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Things to know this week - 18 March 2024: Support over the Easter break

Posted on 18 March 2024

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

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Student support over the Easter break
Whether you’re leaving York or staying on campus, student support continues over the Easter break. There may be a few changes, however. Find out how services are affected, including:

  • Student support services 
  • Eat at York opening times
  • Changes to bus services
  • Academic skills support and the Library
  • IT Support
  • Student events

IT Services win award for sustainability
Congratulations to IT Services who were awarded the Sustainable Digital Project or Initiative at the UCISA awards last week. By using equipment more efficiently in classrooms and reducing print wastage, they’ve helped us save an estimated 22 tonnes of CO2. They’ve also prevented 44 tonnes of IT equipment from going to landfill by recycling and refurbishing old laptops and PCs.

1. How to write your dissertation

Do you feel confident and prepared for writing your dissertation? If not, the Academic Skills Community's PGT dissertation workshops will equip you with the knowledge and skills essential for academic excellence in your research. Let us guide you through each step of the way, from designing and conducting research to delivering insightful conclusions. On Wednesday (20 March), we also have some top tips on how to have successful supervisor meetings.

2. Celebrating neurodiversity

We’re proud to support and participate in Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024! Join us at various events, including an information fair on Wednesday (20 March) and a panel discussion on ‘Neurodiversity in Higher Education: A student and staff perspective’ on Thursday (21 March). The Learning Technology Practical Guide Accessibility pages provide an overview of digital tools at York which many neurodiverse staff and students find helpful.

3. Is it okay to let someone else use your bank account?

Hot on the heels of National Student Money Week, HM Revenue and Customs are currently warning students to not inadvertently help criminals to commit fraud. Students are often targeted to become ‘money mules’, offering a chance to make quick cash in exchange for processing money through their bank account. However, this could have extremely serious consequences, including a criminal conviction. Find out the facts about becoming a money mule.

4. Careers in…

Find out what it’s like to work in various sectors with the ‘Careers in…’ Q&A event next month. Fancy working in the screen industries, education, or environment and sustainability? Come along to hear from York Graduates and professionals working in a variety of roles and organisations as they share their insights into how to get into their area of employment and what sorts of things employers look for in potential graduates.

5. Voting is now open for the Students’ Union elections

Take a look at all the candidates and decide who you want to be the first Sabbatical Officers of the new Students’ Union! Cast your vote by 4pm on Thursday (21 March) to be a part of something new. Voting also means you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher for a supermarket of your choice!

Offers, competitions and paid opportunities

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