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Printing made easy

Sunday 25 October 2020

York Print Plus, our printing, copying and scanning service, makes it easy for you to print your work from wherever you are.


Supporting yourself and others

Sunday 25 October 2020

We know that connecting with people can support our own wellbeing, but how best can we check in with those around us?


Get a change of scene

Friday 23 October 2020

You don’t need to stay in your usual study space - there are places you can go on campus for a change of scene. It’s good to get out.


OPEN LECTURES: York Design Week | Science of sleep | Be more pirate

Friday 23 October 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


Represent your college virtually with Student Switch Off

Thursday 22 October 2020

Become a virtual volunteer ambassador for the Student Switch Off sustainability campaign.


Recommended reading

Sunday 18 October 2020

Your lecturers work with the Library to ensure that you have access to reading lists for your course. Find your lists to access a host of useful features.


Want to develop your academic and communication skills?

Saturday 17 October 2020

We all want to improve our skills, right? The Academic Skills Community is a new way to develop your academic skills to do better in assessments and be better communicators.


OPEN LECTURES: Black History Month | devolution | Circular Malton

Friday 16 October 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


Mental health: Another casualty of coronavirus?

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Join an evening of talks and discussion on the implications and effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of different groups and communities.


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.


Your work: safe and at your fingertips

Sunday 11 October 2020

Don’t take the risk - it’s important that you make sure that your work - whether it’s lecture notes, survey data, essays or research - is safe and accessible.


UoY app: your timetable and events in your pocket

Sunday 11 October 2020

Download the new UoY app today!


It's York Restaurant Week - again!

Sunday 11 October 2020

Take advantage of fixed price menus from as little as £5!


Five steps to wellbeing

Sunday 11 October 2020

We’re all facing challenging times, so it’s good to understand five simple steps that have been shown to support your wellbeing. While you are settling into University life, try to build these into your routine.


Keeping accommodation clean

Friday 9 October 2020

We all know the importance of washing our hands, wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from others. But we must also remember to ensure any shared spaces within our households are cleaned regularly.


What should the future direction be for Justice and Equality?

Thursday 8 October 2020

As one of the University’s seven research themes Justice and Equality has encompassed and supported a wide variety of research over the last 5 years. But where should it go next?


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.


Bit phishy? Learn to spot scam emails

Sunday 4 October 2020

At this time of year, we see a lot of email scams. Make sure that your information (and your money) is safe by learning to spot what’s suspicious.


New tools to help you study

Friday 2 October 2020

Want to make it easier to read on screen, make better notes and to organise your research? Try Texthelp tools!


Need a little help?

Friday 2 October 2020

Starting - or returning to - University is a significant change at the best of times, but in this time of COVID, it can present even more of a challenge.


NEW: Welcome to the Academic Skills Community

Friday 2 October 2020

What are the skills you need to do well at university? Join our new diverse Academic Skills Community to find out.


New scam targeting students

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Unfortunately, students are often targeted by criminals and tricked out of thousands of pounds. Learn to recognise scams and protect yourself against them.


York announces new Chevening scholarships for future global leaders

Tuesday 29 September 2020

The University of York has announced a new agreement with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office for up to ten joint-funded Masters scholarships for the next three years. The scholarships will initially open to candidates intending to start a Masters in the 2021/22 academic year.


Black History Month 2020

Monday 28 September 2020

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


OPEN LECTURES: Naomi Klein | Autism and academia | Make your business stand out

Monday 28 September 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


Get paid to be a student ambassador

Sunday 27 September 2020

Apply now to help prospective students find out more about life at York.


IT Equipment Bursary

Friday 25 September 2020

You could receive up to £500 to help pay for personal IT equipment.


Contactless coffee

Thursday 24 September 2020

We're adopting 'contactless coffee' so you can use your own cup safely at campus catering outlets.


Improve your language skills

Thursday 24 September 2020

Ever wanted to learn another language or take your language skills to the next level? Now's your chance.


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.


Emergency Student Support Fund - September round now open

Wednesday 9 September 2020

You can now apply for the July round of the Emergency Student Support Fund - the deadline is 2pm on Wednesday 16 September.


