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News archive: Quality recognition press releases 2014

International impact of our research excellence is recognised

Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014

We rank 14th overall and 10th for the impact of our research in the new Research Excellence Framework published today (18 December 2014).


Awards hat-trick for Learning and Development team

Posted on Monday 1 December 2014

The University of York Learning and Development Team has achieved a notable hat-trick by winning their third Times Higher Education Award in five years.


Hull York Medical School outreach project highlighted in excellence report

Posted on Friday 14 November 2014

An ‘introduction to medicine’ activity organised by students at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has been chosen as a case study displaying good practice by the Medical School Council.


Awards success for York’s budding filmmakers

Posted on Friday 14 November 2014

Students from the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television scored a hat-trick of awards this week at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Awards 2014.


Pioneering York research centre secures major funding

Posted on Friday 31 October 2014

The Wellcome Trust has awarded £1 million to continue its support of the successful interdisciplinary work of the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) at the University of York.


University of York biologist wins top award

Posted on Thursday 30 October 2014

A University of York scientist, who has carried out ground breaking research in the evolutionary biology of microbes, has won a major award from the Society for General Microbiology.


York’s support of women in science recognised with Athena SWAN awards

Posted on Tuesday 30 September 2014

An academic department and a research centre at the University of York have been awarded Bronze Athena SWAN awards, meaning the University now holds awards across all the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEM) subjects.


York scientist wins Royal Academy of Engineering recognition

Posted on Tuesday 16 September 2014

A University of York scientist has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.


European accolade for University of York scholars

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Two academics from the University of York have been elected to the Academia Europaea in recognition of their international scholarship and outstanding research achievements.


York scientist wins Royal Society prize

Posted on Tuesday 5 August 2014

A University of York scientist is the recipient of a major award from the Royal Society in recognition of his ‘significant impact on science education within the UK’.


A close run thing for York academic

Posted on Friday 25 July 2014

A University of York academic has narrowly missed out on the Royal Historical Society’s prestigious Whitfield Prize with his book on the history of rationing in World War Two.


York academic elected British Academy Fellow

Posted on Thursday 17 July 2014

A University of York archaeologist has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the highest honour for scholars working in the humanities and social sciences.


National award for University of York academic

Posted on Tuesday 15 July 2014

A University of York social scientist has been honoured for her contribution to social policy research and the sustained impact her work has had on the Government, local authorities and the public.


York employee wins 2014 Technician of the Year Award

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014

An employee at the University of York has won one of the first Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) Health and Social Care Technician of the Year awards.


York researchers named as finalists in Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition

Posted on Wednesday 11 June 2014

A team of researchers from the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence have been shortlisted as finalists in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition 2014.


Nursing student wins national award

Posted on Monday 12 May 2014

Third year Health Sciences undergraduate Amy Eleanor Bascombe has won the 2014 Student Nursing Times Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs.


York scientist’s medical research accolade

Posted on Friday 9 May 2014

A University of York scientist has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his contribution to the advancement of medical science.


York scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry accolades

Posted on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Four of the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) prize and award winners are from the University of York.


York liquid crystal chemist wins AkzoNobel UK Science Award

Posted on Monday 3 March 2014

A University of York scientist whose work helped form the basis for flat-screen TVs, computers and mobile phone displays has won AkzoNobel’s UK Science Award for 2014.

York scientist makes innovation shortlist

Posted on Thursday 13 February 2014

A team led by a University of York scientist, which has developed new plants which can be used to clean up land polluted with explosives, is a finalist in the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2014 competition.

SEI ranked number two among world's environment think tanks

Posted on Thursday 6 February 2014

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), which has a centre in the Environment Department at the University of York, has been ranked as the world’s second most influential environment think tank.

Gordon’s grounds for an honour

Posted on Friday 3 January 2014

The University’s Grounds Maintenance Manager Gordon Eastham has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List.

Accolades for York’s Learning Disability nursing students

Posted on Thursday 2 January 2014

Students on the Learning Disability Nursing programme at the University of York have gained national recognition for their innovative practice.

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