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An MChem with a Year in Industry Student

Amy, Year 1

The best part about the Chemistry Department has to be the labs! They are incredible! The sheer size of them extends to as far as the eye can see. They ensure that the practical work you perform is enjoyable and informative.


The Department made me feel welcome from the moment I stepped through the door on my first visit day. I felt special when I received the welcome package from the Chemistry team when I attended the interview afternoon. 

I felt the Department wanted to learn more about me. The Chemistry admissions team are friendly and very approachable.

I didn’t take A-level maths at school and, initially, this felt very daunting. I did not need to worry as the support I have received already has been great.

The teaching staff and postgraduate students have helped me in workshops to enhance my maths skills and the library has a daily maths drop in centre when required. The great thing about the University of York is that help is always there if you need it!

Having your own supervisor, tutorial groups and a large connective team of college systems gives you plenty of time to interact with other students and get one to one support.

I decided to take a 4 year Chemistry course with an industrial placement.

I have also had the opportunity to choose the module Dynamic Earth: Origins, Evolution, Biogeochemistry and Climate

My two main passions at A-level were Chemistry and Geography so this option module has allowed me to put my two favourite things together.

Amy MChem Year 1

Starting university was definitely frightening, as I was unsure of what was to come.

As with most students, making friends was one of the hardest things I thought I would have to do, however, I was so wrong! The University makes it so easy, with on-site accommodation, college systems and plenty of societies to join in.

Joining the University of York Squash Club has made me feel part of the community. After a long week of lectures and lab work, having time to do something you enjoy or starting something new can be a great way to spend your free time and relax.

Also as a student in your college system, you get the chance to be a part of Varsity matches and if you really enjoy your sport, you can get a chance to be in the Roses Competitions against the other Universities. 

The University of York is in a great central location for those looking to go to a campus university with the feel of being part of a vibrant city lifestyle.


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