How you can help

There are no better advocates for the University than our alumni and we are always very keen to tap into your expertise and experience to help support the students following in your footsteps.

There are a variety of ways that you can give back, and you can choose the way that best fits your lifestyle and circumstances.

If you're interested in find out more about any of the below, please e-mail the Alumni Office


Many of our alumni generously offer their time and expertise to mentor current York St John students and recent alumni, using their knowledge of their chosen industry to guide and inspire York St John students studying in the same field.

Guest lectures

Our students really value the opportunity to hear from our former students who have amassed experience and expertise in their chosen field. Offering your time to give a guest lecture or run a student workshop is a great way to pass on your knowledge to students at York St John looking to forge a career in the same industry.

Alumni Ambassadors

York St John University has a growing number of Alumni Ambassadors. Whether within a region of the UK or further afield, our Alumni Ambassadors are an important point of contact for fellow York St John alumni in their local area.

Our Alumni Ambassadors are also often on hand to speak to prospective students at local recruitment events, as well as helping strengthen and build the profile of York St John University and the city of York in their local area.


Whether it's helping out at an event or open day, or researching part of our university history, offering your time to volunteer at York St John is incredibly valuable.

Heritage Room

Our Heritage Room is home to a wide collection of materials from York St John's past, including blazers, photographs, prospectuses and much more which we are able to display for any reunion group and visitors.

Ensuring we maintain a wide ranging collection of material for our Heritage Room is dependent on the generous donations and loans from former students. We are always delighted to receive new donations from alumni, if you have any York St John related memorabilia that you would like to donate to our Heritage Room, we would love to hear from you.

Philanthropic Support

Philanthropic support plays a vital role at York St John. Each year, alumni and friends of the University help to change the lives of talented students by supporting our scholarships programmes and special University projects and campaigns. Your gifts, whether large or small, make a real difference in ensuring our students are able to reach their full potential.

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