Our Strategy

We have been educating and inspiring students on our campus in York since 1841. Our success and achievements over the years are partially due to our institutional capacity to plan effectively, to set clear goals and focus our efforts on achieving them.

2012-15 has been a period of growth, success and increased external recognition for the University. We now have more students than ever before and our continuation, attainment and graduate employability rates have rarely been higher. Our profile in the higher education sector is increasing through our successes and our growing reputation for effective leadership and management of the University. We have worked hard on enhancing our courses, facilities, academic standards, and governance and management.

Working closely with our Governors and staff across the University, we have developed an ambitious and exciting Strategic Plan for 2015-20. It is a framework that enables us to collate, understand, prioritise and monitor progress towards key objectives. Through its implementation, we will position the University to deal with turbulence in the higher education sector and to continue to offer excellent learning opportunities for all our students and staff. 

View full Strategic Plan

Download Strategic Plan 2015 (PDF 5.1 MB)

York St John Annual Report 2015 - 2016 (PDF, 2.9MB)