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Guide to the BA History of Art Dissertation

My guide to the BA Dissertation

Dissertations can be pretty intimidating for anyone. The fact that this is probably the first ‘big’ essay that you have written, and may even have to write, can also add to that big black cloud that seems to loom and follow over you for your third year. However, check out my list of handy tips which will hopefully make the experience a lot more enjoyable!

History of Art at University of York – 4th place in the national rankings

I just wanted to say a massive well done to the History of Art Department at University of York for being ranked in 4th place in The Sunday Times University Guide 2015!  It’s a great success and I couldn’t agree more with the outcome. I have written many times throughout my blog, History of Art at York is amazing. All those working within the department should be extremely proud with themselves – I know for certain that all I could write in the National Student Survey regarding my time here were positive things. I hope everyone who still studies at York, or will soon be joining, will experience the outstanding work within the department. Well done!

ICT Facilities – Recent York Graduates

I thought that I would post a friendly reminder to all those fellow recent York Graduates that in less than 30 days our York IT Services will expire. This means that our email accounts will close, and incoming mail will be rejected; we will not be able to use any of the University iT facilities; and any unused credit on our printing accounts will be lost. What I have done is imported my emails and contacts from my account onto my own personal gmail email. I found this really hard, but with the help of the following links I succeeded! So check them out: This page links to all the relevant information that you may want to know about your York IT accounts. I followed this help page from google to move my emails from the account to my gmail account. To do this, I also followed this page ( which shows you how to not only import emails but how to check emails from the account. It has worked …

Oxford Post-Graduate Trip

After what feels like a decade away from academia, my mother and I ventured to the quaint city that is Oxford to have a noisy around the University and Colleges. As many may have read throughout my blogging, I am hoping to continue further study after my year in Paris and want to complete a Masters focusing on Medieval History of Art. As I will be away for the next year, I thought it was probably wise to get started in looking at potential universities so that I get a ‘proper’ feel for the place before applying. I have only been to Oxford once, and that was when I was only a small child so my memories of the city are quite limited! The city is beautiful. It shares many similarities with York, which I love. One of the main advantages of the university is that it is spread out throughout the entire city. Oxford truly is the University’s city. I am not saying at all that I did not enjoy the centralised nature of …