Annual Report 2002-03
The report can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking the icon at
the bottom of the page.
Snapshots for the year include:
- Our confidence in the academic maturity and rigour of our
College is reflected in the College's application for Taught Degree
Awarding Powers, currently in progress.
- The College has actively embraced government moves to introduce
Foundation degrees, the initiative aligns with our commitment to
widening participation and lifelong learning.
- The year 2002-03 introduced a new learning and teaching model.
First year students followed a new working pattern combining
classroom work with Supported Open Learning activities, often
carried out in groups and using e-learning.
- For the last five years the Higher Education Funding Council
has produced performance indicators for each institution in the
sector. York St John is proud of its performance against indicators
around access, retention and employability.
- York St John is at the heart of the NHS modernisation agenda -
offering multiple routes to develop new roles and new kinds of
- Students, staff and visitors are in the enviable position of
enjoying state-of-the-art new buildings, side by side with the
original College buildings which have been carefully adapted to
meet the needs of modern Higher Education.
- Staff across College have actively embraced the Higher York
project, together with Askham Bryan College, the University of York
and York College of Further & Higher Education, other providers
of HE in York. Higher York aims to improve choice for students,
encourage innovation in teaching and learning, and share the
resources and expertise of the four institutions.
- The College established six new interdisciplinary research
clusters, which form foci for research projects and enable staff
from different subject areas to develop research agenda that serve
- York St John graduates continue to be very attractive to the
world of work. The most recent statistics show success above
benchmark for 2002 with an employment rate of 76% and a further
study rate of 16%.
- International activity remains an important part of the College
agenda. York St John has a long tradition of welcoming overseas
students, with increasing numbers coming from the USA, Canada, the
European Union, Japan, South East Asia and central European
countries for short and long term degree and exchange
- Our commitment to lifelong learning and widening participation
drives our curriculum and staff development.