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News archive: 2022 releases

New biobank to boost research into children and young people’s cancers

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2022

The Universities of York and Newcastle have joined forces with two leading cancer charities to create a new biobank which will provide vital resources for researchers working to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in children and young people.

Researchers to investigate how to provide universal healthcare coverage to people living in absolute poverty

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2022

Researchers in York and Delhi are launching a major project to explore how to bring high quality healthcare to people around the world left behind by poverty and marginalisation.

York ranked top university in the region, according to prestigious guide

Posted on Friday 16 September 2022

The University of York has moved up two places in a prestigious national university league table and is also ranked as the top institution in the region.

York researcher to address UN in call for action on modern slavery

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2022

A York academic is calling on the UN Human Rights Council to increase pressure on the Chinese and other governments around the world to tackle modern slavery.

University updates following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Monday 12 September 2022

Information about University plans and a message from our Vice-Chancellor, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

A message from the Vice-Chancellor responding to the news about The Queen.

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2022

A message from our Vice-Chancellor for all our staff and students

Climate change puts availability of vital renewable energy source at risk, research reveals

Posted on Wednesday 7 September 2022

Climate change is putting the availability of biomass fuels and technologies – vital alternatives to fossil fuels – at risk, according to new research.

Gender inequalities made women twice as likely to break lockdown laws, according to new report

Posted on Tuesday 6 September 2022

Many women felt compelled to break lockdown laws, which banned meeting friends and family at home, due to caring responsibilities, a major new report has found.

Step forward in fight against breast cancer spread

Posted on Monday 5 September 2022

Researchers have made a significant step forward in the understanding of how breast cancer cells spread through the body.

York shortlisted in three categories at THE Awards 2022

Posted on Friday 2 September 2022

The University of York has been shortlisted in three categories at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2022.

Knowledge of foreign languages lasts a lifetime, new research shows

Posted on Thursday 25 August 2022

The old adage of use it or lose it doesn’t appear to run true when it comes to someone's ability to retain and use a foreign language, a new study has revealed.

Risk of electrocution from electric cars reduced with new technology

Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2022

New technology, developed by researchers at the University of York, has proved successful in reducing the risk of electrocution to drivers and passengers of electric vehicles as a result of damage to the cars in major road accidents.

Researchers call for urgent action for former staff left behind in Afghanistan

Posted on Monday 15 August 2022

One year on from the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, researchers are calling for urgent action to help former Afghan staff who remain stuck in the country with their lives under threat due to their employment with the UK government.

Researchers shed new light on how immune cells acquire mutations which can develop into cancer

Posted on Friday 12 August 2022

Researchers have developed a new technique to grow and sequence colonies of immune cells, giving new insights into how and when they accumulate mutations.

Rail minister considers York’s bid for new railway HQ

Posted on Tuesday 9 August 2022

The University of York’s Vice-Chancellor has voiced his support for York’s bid to be the location for the Great British Railways (GBR) headquarters.

More than three-quarters of UK households to be in fuel poverty by the new year, according to new report

Posted on Monday 8 August 2022

More than three-quarters of households in the UK, or 53 million people, will have been pushed into fuel poverty by January 2023, according to a new report authored by York academics.

University of York receives prestigious award for teaching excellence

Posted on Thursday 4 August 2022

The University has been awarded a national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from the higher education charity AdvanceHE.

System that allows harmful bacteria to grow could be ‘interrupted’, say researchers

Posted on Thursday 4 August 2022

Researchers at the University of York have shown how bacteria capture important nutrients to allow them to grow and survive in the body.

Researchers map human immune system for the first time

Posted on Wednesday 3 August 2022

Researchers have created the first complete map of the network of connections that make up the human immune system, showing how immune cells communicate with each other.

Study shows audio experience in virtual reality can be ‘authentic’

Posted on Wednesday 3 August 2022

Researchers at the University of York have shown that creating sound in virtual reality that mimics people’s everyday interactions with the ’real’ audio-visual world has benefits over a movie-type sound experience.

Historic devolution deal has been signed with York and North Yorkshire

Posted on Monday 1 August 2022

A historic devolution deal, putting greater power into the hands of local communities in Yorkshire, has been signed by the Levelling Up Secretary Greg Clark.

