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Black and minority ethnic students


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York St John University is committed to increasing the percentage of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students studying at the university.

We work closely with BME communities and their influencers in York and the surrounding areas. We aim to raise the aspirations and confidence of young and mature learners to consider the prospects of applying to higher education.

York St John University leads outreach activities with mature learners in community centre settings, and with young people in schools to increase the network of ambassadors for Higher Education.sangat centre

We have a long term partnership with the Sangat Community Centre in Keighley where York St John University staff have facilitated regular workshops and held drop ins.

There is also a series of stakeholder conversations to continue to determine the needs of the community and to inform the production of a portfolio of good practices in Community engagement.

We have close links with Refugee Action York (RAY) and attend sessions at 'The Hub' to give information to adult learners about Higher Education. We also attend the '4 Corners' Youth Club regularly to raise the aspirations of teenagers from migrant, asylum seeker and refugee families in York. The club is run in partnership with Refugee Action York and City of York Council.

If you are involved in a faith group, community group or school with a large number of BME users and would be interested in working in partnership with York St John University, please get in touch: studentrecruitment@yorksj.ac.uk