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Things to know this week - 29 April 2024: Sorting your future

Posted on 29 April 2024

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

UoY community update

Roses 2024 is this weekend!
Good luck to all those taking part in Roses this weekend. We all know that #RosesAreWhite! Keep up to date with the scores.

Vote this week
You can elect the first York and North Yorkshire Mayor this Thursday (2 May). The Mayor is responsible for areas such as transport, housing and community safety. Read YUSU’s guide to why you should care about the Mayoral elections and don’t forget to take your photographic ID when you vote.

1. Come to the Grad Jobs Fair

Come to the Grad Jobs Fair on Wednesday 8 May where graduate employers are looking to recruit for positions starting later this year. You can have your CV reviewed and your photo taken for your LinkedIn profile. You can also browse through our free-of-charge interview clothing at the Work Wardrobe. If you feel nervous about approaching an employer at the fair you can get a fair buddy who will help initiate conversations. Find out how to prepare for the fair, including an extra preparation session for international students tomorrow (30 April).

2. Get personalised academic advice

Personalised support can be a game-changer in your academic journey. Whether you're gearing up for exams or finalising your academic projects, our one-to-one appointments with Academic Skills Advisors are an invaluable free and confidential resource. Consult with tutors at the Maths Skills Centre for guidance on statistical analysis and quantitative research or meet with a Study Coach to refine your study strategies and academic approach.

3. Need funding for a project?

The latest round of YuFund is now open, granting up to £10,000 to projects run by student clubs and societies, departments and colleges. So what could you make happen? Previous successful projects include funding for a gala welcoming in the Year of the Dragon, plus new equipment for Halifax College netball club and wheelchair fencing facilities for the Fencing Society. Application deadline: Monday 13 May. Find out more about the type of activities YuFund can support and apply now.

4. Have you heard our careers podcast?

You don’t have to come from a science background to break into becoming a doctor. Our careers podcast 'What Do You Actually Do?' caught up with alum Ian Henderson to find out how he went from studying English at York to working as a junior doctor and medical researcher.

5. Want to win an iPad?

Complete the 2024 Active Lives survey before midnight on 17 May and you could be in with a chance of winning an iPad. Your feedback will inform our strategic direction for sport, physical activity, and wellbeing at York.

Offers, competitions and paid opportunities

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

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