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Things to know this week - 8 April 2024: How are you?

Posted on 8 April 2024

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

UoY community update

IMPORTANT: Yearbook scam
We have been alerted to an email scam targeting students asking you to buy a yearbook. The sender is appearing as ‘’ and asks you to fill in a form with personal details and pay a fee. If you have received this email do not click on any links or enter any information; instead just delete the email. Find out more about scams that target students.

Bus changes: CB1 and C2
The CB1 Clubbers Bus will now no longer stop at Newton Way and will instead stop opposite Heslington Hall. The C2 route will no longer pass Heslington Church and instead turn onto Church Lane, travelling down Innovation Way, stopping at Heslington Hall. Find out more about recent changes to bus routes.

Managing OneDrive storage
IT Services are introducing a new 20GB OneDrive account for students tomorrow (9 April). See information on OneDrive and managing your storage limit.

Register to vote: deadline 16 April
The election of the first York and North Yorkshire Mayor takes place on Thursday 2 May. The Mayor will be responsible for areas such as transport, housing and community safety. Read YUSU’s guide to why you should care about the Mayoral elections and register to vote before midnight on 16 April.

1. How are you?

Take part in important research here at York by completing our SWANS survey into student wellbeing. By letting us know in the survey how you have been feeling over the past couple of weeks, you’ll contribute to much-needed research so that we can better support students. Check your UoY inbox for your invitation to take part in the SWANS survey.

Don’t forget, there are lots of people at the university who are here to help with your wellbeing. Download the TalkCampus app to talk with other students about the ups and downs of student life.

2. HAVE YOUR SAY: Improving Student Support Plans

Student Support Plans (SSPs) provide a personalised plan of adjustments so that you are not disadvantaged by a disability or condition. Whether you have an SSP or not, let us know how we could improve the process of making reasonable adjustments for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long term health condition.

3. Get to grips with statistics and data

A little unsure about working with data? Analyse and interpret data with confidence by attending the Maths Skills Centre’s upcoming workshops:

You can also learn to master tools like SPSS and RStudio, explore our comprehensive online statistics guide to support your learning or book a free one-to-one appointment with a statistics tutor.

4. Student communities: Black Access

We provide support to a number of student communities in order to ensure every student gets the most out of their University experience. Black Access is a student-led initiative that supports the success of Black students. They’re hosting an upcoming social for Black students (and friends) on Wednesday (10 April). Enjoy great food from Japanese street food vendor YUZU and hop on the mic for some karaoke! Sign up for the Black Access social. There are also a series of BAME inclusive workshops this week exploring identity and support - check out details on the YUSU events page.

5. Careers in…

Find out what it’s like to work in various sectors with the ‘Careers in…’ panel and networking event this Wednesday (10 April). 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.

Offers, competitions and paid opportunities

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

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