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Celebrating 60 years

Our 60th anniversary gives us a moment to not only reflect on how far we've come, but how far we're going to go.

Since our foundation in 1963, we’ve been guided by a compelling purpose: being single-minded in combating inequality, championing social justice and advancing opportunity for all. And there is so much more to do - our future is limitless.

York Festival of Ideas 2023

Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, family-friendly activities and much more, this year we're celebrating our 13th festival -'Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild'.

Big Community Challenge

The York Cares Big Community Challenge 2023 will focus on the maintenance and restoration of river and wetland areas in York.

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Valuing our people

Our people are what make us. We strive to be supportive and inclusive in everything we do.

We're continuing our philanthropic tradition and engaging with past students through initiatives such as York Unlimited.

We're building on our strong sense of social purpose to be a welcoming, safe space for all.

Staff, students and alumni taking part in the Great York Walk to raise money for Mentally Fit York and promote good mental health in the city's communities and beyond.

Nurturing our partnerships

At York we work together. We support not just our University community, but look outward locally, nationally and internationally to open up opportunities for all.

A shared purpose with York and the region

We support our community. We continue to help shape our place, supporting community wellbeing and York’s society, economy and health.