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News Archive 2012

18/12/12 York exhibition showcases new student artwork

An exhibition showcasing new work by 26 emerging contemporary artists from York St John University will be on display...

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05/12/12 Vice Chancellor takes the helm of Yorkshire Universities group

Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, chaired his first Yorkshire Universities meeting...

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04/12/12 Christmas carol service at York Minster

York residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the Christmas story at York St John University’s annual carol service in York Minster...

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03/12/12 Students put York City Knights through their paces

Sports students at York St John University have been putting the York City Knights through their paces as part of the club’s pre-season training programme...

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28/11/12 Go York lecture on training Formula One World Champions

Formula One personal trainer and sports therapist Mark Arnall will be visiting York St John University to deliver a free public lecture...

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26/11/12 York St John nominated for most improved student experience award

York St John University has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) award...

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20/11/12 Staff and students raise money by de-cluttering for Christmas

Staff and students at York St John University have been busy de-cluttering their homes for Christmas in a bid to help raise money for a local Oxfam charity...

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16/11/12 Free lecture on Capitalism: The Root of all Evil?

A free lecture taking place at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 22 November will address some of the important ethical questions that face us...

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12/11/12 Desmond Tutu heads up a list of inspirational graduates 

Hundreds of York St John University students will be celebrating their graduation alongside some inspirational honorary graduates...

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06/11/12 York St John University teams up with Active IQ

York St John University has teamed up with leading Awarding Organisation Active IQ to offer its Sports Science BSc degree students...

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02/11/12 International Film Festival brings industry and students together

Filmmakers, screenwriters and directors will be sharing some their top tips with an audience that includes York St John University students...

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29/10/12 New course addresses trauma in children

The first accredited course of its kind will be launched in York this November to help foster carers enhance the quality of their care...

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27/10/12 Educational frameworks will be challenged at York lecture

Current frameworks for learning will be challenged during a lecture held at York St John University on 31 October...

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26/10/12 Sporting proposal from York St John University

A proposal for state of the art sports facilities to be developed at York St John University’s recently acquired site on Haxby Road...

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22/10/12 Shakespeare takes centre stage with Alex Waldmann

English Literature students enjoyed getting an actor’s perspective of Shakespeare when Alex Waldmann visited York St John University...

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18/10/12 Goalball players and coaches wanted!

York St John Inclusive Activity Club is holding a free goalball open day between 12.15pm - 2pm on Saturday 20 October...

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16/10/12 Christ, Sex and Gender at Ripon Cathedral

A free lecture taking place at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 18 October will address some common issues for debate...

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16/10/12 Free lecture to mark Black History Month

Black History Month will be marked at York St John University with a free lecture from equality and diversity consultant Yvie Holder...

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12/10/12 York St John University is on the Mark for inclusive fitness

York St John University’s Health and Fitness Suite, managed by YSJActive, has been accredited under the Inclusive Fitness Initiative..

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11/10/12 York St John University wins North Yorkshire Varsity

York St John University has won its first home Varsity against Teesside 21–8...

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09/10/12 Poetic launch for literature series

A series of free literature events at York St John University will be launched on Thursday 11 October when award winning poet Antony Dunn presents...

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04/10/12 York St John University staff dig in

Staff from York St John University have been helping to transform playing fields in York into an outdoor classroom and community gardens...

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03/10/12 New Chair takes over at Yorkshire Universities

Yorkshire Universities has announced the appointment of Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, as Chair to the Board of Directors...

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02/10/12 Prize winning performance at York Theatre Royal

Theatre graduate prize winners will be performing Letters to Yséult and Journey to Karawane as a double bill at York Theatre Royal on Monday 8 October... 

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01/10/12 Lord Roy Hattersley lecture in York Minster

Lord Roy Hattersley, former deputy leader of the Labour Party, will deliver the first in a new season of Ebor Lectures at York Minster on 3 October...

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27/09/12 New sports facilities bring multi sports event to York

York St John University’s sporty students are very excited to be hosting their first varsity event on 10 October...

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26/09/12 York business delegation visit Dijon

A delegation of business, university and council representatives visited Dijon to build on the relationship between the twinned cities..

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25/09/12 Dom Smith wins National Diversity Award

York St John University Film and Television graduate Dom Smith has won the 2012 National Diversity Award for...

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14/09/12 A Big York welcome to York St John University’s new students

The local York community is being encouraged to help the University give its new students a Big York welcome...

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12/09/12 Thai ministry gives 2012 sporting legacy a boost in York

York St John University has signed a statement of intent with the Thai Institute of Physical Education to build international relations in sport and tourism...

