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News Archive 2010

16/12/10 Staff sing swing to support student funds

Staff at York St John University raised over £1,300 in a musical swing fest for its student hardship fund, SPARK, in the first ‘Staff Big Band Idol’...

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15/12/10 Spreading festive cheer to homeless neighbours

Christmas gifts donated by York St John University staff and students were presented to Arc Light charity on Wednesday 15 December, as part of an...

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15/12/10 York St John appoints new Chair of Governors

Ann Green CBE FCMI FRSA has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Governors at York St John University. Ann, who lives in York, brings extensive experience of the commercial world, the public sector and also of governance to the role...

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09/12/10 Graduate artwork sold at Hugo Boss launch exhibited in York

Artwork by York St John graduates was shown at a private viewing at Bar Lane Studios in York on Wednesday 8 December, held to celebrate the success of...

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07/12/10 Student Clubs and Societies say thank you

York St John students’ union hosted a special celebration on Monday 6 December to thank the University’s Vice Chancellor for his sustained support in raising funds for York St John Clubs and Societies...

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25/11/10 York St John Business School appoints four new leaders

York St John Business School, which has just launched its first MBA programme, has extended its teaching team with the appointment of four new lecturers...

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22/11/10 Graduation celebrations

This year over 1,500 York St John graduating students celebrated their academic achievements in York Minster. The ceremonies took place on 18 and 19 November...

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16/11/10 Ex-pro footballer to graduate as physio from PFA funded programme

Tom Wilkinson, an ex-professional footballer and the first Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) funded student to complete a BHSc Physiotherapy degree at York St John University, will graduate this week...

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11/11/10 Ripon Cathedral lecture to give Jewish perspective on politics and religion

Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield, Head of the Movement for Reform Judaism, will discuss whether religion and politics mix at the final St Wilfrid lecture in the current series at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 18 November...

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10/11/10 York St John students scoop Royal Television Society student awards

Film & Television students from York St John University have scooped two awards at the Yorkshire Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Awards, taking the top spot...

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09/11/10 Expert on foreign policy to speak at Ebor lecture

Professor Christopher Hill, an expert in foreign policy, will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 17 November at York St John University...

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05/11/10 Learn how to market cultural assets effectively at tourism conference

The key challenges and opportunities that cultural tourism presents will be discussed at the fourth annual “Tourism Futures” conference on 17 November...

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02/11/10 Vice Chancellor celebrates exceptional university in the heart of the city

Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, was inaugurated at a formal ceremony held in York Minster on Tuesday 2 November, in front of an...

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26/10/10 York St John to welcome Vice Chancellor at inauguration ceremony in York Minster

Professor David Fleming will be officially welcomed as the Vice Chancellor of York St John University at a special inauguration ceremony on Tuesday 2 November in York Minster...

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15/10/10 Leading academic advises Archbishop of Canterbury on religious conversion in India

An expert from York St John University has advised the Archbishop of Canterbury on the issue of religious conversion, prior to a visit to India being made by the Archbishop in October 2010...

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12/10/10 Tackling Islamaphobia in the Media

On Tuesday 19 October, as part of York St John University’s Town & Lecture series, Professor the Baroness Haleh Afshar will give the lecture'Widening participation: does teaching about Islam and Minority have a role to play in bringing Town and Gown Together?'

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11/10/10 Vice Chancellor joins Board of Directors at Science City York

Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor at York St John University, is to join the Board of Directors at Science City York. The move formalises the close links forged...

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06/10/10 Dragons’ Den investor amongst those honoured by York St John

James Caan, best known as one of the all-powerful investors in the successful BBC series ‘Dragons’ Den’, is one of three exceptional individuals to be awarded Honorary Degrees by York St John University at its graduation ceremonies at York Minister on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 November this year...

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30/09/10 Demand for better business leaders prompts Business School to launch MBA

Demand for better qualified business leaders and managers has prompted York St John Business School to launch a Masters in Business Administration...

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28/09/10 Hilary Benn MP to launch new Ebor lecture series on terrorism

The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP will launch the new series of Ebor lectures on Wednesday 6 October in York Minster, speaking under the series theme of ‘Politics of Fear, Politics of Hope? Terrorism in the 21st Century’...