Two million historic York records go online

Posted on Monday 1 August 2022

More than two million records detailing baptisms, marriages and burials in York over five centuries have been released online thanks to a new partnership between the University of York and Ancestry.

Scientists reveal how detergents actually work

Posted on Monday 1 August 2022

Scientists have discovered the precise way detergents break biological membranes, which could increase our understanding of how soaps work to kill viruses like Covid-19.

Launch of three new academic schools

Posted on Sunday 31 July 2022

The University of York has launched three new academic schools, to bring together different ground-breaking combinations of disciplines and subjects.

Ey up! Northern dialects are holding their own, study shows

Posted on Sunday 31 July 2022

Southern dialects may be spreading across the UK, but the North is pushing back in some areas, new research has shown.

Communication between chimpanzees key to successful group hunts, research reveals

Posted on Friday 29 July 2022

Chimpanzees use a “hunting bark” to recruit group members to a hunt and capture their prey more effectively, new research has shown.

Research reveals true size of world's largest tropical peatland

Posted on Monday 25 July 2022

A vast region of peatland in the heart of the Congo Basin is 15% bigger than previously thought, a new study mapping the full scale of the area has revealed.

Chemists create molecule that prevents tumour cells from spreading

Posted on Monday 25 July 2022

An international team of scientists have discovered a molecule which prevents tumour cells spreading from a primary cancer site to colonise other sites in the body.

Experts say UK Food Strategy “fails to deliver”

Posted on Friday 22 July 2022

The authors of an article published in Nature Food say the Government’s Food Strategy fails to deliver the system-wide change that is urgently needed.

Ukrainian student leader honoured at York graduation ceremony

Posted on Friday 15 July 2022

A student leader at a university in Ukraine who set up a series of virtual networks so that students could stay connected during the war has been honoured by the University of York.

Scientists challenge claim British rivers are “cleanest since Industrial Revolution”

Posted on Friday 8 July 2022

Water quality is still ‘unacceptably poor’ in many British rivers, research involving academics at York has shown.

Research reveals why tackling particle pollution leads to rise in photochemical smog

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2022

Researchers from the University of York have discovered why reducing particle pollution is actually increasing surface ozone pollution in some emerging economies, negatively impacting health, ecosystems and agriculture.

Experts highlight fifteen urgent issues facing ocean biodiversity over next decade

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2022

Overfishing of deeper-water species and the unexpected ocean impacts of wildfires on land are among fifteen issues that experts say should be urgently addressed.

York top in Russell Group for academic support in National Student Survey

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2022

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

York residents invited to reveal their treasures for online museum

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2022

Residents in York are being invited to bring in their personal treasures for a unique digital museum collection.

£4M to drive reduction in greenhouse gases for agri-food industry

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2022

Researchers at the University of York, as part of a UK-wide network, will bring together academics, industry leaders, government bodies and members of the public to address greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural and food industry.

Nine in ten primary school children in Bradford face issues affecting their wellbeing, according to new research

Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2022

A major study of children aged between seven and ten in Bradford has revealed 90% are exposed to issues affecting their wellbeing such as bullying, a lack of three meals a day, no internet access at home and constant worrying about money.

Fusion energy plant could bring huge economic boost to region, according to report

Posted on Monday 4 July 2022

A prototype fusion energy plant could bring huge economic benefits to the region - potentially generating more than £1b in gross value added (GVA), an economic report has concluded.

Research reveals complexity of loneliness during lockdown

Posted on Friday 1 July 2022

A study exploring loneliness and solitude during lockdown highlights how different people experienced social restrictions as either “hell or bliss”.

School children meet sporting stars in ‘day of inspiration’

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2022

More than 250 school children attended a ‘Day of Inspiration’ at York Sport where they tried nine different sports, met professional athletes, and viewed the women’s, men’s and wheelchair Rugby League’s World Cup trophies.

York and Karazin Kharkiv National University sign partnership agreement

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2022

The University of York has signed a partnership agreement with Karazin Kharkiv National University.

University of York Research Centre announces artist collaborations

Posted on Friday 24 June 2022

A University of York research centre is appointing four artists in residence to interpret and communicate its research.

