Posted on 23 January 2023
UoY community update
Industrial action update
As confirmed in an email to students from Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffery last week, the trade union, UCU, has notified universities across the UK that strike action will take place on Wednesday 1 February. In total, there will be 18 strike days across February and March - the dates of other days will be confirmed soon. See our industrial action information for students.
Emergency works will continue on University Road this week. You can now check our new campus disruption notices to keep up-to-date with current works so you can better plan your journey to, from and around campus.
If you are having difficulties with your programme of study, you should talk to your supervisor. A number of options are available to you but it’s important to understand all the implications. See our academic progress information for taught students.
Looking for private sector accommodation and not sure where to begin? We’ve teamed up with Blackbullion to offer the Money House Bootcamp, giving you what you need to know about finding a property, rent, bills, tenancy rights and contracts, plus the ins and outs of house sharing. Sign up for the free Money House Bootcamp to find out all the essential aspects of renting.
Disability Services are running drop-in sessions every Thursday afternoon at the Library help desk throughout term. It’s a chance for a quick chat with a practitioner about general disability related queries such as what support is available, medical evidence needed, how to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances or just to drop off paperwork. Find out more about the Disability drop-ins.
This term, there is a wide variety of exciting community volunteering projects to get involved in, each working with different local organisations on a real-world challenge. Application deadline: Wednesday 1 February.
Or could you make a difference to the lives of young people in York? The York Students in Schools team is currently recruiting volunteers for placements in local schools and nurseries in Summer Term. Application deadline: Monday 6 February
For Holocaust Memorial Day, we're inviting students to a special in-person conversation with author Rebecca Clifford on Tuesday 24 January, in which Rebecca will reflect on the creation of the remarkably moving book Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust. Explore how young survivors of the Holocaust lived after, and with, childhoods marked by rupture and loss. Reserve your free place at our York Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture.
Offers, competitions and paid opportunities
- Get free Carbon Literacy training and enter our One Planet Week competition to win an iPad
- Complete the Green Impact IT Services print survey for the chance to win £25 Amazon voucher
- Get paid to participate in economics experiments on campus
- Explore the city for free during the York Residents Festival this weekend
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