Accessibility statement

Things to know this week - 11 March 2024: University Mental Health Day

Posted on 11 March 2024

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

UoY community update

Support sport at York
Sports are an important part of university life for many, providing a strong community and having a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing. However, with growing costs, clubs are in need of additional ways to raise money to support their activity. Support sport during York Challenge Week as students from the sports clubs taking part take on various challenges.

An update to the TIER E-scooters and E-cycles
TIER e-scooters and e-cycles, with the agreement of City of York Council, will not be renewing its contract to provide e-scooters and e-bikes in the city and will cease operating across York and the University at the end of May 2024.

Safe use of items containing lithium-ion batteries
Laptops, cameras, smartphones, electric bikes, mobility scooters and e-cigarettes are all powered by lightweight, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These batteries can be susceptible to temperature changes, physical damage, overcharging or manufacturing defects, and can catch fire. Please only use items that meet UK standards and follow advice on how to charge them safely. Keep an eye out for PAT testing sessions, which take place on campus throughout the year.

1. Come to the University Mental Health Day Fair

It’s time to prioritise mental wellbeing for University Mental Health Day this Thursday (14 March). Join our University Mental Health Day Fair on Wednesday (13 March) for workshops, stalls, positive activities and free snacks - all here to help you de-stress from the semester’s challenges. Then, tune into York Student Minds’ takeover on our Instagram on Thursday (14 March) and don’t forget that help and support is available for you all year round.

2. Could you elevate your writing skills?

Embark on a journey to becoming a master essay writer with the Academic Skills Community’s workshops and resources this month:

Get personalised support at the Writing Centre - book a session for expert advice tailored to your specific needs and writing style.

3. Support with harassment, stalking and conflict

We’ve teamed up with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to create some essential training to help you think about personal safety, giving you the know-how to assess, manage and reduce risks. Shaped by students for students, the course comes in short, easy-to-watch video segments and focuses on topics such as identifying harassment, stalking awareness, and ways to deal with conflict. Complete the personal safety awareness video course.

4. A chance to meet the Careers team

TMeet the friendly faces behind Careers and Placements as we help you explore a range of services designed to kickstart your career journey and ensure a fulfilling university experience. Drop in to the Careers and Placements Open House between 12-4pm on Wednesday (13 March) for top advice, giveaways, prizes and more!

5. Win an iPad or £20 travel bundle

How do you travel to, from and around campus? Are there improvements that could be made? Complete our 2024 annual Travel and Transport Survey by midnight on 22 March and you will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad or a £20 First Bus ticket bundle.

Offers, competitions and paid opportunities

Log on to Handshake, our careers platform, for jobs and opportunities.

Student news

Things to know this week is produced and distributed by the University's Internal Communications Team. Please email any feedback to