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News archive: Quality press releases 2019

York unveils support package to help students who have been in care

Posted on Monday 28 October 2019

The University of York is to provide a year’s free accommodation to a limited number of students who have been in care and are currently studying at the institution.

York strikes Gold again

Posted on Thursday 10 October 2019

The Department of Psychology has been awarded a Gold Athena SWAN Award recognising the extraordinary work undertaken in the Department to improve gender equality.

York gets gold in cycle friendly scheme

Posted on Wednesday 2 October 2019

The University of York has been awarded gold in the Cycle Friendly Employer scheme.

£5.8m investment in HYMS facilities announced

Posted on Tuesday 9 July 2019

We're redeveloping the medical school and the investment will include a complete redesign of the existing medical school building.

York top of the Russell Group in National Student Survey

Posted on Thursday 4 July 2019

The University of York has increased Overall Satisfaction from 84.6% to 88.6% in the National Student Survey (NSS), placing it top of the Russell Group universities included in the survey.

York’s support of gender equality recognised with Athena SWAN awards

Posted on Monday 24 June 2019

The University of York’s departments of Chemistry and Biology have been officially awarded their Athena SWAN Gold awards for a further four years at a ceremony today.

York professor named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted on Friday 7 June 2019

A University of York academic has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

World of Wonder: York Festival of Ideas 2019 launches biggest programme yet

Posted on Friday 3 May 2019

The double award-winning York Festival of Ideas returns from 4-16 June 2019 with a programme of over 200 mostly-free events on the theme of “World of Wonder”.

Professor Lucy Carpenter elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Posted on Wednesday 17 April 2019

Professor Lucy Carpenter, of York’s Department of Chemistry, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Book by York professor shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize

Posted on Monday 15 April 2019

The story of Queen Victoria’s relationship with India by a University of York professor has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize celebrating the best new historical non-fiction books in the UK.

£10m Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced

Posted on Friday 11 January 2019

The Leverhulme Trust Board has announced it will fund up to £10 million over the next 10 years to establish a new centre for research on biodiversity change at the University of York.

New £2.17m centre for excellence to boost modern foreign language skills

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2019

The University of York has been awarded government funding to launch England’s first modern foreign languages (MFL) centre for excellence.

University of York generates £1.8 billion for UK economy

Posted on Wednesday 9 January 2019

The University of York generates £1.8 billion for the UK economy according to an independent report by London Economics.

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