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27/09/10 York St John Dean elected General Secretary of leading research body

Professor Julian Stern, Dean of the Faculty of Education & Theology at York St John University, has been elected General Secretary of ISREV...

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23/09/10 Former Education Secretary to give lecture on faith schools debate

Baroness Estelle Morris, former Education Secretary, will enter the heated debate over faith based schools when she gives this month’s St Wilfrid lecture at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 30 September...

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22/09/10 New start all-round at York St John University

Welcome Week is in full swing at York St John University as hundreds of fresh-faced students arrived at the city-centre campus marking the start of the new term...

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22/09/10 Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards visits York St John

Jonathan Edwards CBE, Deputy Chair of the Nations and Regions Group of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, took part in...

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21/09/10 York St John University wins gold in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards  

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

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13/09/10 Have a break, Have a lecture

York St John University marks the start of its Town & Gown public lecture series, on Monday 20 September with a chocolate themed lecture given by David Rennie...

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08/09/10 New student halls open at Gray's Wharf

York St John University celebrated the official opening of Gray’s Wharf on Wednesday 8 September, its latest development of high quality sustainable...

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02/09/10 Clinical researcher joins York St John as new Dean of Health & Life Sciences

Professor Pam Dawson has joined York St John University as the new Dean of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences...

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24/08/10 Hall on time

Keys for York St John's £12 million phase of new student accommodation in York have been handed over to the developers, on time and on budget – ready for the new intake of students in September...

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18/08/10 Business School secures funding to deliver vital support for Yorkshire businesses

A partnership between York St John University Business School and The Alternative Board (York) is set to enable businesses to benefit from valuable support at significantly subsidised rates...

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17/08/10 Six Lips tread the boards

Three York St John University theatre graduates and their all-female theatre company Six Lips are this month settling into their internship at Bar Lane Studios...

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16/08/10 Open for Clearing

A-Level results will be received across the UK on Thursday 19 August, which will also mark the start of Clearing 2010...

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12/08/10 Vice Chancellor champions head to head fundraiser

Two staff members from York St John have stepped up their training to compete in a fundraising battle of the fittest, racing down the Ouse on foot and by boat...

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04/08/10 Education has a role to play in action for social justice

York St John University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Global Education York on Wednesday 4 August, signalling further...

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22/07/10 Yorkshire Ballet summer school return to York St John

York St John’s campus is alive with more than 100 young ballet dancers this week and next, as the University hosts the Yorkshire Ballet’s annual summer school...

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20/07/10 Norton College students challenge hoodie stereotypes

More than fifty media students from Norton College descended on York St John last week, taking part in a project to design posters aimed at challenging commonly...

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14/07/10 Students step up to the wagon for the York Mystery Plays

York St John University has once again stepped into the place of a medieval guild and taken responsibility for producing and performing one of the wagon plays which make up the great York Cycle of Mystery Plays...

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07/07/10 Sgt Major puts pupils through their paces at languages showcase

Hundreds of students from local primary and secondary schools were put through their paces at a special language showcase event held at Yorkshire Air Museum...

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07/07/10 York St John deliver Goalball sessions in run up to 2012 Paralympics

Coaching staff from YSJ Active and York St John Inclusive Activity Club provided support to visually impaired athletes at the 2010 Goalball World Championships...

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07/07/10 York St John supports North Yorkshire Youth Games

On Sunday 4 July, 1,000 young people from North Yorkshire competed in the 11th annual North Yorkshire Youth Games held...

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05/07/10 Inclusive theatre project awarded funding

A project based at York St John comprising of theatre and other arts-based courses aimed at people who use mental health services has been awarded funding to develop its provision as a social enterprise...

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02/07/10 York Central MP meets York St John new Vice Chancellor

Hugh Bayley, MP for York Central visited York St John on Friday 2 July and met with the new Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor David Fleming...

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29/06/10 New training scheme for York governors

York St John University has joined forces with City of York Council to allow York’s school governors to gain access to a brand new training and development scheme...

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24/06/10 Professor Susan Orr awarded a National Teaching Fellowship

The Higher Education Academy has awarded Professor Susan Orr, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, a National Teaching Fellowship...