Library Cafe now open for takeaway

Monday 7 September 2020

You can now get food and drink from Library Cafe as well as Park Central.


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.


Bikes left on campus

Friday 14 August 2020

Have you left your bike on campus? Let us know before it gets removed.


Academic skills support in August and September

Tuesday 11 August 2020

The Writing Centre, Maths Skills Centre and Academic Integrity are continuing to offer their services online.


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Welcome new students this autumn

Friday 7 August 2020

The International Student Support Team are now recruiting enthusiastic, sociable and highly self-motivated individuals to become Welcome Team members assisting with the welcome period.


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.


What's open on campus?

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Find out what is open on campus at the moment.


Study skills support over the summer

Monday 6 July 2020

The Writing Centre, Maths Skills Centre and Academic Integrity are fully operational throughout the summer, offering online services including appointments, workshops, email guidance and study coaching sessions.


Reopening our Library buildings from Monday 27 July

Monday 6 July 2020

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get the Library buildings ready for reopening, and we can now give you some more information about what is happening and when.


Emergency Student Support Fund - July round now open

Wednesday 1 July 2020

You can now apply for the July round of the Emergency Student Support Fund - the deadline is 2pm on Wednesday 8 July.


Apply now, decide later - accommodation for continuing students and postgraduates

Monday 15 June 2020

Accommodation for postgraduates and continuing students wanting to live on campus for September 2020 is still open for booking. Apply now to be added to the waiting list.


Mentally Fit York fund now open

Thursday 11 June 2020

Up to £2,000 available to support mental health-related projects on campus.


Collecting your belongings left on campus

Monday 8 June 2020

Do you have belongings left in campus accommodation that need collecting?


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.


Emergency Student Support Fund boost

Friday 5 June 2020

Funding has been secured so the Emergency Student Support Fund (ESSF) can continue for another four rounds.


NEW: Report and Support

Friday 5 June 2020

The new Report & Support tool can be used to report student misconduct and to find support both within and outside the University


Emergency Student Support Fund - round three

Wednesday 3 June 2020

The third round of funding from the Emergency Student Support Fund opens today.


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.


Volunteers’ Week 2020

Monday 1 June 2020

Celebrating the contribution of our students.


Together York Summer 2020

Monday 1 June 2020

An online community to help you stay connected over the summer.


VIDEO: Do you feel like you should be doing better?

Friday 22 May 2020

Could you be a perfectionist?


Apply to be a college tutor

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Could you lead and inspire a community of students? Applications to become a college tutor are now open.


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'.


VIDEO: Improving your sleep

Friday 8 May 2020

Sleep is vital to learning and your general wellbeing.


VIDEO: Managing stress

Monday 4 May 2020

If you’re finding things tough at the moment, the latest videos from College Tutor Rosie introduce exercises to help you stop feeling overwhelmed and focus on the present moment.


How to do online closed assessments

Friday 1 May 2020

Read our top tips for students when completing online exams.


VIDEO: Getting motivated

Monday 27 April 2020

Having trouble getting started? Learn some practical ways to overcome putting things off.


Virtual internship scholarships available

Friday 24 April 2020

Have your international plans been cancelled?


Sign up to be a student buddy in 2020/21

Friday 24 April 2020

Develop new skills and get to know other students from across the University.


Funding boost for York students to undertake community projects

Wednesday 22 April 2020

The University has been awarded £260,000 to help students share their knowledge and skills with the local community.


Take part in a groundbreaking research project

Monday 20 April 2020

Help us become leaders in student mental health research.


Emergency Student Support Fund - round two

Friday 17 April 2020

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


Online support for your studies

Friday 17 April 2020

Support for your studies from services across the University.


Top tips for study and exam success

Friday 17 April 2020

How to make Summer Term a more pleasant and productive experience.


Enter The Scott Award annual art competition

Monday 6 April 2020

This year it's taking place online.


Keep healthy and active at home with York Sport

Monday 6 April 2020

Keep active no matter what with Home Workouts.


Coronavirus: looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Tuesday 31 March 2020

We recognise that this is a very challenging time for all students, and want to reassure you that - wherever you may currently be - the University is still here to support you.


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).


