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Things to know this week - 7 June 2021

Posted on 7 June 2021

The weekly news summary for undergraduate students.

1. Now’s the time to plan for your future

When you use your strengths - the things you are good at, and love to do - it doesn't feel like work. York Strengths Development Days are interactive sessions giving first years the chance to discover their strengths, support their personal development and identify careers that suit them. Find out more about York Strengths Development Days. All students can access York Strengths Online via the VLE

Final year students: it's time to look to the future and put plans in place for life after lockdown and life after university! Our Graduate Options Live event on Wednesday 9 June provides information to help you map out your next steps and understand how to work towards your goals. Book your place at the event.

2. Wonderful ways of working with data in a spreadsheet

It's one thing getting some data; it's another thing knowing what to do with it. In this Academic Skills Community session on Wednesday 9 June, take a look at methods for finding, importing, and cleaning up data, and performing simple analyses in a spreadsheet. See all forthcoming Academic Skills Community workshops.

3. Make an impact on climate change

Being Carbon Literate means you understand how climate change affects you and others and Carbon Literacy Training empowers you to make an impact in your workplace, community, university, place of worship, or another setting. Sign up to Carbon Literacy Training by Wednesday 9 June.

4. E-scooters, e-bikes and freebies

E-scooter and e-bike operator TIER are hosting an event on campus on Friday 18 June at the Market Square Pop-Up Park. The team will be demonstrating how to be safe on e-bikes and scooters, how they work, what routes are now open in the city and much more. We’re also giving away high viz jackets and reflective slap wraps. Pop along between 12 noon and 3pm. Find out more about e-scooters and e-bikes.

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