Hamzah Abbas

Hamzah Abbas
York University


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University of York ask graduates for song choices for virtual graduation

They want to crowdsource videos of graduates singing and dancing

University of York to hold online graduation ceremonies

It was revealed in an email to students last night

University of York predicts losses of £100m due to Covid-19

This comes from a leaked internal communication

Almost 1000 York students sign petition demanding safety net for postgrads

‘Postgraduates even less so cannot retake years or afford an extension as funding is smaller and less flexible so the safety net would assure so many of us’

University of York introduce ‘safety net’ policy

‘The safety net is a way of guaranteeing in advance what the lowest your final academic-year average will be’

University of York to compensate students for strikes with Lindt bunny

Better than free graduation gowns tbh

University of York allowing students to cancel accommodation contracts

In light of the Covid-19 situation

UYSWC Charity Swim for Target Ovarian Cancer

It’s the fifth annual one swim for charity

University of York to invest £500k into mental healthcare

It doubles their current annual spending on mental health

Suspected coronavirus case in Hull Road tests negative

Reports of them being visited by paramedics in hazmat suits circulated earlier this week

‘Wash your hands and don’t be racist’: York students react to coronavirus scare

York students have their say

These 20 memes about the strikes will make up for the contact hours you’re losing

What else are you going to do?

York student diagnosed with coronavirus was a Vita Student tenant

The risk of infection remains low

No more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in York

There haven’t been more cases since the first two

York confirms student with coronavirus wasn’t on campus at the time of diagnosis

The University says risk of infection remains low

University of York student tested positive for coronavirus

They are one of the two people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK

University of York to operate as normal after confirmation of coronavirus in the city

The situation is being closely monitored

York student filmed running away after burning money in front of Revs bouncer

The person filming had to stamp on the note to put it out

We spoke to *that* girl whose bra turned up at the library help desk

She went to get it back because ‘bras are expensive’

Fibbers has found a new home


Courtyard is set to reopen this weekend

It was closed for the majority of last term

We spoke to people at November’s Global Climate Strike

It took place on Black Friday

Everything you need to know about the beef between the York meme pages

Yorfessions was taken down

YSJ student who said Muslims should be ‘wiped off the face of the earth’ faces jail

He was found guilty of inciting religious hatred

University of Huddersfield students call for Duke of York’s resignation as Chancellor

A motion was passed on Monday by the SU

Mansion will close from January

The landlord has not renewed the club’s tenancy

New accommodation is being built on Hes East

Around 1400 new bedrooms are being added to campus

Man accused of murdering York student Beth Fields did not enter plea in court today

The case will be heard again in March

University of York faced a power outage

Power has now been restored to all areas

Hong Kong students told to remove display at Freshers’ Fair

One student claimed that they felt ‘pressured’

Professor Green has cancelled his Freshers’ Festival appearance

He was due to headline the night

Tributes paid to York student who died whilst on trip to Tanzania

Caitlin Cole passed away on a university trip to Tanzania

Extinction Rebellion have placed a banner on Central Hall

This comes ahead of their second International Rebellion

Hundreds of York students join climate strike in town centre

The VC gave staff half an hour off to join in

Professor Green to headline Freshers’ Festival

‘Read All About It’ here

Second-year drops out of UEA due to poor mental health support

She had been having ‘suicidal thoughts’

Man accused of murdering York student doesn’t show up to court today

He was due to appear in court today

Tributes paid to York student who died in Huddersfield

She was described as ‘beautiful, talented, and ambitious’

University of York student appeals for stem cell match to cure leukaemia

‘It was really tough missing out on uni life’

Salvation manager reveals the club isn’t going anywhere

Plans to convert the venue are a ‘fallback scheme’

University of York pay out £16,670 in Amazon vouchers as compensation for Circuit Laundry disruption

The disruption took place in May

Review: CHMS’ Rent

Don’t wait ‘Another Day’ to see this masterpiece

Sigma to headline YUSU Summer Ball

Will you be leaving this party with Nobody to Love?

York Stop The War ‘reluctantly’ change ‘genocide free’ Eurovision Israel boycott event

They’d organised a boycott for people ‘tired of seeing Israel’s War Crimes covered up by sequins’

Macky Gee announced as Big D’s second headliner!

He brings his ‘tour’ to Derwent

Fibbers is searching for a new home as current venue is going to be demolished

It will be the second time that the club has had to move in the last five years

Extinction Rebellion York hold ‘Funeral for our Future’

Protesters carried a casket for ‘our future’ through town

Scouting for Girls’ lead singer announced as Big D’s first headliner!

He’s so lovely

‘We will continue to rebel against our government until our demands are met’: XR York co-coordinator speaks out after being arrested

‘Even some of the police in the station were encouraging me and saying that we need to keep going, which was quite the surprise!’

