Posted on 20 February 2023
UoY community update
Strike action paused
Following progress at the national negotiations, planned strike action will be ‘paused’ until Thursday 2 March to enable further talks to take place. Teaching and learning will continue as originally planned in the next two weeks. See student information on industrial action.
Semesters are coming: what does this mean for you?
At the moment our academic year is split into three terms. From 2023/24, we’re changing this to two semesters. It means that the start and end dates of the academic year, and the timings of vacations and breaks, will change. Find out more about semesters and look out for details of our semesters Q&A on Instagram later this week.
Togetherall: 24/7 wellbeing support is changing
There are some changes to student wellbeing support coming soon. We currently provide access to Togetherall for 24/7 wellbeing support for students but next month this will change to a new provider. More details to come.
Following a recent YUSU campaign, the University has met with the Students’ Unions and agreed to make some changes to the self-assessment procedure, in particular streamlining the process for vulnerable students. Find out more about the changes to the Exceptional Circumstances procedure.
This week we are launching the University of York Strategy for Sport and Active Wellbeing, developed in collaboration with our Students’ Unions. The strategy outlines our vision for the future of inclusive and engaging sport, physical and wellbeing activity at the University. Learn more about our objectives and initiatives.
Broaden your knowledge, boost your employability and make unique academic connections by taking a language elective as part of your degree. Covering languages from Arabic to Japanese to Spanish, there are a wide range of electives available to undergraduates each term. Course restrictions may apply. Find out more about language electives.
What exactly is happening in Iran? And what events and factors have led to this moment? Join experts from St Andrews and Plymouth for an important and timely conversation explaining the current situation in Iran, the country’s political heritage and history and what its future might look like. Register for your free place.
Decide on the representatives of your Union, and the future of YUSU, for the year ahead. Voting for this year’s YUSU officer roles takes place this week, opening midday today (Monday 20 February) and closing this Friday (24 February). Find out more about this year’s candidates, their manifestos and how you can cast your vote to make a change.
Offers, competitions and paid opportunities
- Don’t forget about the YUSU 40p breakfast on campus
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