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04/09/12 Partnership aims to bring better homecare re-ablement in York

York St John University and the City of York Council are celebrating the success of their first Knowledge Transfer Partnership...

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29/08/12 Hope for a Paralympic legacy in York 

A visit from the Paralympic lantern has given members of York St John Inclusive Activity Club hope that the Paralympics will inspire...

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21/08/12 Partnership aims to encourage more people into higher education

Two of York’s education providers are working together to offer a clear route for anyone wishing to enter higher education...

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20/08/12 Excellent Ofsted result brings additional places for aspiring primary teachers

Aspiring primary school teachers are invited to apply for extra places now available at York St John University...

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16/08/12 Archbishop of Canterbury supports ‘Charting Chaplaincy in Action’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken in support of a major national conference on chaplaincy and public life...

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14/08/12 St Wilfrid Lecture to highlight the importance of childhood

A free lecture taking place at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 13 September will address a common issue of debate...

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09/08/12 York St John University sprints into the new term

Hot on the heels of Usain Bolt, York St John University has begun work on a 110m sprint track...

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07/08/12 York students and graduates achieve their Olympic dreams

As the nation celebrates the achievements of Team GB at London 2012, students and graduates of York St John University are fulfilling their very own Olympic dreams...

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20/07/12 New construction jobs in York as work starts on student homes

Construction work has now started on York’s newest student halls of residence...

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17/07/12 Cyclists gear up in York to help nation’s heart charity

Cyclists from York are putting their hearts into pedal power for the first annual Heart of York Bike Ride to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation...

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16/07/12 Chief executive of HEFCE visits York St John University

The chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Sir Alan Langlands, made a special visit to York St John University...

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12/07/12 York St John graduate is commissioned to ‘Just do it’

Nike has selected a York St John University graduate to create a site specific installation at the Nike House of Innovation...

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10/07/12 York St John is the highest climber in the University charts

Applications to York St John University have increased more than any other university in England...

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06/07/12 York St John University technician wins HEA award

The winners of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Psychology Technician of the Year Award have been announced...

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29/06/12 The Archbishop of York praises student’s Church Chair

A product design student from York St John University has had her design for an alternative to the traditional church pew tested by the Archbishop of York...

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29/06/12 Prospective students to get a taste of York St John University life

York St John University is expecting high attendance at its forthcoming open days with almost 2000 prospective students already registered...

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26/06/12 Desmond Tutu heads up a list of exceptional people to be honoured by York St John University

York St John University has announced the six exceptional individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees during its graduation ceremonies...

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22/06/12 Students urge York residents to breathe easier with free lung tests

Staff and students at York St John University are providing free lung tests to York residents between 25 and 29 June...

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13/06/12 York designer represents ‘Best of British’

A product designer from York is hoping that creative design, quality products and contracts with major national retailers will...

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12/06/12 Outstanding staff celebrated at York St John University

The dedication and outstanding contribution of staff at York St John University was celebrated on Monday 11 June...

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06/06/12 Archbishops’ Council director to give Ebor Lecture

The Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, director of mission and public affairs for the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, will be the guest speaker...

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01/06/12 Staff and students donate t-shirts for Tsunami victims

York St John University staff and students have launched an appeal to help Tsunami victims rebuild their lives by turning t-shirts into sandals...

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31/05/12 York St John University launch BME toolkit

York St John University launched a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) toolkit this week... 

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29/05/12  Mike Tomlinson visits York St John University

On Monday 28 May 2012, York St John University Vice Chancellor Professor David Fleming and student fundraising champion...

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24/05/12  York St John University lecturer wins International Scholarship

York St John University Principal Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Jacqueline Akhurst, has been selected as one of the successful recipients...

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23/05/12 Olympic dreams for York St John University’s new sports facilities

York’s sporting past, present and future was celebrated at York St John University’s recently acquired outdoor facilities...

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15/05/12 Entrepreneurial students raise funds for Brontë heritage project

A group of entrepreneurial students at York St John University have raised vital funds to support two Brontë heritage projects in Haworth...

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14/05/12 York St John University extends partnership with Pacific University

York St John University and Pacific University in Oregon, USA signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 10 May 2012...

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10/05/12 Showcase celebrating university and mental health service provider’s convergence of interests

A pioneering project which offers high quality arts educational opportunities for mental health service...

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09/05/12 New state-of-the-art accommodation for York St John

Planners have granted the go-ahead for developers to begin work on York St John University’s latest student accommodation in the city...

