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A day in the life of a York student

Who better to tell you about student life than our students!

Our student's have been busy documenting their lives at York. Check out their videos and blogs for a behind-the-scenes look at what student life is really like.

Highlights

Join Guy at the gym, in lectures and then performing in The History Boys with DramaSoc.

Ruth tells us about her English in Education seminars and a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Network (BAME) meeting.

Visit the Department of Theatre, Film and Television with Tom for sound lab and live TV practicals.

Department blogs

What's a typical day like for a Politics student? What does an Archaeology student do in an average week? Take a behind-the-scenes look at lectures, seminars, societies, and student life with these department blogs.

Archaeology: Jess

Hi there!

I’m Jess, a student from the Department of Archaeology! My time here at the University has been fantastic, filled with friends, fun and super cool activities - from learning about the origins of humanity, to going on road trips with friends.

York as a city is a great place for an archaeology student, with lots of opportunities and historic festivals to enjoy and get involved in. For you to try and imagine what life is like here, I have written a blog about what your first year here may look like on a weekly basis.

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Biosciences: Dan

Hi, I’m Dan and I’m a first year studying Biochemistry at York! I’ve only been here less than a year so far, but I can say with complete confidence that choosing to come to York was the best decision I could’ve made.

From going into awesome depth on enzymes to using some of the coolest lab equipment in practicals, there really isn’t anything better to wish for if you’re a person interested in Biosciences. I couldn’t recommend more to come to York, enjoy the beautiful campus and throw yourself into the top-class department and courses!

I've written a blog about an average week in the life of a Biosciences student.

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Chemistry: Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin and I’m a third year chemistry student at the University of York!

Being a chemist at York is a unique experience. We have two paths we can take, either the BSc route or the MChem route. I’m on the MChem route so here’s what a typical week looks like for me...

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Computer Science: George

Hey, I'm George, I'm a second year Computer Science student with a Year in Industry on the BSc/BEng course!

I've spent the past week putting together a day in the life video which I'm hoping will help inform you on what an average day here at York is like. Nearer the end of the video I'm also at the York Aikido dojo, which is one of my main hobbies, however, I'm sure you could replace that section of the video with one of the almost 200 societies here at York - whatever your interests are in!

Hope you enjoy the video and that I see you around next year!

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Economics: Rosita

Hi! My name is Rosita and I am a second-year Economics student. You might have met me at the recent post-offer visit day!

Today I’ll bring you along with me on what is a typical day at university. Days at university really change from week to week, depending on what seminars you need to attend or what the University organises.

If you decide to participate in sports or societies, that is true even more! But whatever you decide to get involved in, university offers the opportunity to try new things and pick up activities that you never thought you would try before.

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Education: Mollie

Hi, I’m Mollie and I am a second year student at the University Of York studying Psychology In Education. Going to uni can be both nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time, but York has made this transition seamless for me and I wouldn’t change it for the world. 

Here is a little snippet of what a typical week looks like for me.

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Electronic Engineering: Sophie-Jayne

I’m Sophie-Jayne, a third year student studying Electronic Engineering, here at York. Over the three years that I’ve lived and studied in York I can safely say that every day has been different. The people that I've met have not only given me so many memories and laughs but have been instrumental in my development as a person!

In this blog I’m going to be showing you what a typical day looks like for me. I hope you enjoy it!

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English: Trina

Hi, I’m Trina! I’m a second-year English Literature student from Singapore. It’s been a great 2 years so far, and I’ve fallen completely in love with both the uni and the town!

York’s a really beautiful place to live in and I’d say coming here was one of the best decisions of my life. Just to give you an idea of what life is like as a student, I’ve written a blog about what my typical day looks like.

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Environment: Elinor

I’m Elinor, and I am a Human Geography and Environment undergraduate.

I am currently in my final year. I have really enjoyed my time at the University of York and I will be very sad to wave goodbye to university life. I have made some great memories here (besides studying for my degree), from being part of the athletics team, being involved with raising and giving (RAG) and having the opportunity to go on some great field trips.

I have written a blog post to give you a taste of what I get up to on a regular day. I hope you enjoy it!

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History of Art: Lily

Hello, I'm Lily, just an art history student studying in the architectural capital! I love anything arty, cultural or to do with travel. Alongside art, I love spending time with friends both here and back home, retail therapy and a good cuppa.

I've written a blog post called 10 things I wish I knew before starting my History of Art degree - I hope you enjoy it!

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History: Kaya

I’m Kaya and I’m a third year student in the Department of History at York. From having found a group of friends who love watching football as much as I do to learning about post-colonial Caribbean and African history amongst other things, I’ve truly enjoyed my time here so far.

York is a place with so many opportunities to grab hold of, and to try to give you an insight into how life works here, I’ve written a blog about my average university week.

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Language and Linguistics: Pollyanna

Hello! I'm an English Language and Linguistics student passionate about performance, speech and volunteering! I love writing, acting and singing and I'm best described as "aggressively friendly"!

Here is a blog about a typical day in the life of a Linguistics student - I hope you enjoy it!

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Law: Aaron

Hi there! I’m Aaron, and I’m a third year student at the York Law School [YLS]. I’ve had a great time at York so far, from getting involved in Student Representation to trying out Quidditch in my first week! There are so many opportunities to get involved in a range of sports, societies or work.

To help you try to imagine what life is like here, I’ve written a blog about what a week looks like for me.

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Management: Josh

My name is Josh and I’m a first year Business and Management undergraduate at York. This is my first time studying at university level, my first time having to make new friends from scratch, and my first time living away from home. I absolutely love it here.

York is the best decision I have ever made and one that will shape my future. Deciding which university is right for you is hard decision. To help you try to imagine what life is actually like here, I’ve written this blog about what turned out to be a very cold Wednesday for me.

