News Archive 2008
22/12/08 Top International accolade for York
A York St John University academic has received a top
commendation from the Japanese Foreign Minster in recognition of
his outstanding achievements ...
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for York academic
18/12/08 RAE 2008 results reveal internationally
important research at York St John
York St John University is delighted to announce that nearly 40%
of research submitted by the University to the Higher Education
Funding Council of ...
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internationally important research at York St John
04/12/08 York St John marks the completion of its new
On Wednesday 3 December 2008, York St John University marked the
completion and handing over of its new £15.5m development, De Grey
Court at a special ...
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completion of its new building
02/12/08 Become a ‘Top Team’ with York St
York St John Business School will this week begin delivering its
Top Team Workshops programme, funded by the European Social Fund
through the Learning ...
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York St John
17/11/08 Prestigious award for Yorkshire graduate
Graduates Yorkshire, the dedicated recruitment website for
matching employers in Yorkshire with graduate talent from
Yorkshire’s 10 universities ...
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Yorkshire graduate recruitment service
13/11/08 Heart transplant student’s courage commended by
A special prize has been awarded to a York St John
University graduate who has undergone a heart transplant during her
final year of study. Natasha Whitfield ...
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courage commended by university
13/11/08 Highest marks and two awards for York
A York St John University Art & Design student has won the
university’s top award for her achievements following the
completion of her degree. Nicola ...
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for York mum
13/11/08 Budding Film production graduates scoop
Yorkshire TV Award
Two talented York St John University Film & TV Production
graduates will receive the annual Yorkshire TV award when they
collect their degree certificates ...
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graduates scoop Yorkshire TV Award
13/11/08 Award for Entrepreneurial Chaplain
A York St John University graduate has her special community
engagement work recognised, undertaken during a placement for her
postgraduate degree, and will be ...
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13/11/08 International Student commended as Business
Svenja Hintz, Comparative Media graduate at York St John
University, has won the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Student
Business Entrepreneurship and will be ...
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Student commended as Business Entrepreneur
13/11/08 International journalist honoured by York St
Ugandan born journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, is one of two
exceptional individuals to be awarded an Honorary Degree by York St
John University at graduation ceremony ...
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journalist honoured by York St John University
13/11/08 Local people receive Fellowships from York St
York St John University will this year be awarding Honorary
Fellowships to individuals who have made an important and
substantial service to the University and the local ...
24/10/08 LUX lights up York church
From Friday 24 October until Sunday 2 November 2008, York St
John University will present LUX 2008 – a specially commissioned
art installation sited in Holy Trinity ...
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22/10/08 Grand designs in 24
York St John University students have taken
part in a special 24 hour design challenge focussed on improving
access and the enjoyment of garden spaces for the residents of
15/10/08 Vice Chancellor receives her
honour from the Queen
Professor Dianne Willcocks,
Vice Chancellor of York St John University has attended the
investiture ceremony at which she has received the honour of
Commander of the British ...
10/10/08 Feel good
factor at York St John
On Wednesday 8 October, York
St John University celebrated all things that make you feel good –
otherwise known as Wellbeing Day 2008.The main aim of the day was
to ensure ...
celebrates Japanese links
On Monday 6 October 2008,
York’s education providers celebrated their links with Japan,
marking the 150th anniversary year of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of
Amity and Commerce. Japan ...
Trafficking in Britain – in York
From Monday 20 October 2008
to Friday 21 November 2008, York St John University will be hosting
a unique exhibition highlighting the slave trade and human
trafficking in Britain in the twenty-first ...
03/10/08 City links
with Japanese culture
Japanese culture is to be
celebrated in October by the Higher York partnership, marking the
150th anniversary year of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and
Commerce. On Sunday 5 and Monday 6 October ...
become good friends at new student accommodation
York St John University
celebrated the official opening of Percy’s Lane, its new
multi-million pound residential accommodation providing students
with the very latest facilities, with a series ...
15/09/08 International journalist to be honoured by
York St John University
Ugandan born journalist,
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, is one of four exceptional individuals to be
awarded Honorary Degrees and Fellowships by York St John University
at its graduation ceremonies at York Minister ...
