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News in 2022

Staff PAT testing

Thursday 15 December 2022

Testing sessions have been arranged for staff.

UPDATED: Campus water switch-off delayed until early January

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Works planned to the water main on University Road, which would have potentially affected water supplies to Campus West, have now been delayed until the first week in January.

People and Planet results 2022/23

Tuesday 6 December 2022

We are pleased to announce that the University of York has ranked 69 in this year's league ranking.

Planned power outage on campus

Wednesday 30 November 2022

On 6 and 7 December, there will be a planned power outage for approximately 4-6 hours in Market Square and Wentworth College Sub-Stations.

Campus works: closure of central car park

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Central car park will be closed between 5 and 7 December and partially closed between 12 and 16 December.

Disruptive works on campus

Monday 21 November 2022

Be prepared for some disruption due to accommodation improvements, roadworks and a new campus nursery

Sustainability Report 2022

Tuesday 15 November 2022

An annual progress report on the Sustainability Plan at the University of York in 2021/22

Light up, be seen and be safe

Thursday 3 November 2022

Cyclists - claim free high-visibility vests, bike lights and ankle reflectors

Assured Devices security programme

Tuesday 25 October 2022

As the threat of cyber attack globally increases we must ensure we secure ourselves against these growing problems. A breach of online security has the potential to impact everyone in the university community.

Win an iPad in the VC Christmas card competition

Thursday 20 October 2022

Enter any design or photo to our Christmas card competition for the chance to win an iPad. Runners up will also get a £50 voucher.

UoY to host Rugby League World Cup teams

Thursday 13 October 2022

World class sport is coming to York.

Possible delays due to roadworks on University Road

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Be prepared for possible delays throughout November due to roadworks on University Road

Frontiers Planet Prize

Tuesday 27 September 2022

We are calling for entries to a new international competition which is offering three prizes of one million Swiss Francs each for disruptive solutions to the climate crisis.

Free bike maintenance workshops

Wednesday 14 September 2022

The Bike Doctor is hosting free bike maintenance workshops on campus for staff and students in October 2022.

Remote working survey 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Today we have launched a survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the remote working policy. 

VC all staff meeting: The Year Ahead

Wednesday 14 September 2022

As we start the new academic year, all staff are invited to join the Vice-Chancellor and University Executive Board for updates and a question and answer session.

Bus service news

Friday 26 August 2022

Over the summer, we've been working with First Bus York and we're pleased to say that although some fares are rising, the free zone around campus and the 20 tickets for £20 offer will remain.

Student Centre events

Tuesday 23 August 2022

The new Student Centre planned for Campus West is one of the University's transformational initiatives. We're inviting you to engagement events so you can find out why the building is important to the University.

New initiative launched to enhance sustainability benefits on campus

Tuesday 23 August 2022

This summer, Environmental Sustainability at York (ESAY) launched York Living Labs (YLL), a new initiative aimed at bringing our university community together to improve sustainability across campus. 

Departments making a Green Impact

Monday 15 August 2022

Over the past academic year, 22, out of 24 teams, were awarded for their achievements in the Green Impact initiative, alongside individuals who were recognised for their own efforts.

Launching three new academic schools

Sunday 31 July 2022

Our three new schools have officially launched today.

Computer Science building renamed in honour of Professor Ian Wand

Wednesday 6 July 2022

The Computer Science building on Campus East has been renamed the Ian Wand Building, after one of the first professors of Computer Science at the University.

York tops the Russell Group for academic support

Wednesday 6 July 2022

The University has been ranked top in the Russell Group for academic support, according to the latest National Student Survey.

York Graduate Research School wins outstanding contribution to student wellbeing award

Tuesday 28 June 2022

We are delighted to announce that the York Graduate Research School (YGRS) has been recognised for its work at the forefront of PGR wellbeing, winning the FindAPhd Outstanding Contribution to Postgraduate Student Wellbeing award.

Bicycle donations for Ukrainian refugees

Thursday 23 June 2022

The University of York is delighted to be working in partnership with the City of York Council to provide unwanted bicycles to Ukrainian refugees.

Technician Commitment signatory event held at York

Tuesday 21 June 2022

The University hosted a Technician Commitment signatory event at the Guildhall last week.

Refugee Week 2022

Wednesday 15 June 2022

June 20-26 is Refugee Week. To celebrate this we will be holding a number of events while raising awareness of issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers and the support that’s available at the University and within the city.

Staff Summer Party 2022

Tuesday 14 June 2022

To thank you for your hard work, the Vice-Chancellor would like to invite you to a staff party.

