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News Archive 2011

16/12/11 York St John spreads festive cheer

Christmas gifts generously donated by staff and students at York St John University were wrapped ready to be presented to residents of the Peasholme Charity...

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07/12/11 City of York welcomes international staff and students

Around 60 International staff and students working and studying at York’s further and higher education institutions were formally welcomed to the city last week...

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05/12/11 Head of Physiotherapy elected chair of chartered professional body

Dr Helena Johnson, Head of Subject for Physiotherapy at York St John University, has been elected chair of council of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)...

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30/11/11 Sport policy expert to address leaders on millennium development goals

An expert in sport policy at York St John University has been invited to give a closing address at an international conference on the millennium development goals...

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29/11/11 York St John and North Yorkshire Sport to host coaching seminar

York St John University has joined forces with North Yorkshire Sport to bring a Coaching Insights seminar to York on 6 December, where coaches and would-be...

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28/11/11 York St John to launch ‘pop-up’ shop to showcase local design talent

York St John University is launching a ‘pop-up’ shop in Bar Lane Studios, on Micklegate in York, to boost opportunities in the city for graduate artists...

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23/11/11 British Sign Language lecturer named national teacher of the year

Amanda Smith, programme leader for British Sign Language (BSL) and Senior Lecturer in the Business School at York St John University, has been named...

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22/11/11 Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks to deliver next Ebor lecture

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 30 November at York St John University...

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21/11/11 Battle of the graduate entrepreneurs at regional awards final 

The region’s top emerging entrepreneurs gathered at York St John University on Friday to compete for a £1,500 prize at an enterprise awards show...

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14/11/11 International student’s achievements commended by University

Kenyan student Valentine Nkoyo is celebrating achieving a first class honours degree in BA Business Management and is also set to receive a special award...

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08/11/11 Bridging the gap between psychology and business

York St John University is launching a series of workshops during York Business Week to help local businesses become more efficient, effective and enjoyable...

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01/11/11 York St John to honour six outstanding figures in business, sport, fundraising and theatre

Marc Bolland, Chief Executive of Marks and Spencer Plc and playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn are among six leading figures to be awarded honorary degrees by...

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26/10/11 Director of Facilities receives his honour from the Queen

Colin Parkin, Director of Facilities at York St John University, has attended the investiture ceremony at which he received the honour of Member of the British...

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24/10/11 Fountains Learning Centre transformation celebrated

York St John University celebrated the opening of its newly enhanced learning and resource centre on Monday 24 October, showcasing the wealth of new facilities for...

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17/10/11 Competition for region’s most ingenious graduates

The region’s top emerging entrepreneurs will compete for a £1,500 prize at an enterprise awards show held at York St John University on 18 November...

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14/10/11 Channel 4 bring inspiration to York St John

Inspiration Week North, part of 4Talent’s Kick Start programme, will be at York St John University on Thursday 27 October to introduce media professionals to 100+ of the next...

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7/10/11 Student teachers encouraged to think outside the classroom

129 student teachers from York St John University will put their knowledge and training into action next week, on an innovative placement scheme...  

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04/10/11 The Archbishop of York speaks at Leadership Symposium

The Archbishop of York spoke today about the leadership needs of churches, at a symposium hosted by York St John University...  

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28/09/11 New manager for Phoenix Centre appointed to fire up fledgling businesses

York St John University has appointed Darrell Hooper as the first Business and Innovation Manager at the Phoenix Centre...  

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28/09/11 Julia Unwin to launch new Ebor lecture series on the ‘good society’

The new series of Ebor lectures will be launched by Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on Wednesday 5 October in York Minster...

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23/09/11 A bus ride to inspiration and success

The StartUp Britain bus pulled into York St John University's campus today, providing inspiration and assistance to budding entrepreneurs... 

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19/09/11 Catch the bus en route to enterprising success

An exciting enterprise initiative will happen in York this week, when the StartUp Britain bus pulls into York St John University’s campus...

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14/09/11 Youth Work success for Sangat Centre

York St John University held a special presentation ceremony on Wednesday 14 September for 24 members of the Sangat Community Centre in Keighley...

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14/09/11 Groundbreaking psychology congress held at York St John

York St John University is hosting the 8th Congress of Community Psychology (8th ECCP) from 15-16 September 2011...