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08/05/12 York St John student announced as region’s Adult Learner of the Year

A York St John student has been named as the region’s Adult Learner of the Year for the fourth consecutive year...

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04/05/12 Graduate arts showcase highlights students’ creative flair

The talent of graduating Faculty of Arts’ students will be on display between Monday 14 May and Saturday 2 June as York St John University...

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02/05/12 South Asian dance performance at York St John University

A vibrant South Asian dance performance was held at York St John University on Saturday 28 April, celebrating the University’s black and minority ethnic...

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25/04/12 Former editor-in-chief of the Observer to give Ebor lecture

Will Hutton, former editor-in-chief of the Observer and current principal of Hertford College at Oxford University, will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor...

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24/04/12 York St John announces major acquisition of sports park and theatre

York St John University has acquired the sports park on Haxby Road and the Joseph Rowntree Theatre from Nestlé as part of a major enhancement of its... 

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17/04/12 Refugee group achieves results in community outreach project

A refugee group from Iraq have successfully completed a course on ‘Managing Behaviour’ in children and young people as part of a community outreach project...

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10/04/12 No. 10’s Halpern to deliver lecture at York St John

Downing Street policy advisor Dr David Halpern will be the guest speaker at the next Ebor lecture on Wednesday 18 April at York St John University...

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29/03/12 Lord Puttnam speaks on inequality in child well-being

Lord David Puttnam CBE spoke to a packed out audience on the topic of inequality in child well-being, as part of York St John University’s Go York...

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26/03/12 York St John links up with Brontë heritage project in Haworth

York St John University has developed a unique relationship with two iconic Brontë heritage sites as part of a university module designed to develop...

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21/03/12 Clean sweep for student films at Royal Television Society awards

Film and Television students from York St John University have won five prestigious awards at the Yorkshire Royal Television Society (RTS) Student...

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13/03/12 Lord Puttnam to give public lecture at York St John

Lord Puttnam is to give a public lecture on inequality in child well-being, as part of York St John University’s Go York lecture series on Wednesday 28 March...

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12/03/12 York St John boat club celebrates 160 years

York St John University boat club is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, and marked the occasion with a special event on Saturday 10 March...

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06/03/12 Business School blazes the trail for business learning in York

York St John Business School is giving York businesses the chance to step up to the mark with the launch of the city’s first Institute of Leadership & Management...

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01/03/12 Pledge of support to York Mystery Plays 2012

The York Mystery Plays have received a major funding boost from York St John University to help bring the significance of the plays to school children across...

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28/02/12 Students’ Union gains national recognition for best practices

York St John Students’ Union has been awarded a silver accreditation in the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative, becoming the smallest students’ union...

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24/02/12 Regional international offices opened in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur

York St John University has opened two regional international offices in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur, with launch celebrations overseen by the University’s Vice...

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23/02/12 Graduates set their sights high with latest cinematic venture

A group of entrepreneurial graduates from York St John University are getting set to launch a pop-up cinema for film lovers in York and have utilised a team design...

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23/02/12 York St John welcomes the appointment of Professor Les Ebdon as new Director of OFFA

York St John University has welcomed the appointment of Professor Les Ebdon as the new Director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA)...

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20/02/12 York St John graduate celebrates role on crew of Oscar nominated film

A former York St John University student is celebrating her role on a film which has been nominated for an Oscar in the short film category...

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07/02/12 Creative business skills and mentoring on offer for Yorkshire graduates

Yorkshire graduates are being given the opportunity to receive a free skills development programme to enable them to confidently run a creative business...

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02/02/12 Training club launched for disabled athletes

A training club designed to provide physically disabled athletes with strength and conditioning coaching has opened its doors at York St John University...

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31/01/12 York St John bucks the national trend with 11% application rise

York St John University has experienced an 11% increase in applications for its courses starting this autumn, according to official statistics published by...

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27/01/12 Students inspired by talented Striped Pyjamas team

Students at York St John University were given a master class in film making on Friday 27 January, by an illustrious team of film production professionals...

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16/01/12 Lecturer awarded research grant to lead pioneering project on housing adaptation

A senior lecturer at York St John University has been awarded funding to lead a project which will systematically review and map research relating to...

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10/01/12 Senior appointments develop Business School’s practical support focus

York St John Business School has made two senior appointments which strengthen its practical support for businesses and public sector organisations...

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03/01/12 Fine art students set their sights high

An exciting exhibition of up and coming contemporary artists will challenge the York art scene, with a two day showcase of differing varieties of artistic practices...

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