University of York offers beginner course in Ukrainian for refugee hosts

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2022

The University of York is launching a short eight-week course aimed at helping local hosts of Ukrainian refugees to communicate with their guests.

University of York and Barclays form partnership to provide business support

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2022

The University of York has formed a partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs to provide business support and advice to entrepreneurs and businesses in the city.

Song co-created by York researchers reaches final of AI Song Contest

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2022

A song co-created by artificial intelligence and researchers from the University of York has reached the final of the AI Song contest.

Researchers find way to target cancer while protecting healthy tissue

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2022

Researchers have discovered how to target stem cells affected by leukaemia without causing harm to healthy stem cells, paving the way for new, safer treatments for the disease.

Researchers identify how robotics and autonomous systems could both boost and threaten sustainable development

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2022

An international team of scientists, involving researchers from the University of York, have assessed how robotics and autonomous systems might help the UN achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Staffing and ‘siloed’ working a barrier to care of drug users - review

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2022

A review of the Government’s £80 million investment in treatment for drug users has shown that “non-existent staff and fragmented clinical services” were a major barrier to implementing improved practices for some of the most marginalised patients.

Free School Meals criteria needs to be widened to reduce hunger and anxiety, according to study

Posted on Monday 20 June 2022

A significant number of children who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals are going hungry, a new study has shown.

Sustainability a key theme at this year’s Mystery Plays

Posted on Friday 17 June 2022

This year’s famous Mystery Plays will have a strong focus on sustainability, according to the Artistic Director, University of York PhD researcher Tom Straszewski.

Student volunteering recognised at awards ceremony

Posted on Thursday 9 June 2022

Students who have made outstanding contributions in the local area have been recognised at the Student Volunteering Awards.

Unique partnership involving residents, councils and universities join forces to tackle social care issues

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2022

The University of York is leading a unique partnership that will bring together residents, local authorities and leading researchers to tackle some of the big issues around social care.

University of York scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes

Posted on Monday 6 June 2022

Two scientists from the University of York have been recognised in the Research and Innovation category of the 2022 Royal Society of Chemistry prizes.

CITY College visit York to celebrate Europe Campus collaboration

Posted on Friday 3 June 2022

Senior leaders from CITY College, University of York Europe Campus in Greece are visiting the University this week (6 - 9 June) to celebrate their joint collaborations over the past year.

Researchers call for better reporting of landlords who have illegally evicted and harassed tenants

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2022

Just 12 landlords were convicted for offences under the Protection from Eviction Act (PfEA) in 2020/21, according to new research by the University of York and the charity Safer Renting.

University offers scholarship support to students forced to flee events in Afghanistan

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2022

The University of York is offering scholarship opportunities to new students impacted by events in Afghanistan.

Report sets out blueprint to tackle global ethical issues around face transplants

Posted on Monday 30 May 2022

With close to 50 face transplants carried out in 11 countries around the world to date, a new report addresses the urgent need to set a standard of care to ensure the procedure is ethical and as safe and effective as possible for patients.

York recognised for its work supporting care experienced students

Posted on Monday 30 May 2022

The University of York’s commitment and expertise in supporting care experienced students has been recognised by two external organisations.

Study reveals flaws in using social media to identify race and ethnicity for health research

Posted on Friday 27 May 2022

Mining social media to identify race and ethnicity as part of research into health disparities is unreliable and inconsistent, a new study has concluded.

University consortium tackles inequalities in access to PhD study

Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2022

Universities from across Yorkshire have come together to improve access to doctoral study for graduates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Design of new University student centre unveiled

Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2022

The winning design for the University of York’s new £35m student centre has been unveiled.

New hub to empower entrepreneurs and improve communities

Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2022

The University of York will launch a new business hub to help support the region’s entrepreneurial community with dedicated facilities and expertise.

Report finds reception children have fallen behind due to Covid-19 disruption

Posted on Friday 20 May 2022

Children starting school were less likely to meet the expected levels of development in 2021 than before the pandemic, new research suggests.

Basic income could cut poverty to lowest for 60 years at no net cost, according to new research

Posted on Friday 20 May 2022

A new universal basic income model could cut poverty by more than half at no net cost, reducing it to its lowest level for 60 years, according to a report co-authored by a University of York academic.

