England manager Roy Hodgson was among the seven honorary doctorates awarded by the University of York this January. Every year, the University confers honorary degrees on people who […]
The event, run by the York Alumni association and hosted by Greg Dyke, took place under the auspices of law firm Howard Kennedy. It proved an invaluable opportunity for York graduates to chart the current climate of the sector.
Tang Hall Big Local is a National Lottery funded and resident led plan in which a £1 million grant will be used to seed small-scale community projects over the next ten years.
In the canteen of Derwent College – possibly the greyest of the University of York’s original complexes – I meet world-leading chemist Andy Bell. The place hasn’t changed all that much since Bell first arrived here as a Chemistry student back in ‘79.
“Networking is the best way to use your connections. Meeting people, being interested in what they do, ask them questions, discuss business deals. This is what creates opportunities.”
In a local cemetery on the Greek island of Lesbos, rows of hastily-dug graves contain human remains, barely covered with earth and marked only with broken stones on which is written a nationality, date of death and a number.
The 2014 Synod was itself haunted by the “no” vote against women bishops two years before. “It was an awful moment,” recalls the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, Dean of York.
With due respect to Philip Larkin, what really began in 1963 was the University of York – and English, with just fifty students and six full-time members of staff, was one of its first four departments.
Over a decade ago, a set of Roman-age bodies were found by York Archaeological Trust (YAT) at Driffield Terrace in the city. Each one of these skeletons was decapitated, and nobody knew where they came from.
It always rather surprised me that an ancient city such as York did not have a university until 1963. In fact, York was just one of a clutch of universities that sprang up in the 1960s to meet the growing demand for higher education from the baby boomers.
The Embassy co-ordinates the activities of the UK government in Sweden, and works with the Swedish government and other institutions on international political and economic issues.
During the six weeks of Summer Institute – the crash course in teacher training all Teach First participants undergo – our tutors frequently told us that the next two years would be ‘the hardest experience of our lives’.
Two years after the University of York opened its doors, John Dearing arrived. John was an English and Related Literature undergraduate in 1965. This is […]
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Unfortunately, many of these establishments have folded and been unceremoniously replaced over the years. Alas, the legendary Willow restaurant closed only last year and is now a Clintons cards.
1. Don’t be afraid of work experience. … But don’t be taken advantage of! I started out hearing how new entrants can be exploited, and […]
Ah, the good old days. Never late or under prepared for anything with your uber-organised and unflappable PA, a.k.a ‘Mum’, at the helm of your academic, personal and sporting schedule.