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13/09/11 York St John moves up league table guide

York St John University has risen seven places in the highly regarded Sunday Times University Guide 2012...

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07/09/11 St Wilfrid lecture to question the loss of identity in 21st century

Catherine Pepinster, the Editor of the Catholic weekly newspaper ‘The Tablet’, will be the guest speaker at the next St Wilfrid lecture being held on Thursday 22...

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01/09/11 Footballer helps team GB win silver at World University Games

Graeme Law, a third year BA Physical Education & Sports Coaching student at York St John, is celebrating winning a silver medal as part of the Great British football...

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25/08/11 Get on board the enterprise bus

A major enterprise initiative will be heading into York in a few weeks’ time, when the StartUp Britain bus parks up on the York St John University campus...

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17/08/11 York St John’s success in national student satisfaction survey

York St John University has risen 29 places in the National Student Survey (NSS) for 2011, gaining its highest score to date...

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15/08/11 Clearing: Do your homework before A level results come out

The award-winning admissions team at York St John is urging students collecting their A Level results on Thursday 18 August to start researching courses that will...

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09/08/11 York St John teams up with York’s first international film festival

York St John University is proudly supporting the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), York’s first international film festival running from 3 – 6 November 2011...

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08/08/11 Partnership studies benefits of indoor play centres

York St John University has joined forces with the Play Providers Association (PPA) to carry out studies into the benefits of indoor play on a child’s health and wellbeing...

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03/08/11 Thrill-seekers take the plunge for scholarship fund

A team of adrenalin junkies from York St John University have taken part in a tandem skydive fundraiser to raise valuable funds for SPARK...


27/07/11 York St John’s ‘outstanding’ teacher education highlighted in Ofsted report

A newly published Ofsted report has rated York St John University ‘outstanding’ for its secondary teacher education and ‘good’ for its primary programmes...

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20/07/11 University welcomes ballet summer school for annual residency

York St John’s campus is bustling with more than 100 young ballet dancers this week and next, as the Yorkshire Ballet summer school returns for its annual residency...

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14/07/11 Sports student and football star selected for World Student Games

Graeme Law, a second year BA Physical Education & Sports Coaching student at York St John, has been selected for the football team to represent Great Britain at...

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13/07/11 York St John welcomes approval of its plans for high quality access

York St John University has welcomed the approval of its Access Agreement by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA)...

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06/07/11 £1.1 million refurbishment of Fountains Learning Centre underway

The Fountains Learning Centre is being transformed over the summer to enhance the resources and environment available for study at York St John University...

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05/07/11 On course for success with Sangat Community Centre

York St John University held a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 5 July to acknowledge participation in a course which focused on working with children and...

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30/06/11 Phoenix Centre set to soar

The Phoenix Centre, a business incubator on the York St John University campus, has been hailed a resounding success with activity confirmed to extend beyond...

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27/06/11 Record numbers expected at open days

York St John University is expecting high attendance at its forthcoming open day on Monday 4 July with a record breaking 1,100 prospective students already...

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24/06/11 York Theatre Royal graduate prize announced

York St John University and York Theatre Royal are excited to launch the first annual York Theatre Royal Graduate Prize and announce the 2011 winners...

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21/06/11 Yorkshire SMEs urged to think global

The very good shape of the global economy, a weak but stable Pound and extremely strong growth figures from a number of developing countries means now...

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17/06/11 British Sign Language lecturer wins regional teacher of the year

Amanda Smith, programme leader for British Sign Language (BSL) at York St John University, has been named Yorkshire and Humber’s Teacher of the Year in the...

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15/06/11 Channel 4 to provide inspiration for young film and TV makers

Talented young film and TV makers will have the opportunity to get to grips with the media at Channel 4’s Inspiration Week North held at York St John...

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13/06/11 MBE for York St John Director of Facilities

Colin Parkin, Director of Facilities at York St John University, has received the honour of Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List...

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09/06/11 From work experience to work inspiration

Gifted and talented students from each of the six secondary schools in Selby have risen to the challenge of working as Futurologists to predict how they see...

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08/06/11 Mobile learning device wins global learning award

A project which allows health and social care students to use mobile devices to complete and upload assessments whilst on work placements has received a...

