Improving opportunities for under-represented postgraduate researchers

The University of York is leading a region-wide project to help improve opportunities for under-represented postgraduate students. The University is part of the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) which has been awarded funding from the Office for Students and Research England to tackle ethnic inequalities in access to postgraduate research. Regional partners … Continue reading Improving opportunities for under-represented postgraduate researchers

Tackling sexual violence

At the University of York, sexual misconduct – including sexual violence and harassment of any form – is never, ever acceptable. Our new Sexual Violence Steering Group is developing a University Sexual Violence Action Plan, based on insight from our Report and Support tool and student and staff feedback. For our most recent progress, read our … Continue reading Tackling sexual violence

York Open Research Awards – the winners

The results of our York Open Research Awards have been announced, celebrating advocacy, innovation and good practice in open research across the University.   Several prizes have been awarded to postgraduate researchers for their projects with additional funding offered to help develop selected initiatives. The University Open Research Operations Group will also be working with researchers to develop … Continue reading York Open Research Awards – the winners

HOW TO: Book study spaces

There are currently several hundred socially-distanced single study spaces available to book across the Library and other University buildings, the majority of which can be reserved via the Study Space Bookings Calendar. We know this is a busy time so we’re increasing the locations for individual study on an ongoing basis. Here’s what you need to … Continue reading HOW TO: Book study spaces

Last chance to complete the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) closes on Monday 17 May. We are always looking for ways to enhance the learning and supervision experience. To do that, we need your feedback on your experience. The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only national survey of postgraduate researchers’ experience. We use the feedback to improve … Continue reading Last chance to complete the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

Colleges Postgraduate Experience Survey: win £50 voucher

What is the best way for colleges to offer services, events and support to postgraduates? Please complete our Colleges Postgraduate Experience Survey by Monday 3 May for a chance to win a £50 voucher. There is also an opportunity to take part in focus groups to further shape the way colleges work for the postgraduate … Continue reading Colleges Postgraduate Experience Survey: win £50 voucher

UPDATE: Continuation fees during the COVID-19 pandemic

We have extended our guarantee to waive continuation fees. A continuation fee is charged if you have not submitted your thesis by the end of your normal registration period. This covers access to computing and library borrowing facilities. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we previously announced that we would continue to waive continuation fees until 31 … Continue reading UPDATE: Continuation fees during the COVID-19 pandemic

New PhD Thrive and Survive Coordinator

We welcome the new PhD Thrive and Survive Coordinator, Estelia BórquezSánchez. If you have ideas for training and wellbeing projects, contact Estelia: eibs500@york.ac.uk Support and wellbeing