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Things to know this week - 18 March 2024: Support over the Easter break

Posted on 18 March 2024

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

UoY community update

Student support over the Easter break
Whether you’re leaving York or staying on campus, student support continues over the Easter break. There may be a few changes, however. Find out how services are affected, including:

  • Student support services 
  • Eat, Shop and Drink opening times
  • Changes to bus services
  • Academic skills support and the Library
  • IT Support
  • Student events

IT Services win award for sustainability
Congratulations to IT Services who were awarded the Sustainable Digital Project or Initiative at the UCISA awards last week. By using equipment more efficiently in classrooms and reducing print wastage, they’ve helped us save an estimated 22 tonnes of CO2. They’ve also prevented 44 tonnes of IT equipment from going to landfill by recycling and refurbishing old laptops and PCs.

1. How to get a First

Want to know where to focus your energies to move from good to even better in your academic work? Come to the Academic Skills Community's How to get a First workshop on Friday (22 March) to find out what markers might look for in your work in order to award that top grade. And on Wednesday (20 March), we have some top tips on how to have successful supervisor meetings.

2. Celebrating neurodiversity

We’re proud to support and participate in Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024! Join us at various events, including an information fair on Wednesday (20 March) and a panel discussion on ‘Neurodiversity in Higher Education: A student and staff perspective’ on Thursday (21 March). The Learning Technology Practical Guide Accessibility pages provide an overview of digital tools at York which many neurodiverse staff and students find helpful.

3. Is it okay to let someone else use your bank account?

Hot on the heels of National Student Money Week, HM Revenue and Customs are currently warning students to not inadvertently help criminals to commit fraud. Students are often targeted to become ‘money mules’, offering a chance to make quick cash in exchange for processing money through their bank account. However, this could have extremely serious consequences, including a criminal conviction. Find out the facts about becoming a money mule.

4. Did you come to York through Clearing?

We're looking for students to share their Clearing experiences via a blog, vlog, podcast or short filmed interview. If you want to get creative, earn a bit of extra cash and add something great to your CV, please fill out our Clearing volunteer form to register your interest. Deadline: tomorrow (19 March).

5. Voting is now open for the Students’ Union elections

Take a look at all the candidates and decide who you want to be the first Sabbatical Officers of the new Students’ Union! Cast your vote by 4pm on Thursday (21 March) to be a part of something new. Voting also means you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher for a supermarket of your choice!

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