Posted on 27 February 2023
UoY community update
Local elections: you will need voter ID to vote in person
Local elections are taking place on Thursday 4 May and, for the first time, you'll need to take photo ID to vote in person. See which forms of voter ID are accepted at polling stations or find out how you can vote by post. Students can vote in local elections with both a ‘home’ and university address - you must register to vote by Monday 17 April.
Your first response for security or safety issues on campus
The Security Services team has been renamed the Campus Safety team and are in a new location in Market Square. The new Campus Safety Hub is open 24/7, 365 days a year. The team is your first response for any security or safety issues. They are trained in first aid and mental health first aid. Contact the Campus Safety team via SafeZone, by phone or in person.
The University is moving from terms to semesters in 2023/24. It means the academic year will start and finish earlier and there will be changes to breaks and vacation dates. See our information on semesters for a downloadable poster mapping out how semesters will work and look out for our semesters Instagram takeover this week where YUSU’s Academic Officer Deb will answer questions you submitted last week.
National Student Money Week returns with the theme ‘Navigating the Numbers: Coping with the Cost of Living’. Explore a variety of activities and resources, including themed daily highlights on our social media channels. Enter Blackbullion’s ‘Spending Snapshot’ competition to get real insight into your financial situation and be in with the chance of winning your rent paid for a month.
Environmental Sustainability at York (ESAY) is now offering sustainability-related interdisciplinary modules in 2023/24. These elective modules will allow you to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary groups to solve local, regional and global sustainability challenges (subject to timetabling availability). Find out more about York Interdisciplinary Modules (YIMs).
Would you like to teach English to speakers of other languages? Join our CertTESOL programme, a 5-week course accredited by Trinity College London. The course will run over the summer and you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to begin your English language teaching journey. Applications close on Friday 10 March. Find out more about CertTESOL.
Your academic poster may be beautifully made, but can you present it effectively? In our interactive workshop on Tuesday 7 March we discuss and practise some of the delivery skills needed to stand by an academic poster and communicate your work to an audience. Book your place at the Academic Skills Community workshop.
Offers, competitions and paid opportunities
- National Student Money Week: Enter our Meal Planner competition for the chance to win £30 voucher
- National Student Money Week: Enter Blackbullion’s ‘Spending Snapshot’ competition for the chance of winning your rent paid for a month
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