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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Sprinter Amy Carr

Anniversary Games Place for York St John University Student

Published: 17/07/2019

A York St John University student has been selected to compete in the Anniversary Games later this month.

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Yorkshire Academy of Sport Launched

Published: 15/07/2019

Professional athletes, amateur clubs and schools in the region are set to benefit from the launch of a new academy of sport in the heart of York.

James Thorn with HRH Duke of York

Double awards success for York St John’s innovative careers project

Published: 11/07/2019

James Thorn, who graduated with an MSc in International Business Management last year, has been presented with a Young Entrepreneur Award from HRH The Duke of York.

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Student Satisfaction at York St John University rises to 27th place in England

Published: 3/07/2019

NSS results show a significant rise in the rankings for York St John

Professor Christopher Moore delivers inaugural lecture to Year 10 pupils

Brand marketing expert presents inaugural lecture to Graphics students

Published: 1/07/2019

Professor Christopher Moore, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor with responsibility for London Campus, has delivered a lecture on brand marketing to a room of captivated Year 10 pupils from two partner schools in York.

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Hundreds of teaching alumni recognised with honorary degrees

Published: 1/07/2019

More than 700 teaching alumni returned to York St John last week when the University awarded honorary degrees to students of Ripon College and York St John who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.

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Former FA coach and York St John alumnus Dick Bate awarded posthumous honorary fellowship

Published: 27/06/2019

Leading Football Association (FA) coach and football educator, Dick Bate, has been awarded a posthumous honorary fellowship by York St John University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to coach education in football.

York St John University climbs Guardian league table

Published: 25/06/2019

York St John University has risen by 12 places in the latest league table of UK universities.

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Hundreds of teachers and former teachers to be awarded honorary degrees

Published: 20/06/2019

More than 700 teaching alumni will be welcomed back to York St John University next week when it awards honorary degrees to students of Ripon College and York St John who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.

Nick Wood at the Military Human Conference

Bringing the Armed Forces Covenant to life

Published: 20/06/2019

More than 150 delegates from across the military community gathered at York St John University on 19 June to celebrate the success of a two-year project which delivered continued professional development (CPD) training to over 1,000 front line staff across South Yorkshire.

Professor David Rogers

Cyber security expert awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019

Published: 11/06/2019

York St John Visiting Professor and cyber security expert, David Rogers, has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to cyber security, in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

York St John climbs Guardian league table

Published: 8/06/2019

York St John University has risen by 12 places in the latest league table of UK universities.

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2019 Art & Design Degree Show

Published: 3/06/2019

The next generation of creative talent showcased in York.

Drama and Theatre students with Trevor Wishart and Martin O'Riley

Students work with the Experts

Published: 31/05/2019

Students from the York St John University Drama and Theatre program have experienced a masterclass workshop with internationally renowned artists Trevor Wishart and Martin Riley.

Should excessive social media use be classed as addiction?

Published: 27/05/2019

York St John academic issues challenge to social media companies over one of the most pressing questions of the digital age.

York St John University Students’ Union Awards 2019

Published: 17/05/2019

Staff and students honoured at annual awards ceremony.

York St John University professor named among the ‘nation’s lifesavers’

Published: 16/05/2019

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.

2 men in fashion sportswear scholarship launch

Published: 15/05/2019

York St John University and online fashion retailer have jointly launched an exciting new partnership to offer life-changing educational scholarships.

Royal recognition for two York St John employees

Published: 15/05/2019

A member of the domestic services team and the University’s longest serving maintenance man invited to the Royal Garden Party.

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Students produce album at Abbey Road Studios to raise funds for mental health charity

Published: 14/05/2019

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.

Former York St John Theatre students wins radio station competition

Competition winner's early morning wake-up call

Published: 7/05/2019

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.

York St John's radical offer scheme recognised by Office for Students

Published: 1/05/2019

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).

