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News Archive 2009

16/12/09 Record numbers sign up for business

More people than ever are signing up for business courses in York. York St John University Business School is reporting a record intake of students this year...

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14/12/09 Conference call for clear vision on tourism

One of the leading voices on tourism in York has praised the city for its strong branding and urged city leaders to maintain a clear vision to promote its international prominence as a top travel destination...

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11/12/09 York St John helping to unlock children's potential

The country’s biggest and most prestigious education and children’s services conference is being held in York from 6-8 January 2010...

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03/12/09 New Vice Chancellor appointed

Professor David Fleming will be the next Vice Chancellor of York St John University. He will take up the post on 1 June 2010 after Professor Dianne Willcocks CBE steps down from the role at the end of next April...

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01/12/09 Vice Chancellor wins lifetime achievement award

Professor Dianne Willcocks CBE, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Press...

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01/12/09 Prize sees York St John students head to Seville

Two York St John University Business School students are swapping the chilly Yorkshire winter for sunny southern Spain after winning a cash prize from York’s Guild of Scriveners...

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27/11/09 York St John working with the Arts Council to strengthen the region’s visual arts sector

York St John University is working alongside an Arts Council initiated strategy to strengthen the visual arts sector in the region over the next 10 years...

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26/11/09 World expert on debt delivers Ebor lecture on the current economic crisis

Dr Ann Pettifor, an international renowned expert on debt, gave her views on the current economic crisis and called on the government to spend away the debt at the Ebor lecture...

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24/11/09 Co-founder of Jubilee 2000 campaign to speak at Ebor lecture

Dr Ann Pettifor, who has helped mobilise the global movement to cancel the debt of the world’s poorest countries, is to give her views on the current economic crisis...

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16/11/09 Launch of new book on history of York St John University

Professor Gordon McGregor, former Principal of University College of Ripon and York St John, has published a history of the organisation, which has now become York...

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05/11/09 Business School Chief to help York Professionals branch out

York St John University Business School Dean, Jackie Mathers, has been appointed to the board of York Professionals...

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04/11/09 York actor amongst those to be honoured by York St John University

York-based actor Andrew Dunn is one of four exceptional individuals to be awarded an Honorary Degree at York St John University’s graduation ceremonies at York Minster...

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04/11/09 Dean urges businesses to access government funding and fight back against downturn

Businesses in York and North Yorkshire are missing out on £0.6million of government cash to help fight back against the recession...

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03/11/09 York St John launch inclusive sports activity club

York St John University has launched a sports activity club for local residents with learning or physical disabilities...

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26/10/09 Students to re-design York landmarks

On 29, 30 and 31 October, for three nights only, design students will appear at secret locations across York to transform landmark buildings...

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26/10/09 York St John students light up Diwali festival

On Saturday 24 October, York St John students created a stunning display of light through an uplifting lantern procession in celebration of Diwali...

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14/10/09 Lecture in celebration of internationally acclaimed Phoenix Dance Company

On Thursday 22 October, York St John University will host a free public lecture on the legacies of the Phoenix Dance Company, in celebration of black history month...

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09/10/09 York St John awarded for students’ mobile learning device

A handheld learning initiative at York St John University has picked up a prestigious award at the Handheld Learning Awards for Innovation 2009...

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07/10/09 Business as usual? Ebor lectures launch with focus on the Global Economic Crisis

A series of lectures focussing on the causes, implications and future direction of the current economic crisis has been launched by York St John University...

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02/10/09 University unites with Yorkshire author at Ilkley Literature Festival

York St John University is sponsoring an event at this year's renowned Ilkley Literature Festival, which runs from 2-18 October 2009...

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30/09/09 York St John University wins gold in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards

York St John University’s gardeners have achieved Gold Medal Award status at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition announced in September...

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28/09/09 York St John students forge links with neighbours

Students at York St John invited local residents to a community barbeque on Friday 25 September in a bid to build positive relationships with their neighbours...

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22/09/09 York St John mobile learning device in the running for award accolade

A handheld learning initiative at York St John University has been announced as a finalist in the Handheld Learning Awards for Innovation & Best Practice 2009...

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09/09/09 New team of entrepreneurs start York St John Acorn programme

York St John University has launched a fifth cohort of participants onto its Acorn programme, each hoping to turn their business idea into reality...