Researchers highlight crisis in dental care for people with severe mental illness

Posted on Friday 20 May 2022

People with severe mental illnesses are falling through the cracks when it comes to oral health care, according to new research.

Scientists accidentally discover “scallop discos” as an environmentally friendly fishing method

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2022

Scientists working in partnership with fishermen have stumbled upon a new way of catching scallops using underwater “disco” lights, a breakthrough that could maximise catches while reducing damage to the marine environment.

University of York gets the keys to the City’s Guildhall

Posted on Tuesday 17 May 2022

The University has received the keys to the newly-renovated Guildhall as its 15-year lease of the iconic building begins.

York academic drives to Ukraine border to provide equipment and medical supplies

Posted on Tuesday 17 May 2022

A University of York academic has helped deliver vital aid and medical supplies to the Poland-Ukraine border.

York’s education leaders write to Transport Secretary to make the case for Great British Railways HQ

Posted on Monday 16 May 2022

The leaders of York’s universities and colleges have written to the Government to make the case for the City to be the home of Great British Railways headquarters.

University researchers produce comic about green research for York school children

Posted on Monday 16 May 2022

Researchers have created a comic about green and sustainable chemistry research which will be given to all of York’s primary schools.

York’s robotics research centre awarded £1.5m to build solar farm

Posted on Monday 16 May 2022

The University of York is to be the location for a new £1.5m solar farm project.

Scientists solve problem of industrial waste from sugarcane processing in India

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2022

Scientists have discovered how to significantly improve the sustainability of the sugarcane industry by turning a major by-product into a valuable chemical used in food, medicines and cosmetics.

York awarded £2.2m to develop new battery to improve disease detection

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2022

A University of York professor has been awarded more than £2m to develop a new battery that aims to improve the effectiveness of MRI scanners to detect diseases.

York academic leading project to reconstruct the famous Sutton Hoo ship

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2022

An emeritus professor at the University of York is leading a project to reconstruct the famous Anglo-Saxon ship found at Sutton Hoo.

Massive expansion of regional health database to help researchers unlock new insights into blood cancers

Posted on Wednesday 4 May 2022

Researchers at the University of York have expanded a unique regional cancer database, which will help clinicians understand more about conditions such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

New research reveals how the black rat colonised Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2022

New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe – revealing that the rodent colonised the continent on two occasions in the Roman and Medieval periods.

University of York to award Honorary Degrees for 2022

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2022

Leading figures from the worlds of history, sport, media, and health are set to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this month.

University recognised for partnership strengths in achieving sustainability goals

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2022

The University of York is one of the top 10 universities in the world for its collaborative work in helping the United Nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a prestigious league table.

Project to revitalise famous York street has launched

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2022

A vacant shop on York’s Coney street has been transformed into a gallery, printing press and cultural hub as a project to breathe new life into the historic street gets underway.

Scientists discover how salt in tumours could help diagnose and treat breast cancer

Posted on Monday 25 April 2022

Analysing sodium levels in breast cancer tumours can give an accurate indication of how aggressive a cancer is and whether chemotherapy treatments are taking effect, new research has shown.

Many UK protected areas are failing to deliver benefits for nature, according to new report

Posted on Friday 22 April 2022

Many of the UK’s protected areas are not delivering for nature and are in poor ecological condition, a new report has found.

Staff and students lead new digital map of World War Two bombings in York

Posted on Thursday 21 April 2022

An interactive digital map has been developed by staff and students at the University of York in collaboration with partners across the city to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the York Blitz.

Impact of family background on children’s education unchanged in a century, research reveals

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2022

The family background of UK children still influences their educational achievements at primary school as much as it did nearly one hundred years ago, a major new study has revealed.

Prehistoric people created art by firelight, new research reveals

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2022

Our early ancestors probably created intricate artwork by firelight, an examination of 50 engraved stones unearthed in France has revealed.

York academics to lead pioneering blood cancer research

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2022

Academics from the University of York will use a share of £22m from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve our understanding of blood cancer.

A new decade heralds a new chapter for York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Monday 11 April 2022

York Festival of Ideas – one of the biggest free events of its kind in the UK – returns in June at the start of a second decade of educating, entertaining and inspiring diverse audiences of all ages across the world.