I was diagnosed with cancer in third year, but that hasn’t stopped me pursuing my dream of being a lawyer

Maisie was able to secure a place on a law conversion course thanks to cancer support charity CLIC Sargent

The University of York has appointed Charlie Jeffery CBE as its new Vice-Chancellor

He will start in September

24-hour McDonald’s to open in vacant YUSU shop premises

I’m lovin’ it

City of York council declare climate emergency following demonstration

They have also committed to carbon neutrality by 2030

Micklegate re-opens following bomb scare

The street was earlier cordoned off due to a suspicious package

Incoming YUSU Environment and Ethics officers to lead a demonstration to pressure the council into declaring climate emergency

The musical march and demonstration will take place on Thursday evening

A vigil is to be held for the victims of the Christchurch attack at the University of York

It will take place tomorrow on Greg’s Place

Big D presents: The Apocalypse

It’s set to be a huge one

Former York student named as one of the victims of the Ethiopian air disaster

He was one of 157 people killed in the crash

University of York agrees to pay for dissertation printing and binding

The money will come from withheld strike pay

Summer term lecturer strikes narrowly avoided after ballot threshold missed

Those who did take part voted overwhelmingly for further lecturer strikes

A new Madeleine McCann Netflix documentary is set to launch this month

The creators say the film will feature new interviews with those close to the inquiry

New YUSU Sabbatical Officers announced with four of five officers female

The results were announced Saturday evening

Unity Health is now out of special measures

The CQC graded it ‘good’ in its latest inspection

Turning Point UK leader ‘loves Jezza’ and bragged about voting for Labour

Despite now standing for free markets, Dominique Samuels previously said neoliberalism is for ‘selfish cunts’

Body found in search for missing Reading student

A police search discovered a body in a campus lake

The Northern Youth presents ‘ONE DAY ONLY’

A post-internet pop-up shop to help improve mental health services

These are the Russell Group unis which made the most unconditional offers in 2018

Some unis made almost a fifth of their offers unconditional

Stone Roses launch petition to save the bar

They fear they might have to close for good

University of York set to sign treaty with Maastricht to limit impact of Brexit

The deal is worth £300m

A Holocaust survivor is set to give a speech at the University of York

The event will be part of Holocaust Memorial Day

A London state school has received 41 Oxbridge offers, beating many top private schools

This is more than double the number they received last year

The Tang Hall Co-op is closing for a whole month


Hes West and Central Hall are now Grade II listed buildings

They have been listed by Historic England

These are the degrees that will officially get you a job after uni, hooray!

If your degree isn’t on this list everything’s still going to be okay…probably

York students lead climate change protests in city centre

They are part of the campaign group ‘Extinction Rebellion’

YUSU to hold campus wide referendum on whether to support Brexit People’s Vote

Funds will be provided by YUSU in order to facilitate this vote

‘Fat naked man’ who masturbated in front of York student wanted by police

The incident happened near Hull Road

Unity Health make ‘significant improvements’

The latest inspection found major improvements to the service

Come Dine with Me is coming to York

Tag your mates who would win

After working on a building site at 17, I never dreamt I’d get into university

Sean enrolled as a fresher at York aged 22. Now he wants more working class representation at his uni

York strike ballot fails due to low turnout

Though York did vote in favour

York Vision has been recalled after they asked readers to send nudes so they could rate them

Why send nudes to your MCM, when you could send them to the UKs ‘most awarded’ student newspaper?

Hes West has water again after sewage leak causes campus shutdown

It means that lectures are back on tomorrow

The University of York has postponed a Brexit conference due to having all male speakers

The decision comes ‘in order to create a more balanced statement’

York is introducing the Ask for Angela scheme

The campaign aims to help protect people who feel they aren’t in a safe situation

All lectures at York will now be on lecture capture

This is HUGE

Durham SU have now introduced pronoun badges

They are to encourage inclusivity

York’s Sabbatical Officers to visit Auschwitz this term after year of anti-semitic incidents

They will take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz project

Unity Health’s patient registration ban has been lifted

The inspection found it had made ‘significant improvements’

It’s official, York is the second best university in the north

We beat York St John, shock

Special report: Unity Health missed a student’s potential cancer warning signs

The Tab’s investigation has revealed one student’s account of their traumatic experience using the practice

A love letter to Courtyard, aka the best place on campus

Nachos & football, can you really ask for much more?

Salvos speak out: ‘As long as there’s 20,000 students in York, we’ll have a business’

Club Salvation have assured students they’re here to stay

Here’s which unis are providing pronoun badges for transgender students this year

We reached out to 40 UK unis to find out

Unity Health due for re-inspection next week to see if they are able to start registering freshers

They hope to have special measures lifted

The University of York has been shortlisted for the University of the Year award

Go us!

Plans have now been submitted to turn Salvos into a restaurant and flats

I’m not crying, you’re crying

Manchester student found £1,000 in trainers she bought on eBay…and sent it back

‘I was glad I returned the money’

If your college was a Nando’s order, this is what it’d be

We’re back answering the important questions in life

Teenagers who robbed two people outside Notts uni library allowed to walk free

This is despite the judge saying that had an adult committed the offences

Would you have won £100k on The Chase last night? Take this quiz to find out

They are the heroes we don’t deserve