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 2019 (PDF 0.5 MB)
- Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee
- Health, Safety & Wellbeing Performance Reporting
Staff and students honoured at annual awards ceremony.
Lynne Gabriel, director of York St John’s Counselling & Mental Health Clinic has been highlighted in a list of 100 exceptional people keeping us healthy.
York St John University and online fashion retailer Boohoo.com have jointly launched an exciting new partnership to offer life-changing educational scholarships.
A member of the domestic services team and the University’s longest serving maintenance man invited to the Royal Garden Party.
Music Production students from York St John University have collaborated with professional musicians to produce an album, recorded at Abbey Road, in aid of a mental health charity.
A former York St John Theatre student has landed her dream job after winning a competition to become a co-host on Minster FM’s Breakfast Show.
A scheme at York St John University that aims to help people from all backgrounds increase their access to Higher Education has been highlighted positively for its ‘radical’ approach, in a new report by university regulator the Office for Students (OfS).
Selfies, norovirus and why standing at the bar is better than sitting: some of the subjects on offer at pubs in York.
York St John University has established another professional sporting partnership just months after being announced as the official sponsors of York City Knights.
Dr Graeme Law investigates the pressure to play keepy-uppy over designer gear
Community set to benefit from University's new Creative Centre.
Planners green light development for former playing fields.
York St John University partners in development of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT)
York St John honoured to host launch of North Yorkshire's biggest annual LGBT celebration.
York St John has become an approved endorsing body to help the world’s best business brains apply their skills in the UK.
York St John's innovative and collaborative project named Runner-up in Student Experience Award 2019.
Later this week the treeline of Lord Mayor’s Walk is set to be transformed. The existing mature lime trees that are sadly in decay, have become dangerous with a shortened lifespan.
A York St John graduate this week sees her publishing dream realised, more than 50 years after first trying her hand at writing.
A new series of Ebor lectures launches on 3 April, looking at the wonders of science from a theological perspective.
York St John University is working with St Wilfrid’s primary school in York to run a Science Club for year 5 and 6 children.
York Literature Festival is back with another programme packed with book launches, author talks and poetry readings, running from 14-31 March.
Take part in a day of activities led by Yorkshire businesswomen and York St John University in support of women's charity Kyra on Friday 8 March.
Dr Graeme Law finds gambling is rife and WAG life can be lonely
A fifth prestigious Anglo-Italian exhibition took place in York this month on the theme of disability pride and independent living.
New research has highlighted York St John University amongst the leading universities in the country for giving opportunities to students from one of the most underrepresented sections of society in higher education.
York St John University is preparing to welcome back more than 650 teaching alumni when it awards honorary degrees to students of Ripon College and York St John who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.
News that York will play host to three Rugby League World Cup games in 2021 was met with celebration this week. York St John University was one of many York institutions and organisations that gathered at Everyman Cinema to watch the live BBC streaming of the venue announcements for the World Cup.
The International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) at York St John University has been awarded research funding of $480,000 to work in collaboration with global youth music non-profit, JM International (JMI), on a project focusing on global folk music and young musicians.
A new national online digital learning and teaching resource tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation was launched at a special event at York St John University on 21 January, in partnership with the NSPCC and City of York Safeguarding Board.
Politics lecturer Dr Chris Kirkland explores 6 possible options for what could happen next
'Creative Writing: Pollination and Transformation' - the inaugural lecture from Professor Abi Curtis
Professor Curtis explores the transformative possibilities of creative writing, for the writer, the reader and the wider environment.
Why we should make a New Year’s resolution to go easier on ourselves.
Ferris wheels, driving a taxi, shopping for nicer clothes and getting a haircut – not the typical gaming experiences that come to mind when Grand Theft Auto is mentioned.
Psychology lecturer Dr Paige Davis says imaginary friends are a sign of positive developmental progress.
The first cohort of Biomedical Science students have graduated from the Institute of Biomedical Science programme at York St John University with flying colours.
Lecturer in Politics Dr Chris Kirkland explains contempt of Parliament and its potential consequences.
Lecturer in Geography Dr Olalekan Adekola says societal change is needed to stop developmental achievements being undone.
York St John University has signed The Technician Commitment, aiming to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.
A unique take on a one hundred-year-old Russian musical instrument has been created by a York inventor who is now developing the product to revolutionise therapy for disabled people.
York St John University students graduate in the stunning setting of York Minster alongside an array of leading figures in journalism, business, science, education and sport who will be awarded with honorary degrees.
Persimmon Plc has topped the list of best performing businesses in York for a second year running. The company scooped the award again at the York Top 100 Businesses event held in partnership between York St John University, Make It York and The Press, York.
The mental health of students, staff and the wider York community is at the forefront of a new partnership which has been formed between York St John University and Tees, Esk, and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.
Associate Professor of Performance Dr Claire Hind, explores exploring at the Tate Modern.
York St John University Media Production students are celebrating the news that a major production house will be setting up camp just 25 miles away. Channel 4 has this week revealed that one of their new headquarters outside of London will be in based in the centre of neighbouring Leeds.
York St John University and York St John University Students’ Union have signed a joint policy statement on sexual misconduct and domestic abuse, strengthening the University’s zero tolerance approach to incidents of this nature.
York St John University has received an award for its support and commitment to the armed forces community. The Employer Recognition Scheme has issued the award for the University’s commitment to developing opportunities for members of the Armed Forces and Reserves.
Celebrating York Business Week 2018 with one of the biggest names in fashion retail
Lecturer in Politics Dr Chris Kirkland says the prime minister's promise to end austerity raises a number of questions – not least how her party plans to finance it
A former York St John University student has been confirmed as one of the top 100 influential people with a disability in Britain.
Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Dr Jo Waugh looks at the TB taboo in Brontë biography and adaptation