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23/06/10 Yorkshire based technology consultant boosts skills with business programme

Entrepreneur Damien Bove has grown his specialist healthcare technology...

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21/06/10 York St John Professor applauded for his contribution to widening participation

Professor Stuart Billingham, Pro Vice Chancellor of York St John University, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to widening participation initiatives...

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21/06/10 New halls set to bring new life to the city

“This latest addition of sustainable student accommodation is yet another stage in the development of the prestigious York St John University...

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18/06/10 York St John Admissions Team wins national award

York St John University has won a prestigious accolade at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2010 held on 17 June...

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15/06/10 Up and coming theatre company take to the stage                        

A York St John University based theatre company, comprising of people who use mental health services, will take to the stage in their debut performance at York Theatre Royal from 1-3 July in Tales from Kafka...

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14/06/10 What's the big idea?

York St John University proudly supports Universities Week, a national campaign which aims to engage with the public about higher education's...

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02/06/10 Final Town & Gown lecture in current series at York St John

York St John's Town & Gown lecture series draws to a close on Thursday 10 June with its Annual Chaplaincy lecture focussing on how universities can help society...

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01/06/10 New Vice Chancellor takes up role at York St John

Professor David Fleming has taken up his role as the new Vice Chancellor of York St John University. Professor Fleming has wide experience of university leadership...

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27/05/10 York St John creative business event final line up

York St John’s upcoming one-day creative business conference on 8 June will feature an event in the style of Japanese ‘chit chat’, introduced as a new way of networking and boosting business contacts...

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19/05/10 Final Ebor Lecture in current series

The final Ebor Lecture in the 2009-10 series focuses on the vision of a former Archbishop of York, William Temple, to introduce a talk on how post credit crunch Britain can learn from the past to shake off the traumas of the global crisis...

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18/05/10 Celebrating student volunteering in York

The contribution of thousands of student volunteers to their communities was celebrated at a special awards ceremony at York’s National Centre for Early Music...

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17/05/10 York St John Business School heralds new era for leadership

More than 100 of North Yorkshire's business leaders gathered in York to discover the new rules of leadership, according to a top leadership guru...

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13/05/10 Kay Mellor promotes Yorkshire as creative centre

Yorkshire-based scriptwriter Kay Mellor is the latest high profile media celebrity confirmed to attend the forthcoming Create Sustain Innovate seminar at York St John University on 8 June, where she will be promoting the region as an ideal location to base a creative enterprise...

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10/05/10 Graduate arts showcase at York St John

Friday 21 May sees the start of Create10 at York St John, where the campus comes alive for a week packed full of performances, concerts, screenings and exhibitions...

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04/05/10 Valentine's ongoing fight for education earns her award

Valentine Nkoyo, aged 26, has suffered an ongoing fight for education all of her life, but her determination to succeed means she is now studying for a degree in Business Studies at York St John University...

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30/04/10 Vice Chancellor leaves York St John after more than ten years service

Professor Dianne Willcocks CBE enjoyed her final day as Vice Chancellor of York St John University on Friday 30 April, after more than ten years of dedicated service at the institution. Her last day was celebrated at a special farewell with staff at students on campus, after a week of formal farewell engagements...

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26/04/10 Institutions unite to push beyond walled boundaries

York St John University, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Chester signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 26 April 2010, signalling future collaborative links between the institutions...

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20/04/10 Politics and Faith - are they compatible?

The relationship between politics and faith will again be placed in the spotlight at the next Ebor Lecturer, when Professor Elaine Graham examines the issue against a backdrop of the forthcoming General Election...

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14/04/10 York St John International – a Centre of Excellence

The English Language provision within York St John’s International department has been cited as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ alongside some of Britain’s leading language schools, according to the sector’s most widely read publication, the EL Gazette...

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29/03/10 Fine art graduate unveils her first public commission

Catherine Scriven, a Yorkshire-based artist and Fine Art graduate from York St John University, unveiled her first public commission of artwork on Friday 26 March, marking the start of a historic heritage trail at York St John...

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23/03/10 ALPS shortlisted for ICT Initiative of the Year in THE awards

Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) has been shortlisted for a prestigious learning accolade...

