York Open Research Awards Returns

We are pleased to announce the return of the York Open Research Awards. This scheme provides an inclusive opportunity to celebrate projects and advocacy initiatives across a variety of disciplines, recognising work which encourages dialogue, reflection and broader thinking about some of the issues involved in open research and its implementation. This year’s awards have been organised in … Continue reading York Open Research Awards Returns

Becoming an independent researcher in the Department of Psychology

Hi everyone! I’m Sophia and I’m in my second year studying Psychology at the University of York. We have a large yet really close-knit community in our department, giving us the opportunity to get to know – and even work with – a range of researchers who are working on studies to investigate cutting-edge topics in psychology and find things out that haven’t ever been found before. I’ve written a blog for you which tells you about my experiences as a student, specifically regarding how the department supports you with your journey to becoming an independent researcher. Hopefully this will reassure you that you will be very well-supported as you transition into being a successful university student who – very excitingly – can conduct their own research!

What it’s like to do a research project in chemistry

Hiya, I’m Mae, and I’m a 4th year Chemistry student at the University of York. I’m here to talk about some of the things that I love about York and the Chemistry Department, and what it’s like to study here. In my blog I’ll talk about how I chose my final year research project, what it’s like to work in the research environment, and what a typical final year project day looks like. I’ll also talk about how I fit all of my societies and sport around my research. Hopefully my experience gets you excited for studying at York and helps you to understand what its like to be at university!

My experience of studying Biology at York

Hiya! I’m Hannah, and I study Biology at the University of York. I’d like to tell you a bit about my experiences studying at York, and what I’ve been enjoying most in my final year of the course. It may seem a long way off, but it’s here before you know it! In my blog, I’ll tell you about the content of the Biology course, as well as how it’s delivered, from lab work and lectures to choosing your modules. I’ll also mention some study tips so that hopefully you won’t make the same mistakes I did! University is such a valuable experience. A highlight for me has been the supportive community within the Department. I’ve found the course to be incredibly social, with plenty of opportunities to meet new friends, as well as learn about cutting-edge research. I hope you’re as excited as I was to start your course!

Getting ready for COP26

We’re making sure York’s environmental research and sustainability efforts are recognised as the world prepares for one of the most pivotal moments in the fight against climate change.

Two new guides to co-producing research with the public

With funding from the Wellcome Trust and the University via the Centre for Future Health (CFH), two new guides to co-producing research with the public have been created. Guide to Co-production with the Public for ResearchersThis reference manual for researchers covers everything from underpinning principles, to techniques and methods, through to handling the practicalities and ethics … Continue reading Two new guides to co-producing research with the public

Research Assistant opportunity in Access and Participation

The Academic Support Office is looking for a Research Assistant to help the University achieve its targets as part of the Access and Participation Plan 2020-2025. The Research Assistant will undertake research to inform initiatives to address continuation and award gaps between different student groups. This will include collating policy and guidance documents, gathering good … Continue reading Research Assistant opportunity in Access and Participation

Filming the science of seabed recovery

To promote some of York’s great research, I travelled to the Isle of Arran to film a mini documentary about a ten-year research project that has seen a dramatic revival in marine life.