Distance learning is bringing York closer to home.
What’s the YSTV legacy? And what does the future hold for one of the University’s most enduring societies?
In 1967 York’s then Vice- Chancellor, Lord James, was still hugely weary of increased student participation.
A few weeks into my first term I saw a note online asking if anyone would be interested in starting a clay pigeon shooting club. It was Ryan, the club’s founding president.
To thank you for supporting YuStart, the first bespoke university crowdfunding website dedicated to supporting student projects, we’re sharing some of our favourite projects from the last year.
A university that started with 216 undergraduates now has 4100 students on its books. There were no colleges in 1963; there are now ten. A university that has a worldwide reputation started off in Heslington Hall (with refurbished stables.)
I was 28 but had nowhere to go with my career, my salary was unlikely to increase to any significant extent as the years passed and the scope of my job unlikely to grow very much.
When the University of York first opened its doors in 1963, to 215 students, it was smaller in population than Lord James’s prior institution, Manchester Grammar School, which had over one thousand pupils.
With some research, planning and compromise, you may be closer to purchasing your own home than you think.
Over the past 24 years Gates’ work with Diageo – global alcoholic beverages producers and the world’s largest producer of spirits – has taken him across the globe. As well as the UK, he has called Brazil, Japan, Singapore and Holland, home.
The differences between the main parties were not as dramatic as in South Africa: the Tories were in hock to the CBI and Labour to the Unions.
Looking back at my first day, I was really nervous. But also really excited. Now I’ve been here nearly six months, and the time has gone really quickly, but – from toilet encounters to mass wrong-address emails, I’ve learnt a few things along the way…