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06/06/11 Literary critic Terry Eagleton guest speaker at next St Wilfrid lecture

Acclaimed literary critic, Professor Terry Eagleton, will be the guest speaker at the next St Wilfrid lecture being held on Thursday 16 June at Ripon Cathedral...

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03/06/11 Students with a desire for the limelight

York St John University has teamed up with a local dance academy to give students a taste of the limelight and to equip them with the skills to teach dance...

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01/06/11 Final Town & Gown lecture in series to focus on motivation in youth sport

On Tuesday 7 June, Professor Howard Hall will deliver the final Town & Gown lecture in the current series, speaking on the topic of motivation in youth sport...

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31/05/11 Call to Creative Businesses to host Creative Graduate Internships

Students, graduates, academics and regional business representatives were treated to an exclusive workshop with Rajeeb Dey...

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25/05/11 York Settlement Trust makes final donation to University

York Settlement Trust has presented York St John University with a donation to further it's widening participation activities...

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23/05/11 Professor John Milbank to give next Ebor lecture

Professor John Milbank, will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 25 May at York St John University...

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18/05/11 Experts declare pride, passion and love as vital to deal with change

Businesses, civic leaders and citizens must connect with their humanity to foster a culture of caring if they are to deal effectively with financial, social and political...

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16/05/11 Celebrating student volunteering in York

The contribution of thousands of student volunteers to their communities was celebrated at a special awards ceremony...

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12/05/11 Graduate arts showcase at York St John

York St John University is opening its doors to the public between Thursday 19 May and Saturday 4 June to showcase the talent of its Faculty of Arts’ students...

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11/05/11 Every movie career started with a screen test

York St John University is seeking to expand its database of actors and is asking people to come for a screen test on 4 and 5 June...

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09/05/11 York St John student announced Adult Learners Week award winner for region

Greg Christie's dedication and commitment to learning is being recognised with a Regional Individual Award as part of the 20th Adult Learners’ Week 14 - 20 May...

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06/05/11 Professor Andy Smith receives MBE honour from the Queen

Professor Andy Smith, has attended the investiture ceremony at which he received the honour of Member of the British Empire (MBE)...

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05/05/11 Top entrepreneur to speak at launch of graduate arts' showcase

Rajeeb Dey, one of the UK’s brightest and most celebrated entrepreneurs is to speak at Create11, York St John University’s Faculty of Arts’ end of year show...

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04/05/11 Former Education Secretary to give Town & Gown lecture on Foundation Day

On Wednesday 11 May, Baroness Estelle Morris will deliver a Town & Gown lecture as part of York St John University’s Foundation Day celebrations...

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27/04/11  Dance education project awarded funding

A York St John University student has been awarded funding to further develop a project which provides dance education opportunities for mental health service...

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19/04/11 York St John University announces 2012 student fees proposal

York St John University has confirmed to the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) that it plans to charge above a £6,000 tuition fee for UK and EU first degree full-time students...

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12/04/11 Business boot camp kicks off at York St John Business School

While the region’s businesses start gearing up for the Easter break, ten fledgling Yorkshire companies are being put through their paces this week at a business...

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06/04/11 Singing and signing choir returns to York St John

The award winning Hands and Voices choir are joining forces once again with York St John University for an ‘Out of this World’ concert at the University Chapel on 6 April...

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31/03/11 Cranes in flight

Students at York St John University have folded more than 1,000 origami cranes in honour of the victims and survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami...

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30/03/11 Success of University graduate internship scheme

A graduate internship scheme run by York St John University has been hailed an overwhelmingly success by the University, interns and employers...

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30/03/11 St Wilfrid lecture to examine the presence of God during the Holocaust

Jewish theologian, Dan Cohn-Sherbok, will be the guest speaker at the next St Wilfrid lecture being held on Thursday 7 April at Ripon Cathedral. He will examine...

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29/03/11 Acclaimed BBC correspondent to speak on terrorism at Ebor lecture

Peter Taylor, well known BBC correspondent and documentary presenter, will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 6 April at York...

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25/03/11 York St John celebrates its scholars

York St John University celebrated the success of its SPARK (Securing Potential and Releasing Knowledge) scholars at a special event held on Thursday 24 March in...

