postgraduates at the University, I moved to York from a different place. In September 2020, I made the decision to move to York and start my MA in Public History. I was lucky as my partner has been here since 2018 doing his BA. This means I have spent a decent amount of … Continue reading First days out in York after lockdown
The title of this post may seem a little bizarre but I thought I’d cover what I have ahead of me this term, looking forward into the next two years and also the fun I had going to the Jorvik Viking festival, which is the looking backwards bit! Although this term has been rather hectic … Continue reading Looking forward and looking backwards!
Hey everyone!! To start this post I’ll tell you about a revelation. Some may call it an epiphany, while some may not. I AM HALFWAY THROUGH MY DEGREE!!! That, my friends, is a scary fact! When I think that some of my closest friends and I didn’t even know each other less than 2 years … Continue reading It’s the small things
So I’ve come home for a while over the Easter break. I’ve spent quality time with my family, caught up with friends and eaten loads of home cooked food and far too much chocolate!! But, having been back for a few weeks now, I’m really missing York and uni life! It’s got me thinking about … Continue reading Top reasons to love York
One of the most important things about going to university is the town/city in which you study. For history students in particular, the choice of location is often one of most important factors in choosing where to study. So, for my first post, let’s have a look at York as a city to study history … Continue reading Studying History in York – History on your doorstep.