All posts tagged: Student

The dreaded word for many students: Results day

I just wanted to write a quick blog post wishing every one out there that is receiving A-Level results to tomorrow a big good luck, although, you won’t need it as I am sure many (if not everyone (!)) have worked so hard. I know it’s easy saying this, but, if you don’t get the results that you desired it’s not the end of the world. Results day for me was probably the worst days of my life. The night before I would be physically sick, not eat anything, get very little sleep and cry …a lot. One tactic that I did find helpful is something called Mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of just situating yourself in the present – focus on your breathing, all of your senses – for example, thinking about what does your fingers feel like? Weird I know, but if you attempt to focus your mind on your body, position and surroundings, this may help take your thoughts away from the stresses of what is to come and make you realise that you …

J’ai fini!

Wow, I cannot quite believe that I am writing this post. It’s official. Yesterday I graduated from York with a First! I am over the moon! It was such a lovely ceremony, and it was great to see everyone before and after. Despite my gown taking every opportunity to try and wriggle its way off me, I managed to survive the graduate fashion. After the graduation ceremony, the History of Art department hosted a lovely get together with some yummy pastries and drinks! From there, me and my family ventured onto the Minster to take some photos by York’s iconic building. I don’t like the thought of calling myself a graduate now… I am still a student at heart! So now I have a month before I move to Paris for the year, and from there, I plan to begin studying for a Masters in History of Art so do expect more to come from my blog! I hope that everyone had a wonderful day yesterday – everyone looked so lovely, and it was sad not too …

Done and dusted

This up-coming Monday is week 9. Week 9. I cannot believe that my last year at University is coming to an end. The last few weeks of this term has been stressful, I’m not gonna lie. Having handed in my dissertation and completed my 48 hour exam, I have now finished! My summer term has come and gone with a blink of an eye, and completing my work was quite anti-climatic, but exciting at the same time. Next week is the Graduation Ball which should be a lovely night – getting to see everyone dolled up and relaxing. The day after I leave to begin working at Wimbledon for two weeks, so I am leaving York in what feels like quite a rush. There are a few things that I now know having finished this year, and this is how much I have fallen in love with my course and the areas that I have studied. I cannot recommend York enough for History of Art. The tutors are amazing. I have been through a few rough patches this year and everyone …

Landed in Paris

So after what seems a long day of travelling, we have finally arrived safe and sound in Paris. After heading on an early 9am train to London, we then departed via Eurostar to the French capital. This was my first time of using the Eurostar, and it was much quicker than I had anticipated. Once we got to the hostel, and after we had unpacked our belongings, we met with our two tutors and headed out to the Montmartre area for a lovely dinner with both the groups. I just love Paris, there’s so much to see, and it seems every street you walk down offers you a new and different glimpse of Paris. We headed to the Moulin Rouge after of food, and lets just say that we saw some sights that are youngsters should not be seeing! Tomorrow ‘The Virgin’s Places’ are off to Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Lourve. But I’m hoping to have the time to quickly go to the Sainte-Chapelle, which is in between these two places. I cannot wait to …