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04/09/09 Inaugural lecture to kick off the 2009-10 Town & Gown public lecture series

On Tuesday 15 September 2009, York St John will present the inaugural lecture of Julian Stern as Professor of Education and Religion at the University...

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27/08/09 Record numbers attend Open Days

York St John has witnessed record numbers attending its Open Days in August, with hopefuls already planning their applications for September 2010 entry. ...

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12/08/09 History at York St John tops the tables in student satisfaction survey

York St John University has recorded a number of top scores in the National Student Survey for 2009...

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06/08/09 Entrepreneurs celebrate at the end of the fourth Acorn's programme

The Acorn programme at York St John University, sponsored...

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06/08/09 York St John students finalists in national short film competition

Three graduating Film and Television Production students at...

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16/07/09 York St John’s De Grey Court scoops Lord Mayor’s York Design Award

York St John’s De Grey Court scoops Lord Mayor’s York Design...

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30/06/09 York St John talent exhibit at national design show

Graduating students from York St John University are to exhibit their design work at a national design...

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25/06/09 Moving images at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A collaborative project between York St John University...

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16/06/09 MBE for local University supporter

John Maw, an alumni and long serving past member of staff...

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12/06/09 York St John student awarded US summer scholarship

York St John student Bethany Stephenson has been awarded a...

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12/06/09 York St John student awarded US summer scholarship

York St John University is working with North Yorkshire and...

11/06/09 York St John University scratches the surface with local charity
York St John University has joined forces with Harrogate based...

29/05/09 Acorns boost funds for York St John scholarship
A local group of fledging entrepreneurs taking part in The Acorn...

29/05/09 Partnership boost for two higher education providers of the region

Executives from York St John University and Bishop Burton College...


28/05/09 York St John students awarded for art and design excellence

Art & Design students from York St John University have received...

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27/05/09 York St John signature building wins prestigious design award

De Grey Court, York St John University’s state-of-the-art learning...


15/05/09 York St John Business School celebrates its first year

This week saw York St John Business School celebrate its first anniversary...

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13/05/09 York St John gains Fairtrade status

On Friday 8 May 2009, York St John University became the latest organisation...


22/04/09 Higher York help for local economy to weather recession

Universities and colleges in York will be offering practical help to individuals...

21/04/09 York St John students raise record-breaking funds for meningitis
Students from York St John University took to the streets of London on 8–9...

27/03/09 Environment is ‘an issue of justice’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd & Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams spoke...

26/03/09 Vice Chancellor to step down

Professor Dianne Willcocks CBE, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, has announced...

23/03/09 Product Designers demonstrate ‘Visions on the Future’

Earlier this month, York St John University was honoured by a visit from chief executives...

23/03/09 New student halls help solve city's family homes crisis

Work has started in Walmgate on the latest scheme to provide 232 rooms for students, helping...

19/03/09 Raising higher education aspirations in Keighley

York St John University marked a special community outreach partnership with Sangat Community...

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17/03/09 Signing towards a healthy future

Executive members from York St John University and York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust today signed...

10/03/09 Choir voices raise the roof of York Minster

Saturday 7 March 2009 saw the 21st annual Church Universities and Colleges Choirs Festival come to York...

10/03/09 Building partnerships for the benefit of York’s young people

On Tuesday 3 March, York St John University launched a unique collaboration with City of York Council, focussing...

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05/03/09 Substantial rise in research funding

York St John University is celebrating an almost 500 per cent increase in funding for its research work from the...

04/03/09 York St John responds to economic recession

York St John University is working with a range of local and regional partners, with the aim of supporting companies...

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16/02/09  York St John project inspires Kenyan lecturers

Over the last year, York St John University has been helping Kenyan university lecturers to improve their students’...

06/02/09 Getting fit to fight the downturn
Business people in York and the surrounding area – get fit to fight your way through the economic downturn. That is...

04/02/09 Choirs to descend on York in fine voice

On Saturday 7 March 2009, York St John University will be holding the 21st Annual Choir’s Festival to be hosted by famous...

30/01/09 York research centre in mental health launches nationally

York St John University’s pioneering Research Centre for Occupation & Mental Health (RCOMH) launched nationwide on Thursday...

23/01/09 Phoenix Rises to Fire Up Creative Enterprise

A pioneering initiative led by Science City York and funded by Yorkshire Forward is being launched to kick start the development and growth...