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News in 2021

Learning Technology Award for York team

Tuesday 21 December 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Programme Design and Learning Technology (PDLT) team has won a national award for learning technology.

Sustainability at York in 2021

Thursday 16 December 2021

We have made significant steps in 2021 with the launch of our ambitious Sustainability Plan, as well as the announcement of our new Environmental Sustainability Academy at York (ESAY).

Creating Christmas cheer for estranged students

Friday 3 December 2021

Christmas stockings packed with gifts have been given to care experienced and estranged students, thanks to the support of the University community.

Women in Science rising talent programme

Friday 3 December 2021

Applications for the 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Programme will open on Monday 6th December at 09:00 GMT.

Works on campus to affect Central Hall Bridge and University Road

Thursday 2 December 2021

Two pieces of maintenance work, which may affect some access routes, will be taking place on campus west throughout December.

Bird flu outbreak in North Yorkshire

Tuesday 30 November 2021

The University has been made aware of a confirmed outbreak of bird flu in North Yorkshire.

Menopause awareness for men

Monday 29 November 2021

Menopause has historically been a taboo subject, however there is now more determination to raise much needed awareness to all.

Use of Parking Bays by St Lawrence’s Primary School

Friday 26 November 2021

University enters licence agreement with St Lawrence's primary school for parent child pick up parking at Fairfax House.

University Mailroom discounts

Friday 26 November 2021

Don't forget to take advantage of reduced postage rates at the University Mailroom locations on campus.

Winning Christmas card designs

Thursday 25 November 2021

Congratulations to Veniamin Shiron for their Christmassy creation - featuring our favourite campus residents ready for the snowy season!

Winning Christmas card designs

Thursday 25 November 2021

Congratulations to Veniamin Shiron for their Christmassy creation - featuring our favourite campus residents ready for the snowy season!

Free Campus Kitchen tasting menu

Friday 12 November 2021

Come and celebrate the festive period with Campus Kitchen.

Christmas stocking campaign 2021

Thursday 11 November 2021

Every year staff, alumni and friends of the University give money to provide Christmas stockings for our Care Experienced and Estranged Students.

Hidden disabilities and sunflower lanyards

Wednesday 10 November 2021

It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in the UK have a disability and 80% of these people have a hidden disability.

Update on release of Spring Term timetable

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Thank you for your cooperation and work on the various timetables produced over the last 18 months.

Plastics: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Tuesday 2 November 2021

Join the third annual Student Law Clinic's Global Day of Action for Climate Justice and their conference on the world of single-use plastics and its legal regulation.

Sustainability at York

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Sustainability is at the heart of our strategic aims and is of crucial importance to our future.

Industrial Action: Information for staff

Friday 22 October 2021

The University and College Union (UCU) has notified the University that it is in a trade dispute and is intending to hold an industrial action ballot on both pay and conditions and the USS.

Update on pensions, pay and working conditions

Thursday 14 October 2021

The Vice-Chancellor, Charlie Jeffery, wrote to all staff earlier today with an update on pensions, pay and working conditions. You can read the full email below.

New institute to build on mental health research strengths

Monday 11 October 2021

The University is to launch an Interdisciplinary Institute of Mental Health Research, to build on our long-established strength in this field.

Nominate our next Chancellor

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Next summer, Sir Malcolm Grant will complete his tenure as Chancellor, after seven successful years. We are now beginning the search for our seventh Chancellor, and we'd like you to contribute. 

The York Unlimited Giving Day is back!

Tuesday 5 October 2021

The third York Unlimited Giving Day will continue making the difference that you helped to support in 2019 and 2020, funding life-changing, world-changing initiatives at York. Find out how you can get involved.

Blog: Tackling climate change in the Caribbean

Monday 4 October 2021

In this COP26 blog, modern historian Professor Henrice Altink discusses climate change inequalities in the Caribbean and the responsibilities of the biggest emitters.

The Great York Cake Off

Thursday 30 September 2021

Join us in the Cake Off this year to raise money for a Mentally Fit York!

Blog: Unconvinced about reducing your carbon footprint? Then do it for the good of your health

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Ditch the diesel car, eat less meat and think twice about that cosy wood burning stove. In this COP26 blog, atmospheric chemist Professor Ally Lewis sets out some of the simple steps we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint.

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.