Hello and welcome to Wentworth Online, the College for distance learners at the University of York. It’s a real pleasure to have you stop by.

As the College Officer for distance learners I will be endeavouring to provide you with posts that entertain, inform and enlighten you. Your feedback will obviously aid me in determining what types of things you like so please do voice your opinions, or use the buttons – whichever you prefer! Suggestions for content welcomed.

I look for...ward to having many engaging interactions with you.

Tracy – Online & Distance Learning College Officer

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Our latest 'Worldwide Wentworth' is tonight from 19:00 to 20:00 online at:

Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs s...
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Our College Tutors have developed 'Worldwide Wentworth' - an online workshop series designed around short videos, less than ten minutes each, which cover a topic or theme that appears in our transitions and well-being workshops.

Participants watch a video, answer questions, then join in a discussion afterwards - all online. You can use the discussion for reflecting on that week’s video contents or for sharing personal experiences. All you need to get involved is internet ac...cess.

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Always had the feeling that constantly checking your phone for emails, tweets or Facebook updates was dulling your, or your child's memory? Well you might just be right........

New neuroscience research is showing how heavy multitaskers’ brains are different from everybody else’s.

In case you feel you're not clever enough to get that new job or promotion - you've probably got a lot more going for you than you think.

Cracking the question of what factors will best lead you to success can help you focus on the right areas of your personal development and…

They're growing up!

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Over the next three years, the University will invest up to £500,000 in student mental health support to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being.

Improvements have already been made in the delivery of support services, and the University has committed to continue funding student-led initiatives such as Nightline.

"What’s going on in the North? That’s a question I am asked quite often when I travel outside the region, especially when I am in London (where I go quite often..., as Vice-Chancellor of York)..." Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts and Chair of the N8 Research Partnership, explains why the North’s universities can produce top candidates for any industry.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts and Chair of the N8 Research Partnership, explains why the North’s universities can produce top candidates for any industry.

Just in case you have some spare time or friends who might be interested.

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What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system on our free online course 'From Crime to Punishment'.

Registration is open now and the course begins on Monday 22 May:

The chameleon has the edge..........

The most common career advice can be completely misleading. Lennox Morrison explains why

Makes you think!

THE PEOPLE VS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM How do YOU think we can create a better future of learning. Go here and share your thoughts on the topic!

First goslings of the year! No doubt many more to follow.

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Leading the way again! York ....

The lord mayor is to make the declaration to ensure "all residents' rights are respected".

I may not be reading this correctly, does this mean Marmite should come with a 'Do not consume if you are operating machinery' notice???

Scientists at the University of York have discovered a potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function.

Public service announcement for Windows PC users.

Gwilym isn’t convinced his anti-virus software is worth the money, and wants to know what protection I’d recommend

Could G Suite's Team Drive simplify document sharing for you? Keeping you in the loop

One issue that we see regularly crop up with Google Drive is teams losing access to shared documents when the original owner leaves the University; although owners can transfer document ownership before they leave, and we in IT Services can retrieve documents where necessary, it can still cause prob...