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Our Values and Principles

York St John has at its heart a set of values and principles which underpin its behaviour and strategic objectives.

The University is:

  • Proud of and celebrates its history, heritage, environment and accomplishments.
  • Determined to be a vibrant learning community for staff and scholars.
  • Inclusive and accessible.
  • A learning organisation promoting lifelong learning through partnership and collaboration.
  • Student centred, placing student success and fulfilment at the centre of all its endeavours.
  • A good employer that values, develops and engages its employees.
  • Committed to transforming students through education and experience to equip them to strengthen future society.
  • Professional and relevant in all that it does with due regard to its impact on the environment.
  • Committed to enhancing the cultural, social and intellectual life of our local, regional and international communities.
  • Led by evidenced-based evaluation and assessment for continuous improvement.
  • Committed to using technology as a fundamental tool to achieve educational quality, creativity and organisational efficiency.
  • Committed to ensuring its long term sustainability through robust academic and financial planning.

Employees of York St John uphold and respect the University’s Values and Principles and in so doing share responsibility for, and take pride in, the community and University.


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