21 October, 2007

Pros and Cons

I'm at work, and I'm stone bored. I'm probably going to end up posting a few posts to get this going.

Pros about the University of York:
* strong interdisciplinary focus
* very pretty campus
* they accepted me
* highest "duck density" of any school in the UK (ducks + chasing = excellent stress relief)
* very cyclist friendly city
* year-round above freezing temperatures
* manuscript libraries nearby

* won't be able to drive at all
* year-round rain
* don't know anyone
* will miss all my friends and family
* very expensive

The friends-and-family bit is going to be the hardest thing for me, but as you can see, there is a lot of good things about the UofYork. Thankfully, the dollar-to-pound exchange is very good right now.


silent.wings said...

I miss the year-round rain. It beats this weird weather you have out here. At least rain makes sense :P

Alea said...

You have a lake on your campus. I'm insanely jealous, in a good-natured way.

Ami said...

I'm jealous of the manuscript libraries.

Anyway, do graduate students get jobs with the school, or will you need to find work to support yourself, or will you just use student loans or independent wealth?