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News in 2020

YorkTalks 2021

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Our popular research showcase will take place on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Need support from the employee assistance programme? Find out more about Health Assured.

Feel Real York

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Recent data from York’s resident consultation, Our Big Conversation, identified that nearly 50% of residents felt less emotionally healthy as a result of Covid-19 with 57% less optimistic about the future.

New cycle parking

Tuesday 1 December 2020

In response to your feedback, we've provided additional cycle parking on Campus West.

Flu vaccination programme

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Last week, the Government announced that it is extending its free flu vaccination programme to the over 50s.

Win free e-scooter travel

Tuesday 17 November 2020

This month the team behind the introduction of e-scooters to York (TIER) have offered the University 25 free e-scooter travel passes to give away to staff.

Observing Remembrance Day

Monday 9 November 2020

Remembrance Day, on Wednesday 11 November, is a time to think about everyone who has suffered because of war.

The York Unlimited Giving Day is back!

Friday 23 October 2020

The second York Unlimited Giving Day will continue making the difference that you helped to support in 2019, funding life-changing, world-changing initiatives at York. Find out how you can get involved.

E-scooters on campus

Monday 12 October 2020

This week will see the introduction of a small number of e-scooters to the University of York, as part of a trial being funded by the DfT, in partnership with the City Council, to encourage alternative, more sustainable ways to travel.

New colleges need new names - nominate your favourite

Tuesday 6 October 2020

With over 400 bedrooms and associated social spaces on track for completion for the 2021 academic year, our two new colleges are developing rapidly on Campus East. The one thing they now need is a name.

Parking permit charge issues

Tuesday 29 September 2020

In August we advised that Parking Permit charges would resume in September. Some staff who no longer needed an annual permit chose to cancel it through the parking system.

Black History Month 2020

Monday 28 September 2020

We'll be celebrating Black History Month 2020 throughout October.

Changes to bus services

Tuesday 22 September 2020

From Sunday 27 September there will be a number of changes across the bus services provided by First Bus.

Answering your Unicard and parking queries remotely

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Unicard and parking queries that would normally be serviced at the Information Centre are now being resolved online.

A guide for travelling across campus

Friday 11 September 2020

Our travel and transport team have produced a handy inter-campus guide to help you navigate your way across campus by bike and foot.

Changes to overseas mail services

Wednesday 2 September 2020

From today, Wednesday 2 September, due to the introduction of new regulations, all international mail now requires a completed CN22 Customs Form.

Staff webinars

Tuesday 1 September 2020

A series of staff webinars will keep you informed of our future challenges and plans.

Graduation 2020

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Graduation this year looked very different, with online ceremonies last week to celebrate our students and their achievements.

Parking charges on campus

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Parking charges on campus have been suspended since April. As campus reopens in September, the University has decided to start charging for parking again.

Online pay slips

Tuesday 18 August 2020

We have had a great response to the introduction of online payslips across the university with nearly two thirds of staff signed up to date. Moving forward, a decision has been made that we will not resume printing of paper payslips.

Bikes left on campus

Monday 10 August 2020

Have you left your bike on campus? The Department of Estates and Campus Services need to know when you intend to collect it, before bike sheds begin to be cleared in August.

Making a Green Impact

Tuesday 28 July 2020

The winners of this year’s Green Impact Awards have been announced with a total of 28 teams achieving 33 awards for projects helping to make the University greener.

New Health Assured app

Thursday 16 July 2020

Health Assured have introduced a new and improved app - My Healthy Advantage.

Professor Kiran Trehan to chair new session on research impact

Wednesday 1 July 2020

York's Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships and Engagement, will chair a discussion of new and innovative approaches to engagement influence in an upcoming webinar.

Watch the V-C's webinar again

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Around 1,400 staff joined us when Professor Charlie Jeffery presented a webinar looking at the University's current position and future strategy in the light of the Covid-19 crisis.

University of York scientists receive prestigious awards

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Three scientists from the University of York’s Department of Chemistry have received prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards.

Voluntary Options Programme

Friday 12 June 2020

The Programme is part of a series of steps we are taking to mitigate the serious financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student accommodation collection of belongings

Thursday 11 June 2020

Many of you will know that there are hundreds of rooms on campus with student belongings remaining in them.

Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards 2020

Thursday 11 June 2020

Congratulations to colleagues who have been awarded Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards.

Webinar event: Future forward - the next phase in developing the University Strategy 2020-2030

Thursday 11 June 2020

Keep in touch with what’s happening at York at this first Vice-Chancellor’s webinar.