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18/03/11 Showcase of talent raises valuable funds for SPARK

A variety performance showcasing the artistic talents of undergraduate and postgraduate students has raised valuable funds for SPARK, York St John...

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17/03/11 Valentine shines in British Council's International Student Awards 2011

Kenyan student Valentine Nkoyo, who is studying BA Business Management at York St John University, has been named the Yorkshire and Humber International...

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17/03/11 Former Bishop of Oxford to speak on war against terror

Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford and well-known lecturer and public speaker, will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 23...

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16/03/11 British Sign Language exam success puts students top of the class

York St John Business School is celebrating a 100% pass rate in its latest Signature examination results in British Sign Language (BSL), putting it more than 20...

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14/03/11 Netball team get tips from coaching pros

YSJActive are coaching Millthorpe School U16 netball team to a hopeful victory in their upcoming National Schools Finals in Southampton on 19 March...

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11/03/11 Fusing art and science

The Faculty of Arts at York St John University have collaborated with Bar Lane Studios in York to present a major exhibition themed around science, art and...

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10/03/11 Occupational therapy excellence recognised by professional body

Occupational therapy staff and students at York St John University have had their work recognised by the College of Occupational Therapy (COT), receiving a number...

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07/03/11 Celebrating RE at York St John

Staff, trainee teachers, former students, partner schools and pupils attached to York St John University will be celebrating Religious Education (RE) in style at an event...

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03/03/11 World renowned Tippett Quartet to perform at York St John conference

The Tippett Quartet will perform selected works by legendary film score composer Bernard Herrmann on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March at two concerts in York...

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02/03/11 Students take part in mass book giveaway for World Book Night

Passionate students at York St John University are taking part in a mass book giveaway to celebrate reading on World Book Night on Saturday 5 March...

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02/03/11 Exploring the chemistry between the perfect partners in suspense

One of the most famous, tempestuous and productive creative relationships in Hollywood will be explored when specialists come together to discuss the...

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22/02/11 Research Fellow awarded highest honour from her profession

Professor Chris Mayers, a Research Fellow at York St John University, has been made a Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), the highest honour...

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16/02/11 Celebrating a fresh approach to contemporary literature

York St John University is hosting a contemporary literatures series with talks and taster sessions from a range of authors throughout February and March...

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08/02/11 First year student to address fellow entrepreneurs at Venturefest

Entrepreneurs will learn from a bright young spark at this year’s Venturefest Yorkshire, when first year York St John student Ed Taylor addresses fellow...

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08/02/11 York St John University hosts national Goalball tournament

York St John University hosted one of the largest Goalball tournaments in the UK on Saturday, the John Oakley Memorial Tournament, with spectators coming to watch...

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04/02/11 New series of St Wilfrid lectures to examine the 'God debate'

'The Question of God' will be examined in the new series of St Wilfrid lectures beginning on Thursday 17 February, held in Ripon Cathedral...

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03/02/11 Business School to give businesses a creative boost at Venturefest

Entrepreneurs and business managers visiting Venturefest Yorkshire on 16 February will learn why the apparently simply decision in the 1960s to sell the four finger Kit-Kat as a two finger bar demonstrates the immense power that creativity and...

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28/01/11 New Chair of Governors receives CBE

York resident Ann Green, who will become Chair of Governors at York St John University in August, received her CBE medal from the Prince of Wales at an...

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28/01/11 Politics of Fear, Politics of Hope?

Professor the Baroness Haleh Afshar OBE, AcSS, will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture being held on Wednesday 9 February at York St John University...

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18/01/11 Students take the lead in inclusive activity sports

Students from York St John University have undertaken a training programme to teach inclusive sports to young people and adults with disabilities in the region...

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07/01/11 Overseas academics become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy

Participants on an overseas programme which seeks to develop professionalisation in teaching in higher education have been recognised by the HEA...

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06/01/11 York St John completes its top team

York St John will complete its top team with two new key appointments. David Chesser will join the University as Pro Vice Chancellor (Resources) and Sue Reece...

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05/01/11 MBE for York community sport advocate

Professor Andy Smith, of York St John University, has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, announced on 1 January 2011...

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