University acquires Ernest Maxin archive, documenting a glittering career in show business

Posted on Friday 8 April 2022

A new archive featuring scripts, photographs and memorabilia belonging to the producer behind some of Morecambe and Wise’s greatest moments has been acquired by the University of York.

Two-child limit to benefits is only serving to increase poverty further, new report finds

Posted on Thursday 7 April 2022

The two-child limit on social security benefits in the UK has only led to a small decline in fertility rates and pushed low-income households further into poverty, according to a new report.

New research centre to reassess cultural heritage around the world

Posted on Tuesday 5 April 2022

Professor Emma Waterton has won a £2million Leverhulme International Professorship award to bring a team to the University of York and establish a new research centre.

Medical student wins innovation award for designing heart device

Posted on Monday 28 March 2022

A Hull York Medical School student has won a top award for designing a device that aims to improve the quality of life for those at risk of heart failure.

Triple European grant success for University of York academics

Posted on Monday 28 March 2022

Researchers from the University of York have been awarded three prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grants worth a total of more than £5 million, to support pioneering work in chemistry and archaeology.

Pandemic puts York at risk of sharp increase in poverty and inequality, according to new report

Posted on Friday 25 March 2022

A new report has highlighted inequality, poverty and inadequate social care as the key challenges facing York as the City recovers from the pandemic.

Official launch of University scholarship scheme supporting students from sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2022

The University of York is today (22 March) officially launching its partnership with the Ashinaga Association to provide full scholarships for African students.

New research finds families on low-incomes face constant struggle to get by

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2022

Going without food and heating has become a routine part of daily life for families on low incomes, according to the latest findings from the Covid Realities project.

COVID-19 has left GPs struggling around the world, new study shows

Posted on Monday 21 March 2022

The pandemic left many GPs around the world feeling depressed, anxious and in some cases burned out, a review of global studies has revealed.

Blood test could shorten hospital stays for children with cancer, new study reveals

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2022

A new blood test could help to safely cut hospital stays for children with cancer who develop a fever, a new study has shown.

Restoring tropical peatlands supports bird diversity and does not affect livelihoods of oil palm farmers, study suggests

Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2022

A new study has found that oil palm can be farmed more sustainably on peatlands by re-wetting the land - conserving both biodiversity and livelihoods.

Former York students awarded £250k in investment to develop fitness app

Posted on Monday 14 March 2022

A fledgling business founded by University of York alumni has raised £250,000 through crowdfunding to develop their fitness app.

Science Minister visits University of York’s BioYorkshire initiative

Posted on Friday 11 March 2022

Science Minister George Freeman today (March 11) visited the BioYorkshire initiative - a partnership between University of York, Fera Science and Askham Bryan College - aiming to transform York and North Yorkshire into the UK’s first carbon negative region and be a hub for green innovation, skills development and inward investment.

New learning centre to create opportunities for thousands of young people

Posted on Wednesday 9 March 2022

The University of York is launching a new education centre for school age children in East Hull, in partnership with the University of Hull and the UK’s largest university-access charity, IntoUniversity.

University of York Students’ Union gather donations to support people in Ukraine

Posted on Friday 4 March 2022

Students at the University of York have been fundraising and gathering essential aid items to support Ukrainian refugees.

Study casts doubt on benefits of grammar teaching in helping children learn to write

Posted on Wednesday 2 March 2022

Lessons on grammar are a key feature of the national curriculum taught in England’s primary schools, but they don’t appear to help children to learn to write, new research reveals.

York academic elected as Academy of Social Sciences Fellow

Posted on Wednesday 2 March 2022

Professor Kate Pickett has been newly elected as a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Window of opportunity to avoid the worst ravages of climate change is closing, new report warns

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2022

University of York academics have contributed to a major report which warns that human-induced climate change is causing dangerous disruption around the world and the narrow window left to secure a liveable future for all is closing.

University of York appoints first ever art curator

Posted on Saturday 26 February 2022

Hidden sculptures, forgotten treasures and works of international importance: The University’s newly appointed Art Curator is on a mission to bring York’s little-known art collection to life.

