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Things to know this week - 7 May 2024: Give your Check-In feedback

Posted on 7 May 2024

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

UoY community update

IMPORTANT: Stop hackers gaining access to your University account
We have been made aware by other universities of attempts by hackers to gain access to University accounts through two-factor authentication (2FA) systems. The fraudsters’ email claims to be from the HR department and asks recipients to login with their username, password and to complete 2FA with a one-time passcode. The best way to avoid a fraud attempt is to use the Duo app to approve authentication rather than a one-time passcode. Read about the scam and changes we’re making to Duo.

Need individual exam arrangements?
If you need individual exam arrangements for the August resit period, email evidence to by Friday 24 May.

Come to CultureFest
Tomorrow (8 May), Black Access is proud to present CultureFest, which this year is a celebration of African and Caribbean culture. There will be music, food and stalls in the piazza near York Law School between 3-7pm - come on down!

1. What do you think about Check-In?

Last September, we launched Check-In, a tool to help us identify students who may need additional support. We would now like to hear of your experiences with Check-In as we look to set priorities and make improvements with the system and the processes that sit around it. Please complete our student Check-In survey to let us know what you think and for the chance to enter our £20 voucher prize draw.

2. Get writing that dissertation

As we move deeper into the academic year, now is the time to refine and enhance your research and writing skills. The Academic Skills Community have curated a series of workshops designed around PGT dissertation writing and critical thinking:

3. TODAY: Planning your next steps

Not yet sure what you’re doing after your Masters? Come to Life after a Masters: Planning your next steps online session TODAY at 4pm to learn how to generate career options, research jobs and sectors, start your job search and get support with applications and interviews.

4. Walk around York to transform mental health

Sign up for the 25 mile Great York Walk challenge taking place on 18 May to raise funds for desperately needed mental health research and initiatives to transform mental health for everyone. Participation is open to everyone. We encourage all of our walkers to challenge themselves to take on the entire Great York Walk route which is 25 miles, however for those who would prefer a shorter route we also have 6.25 miles and 12.5 miles options.

5. Come to York Festival of Ideas

Supported by our generous sponsors, York Festival of Ideas (1-14 June) presents over 200 mostly free events. Don’t miss talks by world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances, guided tours and more, including:

  • The Art of Darkness: The history of goth 
  • Black England in the Eighteenth Century
  • Orwell’s Ghosts 
  • The Book Your Cat Wishes You Would Read 

Browse the full York Festival of Ideas programme and book your free tickets.

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