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News archive: Community press releases 2021

New ‘Enigma Scholarships’ launched at University of York to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Posted on Thursday 16 December 2021

The University of York has teamed up with a local healthtech consultancy to launch 18 new scholarships to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds realise their academic and entrepreneurial potential.

University of York receives award for ‘overall excellence’ in supporting estranged students

Posted on Tuesday 14 December 2021

The University of York has been recognised for its “overall excellence” in supporting estranged students.

York campaign provides Christmas cheer to care-experienced and estranged students

Posted on Wednesday 8 December 2021

The University of York has raised over £4,000 to provide Christmas stocking gifts for care-experienced and estranged students.

York student awarded ‘Intern of the Year’

Posted on Thursday 25 November 2021

A third-year student has been awarded Intern of the Year at a celebratory event at the University of York.

Local schoolchildren help recycle hundreds of plastic tree guards on University campus

Posted on Thursday 4 November 2021

Local schoolchildren joined forces with University of York staff to collect and recycle hundreds of plastic tree guards in an event aimed at improving woodland on the campus.

University provides base for homeless volunteer group

Posted on Wednesday 3 November 2021

The University of York has come to the aid of a homeless volunteer group and offered it a space to continue operating from.

York technicians shortlisted for prize in recognition of Covid efforts

Posted on Wednesday 6 October 2021

University of York technicians have been shortlisted for a prestigious prize in recognition of their significant role in the national response to COVID-19.

Former York students conserve medieval stained glass

Posted on Friday 24 September 2021

Two former University of York students are among a team of experts conserving some of the city’s finest stained glass windows.

New short film based on the music of York professor released

Posted on Thursday 23 September 2021

The music of a University of York professor features in a new short film which uses 20 well-known Yorkshire backdrops.

York graduate going for gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Posted on Tuesday 24 August 2021

A University of York student is set to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo as part of Team GB’s squad.

York secures Government funding for students to study and work abroad

Posted on Tuesday 10 August 2021

The University of York has secured funding to give students the opportunity to study and work abroad.

University of York launches new training and mentoring programme for Yorkshire and Humber graduates to encourage diversity in the TV and film industry

Posted on Monday 9 August 2021

The University of York is launching a free, six month training and mentoring programme to encourage diversity across the TV and film industry.

University of York signs new 15 year lease of York Guildhall

Posted on Thursday 5 August 2021

The University of York has announced the signing of a 15 year lease of the York Guildhall, one of the city’s most prestigious historic buildings.

Students help shape city centre vision for York

Posted on Monday 28 June 2021

Students from the University of York are set to collaborate with local residents to help shape a new vision for the centre of York post-pandemic.

York first city in the UK to sign up to Charter - putting people and planet at the heart of business

Posted on Monday 28 June 2021

York has become the first city in the UK to sign up to the Good Business Charter - in a pioneering initiative spearheaded by entrepreneur Julian Richer and backed by the University of York.

University of York centre celebrates 25 years of raising children’s aspirations in science

Posted on Thursday 24 June 2021

A pioneering teaching and learning programme designed to bridge the gap between industry and education is celebrating 25 years of inspiring young children.

University of York new location for pop-up Covid-19 vaccination centre

Posted on Thursday 10 June 2021

The University of York is to host a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination centre.

New funding announced to support business enterprise

Posted on Monday 19 April 2021

Students and academics are being invited to apply for a new round of enterprise funding to help turn business ideas into reality.

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes backs Great York Walk 2021

Posted on Thursday 15 April 2021

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has urged people to sign up to The Great York Walk and help raise money for mental health research.

Students help combat loneliness in new city initiative

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021

Students from the University of York have teamed up with the council to help tackle the problem of isolation in the city during the pandemic.

University joins City partners in national day of reflection to mark the first lockdown anniversary

Posted on Monday 22 March 2021

The University of York joined partners in lighting up the City to mark the first lockdown anniversary.

University of York academic appointed to the Board of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021

A leading University of York biologist has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

York staff member appointed to expert care leavers board

Posted on Wednesday 17 March 2021

A member of staff at the University of York has been appointed to an expert panel looking at the experiences of children and young people living in care.

Award-winning writer publishes first novel

Posted on Monday 1 March 2021

University of York lecturer, Dr Juliana Mensah, has published her first novel, Castles from Cobwebs, the winning entry in the NorthBound Book Award 2019.

Scholarships announced for disadvantaged Black British students

Posted on Monday 15 February 2021

The University of York is collaborating with the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation, to provide scholarships for disadvantaged Black British students.

£1.2M scholarship scheme to support students from sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on Monday 8 February 2021

Students from sub-Saharan Africa, who have lost one or both of their parents, are set to benefit from a £1.2 million scholarship scheme as part of a partnership between the University of York, Kaplan International Pathways, and Ashinaga Association in the UK.

University of York launches “bold” scheme to boost fair access and social mobility

Posted on Wednesday 3 February 2021

The University of York has launched a pioneering scheme to welcome more applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education.

More than £3.5 million committed to student support

Posted on Wednesday 20 January 2021

The University of York has committed just over £3.5 million in services and programmes to provide support for students with financial or health and wellbeing needs.

University of York law students support small businesses with legal advice during lockdown

Posted on Sunday 17 January 2021

Law students are offering free legal advice to small businesses online to help people during the coronavirus pandemic.

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