News flashes: week three

The Yorker’s weekly news flashes keep you up to date with all the brief news stories from across campus.

Napping spaces

After the introduction of 24/7 library hours, there has been a suggestion of having ‘napping spaces’ around campus to make sure students sleep and don't overwork themselves, but the proposal does not look set to go ahead.

Speaking about the idea, YUSU President Tim Ellis said: "I'm sure many students, including myself, would love areas where they can have a quick nap on campus. Unfortunately I don't think is something that is going to be happening in the near future at York."

Award Nominations

The YUSU Awards 2012 are now open and nominations for the 17 awards can be done online.

Students can also nominate their undergraduate academic/personal/pastoral supervisor in the annual supervisor awards as YUSU and the university look to find the supervisors who really make a difference.

Nominations are open online from now until Thursday week 7, June 14.

YUSU Committee Elections

Many of YUSU's committees are holding their elections in the next few weeks: RAG, Racial Equality, Environment and Ethics, Volunteering and Democracy Committee.

Find our more by visiting their pages on the YUSU website or Facebook and nominate yourself here.

Clubbers' Bus

YUSU's Clubbers' Service on official club nights has been updated and the buses on the route now have low flooring, meaning that students with mobility issues can use the buses more easily.

Officer Bob Hughes said: "It's a great service, and it needs your support to remain! It's great to see these changes coming into place! I hope you continue to use the service, and if you have any feedback about the service, or about things you'd like to see the Clubbers' Bus do, please do get in touch at and I'll be more than happy to listen!"

The buses run ion Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2, 2:45 and 3:30am on Rougier Street (outside Salvation) for only £1 you can get back to campus and some of the nearby areas. Find out more on the route map and Facebook page.


This year, Derwent College's annual Big D event will see Derwent and Langwith colleges transformed into five different areas inspired by the world of Neverland and Peter Pan for their NeverlanD event.

Tickets are on sale this year for £25 and in the past have sold out within 24 hours of going online. Tickets can be bought from 9am on Wednesday week 3 (May 9) from the YUSU Shop, at D Bar or at the event's Launch Party.

Find out more on the Facebook page or follow @2012BigD on Twitter.

Small Ads

The university's Small Ads service closed in April due to lack of staff to run the facility, which offered free adverts for students.

However, we've been told that Smalll Ads will not be disbanded completely but instead a new and improved version will be launched imminently after the current testing period.

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