11/09/08 Music to our
A talented York St John
University graduate is generating some notable success for her
acclaimed work in the folk music industry. Bella Hardy, a 2005
English Literature graduate of York St John University, is
18/08/08 Health &
Life Science students keep it mobile
York St John University
along with Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Leeds,
University of Huddersfield and University of Bradford will be
introducing new mobile technologies to enhance their students
18/08/08 You can look culture in the
As a response to the massive
growth in Web 2.0, York St John University’s Communications &
Culture degree has developed its course content in e –
communication, to equip students with a greater understanding
15/08/08 York students
awarded for Art and Design excellence
York students of Art &
Design have received Start4Art Awards in recognition of their
achievements throughout the course of their degree programmes at
York St John University. The five prizes of £1000, awarded by Vice
14/08/08 A promising start for York St John Design
A York St John University BA
Hon’s Art and Design student has gone on to secure a fantastic
position as a Designs Applications Trainer at Lectra – one of the
largest manufacturers of textile and fashion software. Nyasha
13/08/08 Open for
A -Level results will be
received across the UK on Thursday 14 August, which will also mark
the start of Clearing 2008. The Clearing Hotline at York St John
University in York will be open on the same day from 8.30am to
6.00pm. Call ...
13/08/08 York St John engages with ethnic minorities in
Community outreach projects which help raise the aspirations and
confidence of women from ethnic minority backgrounds and aim to
encourage study in Higher Education have been developed by York St
John University. Recently York St John ...
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ethnic minorities in Yorkshire
22/07/08 Former Russian gold medallist visits
A former Russian Olympic champion recently fronted a special
delegation visit to York St John University from the Krasnodar
region in Russia. The delegation lead by Lyudmila Chernova, Head of
the Krasnodar Department of Sport and former ...
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26/06/08 York St John Professor awarded for HE
A York St John academic has been awarded a prestigious National
Teaching Fellowship for excellence in learning and teaching from
the Higher Education Academy. Professor Angela Goddard, Head of
Subject for Language & Linguistics and Communication ...
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Professor awarded for HE excellence
23/06/08 Students fundraise while learning
A group of Business Management degree students from York St John
University have helped to raise money for the charities Macmillan
Cancer Support and Everyman as part of their final degree award.
The 36 students undertook an assignment in their second ...
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20/06/08 Ancient script found in city
A five hundred year old script, complete with the actor’s notes,
has been found by York St John University students in York City
Archive. The script will be used in one of the York Youth Mystery
Festival performances. The discovery in York City ...
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found in city archive
19/06/08 Unique teacher training scheme
A scheme which allows York St John University teacher training
students the opportunity to experience work placements outside of
the classroom has been recognised as ‘an exemplary model’ by the
Department for Children, Schools and Families...
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16/06/08 CBE for York HE leader
Professor Dianne Willcocks, Vice Chancellor of York St John
University, has received the honour of Commander of the British
Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on
Saturday 14 June 2008.Dianne Willcocks, who led York St John to
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06/06/08 York students showcase artwork to
From Saturday 7 to Saturday 14 June 2008, York St John
University will showcase the Art, Design and Creative Industry work
of its final year students for the general public to come and
enjoy. The Art & Design Show takes place annually giving final
year students ...
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artwork to public
02/06/08 Grand designs for national charity
A York St John academic was part of the winning team in a unique
48 hour co-design challenge, which was specially organised by the
Audi Design Foundation – an established charity which supports
inclusive and sustainable design. The intensive event was attended
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02/06/08 Music to a York composer’s ears
A York St John University academic has had one of his music
compositions premiered in Munich. Ralph Bateman, University
Director of Music at York St John, has composed ‘Six Miniatures for
Piano and Harp’, which were performed by the Austrian pianist
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21/05/08 York: A City of Faiths
On Thursday 8 May 2008 a celebration was held to mark the two
year anniversary of the York: City of Faiths initiative at York
College. The event was attended by representatives from a
number of faith communities across York, along with city partners
and members of Higher ...
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14/05/08 First business school launches in
York St John University has launched York’s first Business
School . The Business School was officially launched by Len
Cruddas, Chief Executive Officer of the York and North Yorkshire
Chamber of Commerce at an event attended by members of the business
community from across ...
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school launches in York
06/05/08 Superman flies round in record
York St John University held its fourth annual 5km Fun Run at
York Racecourse on Sunday 27 April 2008 and is expected to raise
over £2000 for SPARK, a charity which supports students in
financial hardship and the Students’ Union Enhancement Campaign.
Over 100 staff, students...
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06/05/08 Successful author helps York St John celebrate
From Monday 21 April 2008 to Friday 25 April 2008 York St John
University hosted China Week, a week of unique activities for the
local community to find out more about the diverse and rich culture
which is playing host to this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing. A
series of events ...
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St John celebrate Chinese culture
22/04/08 Final year dance students taking
A student dance company from York St John University are
currently touring with a double bill of performances around York,
Leeds and Huddersfield next week. The Flight Effect Dance Company
are a group of final year students touring around Yorkshire as part
of their degree programme, showcasing ...
