What have York students been saying and hearing around the city recently? A lot. Here’s a summary of our favourite comments.
Any alumni will tell you that it doesn’t take much to entice you to come back to York but what in particular should you be looking out for this festive season?
The University of York’s Department of Chemistry is to receive a truly transformation matching gift from alumnus Dr Anthony H Wild.
Founded in 1963, the University of York is considered to be a plate glass university. Katy Sandalls asks how these establishments came into existence and reviews their impact on higher education.
Willow wasn’t just £1 shots, cheesy music and a 4am close, it was a seemingly stable part of York culture, a community of like-minded people and a break from the monotony of “ordinary” nightlife.
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The centre of York is about to be transformed.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.