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22/03/10 York St John admissions team shortlisted for national award

York St John University has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Leadership and Management awards within the Student Admissions Team category...

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18/03/10 National award recognition for York St John design graduate

A York St John product design graduate has picked up two prestigious prizes for his unique furniture design 'Embrace' at the Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards...

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17/03/10 Royal Literary Fellow to give exclusive reading of new crime novel at York Literature Festival

Rebecca Jenkins, Royal Literary Fellow and writer in residence at York St John, will share an exclusive glimpse of her new crime novel Death of a Radical, on Wednesday 24 March as part of this year’s York Literature Festival...

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12/03/10 Chief Executive of HEFCE visits York St John

The Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Sir Alan Langlands, made a special visit to York St John University on 12 March 2010...

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12/03/10 Tony Benn to address the next Ebor lecture

Legendary Parliamentarian Tony Benn will speak on “The Moral Choice in Politics” at the next Ebor Lecture in York...

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05/03/10 York St John band are chart bound after Facebook campaign victory

Un-signed York band, Digital Earth, are on a mission for chart success after beating hundreds of others to finish joint winners of a Facebook campaign ‘Let’s get a genuine unsigned band into the charts’...

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03/03/10 Vice Chancellor's farewell lecture at York St John University      

On Tuesday 9 March, Vice Chancellor Professor Dianne Willcocks of York St John University will present a farewell lecture as part of the Town & Gown lecture series...

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24/02/10 Design guru Wayne Hemingway to give tips to business start-ups in York

Leading designer Wayne Hemingway will speak at York St John University on Thursday 4 March to help Yorkshire graduates set up their own creative business...

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18/02/10 The historic films of Mitchell and Kenyon come to York

An exciting opportunity to explore emerging practices in the creation and use of film archive materials...

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11/02/10 York St John student scoops Regional Enterprise Award

A talented York St John design student has won the Regional Enterprise Award at this year’s Venturefest Yorkshire, held on Wednesday 10 February...

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11/02/10 More than 1,000 attend Robert Peston lecture

The BBC’s Business Editor, Robert Peston, gave a personal insight into the global financial crisis and credit crunch when he spoke to some 1,300 people in York Minster last night...

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10/02/10 Powerful partnership brings results for Keighley women

York St John University held a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 9 February to acknowledge participation in a recent Every Child Matters course by members of the Sangat Community Centre in Keighley...

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08/02/10 Soaring applications for University courses

York St John University has experienced a record 31% surge in applications for its courses starting this autumn, according to official statistics published today...

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05/02/10 York St John student enterprise talent

An enterprising York St John design student is aiming for the top at this year’s Venturefest Yorkshire...

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04/02/10 Put your networking fears behind you at Venturefest

For some people it’s as easy as pie; others say it’s their most dreaded new business activity. Delegates at this month’s Venturefest Yorkshire will be challenged to get over their networking fears and pick up some valuable tips...

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03/02/10 York St John University and City of York Council launch new partnership

York St John University has launched a new partnership with City of York Council to accelerate the development of a citywide re-ablement service...

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28/01/10 Robert Peston to speak at Ebor lecture

Robert Peston, Britain’s leading journalist and commentator on the financial crisis, is to speak at the next Ebor Lecture which takes place at York Minister on Wednesday 10 February 2010...

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27/01/10 University leaders supported to respond to challenges of a multi-faith society

York St John University is leading a major project to equip universities to respond to the challenges of a multi-faith society...

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25/01/10 Theatre acts as aid to recovery

York St John University is offering theatre and other arts-based courses to people who use mental health services in York. The University is working with North Yorkshire and York Community and Mental Health Services ...

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13/01/10 Signing choir joins forces with York St John

Hands and Voices, a York based choir for people with learning difficulties and disabilities, has been engaged as York St John University’s first ever “Community Ensemble in Residence”...

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12/01/10 Business School snaps up top female coach to help business owners

York St John University Business School is looking for business owners who are willing to be challenged and stretched by their peers - and by the country’s top female coach - to help them take their businesses forward...

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04/01/10 International conference sheds light on cultural faux pas

In Holland people are expected to introduce themselves, not wait to be introduced; and women in particular give three kisses on the cheek to greet acquaintances, not two as elsewhere in Europe...

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