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York St John joins the world’s largest festival of public science talks

Published: 30/04/2019

Selfies, norovirus and why standing at the bar is better than sitting: some of the subjects on offer at pubs in York.

Harrogate FC

University Partners with Football Club

Published: 26/04/2019

York St John University has established another professional sporting partnership just months after being announced as the official sponsors of York City Knights.


Football stars bullied for not wearing the right brands

Published: 24/04/2019

Dr Graeme Law investigates the pressure to play keepy-uppy over designer gear

Architect design for creative centre

Go-ahead for York St John’s major new arts venue, auditorium and teaching space

Published: 23/04/2019

Community set to benefit from University's new Creative Centre.

University land gets planning approval for affordable housing

Published: 22/04/2019

Planners green light development for former playing fields.

York to get 1 of 12 Institutes of Technology in England

Published: 15/04/2019

York St John University partners in development of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT)

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York Pride 2019 launches at YSJ

Published: 15/04/2019

York St John honoured to host launch of North Yorkshire's biggest annual LGBT celebration.

Supporting International Innovators

Published: 12/04/2019

York St John has become an approved endorsing body to help the world’s best business brains apply their skills in the UK.

Staff and students from the all about respect projects in front of Lord Mayors Walk entrance

Guardian Awards recognition for All About Respect

Published: 11/04/2019

York St John's innovative and collaborative project named Runner-up in Student Experience Award 2019.

New Trees Lined up for Lord Mayor's Walk

Published: 9/04/2019

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.

Mine craft: coal history inspires York publishing success

Published: 25/03/2019

A York St John graduate this week sees her publishing dream realised, more than 50 years after first trying her hand at writing.

New series of Ebor lectures

When science and religion collide

Published: 21/03/2019

A new series of Ebor lectures launches on 3 April, looking at the wonders of science from a theological perspective.

School pupil at Science Club

Supporting the scientists of tomorrow

Published: 21/03/2019

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 St John hosts vibrant York Literature Festival line-up

Published: 14/03/2019

York Literature Festival is back with another programme packed with book launches, author talks and poetry readings, running from 14-31 March.

Dr Rebecca Biggins

Leading businesswomen support local charity for York International Women’s Week

Published: 6/03/2019

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

Pro footballer turned academic explores the less beautiful side of the game

Published: 6/03/2019

Dr Graeme Law finds gambling is rife and WAG life can be lonely

A Prize Winning Entry by Kerry Fox

International Art Prize Winners

Published: 6/03/2019

A fifth prestigious Anglo-Italian exhibition took place in York this month on the theme of disability pride and independent living.

Representing the Underrepresented

Published: 6/03/2019

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.

Back of graduates heads

York St John to award honorary degrees to hundreds of teaching alumni

Published: 21/02/2019

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.

York to Host World Cup

Published: 31/01/2019

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.

Deepening our understanding of community music making

Published: 29/01/2019

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.

York St John and NSPCC launch digital resource to tackle child sexual abuse

Published: 22/01/2019

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.

Brexit vote defeat: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ options explained

Published: 15/01/2019

Politics lecturer Dr Chris Kirkland explores 6 possible options for what could happen next

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'Creative Writing: Pollination and Transformation' - the inaugural lecture from Professor Abi Curtis

Published: 8/01/2019

Professor Curtis explores the transformative possibilities of creative writing, for the writer, the reader and the wider environment.

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The pressure to be perfect

Published: 7/01/2019

Why we should make a New Year’s resolution to go easier on ourselves.  

Alternative ways of Gaming

Published: 2/01/2019

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.

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How imaginary friends could boost children’s development

Published: 12/12/2018

Psychology lecturer Dr Paige Davis says imaginary friends are a sign of positive developmental progress.

Tomorrow's Scientists Graduate with Flying Colours

Published: 11/12/2018

The first cohort of Biomedical Science students have graduated from the Institute of Biomedical Science programme at York St John University with flying colours.

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