More Than a Degree
York St John University is committed to developing the best
opportunities for our students and has invested in a new
Directorate that supports student employability and
enterprise. Working directly with employers, we proactively
build partnerships with industry to ensure that our programmes of
study meet 21st Century employers’ needs and create the
global graduates of the future.
Over 92% of our graduates last year were in employment or
full-time study 6 months after graduating. We are committed to
ensuring that our students are equipped with the skills and
knowledge that they need to pursue the career of their choice.
Our Employability and Enterprise teams have a prestigious track
record of connecting our students with leading businesses across
the globe, providing tailored opportunities to develop their
skills, gain experience and be employment-ready. At our city centre
campus, students are encouraged to seize the many opportunities
that being at university provides, such as sports and other clubs,
mentoring, volunteering, studying a language, and working as a
researcher. In addition YSJU offers a vibrant overseas exchange
programme with students broadening their skills and experience in
all corners of the globe.
For students considering starting up their own business, there
is our dedicated enterprise and innovation hub, the Phoenix Centre. The
Phoenix is about nurturing enterprise and entrepreneurship talent
from within the university, and we have successfully supported the
creation of more than 60 new businesses over the last 4 years.
York St John University is a great place to build a successful
career through offering our students more than a degree to achieve
their career goals is growing every year.