Caitlin Macdonald

Caitlin Macdonald
York University


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The University of York are potentially offering a ‘chunk of money to be wiped off student loans’

The University will also adopt a ‘safety-net’ approach to ‘help not hinder students’

York Tories’ fox hunting social dedicated to Conservative who called gay sex ‘a social concern’

Sir Roger Scruton allegedly also made Islamophobic, racist and antisemitic comments

York Tories ‘fox hunting’ social to take place this Friday despite criticism

The social was blasted by YUSU, committee members and the actual Conservative Party

University of York launches campaign to help students spot the signs of a toxic relationships

The campaign is designed to help students trapped in controlling and abusive relationships to spot the red flags

The University of York saved £392k from striking staff salaries

Industrial action will also take place over a 14 day period in the last few weeks of term

‘People who want refunds are ridiculous’: York students react to upcoming strikes

Many want the university to provide compensation

York company waiting to decontaminate hotel room where coronavirus patients stayed

The company are waiting for the all-clear from Public Health England

James College is providing free sanitary products for students

The free products are placed in James Lodge reception area

The two confirmed coronavirus cases were tourists staying in York hotel

Officials have launched an urgent hunt for anyone who came into contact with them

Over 500 York students have signed up to Sugar Daddy website

York had the 7th most sugar babies of UK unis

York Tories ‘fox hunting’ social to go ahead despite Tory Party condemnation

The social was originally cancelled in 2013 before it returned in 2019

Research from the University of York has been used to create a podcast for dogs

The fur-tastic research is being used to launch a podcast to help relax lonely pooches

University of York cuts over 350 room prices in response to campaign

The price cut is in response to the social media campaign #RentRant

University of York recycling rates reach a record high

Waste which cannot be recycled is also transformed into energy to help power 40,000 homes in North Yorkshire

These are the best signs at yesterday’s York’s Climate Strike

The placards that will give you inspo to become a climate activist

Phat Fridays are ending

The final Phat Fridays will take place this Friday

Prince Andrew resigns as University of Huddersfield’s chancellor after Jeffrey Epstein scandal

The Duke told the university he ‘continues to unequivocally condemn Jeffrey Epstein’s activities’

The University of York reduces carbon emissions by 38 per cent

‘Although the University is on track to meet its current carbon reduction target, it won’t stop there’

York’s Vice-Chancellor is ‘disappointed’ with the possibility of strike action

He says the uni will ‘do all that it can to minimise any disruption’

University of York to trial providing free accommodation to care leavers

The scheme was set up by a York graduate

Students write open letter to York VC regarding Hong Kong protest banner

YUSU’s official response included

Man pops the question in York Popworld

He liked it so he put a ring on it

Vegan and veggie cafe to open on campus

The grand opening is next week

4,000 University of York students’ data has been accessed in data hack

More than 4,000 students’ data has been accessed after University of York was hit by data hack

York’s class of 2019: Best dressed at graduation

Did you even graduate if you didn’t post an Insta?

The Sustainability League: Which uni is the most eco-friendly?

Manchester Met tops rankings whilst Imperial is classified as a ‘fail’

Does mixing drinks get you drunk quicker?

Turns out no

Norwich student raps his entire dissertation and gets a first

And you thought your dissertation was lit

Love Island contestants are paid equivalent to £2.80 an hour

And you thought your student job pay was bad

Half of students can’t afford to pay rent with their loan

‘Forget about tuition fees – this is the real issue facing students’

Ranked: The biggest Love Island arguments of all time

Honestly each of these arguments deserve a BAFTA

These are the unis with the most outrageously expensive halls

Shock, not all of the highest rents are in London

Tab investigation finds a third fewer BME students get firsts than white students

London Met, Goldsmiths and University of Kent have the worst BME attainment gaps

A graduation ceremony was held at Alton Towers on an actual rollercoaster

And you thought your graduation was lit

‘Posh and pretty people worked at the front’: What it’s like working at Wimbledon

There was an ‘undeniable racial divide’

Newcastle Uni killed over 40,000 animals in experiments last year

This included monkeys, rats and mice

This is the official behaviour document Islanders have to sign

They’ve got to sign it before they’re let loose in the villa

Sheff student kicked out for ‘homosexuality is a sin’ posts wins court appeal

Felix Ngole also posted ‘it is a wicked act and God hates the act’ on Facebook

Man who threw white substance on Northumbria students gets put on sex offenders list

Students were scared they had been squirted with acid or semen

Terrified students call police as coach driver uses phone and leaves door open

‘The coach door was pretty open on the M4 for a good five miles’

Who is Stevie Bradley? Love Island’s new Chelsea boy and uni student

He drives a Porsche! A Porsche!!!

Here are the best dressed people from this year’s Glastonbury

Expect a load of glitter and sequins

Stranger Things is returning to Netflix NEXT WEEK

Get ready for your world to be turned upside down

Derwent threaten helmet thieves with MILITARY investigation if army helmet isn’t returned

They’ll be handing CCTV over to the army if they don’t get it back

York’s first Cat Cafe opens this month!

Fur real this is happening!

Tinchy Stryder announced as headline act for GoodFest 2019!

The R&B star is heading to York uni this term!

A completely plastic free shop has come to York

This new, eco-friendly shop encourages us to shop greener

‘Shine a Light on Sexual Violence’ campaign at University of York

A week of workshop and events in solidarity for Sexual Violence organised by GSA and YUSU

York has been named one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK

The Christmas Countdown is on: Get festive ready with York Christmas Market

What I wish I knew before starting University of York

No one can prepare you for the amount of geese shit you’ll step in