It’s only been six months since Malcolm Grant’s official inauguration as the sixth Chancellor of the University of York – but already he has a good sense of the trajectory York is on. Grant shares his first impressions and his outlook on the future of the University.
Research Champion Professor Kate Pickett outlines the challenges and opportunities facing researchers within the research theme of Justice and Equality at York. All around the world world […]
It is predicted that 10 million people will die from drug-resistant bacteria by 2050. This, alongside climate change and food shortages, makes anti-microbial resistance (AMR) one of the greatest threats facing humanity today.
Born in Barnsley in 1966, Joann Fletcher is not only a Visiting Professor at York, but also a best-selling author and award-winning TV and radio broadcaster.
They may all have the University of York in common but since graduating their vocation has taken them to all sorts of different teaching establishments, […]
The debate over what makes a good teacher isn’t new. But there’s been little systematic research into how we can measure the personal characteristics that make a teacher effective – and how we can reliably select people for teacher training.
It made me acutely aware that people don’t just see the world differently – they have more fundamentally different frameworks for how they perceive it.
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.
At Telefonica’s start-up accelerator WAYRA in London, alumnus Bruce Daisley, head of Twitter Europe, took on the role of lead speaker at the latest York Alumni Association network event.
Why do our minds wander? Why have our brains and minds developed the capacity to ‘decouple’ from the environment into a series of thoughts that are completely unrelated to the situation in hand?