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Things to know this week - 4 May 2021

Posted on 4 May 2021

The weekly news summary for taught postgraduate students.

A big well done to all who proved #RosesAreWhite at the weekend! There is still time to contribute to the fundraising efforts to support York Mind.

Coronavirus: update summary

If you are making use of spaces on campus such as the Spring Lane Building or the Library you should be wearing a face mask unless you are exempt. Please remember: hands, face, space and fresh air.

1. Top tips for study and exam success

Developing good study habits will ensure you perform to the best of your ability. Backed up by research, see our top tips for study and exam success - some of them may surprise you. #UoYWellbeing

2. Talking Race and Racism

This week, the Represent York Symposium holds an open, honest discussion with University staff and students about race. Keynote speaker, Prof Kiran Trehan, will address ‘Race, racism and anti-racism at the University and Higher Education’. There will also be discussions around decolonising the sciences and humanities, and the mental health of people of colour on campus. Find out more about Represent York.

3. Working in research

Considering a career in research? Not sure what direction you want to take or what your options are? Our ‘Working in research’ event on Wednesday 5 May will help you gain an insight into a range of research-based career opportunities in academia, public sector, not for profit and commercial sectors. Register for the event (via Handshake)

4. Stay river safe

York's rivers can be deadly. As restrictions ease and the weather improves, think about how to look after yourself and others near the water. Read our top tips for river safety.

5. Get involved with the Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is an international campaign aimed at making the places we live more sustainable. The Student Switch Off Week of Action on 10-14 May includes competitions and activities and will examine how you can reduce your exposure to energy poverty and how you can take sustainability values into your career. Get involved with the Student Switch Off Week of Action.

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