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News archive: Community press releases 2021

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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