Reopening the Library and Archives buildings

Monday 8 June 2020

Since we closed the Library buildings in March, we've continued to provide online access to resources and support, but we know that access to onsite Library services is important to you. We're now planning how we will reopen our buildings.

York Opportunity Scholarship

Tuesday 2 June 2020

This week, York Unlimited is launching a new campaign to raise additional funds to help students from less advantaged backgrounds access the opportunity of an education at York.

York Festival of Ideas: Engaging new audiences

Tuesday 2 June 2020

The York Festival of Ideas is one of the key ways that the University engages new and diverse audiences.

Time to volunteer

Tuesday 2 June 2020

In National Volunteering Week the University is launching its new Covid-19 staff volunteering scheme.

Making the VPN and Virtual Desktop more secure

Monday 1 June 2020

As we have previously announced, we have been investigating two-factor authentication (2FA), an added layer of security which will help us to keep your information and our network more secure.

Support mental health: Keep on walking

Monday 1 June 2020

Walkers are again raising money for the Mentally Fit York fund - and you can join in.

Developing a ‘roadmap’ for easing restrictions and reopening campus

Friday 22 May 2020

Our academic year will start as planned on Monday 28 September but in a way that prioritises the health and safety of students and staff.

Save up to 42% on a new bike with Rewards Extra's Cycle to Work scheme

Friday 22 May 2020

With more people being encouraged to cycle, why not take advantage of the Rewards Extra Cycle to Work scheme to save money on a new bike (including electric bikes).

York Festival of Ideas 2020 moves online

Friday 22 May 2020

York Festival of Ideas 2020 has moved online to educate, entertain and inspire you from the comfort of your own home.

University gains three more Athena Swan Awards

Friday 22 May 2020

The University is delighted to have added three new Athena SWAN Bronze awards to its awards tally.

Work stress and resilience study in the COVID-19 era

Monday 18 May 2020

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis and her research team, based in the Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, will launch an academic study to explore how people respond to work stress and differ in terms of resilience. This will include the impact of COVID-19 on work and studying.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Sunday 17 May 2020

It's Mental Health Awareness Week - the theme is 'kindness'.

Worldwide Universities Network hosting best practice webinars on COVID-19 response

Tuesday 5 May 2020

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is coming together to share best practice on university responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extending equality monitoring for staff

Wednesday 29 April 2020

We're adding more categories to your MyView page to enable us to build an accurate picture of the diversity of staff at the University.

Emergency Student Support Fund - round two

Friday 17 April 2020

The second round of funding from the Emergency Student Support Fund is now open.

Scott Award art competition

Friday 3 April 2020

The Scott Award Committee has opened up its art competition to staff as well as students.

Supporting students with their mental health and wellbeing

Thursday 2 April 2020

The University recognises that this is a very challenging time for all students.

Home workouts with York Sport

Thursday 2 April 2020

Gym instructors from York Sport have created home workout sessions to help you keep healthy and active.

Supporting remote working with digital tools

Wednesday 1 April 2020

If you are working from home for the first time, the University is providing support for you to learn more about the digital tools that are available.

Additional annual leave for University staff

Wednesday 1 April 2020

As a thank you to University staff, and in recognition of the resilience and community spirit that has enabled the University to respond so well to the unfolding situation, all staff will receive an extra two days annual leave this year. 

Supporting your wellbeing while working remotely

Friday 27 March 2020

Over the past few weeks, you have had to make major adjustments to how you work and live.

Research Excellence Framework updates

Friday 27 March 2020

Research England has announced that REF 2021 is now on hold, delayed until further notice.

Emergency funding for students facing unanticipated financial challenges

Thursday 26 March 2020

With thanks to our community of donors from alumni, friends and supporters of the York Unlimited philanthropic campaign, we have launched an Emergency Student Support Fund (COVID-19).

Coronavirus update: 16 March 2020

Monday 16 March 2020

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charlie Jeffery, emailed all staff and students to make them aware of a number of developments, including a move to online teaching.

Improving space use and room booking on campus

Thursday 12 March 2020

Do you know that we have over 800 bookable spaces across campus ranging from the smallest meeting room to Central Hall?

It's time to renew your parking permit

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Do you use a University of York staff parking permit?

Online payslip changes

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Following the announcement on Tuesday 11 February regarding the introduction of online payslips, the University-wide rollout has now been moved back by a month to a new date of April 2020.

