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Things to know this week - 15 April 2024: What’s your experience of accommodation in York?

Posted on 15 April 2024

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

UoY community update

Fee payment reminder - 30 April 2024
A quick reminder that if you pay your own tuition fees or campus accommodation costs, a payment instalment is due at the end of this month. The easiest way to pay is via direct debit or the ‘My Finance’ section in e:Vision.

Small change, big impact: Use energy wisely
We’re embarking on an exciting journey to revolutionise how we use energy across our university community. We’ve set ourselves an ambitious target: saving over 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in just 12 months. We’re asking everyone within our community to make our own small changes when it comes to energy usage so that collectively we can make a big impact on our sustainability. Please get involved.

Do you qualify for a student parking permit?
If you bring your car to campus, please don’t park inconsiderately in residential streets close by. Check if you qualify for a student parking permit and find out about other ways to travel to campus.

1. What’s your experience of accommodation in York?

We're taking part in research aimed at making the future housing experience of students in York better. Alongside Fusion Student, York St John Students’ Union, the NHS, and others, we're gathering insights to understand the current housing landscape and explore ways to enhance off campus and private housing options in York. Please share your student housing experiences by completing a brief survey. Your feedback will be presented to York City Council, helping to shape future accommodation solutions in our city. There’s also a chance to win a £250 voucher. Survey deadline: 28 April

2. Successful supervisor meetings

As a postgraduate student, your supervisor plays a crucial role in guiding and supporting your research journey. Effective supervisor meetings are essential for aligning your research goals, addressing challenges, and ensuring progress. The Academic Skills Community’s upcoming Successful Supervisor Meetings workshop tomorrow (16 April) will equip you with the strategies and tools to make the most of your supervisory meetings.

3. Become a Green Impact auditor

Volunteer to become a Green Impact auditor to conduct sustainability audits of University departments, reviewing their sustainability activities and providing feedback. You will receive a half-day IEMA-approved training course to learn about sustainability issues and how they apply to the University, as well as develop professional and analytical skills. No previous experience is necessary. Volunteer training and audits take place on campus on 1 May. Sign up to be a Green Impact auditor.

4. Life after a Masters

People who understand their strengths find it much easier to make career decisions. Applying this knowledge to career planning and decision making can help to ensure you lead a positive and productive working life. See our information on life after a Masters and come to our Discover Your Strengths sessions for postgraduates to find out how to use your strengths to support good career decision making.

5. Working in research

Gain an insight into the range of career opportunities related to research within the business environment and academia. Book your place at our ‘Working in research’ event on 24 April to help you understand how to develop your own career ambitions by connecting with and learning from York graduates and other research professionals in an informal setting.

Offers, competitions and paid opportunities

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