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News Archive 2008

22/12/08 Top International accolade for York academic

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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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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04/12/08 York St John marks the completion of its new building

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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02/12/08 Become a ‘Top Team’ with York St John

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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17/11/08 Prestigious award for Yorkshire graduate recruitment service

Graduates Yorkshire, the dedicated recruitment website for matching employers in Yorkshire with graduate talent from Yorkshire’s 10 universities ...

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13/11/08 Heart transplant student’s courage commended by university 

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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13/11/08 Highest marks and two awards for York mum

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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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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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 Entrepreneur

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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13/11/08 International journalist honoured by York St John University

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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13/11/08 Local people receive Fellowships from York St John University

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 hours
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 ...
 

08/10/08 City 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 ...
 

07/10/08 Human 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 ...
 

22/09/08 Neighbours 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 ears!
 
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 Facebook
 
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 Chancellor ...
 

14/08/08 A promising start for York St John Design student
 
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 clearing
 
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 Yorkshire

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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22/07/08 Former Russian gold medallist visits YSJ

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 excellence

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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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 archive

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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19/06/08 Unique teacher training scheme recognised

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 public

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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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 Professor ...

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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

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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06/05/08 Superman flies round in record time!

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 Chinese culture

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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22/04/08 Final year dance students taking flight

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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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

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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27/03/08 Gifted youngsters drawing on science

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 adventure

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 John

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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11/03/08 Bridging the gap from York to Bahrain

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 John

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 St John

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 Performance’ ...

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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 signed

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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04/02/08 Nationally acclaimed Holocaust play comes to York

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, pre-recorded ...

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15/01/08 University chaplains giving master classes in social cohesion

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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14/01/08 Grand Mufti of Damascus visits York St John

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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