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News archive: Community press releases 2022

New campus nursery to open at the University of York

Posted on Monday 19 December 2022

Building work has started on a new nursery at the University of York, increasing the childcare provision on campus for staff, students and local families.

Award recognises University’s support for estranged students

Posted on Thursday 8 December 2022

The University of York has been recognised for “innovation and creativity” in supporting the emotional wellbeing of estranged students.

One year on: University base for homeless volunteer group

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2022

HOPING Street Kitchen, a volunteer group that offers hot, nourishing food and essentials to the homeless community in York, is celebrating one year in its new home at the University of York’s King’s Manor.

University of York appoints diversity and inclusion champion Heather Melville as new Chancellor

Posted on Monday 31 October 2022

The University of York has appointed diversity and inclusion champion Heather Melville OBE as its new Chancellor.

University of York hosts Rugby World Cup teams

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2022

The University of York and York Sport are getting ready to host the Women’s French and Australian teams taking part in the Rugby League World Cup 2022.

Yorkshire runners raise funds for mental health research

Posted on Thursday 6 October 2022

University of York staff, students and alumni have joined members of the public and helped raise money to support mental health research and services by taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon.

Director of new Institute of Mental Health Research appointed

Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2022

The University of York has appointed Professor Lina Gega as the Director of the new Institute of Mental Health Research.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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