All the latest news from York and the University plus new venues, events and attractions that make York (and our campus) the place to be.
Alumna Katie Thompson speaks to Head of Visit York and graduate Kate McMullen about student life and the latest developments, set to transform the city into a leading business destination.
No trip to York is complete without sampling a traditional afternoon tea. From world-renowned Bettys Café Tea Rooms to quaint and quirky tearooms, we have something for all budgets and tastes. It doesn’t even have to be tea-time to enjoy one…
Coming to visit? Missing York? Here are just a few ideas for your return to town…
Joan Concannon, Director of External Relations at the University, gives us her top picks of events at the 2015 York Festival of Ideas…
Farewell to Chancellor Greg Dyke; one year of YuStart; the new York Graduate Research School; honorary graduates and more news from the University.
From student digs to smart hotels, if you need help on where to stay when you’re back for a visit then here are a few suggestions (and discounts) to help make the decision easier!
Quirky shops and quaint cobbled streets are part of what makes visiting York a truly unique experience. Wandering around the city’s independent shops is one of the most popular pastimes for visitors and locals alike. Make sure you pop in if you’re passing – you could grab a fab Yu Mag discount at some places…
Chemistry’s Head of Department, Richard Taylor, calls on alumni to help support undergraduate research
Thanks to the microblogging site Twitter, everyone and anyone can assemble their very own subscribing audience numbered in the hundreds, even the thousands. We spoke to Managing Director of Twitter UK and York alumnus Bruce Daisley about the site’s impact on society.
“Before I arrived at the University of York in January 2014 I was fully aware of York’s vibrant and engaged community of academics and students. […]
Researchers in the Department of Biology have made breakthroughs in the treatment of prostate and breast cancer, while York’s Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) […]
From ethical coffee to ethical benchmarking and from political debate to the world’s healthiest ice cream, the entrepreneurial talents of the University of York’s graduates are as diverse as they are impressive…
Alumnus Phil Greenland chose to study Computer Science as he had an interest in mathematics and problem solving. He was looking to find out how computers work, how computation is performed and how computers can be used to solve problems effectively. Now this supercharged graduate works at McLaren Applied Technologies Ltd (MAT).
Some of the University’s most inspirational and life-changing research is now showcased online as part of its new research strategy.
Since 1963, when founding Vice-Chancellor Lord James asked heads of schools to send “their best and their brightest”, more than 100,000 students have crossed the University’s threshold. We’ve been busy finding out exactly what our graduates are up to…
Last November we saw Britain’s first ‘Bio-Bus’, powered entirely by biomethane gas (produced from human and food waste), take to the streets between Bath and […]
Mark Laity has an impressive CV; BBC Defence Correspondent, Special Adviser to the NATO Secretary General, personal adviser to the Macedonian President, three tours of Afghanistan and receiver of the NATO Meritorious Service Medal – to name a few.
World-renowned multi-disciplinary performer, dancer and artist Claire Cunningham started out as a music student at York. Writer Ricky Jones found out what’s behind her extraordinary portfolio of work – and what’s next on her agenda.
Greg Jenner has been “Chief Nerd” to BBC’s Horrible Histories since 2008. He tells Alfie Packham about his mission to get young people interested in studying the past.
From theatre to television, the appeal and popularity of drama is embedded deep in our culture, but how important is accuracy and authenticity to both the viewer and those who produce our most notable productions? We hear the views of Dr Hannah Andrews from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, and alumnus David Thacker (English and Related Literature, Derwent, 1973), a Director at Bristol’s Octagon Theatre.
Jo Barrow (English, Vanbrugh, 2014), a writer at Buzzfeed, debates the future of news with Henry Foy (English and Philosophy, Derwent, 2010), a correspondent at the Financial Times.
Esteemed medical scientist Professor Lord Robert Winston talks to student and Nouse Deputy Features Editor Jack Richardson and the York Union about IVF, politics and religion.
What do you do when you come to the realisation that there has never been a synoptic show of Victorian sculpture before? One that would introduce the audience to the entire period and challenge what they thought they knew? Well, if you’re Professor Jason Edwards you co-create one and watch it become incredibly popular on both sides of the Pond.
Our ‘Singing Stone’ This stunning and original sculpture by artists Gordon Young and Andy Altmann will soon be placed on campus in a tribute to […]
As the Class of 2017 graduate, we asked our alumni on LinkedIn – ‘What advice would you give your 21 year old self?
Before I began to write, I spent 12 years working in corporate recruitment as a Talent Acquisition Specialist and interviewed upwards of 20 candidates a […]
You may have heard of or been lucky enough to sample one of the famous scones from Derwent College but in case you haven’t, in celebration of Derwent’s 50th Anniversary, we are revealing the ingredients of this old classic. Alumna Pippa Martin (English and Related Literature, Derwent, 1982) tells us more about it…
Catch up with alumni memories, awards, career updates and other news – all submitted by fellow University of York graduates and retired staff.
Thanks to the lakes and extensive grounds at York, water birds are an inevitable part of the student experience. But how much do you know about our feathered friends on campus? Alumna Jane Paffey (Alcuin, Sociology and Education) takes you through some of the species at York.
Have you tried the crossword in the 2015 print edition of yu magazine? Check how you did here.