Campus catering outlets and Nisa now cashless

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, campus catering outlets and Nisa are only accepting card payments until further notice.


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?


Help with applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Drop-in session on campus this week with City of York Council and Citizens Advice.


Easter vacation arrangements

Friday 6 March 2020

Info you will need if you're staying on campus over the Easter vacation.


OPEN LECTURES: Molecules, music, and Trinity College Library

Friday 6 March 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


Additional wellbeing support: coming to a department near you

Friday 6 March 2020

In an investment of more than half a million pounds per year, the University Executive Board has approved the introduction of 13 additional student wellbeing support staff.


Take uni home with you

Friday 6 March 2020

Access your work and resources over the vacation.


Nominate someone for an honorary degree

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Students are invited to nominate candidates for the award of an honorary degree for July 2020 and beyond.


Online payslip changes

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Do you do paid work for the University? If the answer is yes then this news will be of interest to you


Win an iPad or £20 travel bundle: Complete the transport survey

Monday 2 March 2020

At the University, we’re keen to continue improving our travel and transport provision for staff and students.


It's York Restaurant Week

Sunday 1 March 2020

Take advantage of fixed price menus from as little as £5!


OPEN LECTURES: Prosecuting war criminals, atmospheric chemistry, and talking with machines

Friday 28 February 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


University Mental Health Day 2020

Friday 28 February 2020

Events on campus to mark University Mental Health Day on Thursday 5 March 2020.


Digital Creativity Week 2020 (cancelled)

Thursday 27 February 2020

This event has been cancelled.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 26 February 2020

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Update on coronavirus - change in guidance for travellers


Family Network Fun Day

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Join the Family Network Fun Day on Saturday for Pancake Day and St David's Day fun!


Pan African Food and Culture event

Monday 24 February 2020

Come to this celebration of African food and culture.


Volunteer with Nightline

Monday 24 February 2020

Come to a taster session this week to find out more.


The World’s Big Problems and How to Influence the Solutions

Friday 21 February 2020

Develop leadership skills at the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Summer School.


Global Week 2020

Friday 21 February 2020

Go global on campus.


OPEN LECTURES: Broken politics, grief, and why you should be a trade unionist

Friday 21 February 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


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.


Find out about postgraduate study at York

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Enjoy free coffee, tea and cake with the return of our Postgraduate Cafés.


Eat happy

Friday 14 February 2020

Cooking together and sharing a meal can do wonders for your mental health - and pocket.


OPEN LECTURES: LGBT History Month, public health, and Pevsner

Friday 14 February 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


York Students in Schools tutoring programme wins award

Friday 14 February 2020

York's GCSE Tutoring programme wins the Ann McKeown Award for Excellence and Inspirational Work with Children and Young People at the the Lord Mayor of York's Shine Awards 2020


Online payslip introduction

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Do you do paid work for the University? If the answer is yes then this news will be of interest to you.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 7 February 2020

Friday 7 February 2020

Updates on Coronavirus, 10.30am and 7pm


OPEN LECTURES: Climate solutions, online anonymity, and the wonders of women

Friday 7 February 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


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.


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.


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.


YES: we want your feedback

Monday 3 February 2020

Tell us about your experience as a student at York for the chance to win one of five £50 vouchers.


Write about your book collection for a chance to win £500!

Monday 3 February 2020

Do you have more than ten books? Then you’re a book collector! The University of York Book Collecting Prize is your chance to tell the world about your collection. The winner will receive £500 and entry to the National Book Collecting Prize.


Final year students: give your feedback

Monday 3 February 2020

The National Student Survey (NSS) opens to all final year undergraduates on Monday 3 February.


University Strategy update

Sunday 2 February 2020

An update from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charlie Jeffery.


National Student Money Week 2020

Sunday 2 February 2020

It's National Student Money Week - the theme this year is 'Spend Healthy, Live Healthy’.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 2 February 2020

Sunday 2 February 2020

Updates on Coronavirus 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4pm


Sexual Violence Awareness Week Event

Sunday 2 February 2020

An opportunity to talk about sexual violence and the support available.


Time to Talk Day

Saturday 1 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.


