I chose to study archaeology because it’s a very diverse subject which gives you a great range of transferable skills that could be made useful in future careers. The course has a modular structure which means that you get to study a wide range of topics across the whole year, and the workload is not too heavilyy loaded on just one subject, so you are able to maintain a level of interest without getting bored.
Staff are always enthusiastic which makes for a really interesting course, and if you have any feedback about the course content they do listen and readjust to improve. Also, the course looked like it had the right balance of work and contact time with still enough time to experience university life.
The city itself holds a lot of appeal as it still maintains so much of its history. The historic factor played a part, but there is still a vibrant city feel. The city offers a balanced mix and you are able to find the quieter areas where you can go when you just need to get away from it all. To top it off, the King's Manor is a very beautiful building and a joy to study in.
Student life in York is really fun and varied. You will never get bored, and with the university's eclectic range of societies and clubs there is something for everyone and many good friends to be made. This outside life is what often makes university so enjoyable and helps you get through the tougher working periods. I have loved my time here so far.
Staff are always enthusiastic which makes for a really interesting course and they are always prepared to put some time aside for you, whether for academic or personal needs.