Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study at York for my MA was somehow even more stressful than moving away from home for the first time. At least when I moved for my BA, I had known a few people from my school who’d be going to university with me. When I moved to York, I … Continue reading Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
I came onto the Social Work MA after finishing a degree in Psychology. I wanted a space to explore and apply different theories and make a real difference with my knowledge. This program gave me a chance to hit the ground running and learn from the first day. What impact do you want to make … Continue reading Meet MA Social Work student, Kshira
When I was 18, I started volunteering in refugee camps in Calais, first as a volunteer, and then later as a coordinator for one of the charities there. Towards the end of the 11 months that I spent working in the camps, I met two American social workers, both of whom were only a few … Continue reading A chat with 3rd Year Social Work student, Kashi
From a young age in secondary school, I knew that I wanted to work with young people as I loved seeing my younger family members. This passion developed throughout my sixth-from experience as I chose to undertake my Level 3 in Child Care and Education which enabled me to get multiple and diverse placements. These … Continue reading Meet Social Work student, Ryan
I have always been the type of person to care about those around me and always wanted a career where I could help people to improve themselves and/or the situation they are in. I felt social work was the perfect career path for me as the whole nature of the job is to support and … Continue reading My experience as a Social Work student
It took some time for me to realise that I wanted to pursue a profession in social work. All of the qualities and values that I admire are at the heart of social work. The fact that social work offers such a varied range of opportunities also appealed to me. Plus, the fact that it seeks to make the world a better place. This meant that I could contribute my part to improving people’s lives.
Once I recognised the broad field of work that social work offers, I was so intrigued. Knowing that I could go into a career that would identify where my strengths are and allow me to match these with a particular field of work really sat well with me as opposed to a career that didn’t have much room to diversify.
Choosing a university can seem like an incredibly daunting task. It’s where you’ll be spending the next few years of your life. And even after you’ve got your offers you still have to make the all-important decision to choose one of them.
Selecting the right course to study I have always being very interested and excited to attend university, to learn more about my favourite subject – Politics. Choosing York was an easy decision for me. In Year 12, I had already decided on an International Relations course due to my interests in global politics. For my … Continue reading Choosing York 📚🎓
Choosing which university to join involves more than researching the university itself. As you’ll likely be living in that city for 3 or more years, a crucial part of deciding between universities is their location. This was one of the main reasons why I chose York. In this blog, I will try to give you … Continue reading What does the City of York have to offer?