Do you check emails or constantly find ways to distract yourself from your work? Are you very self-critical about your ability to work? Do you feel drained yet have nothing to show for it? Explore the causes of procrastination and look at practical ways to overcome putting things off. Read our tips to beat procrastination. Come … Continue reading Pushing through procrastination
The University of York is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 23 universities, spanning 15 countries on six continents. WUN has announced a special international network development program for early career researchers (including PhD students) under the theme of developing the next generation of research … Continue reading International Development Program for Early Career Researchers
Meet and talk to PhD students and post-docs about health, wellbeing and maintaining a goo work-life balance during doctoral research.
Deciding which university is for you can be a tricky and daunting task, whatever course you decide to pursue. Even though it’s been almost two years since I made my choice, I still remember the feeling of uncertainty and unknown when deciding the university that I wanted to go to. Two years later and I’m … Continue reading 3 (+1) Things to look forward to about Economics at York
A wide range of training and workshops are available to postgraduate researchers across all departments throughout the academic year. We know that it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming as there’s so much going on! So we’ve tried to make it a little easier for you by collating links to all available training in one … Continue reading Supportive training and wellbeing workshops
Hello there! My name is Jenny and I’m in my second-year studying chemistry here at the University of York. I find it fun to observe people’s reactions when I tell them I study chemistry. It’s usually a combination of interest and surprise. It’s easy to understand why. Chemistry is far from being an easy degree. … Continue reading You’re studying Chemistry at York! What is it actually like?
I’m Becky, a third year English and History student. Welcome to a week in my life! Final year is pretty busy, so there is a lot to be done! Monday Reading day! Not the most fun, but necessary. Every week I have about 180 pages of reading to do for my History Special Subject module, … Continue reading A week in the life of an English and History student
Morning On a typical day, I am up and ready nice and early for 9am contact hours. As a third-year student, I don’t tend to have many contact hours compared to my prior years in the degree. In my first year I had 9am labs every day for most of the year! These can be … Continue reading A day in the life of an Electronic Engineering student
Teaching Colleges I have to admit, when I arrived in Freshers’ Week, I didn’t really understand why the Department of Chemistry had teaching colleges. Now I am very grateful for them! You’re assigned to a teaching college in your first year and they’re loosely based on your accommodation college. When you’re faced with a cohort … Continue reading 3 Things to Look Forward to in the Chemistry Department
Morning So it’s 7.30am and my alarm has roused me from sleep, but I’m an optimist so I reset it for 8.15am and drift back off. 8.15am comes around far too soon and it’s a mad dash to shower, dress, grab food I packed the night before (hopefully), and leg it to my 9am lab. … Continue reading Journey Through the Day of an Electronic Engineering Student