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News archive: Community press releases 2017

Part of the Black Snow DVD cover design. Credit: Bryan Ledgard.
Accolades both sides of the Atlantic for film charting England’s worst mining disaster

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

A University of York professor is heading to Hollywood to collect an award for his film recreating the dramatic events of England’s worst mining disaster.


York Students in Schools. Credit: University of York/John Houlihan
Supporting the local community: York student volunteers offer a helping hand

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017

The University of York’s annual report on student volunteering has revealed that in the last academic year students donated nearly 66,000 hours of their time to helping the local community – raising more than £120,000.


Part of the Black Snow DVD cover design. Credit: Bryan Ledgard.
Black Snow: Film charts England’s worst mining disaster

Posted on Tuesday 26 September 2017

A University of York professor has made a film recreating the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in December 1866.


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Lord Mayor to declare York the UK’s first Human Rights City

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017

A campaign to establish York as the UK’s first Human Rights City - initiated by Professor Paul Gready at the University of York - will culminate with a formal declaration by the Lord Mayor later this month.


National Student Volunteering Week
National Student Volunteering Week: celebrating student volunteering in York

Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Organisations in the York area are being invited to nominate student volunteers from the University who they feel deserve recognition.


Staff Race Equality Forum launches

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2017

The University’s new Staff Race Equality Network was launched last week as part of a drive to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.


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