York researchers to use physics to transform our understanding of life

Posted on Thursday 17 February 2022

A University of York academic will co-lead on two new projects that will demonstrate how physics can transform our understanding of life.

Unequal cost of Covid-19 deaths laid bare by study

Posted on Wednesday 16 February 2022

New research by academics from the universities of York and Manchester has highlighted how in its first year, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on England and Wales was far worse for some than others.

Global study finds the extent of pharmaceutical pollution in the world’s rivers

Posted on Monday 14 February 2022

A new study looking at the presence of pharmaceuticals in the world’s rivers found concentrations at potentially toxic levels in more than a quarter of the locations studied.

University scheme saves more than one million single-use plastic cups from landfill

Posted on Monday 14 February 2022

More than one million single-use plastic cups have been prevented from going into landfill thanks to the University of York’s YORCUP scheme.

Up to a third of UK children consume at least one energy drink a week, new research suggests

Posted on Monday 7 February 2022

Up to a third of children in the UK are consuming at least one energy drink a week, with high levels of consumption linked to headaches, sleep problems, alcohol use, smoking, irritability and school exclusion, new research reveals.

Researchers to develop new technology to protect minority ethnic communities online

Posted on Monday 7 February 2022

Researchers have been awarded £3.3 million to develop new tools and policy guidance to protect minority ethnic groups from discrimination as key public services move online.

New research programme to combat depression in young people

Posted on Monday 7 February 2022

A new research programme jointly led by the University of York and Hull York Medical School will develop a psychological treatment to combat depression in young people.

Top Defra civil servant visits University of York campus

Posted on Thursday 3 February 2022

A senior official from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) visited the University of York’s campus to view our cutting-edge waste management research facilities.

University awarded ‘gold status’ for work to protect hedgehogs on campus

Posted on Tuesday 1 February 2022

The University of York has been recognised for its hedgehog friendly campus with a prestigious Gold award.

Brexit “fails to deliver Government promises on fishing industry”, new study reveals

Posted on Tuesday 1 February 2022

Benefits to UK fisheries from Brexit “fall far short of government rhetoric”, a new study has revealed.

Women ‘brushed off’ by the health care system to ‘suffer in silence’, study reveals

Posted on Monday 31 January 2022

Many women feel they are not being listened to about their health needs – with older women feeling “invisible” to health professionals, and women throughout their lives experiencing a lack of empathy around problems relating to menstruation, fertility, childbirth and menopause, a major new report reveals.

Research project invites people to recreate sounds which our ancestors believed connected them with the spirit world

Posted on Tuesday 25 January 2022

From the dank underworld of Yorkshire’s caves to the soaring cathedrals of York and Ripon, a new project is inviting people to experience the acoustics of these spaces as our ancestors did.

New research suggests newly bereaved parents need extended time with their children

Posted on Monday 24 January 2022

New research has found that allowing newly bereaved parents to have extended time with their baby or child is highly valued and has lasting impacts.

Researchers call for urgent change to help low-income families facing cost of living crisis

Posted on Monday 24 January 2022

A new report recommends urgent reforms to the UK’s social security system to protect low-income families from extreme hardship.

York researchers collaborate in the ‘most important health study in a generation’

Posted on Friday 21 January 2022

In a groundbreaking new health study, a team of researchers will capture the journeys of 30,000 Bradford schoolchildren from adolescence to adulthood.

University of York to host online event for Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on Thursday 20 January 2022

Author and historian Lucy Adlington will be the keynote speaker at a special online event being hosted by the University of York to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

York research centre plays key role in new reforms to GCSE Languages

Posted on Friday 14 January 2022

Experts from a University of York research centre have played a key role behind major changes to the way GCSE languages are taught.

New appointments to York’s Executive Board

Posted on Wednesday 12 January 2022

The University of York has made three key appointments to its Executive Board, including two new Faculty Deans and a new Director of Technology, Estates and Facilities.

University of York to provide free period products on campus

Posted on Monday 10 January 2022

The University of York is to provide free period products as part of a trial aimed at tackling period poverty.

York researchers awarded £2.3m for sickle cell anaemia research

Posted on Tuesday 4 January 2022

The University of York has been awarded £2.3 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for new research into stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell anaemia.

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