This month, we spoke to Tom Lovell, a York alum who has enjoyed a long and successful career at Reed Recruitment. He spoke to us about forging a career during this challenging time and reflects on how to improve your chance of securing that all important job. Tell us a bit about yourself and what … Continue reading Job hunting in a global pandemic
Tony Dobbs (1968), Chemistry, has shared some memories of his time at York. At school, in 1964, I was considering different options for my UKAS application form. But it was pretty much a case of elimination. I was at a comprehensive school in Harlow, Essex. I had failed my German O level and Latin was … Continue reading Memories – 1965 to 1971
Meet Dr Jess Walkup Station Leader for the British Antarctic Survey, BSc Biology, 2009. She proves that the world really is your oyster when her studies and time at York has taken her all the way to Antartica. We caught up with her to find out more. What do you do? I work for the … Continue reading What do you do?
A couple of months ago, we caught up with Fleur Anderson to hear about her time at York and life since leaving university. This interview was conducted in February 2020, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. Tell us a bit about your time at York and what you studied I was in Goodricke College and I … Continue reading Fleur Anderson, MP for Putney, London
To entertain her neighbours during lockdown, Olivia Ter-Berg, a University of York Music Department graduate, decided to put on a concert from her doorstep when she was passed by a journalist. Watch her interview and concert below. On Monday, I decided to put on a concert for my street, playing the harp and singing pop songs, to … Continue reading Hackney’s Pop Harpist – York Alumna Olivia Ter-Berg
As people around the world stay indoors, many York alumni are thinking back to happy times spent exploring this beautiful city. In this alumni magazine article from 2018, alumnus Matthew Greenwood from Exploring York gave his insight into the city of York and his work as a tour guide. What is the most enjoyable thing … Continue reading Take a tour
York is renowned for its abundant pubs, but since the University’s founding in the 60s an influx of partying students would allow the nightlife of the once slumberous city to flourish. Unfortunately, many of these establishments have folded and been unceremoniously replaced over the years. Alas, the legendary Willow restaurant closed in recent years and … Continue reading Willow to Fibbers: York’s lost nightclubs