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Student volunteers support sustainability

Friday 14 May 2021

Student volunteers at the University have taken huge strides to support sustainability this year.


York’s commitment to gender equality recognised with three new Athena Swan awards

Monday 10 May 2021

The University of York is celebrating the award of Athena Swan bronze awards for the first time to the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, the York Law School and York Management School.


Progress at pace

Monday 26 April 2021

If you haven't been back to campus yet you might notice a few changes.


York remains committed to research in Global South following funding cuts

Thursday 22 April 2021

University of York Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charlie Jeffery has stated his commitment to continue to support research in the Global South following the Government’s decision to cut funding to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme.


One year on: Supporting under-represented groups

Friday 16 April 2021

We pride ourselves on supporting students from under-represented groups.


One year on: Supporting international students

Wednesday 14 April 2021

International students faced uncertainty as the situation in the UK rapidly evolved from March 2020 onwards.


One year on: Supporting self-isolating students and contact tracing

Monday 12 April 2021

As the number of self-isolating students increased, we developed and refined a support pack for them. It included activity packs, food packs and e-vouchers.


One year on: Supporting new students

Friday 9 April 2021

A-level results week 2020 was chaotic and confusing. After uproar as 36 per cent of grades in England were downgraded by exams regulator Ofqual, the government announced that grades would be based on teachers’ predictions.


One year on: Supporting academic skills development

Tuesday 6 April 2021

As part of the pivot to online learning at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we moved all academic skill support online.


One year on: Supporting unforeseen costs

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Thanks to the generosity of our donor community, York was one of the first universities in the country to launch an Emergency Student Support Fund (ESSF) at the end of March 2020 at the start of the UK’s first national lockdown.


One year on: Keeping in touch and developing community

Monday 29 March 2021

Professor Richard Waites, Director for Students, in the Department of Biology has used interactive surveys, polls and feedback forms to keep in contact with students throughout the pandemic.


One year on: Moving complex modules online

Friday 26 March 2021

Converting complex modules to an online format is challenging.


One year on: Finding creativity and connection

Wednesday 24 March 2021

In the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, final-year BA Theatre students normally present nine fringe-scale productions of festival-length theatre shows in the Department's Black Box Theatre.


One year on: Supporting researchers

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Our inspirational and life-changing research has continued throughout the pandemic, and Covid-19 has mobilised our academics to help lead and contribute to the local, national and international response.


One year on: Adapting teaching, learning and research

Tuesday 23 March 2021

The speed of change during the first lockdown meant that, almost overnight, academic staff had to create new ways of teaching, making new materials and using unfamiliar digital tools.


One year on: Supporting students in a year of Covid-19

Wednesday 17 March 2021

It’s been a year since the UK first went into a national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


University Mental Health Day 2021

Sunday 28 February 2021

To mark University Mental Health Day on Thursday 4 March, here’s a reminder of the support available to students and staff.


New advanced research facility completed

Tuesday 16 February 2021

The University's newest research space, built to provide an advanced electron cryo-microscopy facility as well as new, state-of-the-art equipment for protein crystallography and high-field NMR spectroscopy, was completed on campus west in December.


Give something back

Friday 12 February 2021

Do you want to support community resilience, rebuilding and recovery from the Covid-19 emergency?


Workload, wellbeing and working from home

Friday 12 February 2021

Want to know the VC’s views on workload, wellbeing and working from home?


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