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Things to know this week - 12 June 2023: Life after a Masters

Posted on 12 June 2023

Welcome to your taught postgraduate student news summary of key things happening this week.

1. Life after a Masters

There is still a way to go in your programme but, if you’re thinking about next steps, come to the Careers and Placements Life after a Masters series of events starting on Wednesday 21 June. Learn how to plan your next steps, market your Masters, understand the UK jobs market and get help with applying for jobs. And don’t forget the Graduate Jobs Fair on Wednesday (14 June).

2. Blackbullion can help

Our financial education platform, Blackbullion, isn’t just about budgeting advice - though there are great tools for that! - it can also help with all those financial queries you don’t know where to start with. Find out more about tax, learn how your credit score works or delve into the world of pensions and investing. Sign up for Blackbullion for free with your York email address.

3. Win £250 with our Active Lives survey

Complete our 2023 Active Lives survey and you could be in with a chance of winning £250. You don’t have to be a sportsperson or active gym goer to complete the survey and it will help us provide the best opportunities for our community through sport and active wellbeing.

4. York Festival of Ideas - final free events

Don't miss the final few days of York Festival of Ideas 2023! With highlights including ‘One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square’ with politician, actor and campaigner Michael Cashman, ‘Bringing the Past to Life’ with renowned archaeologist Julian Richards, and ‘In Your Dreams (and Other Altered States)’ with psychologist Harriet Ennis, there are still plenty of exciting events to explore. 

Considering doing a PhD one day? Make sure to join us for the final of York's Three Minute Thesis competition and see the exciting research our current postgraduate researchers are producing.

5. Decolonising and diversifying the curriculum

The Decolonising and Diversifying the Curriculum event on Monday 19 June is an opportunity to share good practice and consider what the future of decolonising and diversifying the curriculum looks like at York. Sign up to the event before tomorrow (13 June) for an exciting programme of lightning talks, panel discussions and workshops.

Offers, competitions and paid opportunities

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