Admissions Team

Meet the Admissions Team at York St John University

Admissions is responsible for managing and maintaining the University's central admissions systems, policies and procedures. We process applications and deal with enquiries for study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and provide support and advice to applicants and staff. As such it is a useful starting point for prospective students wishing to obtain information about the courses available, entry requirements, and the application.

An Introduction with Matthew Taylor, Head of Admissions

I am the Head of Admissions and I look after the admissions process for the University as well as the student visa process. I am lucky to have a dynamic hard working team and we work very hard to make the admissions process as smooth and as user friendly as possible. We make a high proportion of our admissions decisions centrally within our team and the team members are well trained and have a good understanding of their subject areas.

I have been working in Higher Education since 1998 and have worked at a number of universities, mainly in London. I am very happy to be at York St John University as I really believe in this institution and I am proud of what we achieve in terms of our intake levels and the work that we do to successfully encourage people from backgrounds where university participation is low to apply and come here to study. I genuinely believe in the power of Higher Education to transform people’s lives.

Admissions: 01904 809700

Focus on: GDPR

On Friday 25th May, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, replacing the Data Protection Directive (1995).

This will change the way institutions will deal with the personal information of its applicants. It will mean that there will be more safeguarding on your personal information, so if you are wanting someone else to discuss your application with us, we will need consent before being able to do this. If you are applying through UCAS, you already name a person who is able to speak on your behalf, we will need them to confirm your UCAS ID to us so we can confirm that they are logged as your preferred contact.

If you apply through to us directly, you will be provided with a Third Party Consent (TPC) form. If you require someone to discuss your application with us (for instance if you are away travelling, or in full time work), you must complete this form before we can discuss any elements of your application with a third party.

Additionally, if you are applying for any of our courses which require a DBS check, we will also request a third party consent as it is an essential part of our DBS checking service.

Please remember that these safeguards are here to protect your personal data. If you have any concerns about your personal data, please contact us at 



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