Tell us how you travel and you could win an iPad

Monday 2 March 2020

At the University, we’re keen to continue improving our travel and transport provision for staff and students. We want to make your travel to and around the campus both enjoyable and accessible.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 26 February 2020

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Update on coronavirus - change in guidance for travellers

New storage space available to student societies

Thursday 20 February 2020

Student groups will now be able to apply for storage space in the old Unity Health Building (next to the Exhibition Centre) on Campus West.

Online payslip introduction

Tuesday 11 February 2020

In March the University is looking to introduce a new online payslips system.

Gender equality expertise

Friday 7 February 2020

Find out how the White Rose Gender Equality College could support your Global Development research project.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 7 February 2020

Friday 7 February 2020

Updates on Coronavirus, 10.30am and 7pm

Get involved with One Planet Week 2020

Thursday 6 February 2020

One Planet Week is back from 10 to 16 February. There’s a packed list of events, workshops and open lectures to get involved with supporting this year’s theme, Zero Carbon.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 4 February 2020

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Update on Coronavirus

Showing respect to each other

Tuesday 4 February 2020

A joint statement from the Vice-Chancellor and the presidents of YUSU and GSA.

Updated Travel and Expenses, and Purchase Card policies

Monday 3 February 2020

The University has updated its policies on travel, expenses and purchase cards.

York Researchers’ Night (YorNight) 2020

Monday 3 February 2020

Take a journey around the world in a mock aircraft, try a bug flapjack or unleash your creativity on a graffiti wall at YorNight 2020.

Time to Talk Day

Monday 3 February 2020

Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Thursday 6 February is Time to Talk Day.

York LGBT History Month 2020

Monday 3 February 2020

To celebrate this year's York LGBT History Month, the University is holding a wide range of events throughout February.

University Strategy update

Sunday 2 February 2020

An update from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charlie Jeffery.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 2 February 2020

Sunday 2 February 2020

Updates on Coronavirus 10.30am, 1.30pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 1 February 2020

Saturday 1 February 2020

Updates on Coronavirus, 11am and 7pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 31 January 2020

Friday 31 January 2020

Update on Coronavirus

King’s Manor refurbishment: A new chapter with XR Stories

Friday 31 January 2020

King’s Manor, the city-centre premises of the University of York, is undergoing a refurbishment to provide better overall facilities to users of the building and create a new home for XR Stories, a project leading on the use of innovative technologies in storytelling.

Free bike doctor sessions this term

Monday 27 January 2020

Free service checks to sort out any problems.

Booked a meeting or event room on campus before? Tell us about your experience

Friday 24 January 2020

Have you tried to book a meeting, study or event room on campus before? How happy were you with the process?

ADVICE: Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Friday 24 January 2020

Updated: 29 January 2020 10:00 AM

Hedgehog Friendly Campus Award

Wednesday 22 January 2020

They’re cute, incredibly reclusive and one of the nation’s most loved animals. So, it’s a pleasure to announce that the University of York has achieved the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Bronze Award.

York research debated in the House of Lords

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Two Bills will be scrutinised by parliament in the coming months, both drafted by Professor Paul Johnson of the Department of Sociology, and based on his research.

Technology is everywhere

Thursday 16 January 2020

Heidi Fraser-Krauss is the Deputy Registrar and Director of Corporate and Information Services at the University of York. Here she talks about the importance of the Staff Digital Skills Framework, reminding us of how technology is now ubiquitous in our work and personal lives.

Women in Science Rising Talent Programme

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Apply now for the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland Rising Talent Programme.

Digital skills and digital culture

Monday 13 January 2020

Joss Ivory is HR Director for the University of York. In this audio clip she discusses digital skills in relation to digital culture: how common administrative task have drastically changed with the advent of the digital age and what staff at York can do to embrace these changes.

Have questions about the new Campus East residences?

Monday 13 January 2020

Curious about the building work on Campus East?

Catering on campus is changing

Sunday 12 January 2020

Following consultation with students and staff, more initiatives are planned to improve catering on campus.

York celebrates the 2020 Chinese New Year

Friday 10 January 2020

The University of York will celebrate the 2020 Lunar Year of the Rat at the York Chinese New Year Gala.

New sustainability web pages go live

Tuesday 7 January 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new sustainability web pages.

Challenge yourself in 2020

Sunday 5 January 2020

Want to do something special in 2020? Join us in taking on a fundraising challenge this year!

Launch of the digital skills framework

Thursday 2 January 2020

Watch Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffery explain why the University of York has adopted a Staff Digital Skills Framework.