Health, Safety & Wellbeing

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.

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Does anxiety have a positive or negative effect on performance?

Published: 15/05/2018

Professor Mark Edwards explores the relationship between cognition and emotion in his inaugural lecture at York St John.

York St John student wins international arts prize

Published: 11/05/2018

A second year photography student has won the 2018 ‘Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington’ Anglo-Italian arts prize.

Princeton appointment for Professor

Published: 2/05/2018

Professor Kollontai joins ‘Religion and Violence’ team as International Resident Scholar at the Centre for Theological Inquiry at Princeton University.

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Community Theatre at Spark:York

Published: 1/05/2018

York St John University will be launching a new community theatre at Spark:York in September 2018.


Ebor Lecture: Marina Cantacuzino

Published: 1/05/2018

‘Where Love and Justice Finally Meet’: The place for forgiveness in mending broken relationships’

York St John University Backs Trans Equality Initiative

Published: 27/04/2018

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.

Frequent football transfers leave wives and children feeling lonely

Published: 24/04/2018

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.

‘Sport and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’: the Inaugural Lecture from Professor Andy Smith MBE

Published: 23/04/2018

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.

Events Worth Talking About

Events Worth Talking About

Published: 12/04/2018

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.

Future Now Symposium at York St John

Published: 11/04/2018

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.