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


OPEN LECTURES: Women and war, business without bosses, and Yorkshire's canals

Friday 31 January 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


King’s Manor refurbishment: A new chapter with XRStories

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.


International Study Centres 2020

Thursday 30 January 2020

A chance to study in Mexico, South Africa, or India for two weeks.


Dr David Efird

Tuesday 28 January 2020

It is with considerable sadness that the Department of Philosophy announces the sudden and unexpected death of long serving staff member Dr David Efird.


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?

Friday 24 January 2020

Tell us about your experience - £20 voucher to be won.


Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Friday 24 January 2020

Attend a film screening to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.


ADVICE: Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Friday 24 January 2020

Updated: 29 January 2020 10:00 AM


OPEN LECTURES: Tate Modern, Science Museum, and why cities look the way they do

Friday 24 January 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


How to find a study space on campus

Friday 24 January 2020

The Library and IT rooms get busy at this time of year. But help is available when you need to find a space.


Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards

Thursday 23 January 2020

Know someone of South Asian heritage who has overcome barriers to success?


Chinese New Year Family Fun Day

Thursday 23 January 2020

Join the Family Network to celebrate Chinese New Year.


Come to York Residents Festival this weekend

Thursday 23 January 2020

Enjoy over 100 attractions, events and offers - open to students.


King's Manor Refectory closure

Thursday 23 January 2020

King's Manor Refectory will close Friday 14 February 2020.


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.


Are you a role model?

Monday 20 January 2020

Inspire young people and gain skills for your future by volunteering as a classroom assistant.


Bookings open for Maths and Stats Week 2020

Sunday 19 January 2020

Need a little extra maths help?


Considering postgraduate study at York?

Friday 17 January 2020

Find out more about postgraduate study at the forthcoming Virtual Open Day.


OPEN LECTURES: Starting a business, children's rights, and loyal opposition to the crown

Friday 17 January 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


Share your thoughts on accommodation or catering and you could win an Amazon voucher

Thursday 16 January 2020

The accommodation and catering teams are looking for feedback on their services and want to know what you think.


Win £1k to improve the Library

Thursday 16 January 2020

Win funding and the title of 'Library Innovator 2020’ by submitting your idea to the LibInspo 2020 competition.


First years: York Strengths Development Day booking now open

Thursday 16 January 2020

Now is the time to identify your strengths to support your studies, build experiences and move towards a career you’ll thrive in.


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.


The Centre for Global Programmes launch free creativity seminars

Friday 10 January 2020

The workshop sessions will run in Weeks 8 to 10.


OPEN LECTURES: Berlin's Cold War, the Ordered Universe, and Ottoman costume albums

Friday 10 January 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


Gain international experience on campus

Friday 10 January 2020

Paid and volunteer positions are available or attend seminars and meet-ups.


Future leader? Apply for the Laidlaw Scholarship

Friday 10 January 2020

An opportunity to conduct your own funded research project and develop leadership skills.


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.


Attend the Assessment Centre Experience

Thursday 9 January 2020

Get ahead if you’re planning to apply for a graduate job, placement year or summer internship.


Register for a placement year

Thursday 9 January 2020

The deadline to register for a placement year is approaching.


Rent reductions on campus

Wednesday 8 January 2020

The University of York is pleased to confirm, following ongoing discussions with YUSU and the GSA, an agreed reduction in rent for over 350 rooms within our range of campus accommodation.


New sustainability web pages go live

Tuesday 7 January 2020

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


OPEN LECTURES: How gliders work

Monday 6 January 2020

Find out something new at our free Open Lectures - everyone welcome.


University Jazz Orchestra auditions this week

Sunday 5 January 2020

Book an audition on Thursday 9 or Friday 10 January.


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!


Connect your new device to the network

Friday 3 January 2020

If you're coming back to uni after Christmas with a new laptop, tablet, mobile or games console, find out how to make the most of it.


Banish the winter blues

Friday 3 January 2020

Short, dark days getting you down?


Paid inclusive learning internships

Friday 3 January 2020

Could you help us to design a more inclusive learning and teaching environment at York?


Get paid to be a University events steward

Friday 3 January 2020

The Events Office are recruiting stewards to work across a variety of University events.