Let’s be honest, the prospect of money management at university is really daunting for many people. If you have anxieties about finances, don’t worry. My aim is to try and offer some ways to make this seemingly massive task a little more manageable. Start as you mean to go on Organise yourself early! Student loans … Continue reading Money management at university: tips for success and support
I’m sure you will have heard it many times before, but university really does give you the chance to find yourself and meet your people. The way I did that was through joining a range of societies and taking part in volunteering projects. From sport to music to activism to Animal Crossing Society, there is … Continue reading My Experience of Student Societies
Monday The second Monday back after Christmas usually consists of getting everything ready for the coming term, introductory lectures and seminars and catching up with housemates. 9-10am: Shreddies! I usually start the day by having some Shreddies (enabling me to function) whilst catching up with the latest headlines on the TV. I usually head off … Continue reading Social Policy in Action!
Last Saturday I took the time out of my busy Postgrad schedule to head down to Heslington Scout Hut for the SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire, and I’m really glad I did! I wanted to take this opportunity to answer as many frequently asked questions about SAGGY as I could. Plus explain the Students’ … Continue reading SAGGY Give It A Go Campfire – What all those letters mean and more!
The big day had finally arrived: the Summer Ball. Getting ready My housemate Rosie and I woke up early to head to Bang hair salon on Bishopthorpe Road for a wash and blow dry. Back at the house, there was a buzz as everyone started getting ready before we all spilled out into the garden to … Continue reading One Last Celebration: Graduation Dinner and Summer Ball 2018
I have just recently stepped down from being on the dance society committee (sad times!). It’s been a fantastic two years, I’ve absolutely loved being part of it! When I was looking at which uni I’d like to join, sports and societies were very important to me. I can happily say being part of dance … Continue reading So what’s it like to be on a society committee?
When I first came to visit the University of York, look around the campus and test out some of the student union cafés, I didn’t really know what linguistics actually was. I’d been recommended it by a teacher at my college but she hadn’t said much more than “it’s a lot about language, you’ll love … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Linguistics Student
If you been to York for a visit day, or if you end up coming here, YUSU is a word you’ll hear bandied about rather a lot. While you would be forgiven for thinking a superfruit has taken over campus, YUSU actually stands for York University Student Union. YUSU is run for, with, and by … Continue reading YUSU – what is it?!??
Hi everyone! As I promised in my previous blog post, I am going to talk about the societies York has to offer to its students. Like that you can all get an insight of what extracurricular activities here look like and you can start planning which societies you should join next year. York has approximately … Continue reading Give It a Go: student societies and how to get involved
The end goal of university for most people is a good job and career. Employers are not only looking for graduates with good grades, but work experience and transferable skills too, so there is huge pressure on students to strive towards extracurricular activities to expand their CVs. I’m here to tell you 5 great ways … Continue reading 5 Ways To Gain Employable Skills at University