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students taking flight
22/04/08 Running to SPARK funds
York St John University is hosting its fourth annual Fun Run on
Sunday 27 April 2008. The run will take place at York (Knavesmire)
Racecourse from 12 noon, with the aim of raising money for students
experiencing hardship and for new facilities for the Students’
Union. Over the last three ...
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16/04/08 Celebrating Chinese Diversity in
York St John University is hosting a series of events to
celebrate the diversity of Chinese culture which are open to
general public to come onto campus and experience, including an
independent film festival, lectures on complementary medicines and
martial arts, and a photography exhibition. York ...
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Diversity in York
27/03/08 Gifted youngsters drawing on
Twenty gifted and talented school pupils have been given the
opportunity to create unique pieces of Art, with the inspiration
coming from Science at a master class that was hosted by York St
John University. In a unique partnership between York St John
University, the Biology department at the University ...
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19/03/08 Second time lucky for Jo’s Everest
Jo Gibson, Welfare Adviser at York St John University, is
embarking on the journey of a lifetime to the Himalayas, for the
second time to Everest Base Camp, and along the way hopes to raise
money for Cancer Research UK. Back in April 2006 Jo had planned to
trek through the Sherpa Country to Everest and then ...
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13/03/08 Create your future…
SightSonic, a celebration of creative artistic technology, will
be taking place across York from 13 to 16 March 2008 with the aim
of inspiring the pursuit of creative aspirations in us all. This
city-wide festival will showcase the creative potential of Music,
Art and Film, and will include an International ...
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12/03/08 Environmentalist celebrated at York St
On Thursday 13 March a public lecture about the life and work of
Ecologist Rachel Carson will take place at 6.30pm at York St John
University. The lecture, entitled Breaking the Silence: the legacy
of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, will be given by Liz Rothschild,
Theatre Practitioner, Writer, Performer ...
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at York St John
11/03/08 Bridging the gap from York to
Highly qualified research academics in Bahrain are learning how
to become better teachers and pass on their knowledge through a
programme to develop quality teaching practice facilitated by York
St John University. The first cohort of participants has now
received its official certification.York St John’s ...
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20/02/08 Experience Peace at York St
Throughout February York St John University is hosting an
exhibition displaying images of peace from the twentieth century
courtesy of Bradford Peace Museum. The exhibition, set up by Dr
Laura Potts, Reader in Public Health & the Environment, is
situated in the Holgate Building on York St John University’s
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20/02/08 World renowned Rugby League coach visits York
On Wednesday 20 February 2008, world renowned and experienced
Rugby League coach, Shaun McRae came to York St John University to
impart his expertise in the sport to an eager group of sports
students. McRae, current Salford City Reds Head Coach gave his
lecture to a packed hall, entitled ‘Coaching for Optimum
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coach visits York St John
06/02/08 Dancing the Black Question
On Tuesday 5 February 2008, Dr Christy Adair, Senior Lecturer in
Dance at York St John University launches her new book entitled
‘Dancing the Black Question: The Phoenix Dance Company Phenomenon’.
Dr Adair ’s dynamic cultural history of the regionally and
internationally celebrated Phoenix Dance Company looks into the
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04/02/08 Regional Training Partnership Covenant
A service, followed by a reception, attended by the Archbishop
of York and Chancellor of York St John University, the Most
Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, and the Vice
Chancellor of York St John University, Professor Dianne Willcocks,
took place in York St John Chapel, celebrating the signing of a
Covenant by church leaders ...
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Partnership Covenant signed
04/02/08 Nationally acclaimed Holocaust play comes to
To mark National Holocaust Memorial Day, York St John University
hosted a performance entitled ‘And Then They Came For Me –
Remembering the World of Anne Frank’ on Thursday 31 January 2008 in
Temple Hall. The play, which was performed by Blue Sky Network, is
an imaginative ensemble of dramatisation, oral history,
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Holocaust play comes to York
15/01/08 University chaplains giving master classes in
A major report published today, commissioned by the Church of
England, written by York St John University Chaplain Revd Jeremy
Clines and supported by many of the main faith communities in the
UK, offers a tutorial in the valuable work of university and
college chaplains up and down the country. It calls on higher
education institutions (HEIs)...
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master classes in social cohesion
14/01/08 Grand Mufti of Damascus visits York St
The Grand Mufti of Damascus, Dr Abdul Fattah Al-Bizm visited
Yorkshire in November 2007 as part of a fact finding mission about
Muslims living in England. Part of Dr Al-Bizm’s visit to the region
was to visit both York St John University and the University of
Leeds. Dr Al-Bizm is the current Director of the Al-Fatih Islamic
Institute in Damascus, ...
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Damascus visits York St John