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University of York honours three for their contribution to society

Posted on Tuesday 8 December 2020

Three leading figures from the worlds of sport, music and science will receive honorary degrees from the University of York in the New Year.

University to take lease of York’s Guildhall in 2021

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2020

The University of York is planning to take a 15 year lease of one of York’s most prestigious historic buildings, creating a City centre hub for business, enterprise and events.

University of York hosts Wolfson History Prize 2020 celebration

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2020

Four of the UK’s top history writers will explore how the past can shine a light on the big issues we face today at a special Wolfson History Prize 2020 celebration hosted by the University of York.

University awards £500k to help students impacted by pandemic

Posted on Friday 30 October 2020

More than 800 students have received financial support totalling over £500,000 from the University’s Emergency Student Support Fund - launched in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Education Minister on campus to see our work on social mobility

Posted on Thursday 15 October 2020

Former Cabinet minister Justine Greening has visited the University of York to hear more about our work to promote social mobility across the institution.

York recognised as a University of Sanctuary

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020

The University of York has achieved a 'University of Sanctuary' award in recognition of its sector-leading efforts to expand access for refugee and asylum seekers.

University placed in top 20 in Sunday Times Good University Guide

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020

The University of York has been placed in the top 20 in the 2021 Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Joint statement on how the City is working to ensure the safe return of students

Posted on Monday 14 September 2020

This is a joint statement from the vice-chancellors of the universities of York and York St John and the principals of Askham Bryan College and York College on our shared commitment to ensure the safe return of students to our City.

York moves up Guardian League Table

Posted on Tuesday 8 September 2020

The University of York has risen four places in the 2021 Guardian University rankings.

York tops Russell Group for academic support for students

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020

The University of York leads the way for academic support in the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, according to the latest National Student Survey.

Tens of thousands enrol on University’s free online courses over lockdown

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2020

More than 20,000 new learners have signed up to the University’s free online courses since lockdown began in March.

University raises funds for bursary in memory of Richard Payne

Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2020

The University of York is fundraising to launch a bursary for students in memory of world-leading environmental scientist, Dr Richard Payne.

Festival launch to explore City of York’s road to recovery post COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2020

The City of York’s response when faced with the COVID-19 pandemic – and its future recovery - will be the topic of an interactive discussion at the online launch of this year’s York Festival of Ideas.

University of York supports digital and creative companies hit by the impact of COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2020

The University of York is repurposing dedicated arts funding to support some of the region’s digital and creative companies hardest hit by COVID-19.

York Festival of Ideas 2020 launches online

Posted on Monday 18 May 2020

The double award-winning York Festival of ideas will return from 2-14 June 2020 with a programme of more than 60 mostly free online events on the theme of “Virtual Horizons”.

University of York loans bioscience equipment to York Hospital to help in diagnosis of Coronavirus cases

Posted on Thursday 9 April 2020

A piece of high-tech equipment used for the diagnosis of COVID-19 has been loaned to York Hospital by the University of York.

University of York launches Emergency Student Support Fund

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2020

The University of York has launched an Emergency Student Support Fund in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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