Level 5 Research Refresher Event with Dr Adam J Smith and Katherine Hughes

Online Event, 2.30-3.30 Monday 7 March
Image of chairs, desks and shelves in a libraryThe Academic Library Liaison for Literature, Katherine Hughes, and Level 5 Coordinator for Literature, Adam J Smith, will be co-delivering a one hour ‘research refresher’ session 2.30-3.30 on Monday 7 March. They will recap everything you need to know to effectively conduct research for Literature assignments including the dissertation. 

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Peer Career Coaches

If you’re thinking about next steps, careers, or placements, this should be of interest! More information and contact details below.


  • Have you thought of your next placement?
  • Have you considered a part-time job?
  • Are you stuck on where to go after graduation?
  • Do you want to explore the opportunities while being at university?

If any of the above questions applies to you, then come and see us.

Who are we?

We are Peer Career Coaches. We are students from a variety of courses and levels (Undergrad and PhD) at YSJ who work with the careers team offering friendly 15-minute chats about all things’ careers. As students, we understand the pressure and how overwhelming students’ life can be.

How could we help?

We could offer support around a variation of topics including:

o Placements

o Part-time jobs

o Graduate jobs

o Changing courses

o Job interviews, etc

Where are we?

You can find us in LaunchPad (the big glass extension) at Holgate.

When can you find us?

We are available for walk-ins and/or pre-booked appointments on Wednesdays between 12:30-14:30.

To pre-book, please the link below: https://yorksj.jobteaser.com/en/users/sign_in?back_to_after_login=/ 

To find more about us, please find the PDF attachment (Who are the Peer Career Coaches)

Best wishes,

Lauren (On behalf of the Peer Career Coaches- Rida, Steph, Claire, Sophie, Katerina & Jazmin)


Festive ‘Watch-along’ of The Muppet Christmas Carol! 11th December 2020

The English Literature and  Creative Writing programmes are hosting a Festive ‘Watch-along’ of The Muppet Christmas Carol!  Next Friday afternoon, the 11th of December, Dr Rob Edgar and staff will host a viewing of this celebrated musical fantasy comedy of Charles Dicken’s Christmas story through Teams! We invite you to attend to view it alongside other students on the two programmes and to post observations in the chat.  AND – at the end of the viewing, Rob and team members will announce the quiz questions, which will be aimed at those of you who have watched the film the most carefully There will be prizes!  
Additionally, the office is organising a gift voucher for £5.00 worth of popcorn/movie viewing from a local York cinema for all who sign up and attend. We wanted to give you popcorn in person, but this is the best way we can think to do this; if you get your own popcorn for the watch-along, you can get some local cinema popcorn the next time you are there.  Please sign up on this Event Brite link to let us know you can be there, and we’ll send you a Teams link. 
We wanted to find a way to celebrate getting to the end of what has been a challenging semester, and to say a giant ‘Well Done’ for getting through! We hope to see you there!

Student Volunteering Opportunity: Leeds Young Film Festival

The Leeds Young Film Festival are now accepting applications for Volunteers for the festival, from 30th March – 14th April. This is a great opportunity for students to gain some experience in events management, festival production, and for working with children and young people in the arts and cultural sector

Below is a link to our opportunities page where you can find everything you need to know regarding our volunteer programme.

Leeds Young Film Festival Volunteering