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University of York invests up to £500,000 in mental health support services

Following a review of its services, the University of York will be investing up to half a million pounds in its provision of mental health support. The Vice-Chancellor, Koen Lamberts, stated in a press release: “Promoting positive mental health is an important responsibility for universities, but also society as a whole. As the number of students considering higher education […]

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York student’s film shortlisted for national prize

Romana Turina, a PhD student at the University of York, in the department of Theatre, Film and Television, has had her film shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) 2016 Research in Film Awards. Turina’s film, entitled Lunch with Family, charts her autobiographical journey to discover more about her Italian heritage. It is […]

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York academic pleads for child refugees

Dr Simon Parker, the Director of the University of York’s School of Social and Political Sciences, has added his voice to the UNICEF campaign, Innocenti’s Research Watch, for world leaders to work together to take action to help child refugees. Subtitled Children on the Move, Research Watch is an online environment in which influential policy makers and researchers […]

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York researchers help to solve important archaeological dispute

Researchers from the University of York have been instrumental in solving a fascinating archaeological mystery: confirming that bone fragments discovered in Châtelperron, France, date back to Neanderthal times. This knowledge evinces that the Neanderthals were capable of producing tools and artefacts, which some academics had previously asserted were solely within the cognitive capabilities of modern humans. The […]

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International Pathway College welcomes its first students

The University of York’s International Pathway College (IPC) will welcome its first students this coming week, commencing the 19th September, it has been announced. The IPC is a pioneering expansion for the university, in which it will partner with Kaplan International Colleges to provide academic preparation for international students new to studying in the UK. The programme will cater […]

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RAG raises hundreds of thousands for children’s charity

At the recent 2016 RAG conference, YUSU RAG, the University of York’s Raising and Giving society, celebrated raising £443, 723.65 for the charity Childreach International, between the period of 2008 and 2016. The event took place with the cooperation of the university and the student union, whose involvement in sourcing the impressive sum was stressed. A range of other universities’ student […]