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Maths: Charlotte

Hey, I’m Charlotte, a third year student studying mathematics here at York. It has been a super experience – one I’d definitely recommend! Here is a what a typical week looks like for me...

Being a student is all about getting the perfect work-life balance. I therefore thought I’d split things up and talk to you about the academic side of things first of all, and then about the other stuff I get up to during a typical week!

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Music: Megan

I'm Megan and I’m a third year Music student at York. I’ve had such a great experience here, from learning about music psychology and community music, to performing and getting involved with a number of societies.

Both campus and York city are vibrant and diverse places to be – don’t be fooled by the size! Here is a little bit about a typical week for me to help you imagine what life can be like here.

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Natural Sciences: James

Hi, My name is James and I'm a Natural Scientist at the University of York. I'm on the ABCE (archaeology, biology, chemistry and environmental science) pathway, specialising in Chemistry. Thinking back to A-levels I'm sure things are in full swing for you all currently mock exam results on your mind along with exams ahead and on top of it all the looming decision of choosing your place of study and more importantly home for the next few years.

York has been my home for a year and a half now and I couldn't be happier with it. Below is a link to a blog post where I describe a week in my life as a second year in the school of natural sciences alongside my extra-curricular studies. I hope having some insight into life here at York will help alleviate some of the difficulty involved in making these choices.

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Nursing: Megan

Hey, My name is Megan, I am a Child Nursing Student at the University of York. I never thought I could enjoy my degree as much as I do, it has exceeded every expectation I had as a prospective student.

However, nursing is a degree completely different to all others, I am hoping this glimpse into my upcoming week gives you the insight and inspiration that I found helpful when making my application.

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Philosophy: Hannah

Hi, I'm a Hannah, a Philosophy and Politics student here at York. 

I've written a blog giving my honest review of the Department of Philosophy - I hope you enjoy it!

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Physics: Sara

I’m Sara, and I’m currently in my second year studying Physics here at University of York.

First of all, congratulations on your offer! I know that the time leading up to starting uni can both be fun, exciting, and sometimes confusing as well. Will I enjoy my time there? How will I adjust? What things will I learn? These were just some of the questions I was asking myself a couple of years ago.

Therefore, I thought I’d give you a little insight into what daily life here is like, and what a Physics student like me gets up to.

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Politics: Salman

Hi, I’m Salman, a second year student in the Department of Politics and so far it’s been a really engaging time, from diving into the depths of the impact that China and India have had on the global economy to understanding the fundamental decisions behind austerity measures.

Outside of the course, I have had a really active engagement in loads of societies and clubs, which have unlocked numerous other opportunities and have always kept me busy.

If you’d like to find out more about what I have been up to and all the other opportunities that exist, that you could get involved in, have a read of the blog linked below!

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Psychology: Rossi

Hey, I’m Rossi and I’m a 3rd Year Psychology student at York, from North Manchester. I’ve absolutely loved my time studying here so far – not only have I learned so much about this fascinating subject but I’ve made life-long friendships with some brilliant people.

I have no doubt I made the right decision in coming here and to show you why and to give an insight into what life is like for me now, I’ve written a bit about what a week in the life of a psychology student is like - for me at least! It’s important to stress that this varies massively across students and you get out of your university experience, what you put in!

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Social and Political Sciences: Kane

Hi there! My name’s Kane and I’m currently a third year SPS student. One of the absolute best things about my degree has been the sheer amount of autonomy and control I’ve had over my modules and being able to pick between Sociology, Politics or Social Policy.

I’m envious that you all get to experience everything for the first time; the course, the city, the university, it all works together to create a truly unique and memorable experience. A massive part of uni is learning to live alone and, hopefully, I might be able to give you some tips to get ready for the next three years!

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Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences: Hazel

Hey! My name is Hazel and I am in my second year studying Social Policy at York. For the past two years I have been a part of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Society (Crimsoc) and a member of Constantine College.

I will start by telling you a little bit about myself and why I chose to study at the University of York. I also thought it might be nice if I was able to share some things I have learned since beginning university.

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Social Work: Renée

Hi! My name is Renée and I am a 2nd year Social Work student. I am a mature student and balance my time between my studies and looking after my family. I am thoroughly enjoying my course thus far and hope to give you a useful insight into the life of a Social Work student at The University of York.

One of the advantages of attending the University of York is that you will be in the heart of one of the UK’s most beautiful and historic cities. In this blog, I will share my top 10 fun and favourite places to explore in York!

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Sociology: Lauren

Hey, I’m Lauren and I am a 2nd Year student studying Sociology at York. So far my university experience has been so fun, educating and very versatile. With topics varying from reality TV to body hair removal, York has a really contemporary department, dealing with the most up-to-date issues within society.

I’ve lived in this beautiful city for the past two years and I will give you a glimpse into the week of a typical York student.

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Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (Writing Directing and Performance): Roxanne

Hello! My name is Roxanne, I’m a second year Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance student here at York. For those of you who are interested in the department and this course, I thought I’d take you through one of the key weeks of my Uni life thus far.

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Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (Film and Television Production): Liam

Hi, I'm Liam, a Film and Television Production student at York. I’ve had a really enriching time so far at York. Arriving, I wasn’t particularly nervous but there was a clear variety of avenues that I could pursue and communities I could join to feel supported.

In this blog post, I'll explore how I'm living it large in York and what it's like studying in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media.

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Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (Interactive Media): Christopher

Hi there, my name is Christopher and I'm studying Interactive Media in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media. I am a member of Vanbrugh College and the Chairperson of the Interactive Media Society.

For this first blog post, I thought I’d write a little bit about myself, how I ended up at York and why I fell in love with the city and the University.

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