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Governance and charitable status

York St John University is a company limited by guarantee (Company Number: 4498683), and an exempt charity.  The University's registered address is: Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.  The University is registered as a higher education provider with the Office for Students.

Access our Articles of Association

Access our Financial Statements

Our Vice-Chancellor

Find out more about our vice-chancellor

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body has collective responsibility for oversight of the University’s activities. It has adopted a Statement of Primary Responsibilities. The Statement is aligned with the Higher Education Code of Governance and the registration conditions specified by the Office for Students (OfS).  

Access our Statement of primary responsibilities

Access our review of effectiveness


Governing Body 2020-21:

Expressions of interest from those wishing to serve on the University's Governing Body are welcome all year round.  

Find out about governor appointments


  • Audit Committee
  • Finance and Capital Development Committee
  • Foundation Committee
  • Governance and Nominations Committee
  • People Committee
  • Remuneration Committee (Vice Chancellor)
  • Remuneration Committee (Senior Leadership Team)

Find out about committee membership, meetings and minutes.

Contact the Governing Body

If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email the University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox.

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