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News in 2021

Shop, save and sustain

Wednesday 22 September 2021

The new sustainability initiative from Eat at York launches on Monday 27 September!

Removing TEF awards from marketing materials

Wednesday 1 September 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) has advised us not to use our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awards in materials aimed at students from September 2021.

Safepods are coming

Monday 23 August 2021

The University of York will be home to one of the UK’s first Safepods, enabling researchers to securely access high quality, sensitive data without leaving campus.

Peer-Assisted Learning schemes

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Students helping other students to embed their learning is at the heart of Peer-Assisted Learning.

Parking charges resuming

Monday 2 August 2021

Do you park on campus regularly? If you do then please be aware, as of 1 September 2021 parking charges will resume. In order to continue to park your vehicle on campus, you will need to have a current parking permit. Most permits expired in March 2021 and will now not be valid.

Working to decolonise research practices mentoring programme

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Applications are invited for a programme designed to stimulate and support a cohort of researchers to undertake pilot research projects that explore and champion the decolonisation of research.

The University of York Sports Strategy has been approved

Thursday 15 July 2021

We are pleased to announce that the University of York Sports Strategy has been approved by the University Executive Board.

Blackboard Catalyst Award winners announced

Monday 12 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that Amy Eyre from Student and Academic Services has won the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Engagement, and that the University E-Accessibility Working Group has won the Inclusive Education award.

New director for £45m robotics research centre at York

Monday 12 July 2021

A director has been appointed to lead a major new £45m research centre at the University of York which aims to place York at the forefront of research into the safe operation of robotics and autonomous systems.

Anne Lister College shield winning design

Monday 5 July 2021

It’s time to announce the winner of the Anne Lister College shield design competition!

Covid-19 - what’s your story?

Monday 21 June 2021

If you're a member of the University community, we want to know how Covid-19 impacted your life.

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?

2021: Next steps: all-staff briefing

Sunday 31 January 2021

We understand that your work and home commitments mean you might not be able to engage with a webinar at a fixed time.

Race Equality Week 2021

Thursday 28 January 2021

Race Equality Week (1 to 7 February) is a UK-wide initiative aimed at uniting organisations and individuals in activities to address issues affecting ethnic minority employees.

New University of York college to be named after Yorkshire diarist Anne Lister

Sunday 24 January 2021

A new college at the University of York will be named after scholar and Yorkshire businesswoman, Anne Lister.

Ensuring support and accessibility during Covid-19

Monday 18 January 2021

As the pandemic continues, we've gathered information around ensuring accessibility and providing support for vulnerable groups.

University retains research award for tenth year

Tuesday 12 January 2021

The University of York’s support for researchers has been recognised by the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award - York is one of just five UK universities to have held and retained the award for a decade.