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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York St John ranks high amongst UK’s most inclusive employers

Published: 31/01/2018

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.

Converge opens doors to creativity

Published: 24/01/2018

York author Laurie Farnell has published a book of aphorisms, epigrams and thoughts gathered over the last 20 years.

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York Business School Launch

Published: 19/01/2018

The chairman of the Co-operative Group will launch York Business School on 1 February 2018.

The real world is not real: manipulation of data and people in the future internet.

Published: 18/01/2018

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 works to become Dementia Friendly

Published: 17/01/2018

York St John University is now a member of York Dementia Action Alliance.

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Begin the Begin: Thoughts of an Inaugurator

Published: 17/01/2018

York St John’s inaugural lecture by Professor Gary Peters will explore the nature of inauguration itself.

Creative Writing academics achieve novel success

Published: 9/01/2018

Two Creative Writing lecturers are inspiring their students with recent publishing successes.

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Rise in Perfectionism Among Young People

Published: 4/01/2018

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.

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New Year MBE honour for Dr Nick Rowe

Published: 1/01/2018

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.

Inspirational video highlights collaborative work to raise aspirations

Published: 20/12/2017

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.