Under the Health and Safety at Work Act every employer with 5 or more employees must have an agreed, written Health & Safety Policy describing how they will manage health and safety in their business and how they will let their staff and others know about your commitment to health and safety.
The University is committed to both the Health & Safety of our community and also to the promotion and development of the Wellbeing of our staff and students. Our Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy signed by the Vice Chancellor and the Chair of Governing Body demonstrates this clear commitment and copies of the Policy are on public display – in buildings, receptions, noticeboards and our website.
The Policy itself is underpinned and supported by detailed procedures in respect of Health Safety & Wellbeing and more information can be found on these pages as well as the Wellbeing parts of the University website.
- HS&W Policy 2018 (PDF 0.2 MB)
- Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee
- Health, Safety & Wellbeing Performance Reporting
A project run by students which delivers a series of lessons focusing on health and physical wellbeing to local school children has won a York Cares Golden Moments award.
Richard Gross, author of numerous psychology textbooks, has been appointed Visiting Professor in the School of Psychological & Social Sciences at York St John University.
York St John University has achieved a score of 85% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS), exceeding the national average of 83%.
Lauren Hall, who graduated with a degree in Theatre and a master’s in Theatre and Performance from York St John University, received the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award after founding her company last year.
The 2018 Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) has ranked York St John University first in three categories.
Winifred, Mary and Catherine Cruse have been recognised as pioneers of women’s education by York St John University and the York Civic Trust with a blue plaque on the University’s Quad building – part of the original Victorian college.
96.9% of students from York St John University are in employment or further study six months after graduating according to latest Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This outstanding result places the university 23rd of 153 in the country for graduate outcomes.
York St John University is playing a major role in York Mediale, a new digital arts festival coming to York from 27 September – 6 October 2018.
Artwork by photography students at York St John University is forming part of an exhibition at York Hospital, aimed at engaging with the hospital environment and contributing to the wellbeing of patients, staff, visitors and the local community.
Music-lovers and academics from all backgrounds are invited to take part in a two-day event hosted by York St John University on 13 and 14 July.
The legacy of Ripon College is being celebrated and its alumni honoured at events to acknowledge the college’s incredible impact on higher education in the region.
Converge, a partnership between York St John University and mental health service providers in the region, is celebrating 10 years of offering free, high quality educational opportunities to those who have experienced mental health issues.
BBC FOUR to show Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy following critical acclaim. York St John University’s Prison Partnership Project collaborated with the Donmar on this ground-breaking series of innovative arts productions.
On 30 June, York St John University will be naming a building on their Lord Mayor’s Walk campus ‘Ripon’ to acknowledge the incredible impact the Ripon College had on higher education, especially women’s education in the region.
Rachael Maskell, MP for Central York, is headlining this year’s Social Innovation Conference on Friday 15 June. The free conference brings together charities, social enterprises and local businesses for a range of talks and workshops around the theme of ‘Working together to make York better'.
Highly-respected mental health guru Natasha Devon MBE came to York St John University as part of the ‘Conversations That Matter’ series of free talks and events.
A play and workshop developed by York St John University’s Theatre department raising awareness about child sexual abuse and exploitation, has received praise for the positive impact it has had in schools and with young people and parents in Sheffield, as part of the NSPCC ‘It’s Not OK’ campaign.
Artwork by two York St John University design students has been chosen to adorn a fire engine to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
This June, nearly 100 students who have been studying courses in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design will be putting their work on display for the very first time in an exhibition to showcase their talents.
Karen Hubbard, successful businesswoman and CEO of retail giant Card Factory, has launched York St John University’s ‘The Business Of…’ series of public talks.
Professor Mark Edwards explores the relationship between cognition and emotion in his inaugural lecture at York St John.
A second year photography student has won the 2018 ‘Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington’ Anglo-Italian arts prize.
Professor Kollontai joins ‘Religion and Violence’ team as International Resident Scholar at the Centre for Theological Inquiry at Princeton University.
York St John University will be launching a new community theatre at Spark:York in September 2018.
‘Where Love and Justice Finally Meet’: The place for forgiveness in mending broken relationships’
York St John University joins a diverse range of organisations as launch partner for a new Stonewall programme to create better allies for trans people. As one of 13 launch partners from across sectors, York St John will be leading the way by receiving and implementing this Stonewall training.
Researching the effects of football transfers on players’ private lives has led Dr Graeme Law to conclude that the upheaval leaves wives lonely, children unsettled and players underperforming.
What is the fourth industrial revolution? What will it mean to be human in the near future? Professor Smith will ponder these and other questions in what promises to be a fascinating and inspirational lecture.
York St John University has launched a trio of thought-provoking event programmes in 2018, with free events open to all. Whether you want to learn the secret of happiness from Emma Woolf, or celebrate the centenary of women’s right to vote at Beyond the Vote festival, there’s something for everyone.
York St John University is hosting Aesthetica Magazine’s Future Now Symposium, an arts event with talent development at its core, offering a hive of innovation and idea generation from across the world.
York St John welcomes Colin Craig as the next speaker in the Ebor Lecture series. Wednesday 11 April, 7:00pm, York Minster.
Two York St John University student productions have won top prizes at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Awards 2018.
York St John University has been shortlisted for the 2018 Guardian University Awards in both the Student Experience and Retention, Support and Student Outcomes categories.
York St John University has once again achieved a high ranking in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Results for library facilities at the Lord Mayor’s Walk campus were exceptional, receiving the highest score of 6.5.
David Rogers, Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at York St John University, has contributed to a major new government report: ‘Secure By Design’, which was launched this month by Margot James MP.
Professor Matthew Clarke is to deliver his inaugural lecture on the subject of the established education policy and his vision for its re-construction and re-imagination.
York St John University is delighted to announce the official launch of York Centre for Writing at the opening event of York Literature Festival 2018.
Students at York St John University will be encouraged to think All About Respect via the latest campaign.
York St John University is one of the UK’s most inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff according to LGBT rights charity Stonewall.
York author Laurie Farnell has published a book of aphorisms, epigrams and thoughts gathered over the last 20 years.
The chairman of the Co-operative Group will launch York Business School on 1 February 2018.
On Wednesday 24 January, Visiting Professor, David Rogers, will discuss the future trust in the internet of things and connected economies, and how to help prevent artificial intelligence systems from easily being gamed by adversaries.
York St John University is now a member of York Dementia Action Alliance.
York St John’s inaugural lecture by Professor Gary Peters will explore the nature of inauguration itself.
Two Creative Writing lecturers are inspiring their students with recent publishing successes.
Increasingly demanding lifestyles and growing competition for university and jobs mean young people today are reporting higher levels of perfectionism than previous generations 30 years ago, say the authors of a new study.
Dr Nick Rowe, Associate Professor in Theatre and Director of Converge at York St John University has been appointed MBE for services to mental health service users in Yorkshire and the North East.
The widening participation team at York St John University have been working with Year 8 students, from schools in rural and coastal areas in North and East Yorkshire, to raise their educational and career aspirations.
Online education channel TrueTube won four awards at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards.
York St John University’s School of Education is celebrating after a glowing Ofsted report that graded provision as ‘good’ with some ‘outstanding’ features.