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Founded in 1841 we transform lives through the power of education across the generations.

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Facts & figures

Who we are

Our Strategy 2026 Refresh

In the year 2026 York St John will celebrate its 185th anniversary and 20 years of full University status. Our refreshed strategy sets out what we aim to achieve by then and how our mission, vision, values and priorities are helping us respond to a changing world.

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Leading voices

Views, news and insights from the team leading York St John University.

Emma Vincent

Head of Professional and Career Development

Helping our students to kickstart their career

Our ethos is about working in partnership with students and graduates - treating everyone as an individual

Marc Fleetham

Director of Business Development and Knowledge Exchange

Partnering for success

My message and my ask to the business community is: ‘let’s talk’. Where universities and businesses work together, I have seen amazing things achieved.

Matt Taylor

Director of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions

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More than half of the students at York St John University come from one or more background that is underrepresented in Higher Education. We think this is a real strength that makes our campus a diverse and inclusive place to study

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Leadership and governance

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Campus and facilities

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Our home in York

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Supporting our family of over 28,000 alumni


The latest news, views and stories from our staff and students


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