CITY College leaders visit York to celebrate collaboration

Saturday 4 June 2022

Senior leaders from CITY College, University of York Europe Campus in Greece, will visit the University this week, from Monday 6 June to Thursday 9 June, to celebrate our joint collaborations over the past year.

Active Lives Survey - shape Sport at York

Friday 27 May 2022

Simply complete the short survey to be in with a chance of winning a £350 gift card.

Access to buildings over extended Bank Holiday

Thursday 26 May 2022

Over the extended Bank Holiday (Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June), most buildings will be closed.

Design for new Student Centre agreed

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Following a design competition, the university has selected a partnership between UK based architects ADP and O’Donnell + Tuomey as the designers for the new Student Centre.

Career development resources launch

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Do you want to develop yourself and grow your career at the University?

Be a Good Neighbour

Tuesday 24 May 2022

We’re asking you to think before you park.

An update to the TIER E-scooter and E-cycle ‘freezone trial’

Wednesday 18 May 2022

The TIER freezone trial currently operating on campus for E-scooter and E-cycle rentals is coming to an end on 1 July 2022.

Significant highway works on University Road

Thursday 12 May 2022

Some disruption is to be expected on University Road from 16 May to 20 May

Campus east car park closed

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Campus East car park will be fully closed on 17 May and partially closed on 16 May.

York Festival of Ideas 2022 - Programme and free tickets available

Friday 29 April 2022

York Festival of Ideas returns from 11 to 24 June with an eclectic programme featuring over 150 free online and in-person events.

Help shape our new Student Centre

Tuesday 19 April 2022

To keep staff and students up to date about the progress of the new Student Centre, we have launched a dedicated web portal.

David Kato College winning shield design

Tuesday 19 April 2022

It’s time to announce the winner of the David Kato College shield design competition!

Get involved in York Pride 2022!

Tuesday 12 April 2022

Run an activity, welcome festival-goers and be a part of this year’s York Pride.

Charity poll for our new Employee Engagement and Experience Survey

Monday 4 April 2022

Your chance to vote for your chosen charity

We’ve now recycled over 11,000 single-use coffee cups!

Friday 18 March 2022

Following the introduction of single-use coffee cup bins on campus in 2020 in an aim to further reduce our plastic waste, we have now recycled over 11,000 single-use coffee cups.

Our response to the situation in Ukraine

Thursday 17 March 2022

On Thursday 17 March, the University VC wrote to all staff and PG researchers to share information about the University's ongoing response to the situation in Ukraine.

Our statement on Ukraine

Monday 14 March 2022

On Wednesday 2 March, the University VC made a statement on Ukraine which was shared to all staff and students by email, and posted on social media.

Pay By Phone Parking changes

Tuesday 8 March 2022

As of Monday 14 March, Paysmarti will no longer be available to use in Pay & Display car parks.

TESOL training

Monday 7 March 2022

Qualify to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Tell us how you travel and win an iPad

Monday 7 March 2022

As more of us return to campus it is important to have an understanding of how you travel to and around the university, as well as what improvements you want to see made.

University Mental Health Day 2022

Sunday 27 February 2022

Thursday 3 March is University Mental Health Day, and the University has given over the whole week to activities promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

Free wills offer for University of York staff

Wednesday 16 February 2022

University employees can benefit from a free will writing offer with Dunham McCarthy.

OPPA release edition five of the Legacy newsletter

Wednesday 16 February 2022

The latest edition of the Legacy newsletter is now available to view

Tribute to Ken Dixon

Tuesday 15 February 2022

With the passing of Ken Dixon, the University has lost one of its most remarkable, committed, enthusiastic and generous champions.

Sustainability Plan: Where are we now?

Monday 14 February 2022

Our February update includes progress reports, information about One Planet Week events, and suggestions that will enable you to become involved in promoting sustainability.

Bin the bin

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Our Bin the bin campaign aims to reduce waste and increase recycling, as part of our Sustainability Plan.

The University of York has an answer to single-use plastic cups, and it works!

Thursday 3 February 2022

The University of York Catering and Hospitality team have released the latest figures from their YORCUP initiative and they show that the scheme has stopped 1 MILLION single-use plastic cups from going in to landfill in just three years*.

Impact of traffic on the community

Tuesday 25 January 2022

We have recently received a number of complaints from the local community around the impact of University-related traffic.

Campus Intern of the Year 2021

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Careers and Placements are delighted to award Emer Bealin Kelly “Campus Intern of the Year”.