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Eleanor Worthington exhibition artwork by third prize winner Elinor Williams

International Art and Disability exhibition at York St John University

Published: 3/03/2020

A sixth prestigious Anglo-Italian exhibition takes place in York this week on the theme of Pride and Disability.

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Academic joins call for support for artists in North Yorkshire’s rural communities

Published: 24/02/2020

Why should you have to move to a city to make art?

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boohoo co-founder, Carol Kane awards life-changing student scholarships

Published: 24/02/2020

In a unique collaboration with York St John University, online fashion retailer boohoo.com has funded scholarships to three talented fashion students.

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York St John’s Head of Bioscience recognised as leading UK university educator

Published: 21/02/2020

Dr Sue Jones shortlisted for HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2020.

University recognised for tackling social mobility

Published: 20/02/2020

York St John joins Social Mobility Pledge to remove barriers to success

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Builder appointed for next phase of the Creative Centre.

Published: 12/02/2020

York St John University’s flagship building project moves a step closer

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Pioneering project to improve mental health and wellbeing support launches in York

Published: 7/02/2020

The ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing: Northern Quarter Project’ takes inspiration from Italian city with world-leading approach to wellbeing.

York law students to support people without legal aid 

Published: 31/01/2020

Outreach scheme aims to ease the pressure on local court.

Stonewall names York St John one of Britain’s Top LGBT Employers

Published: 30/01/2020

York St John University has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall.

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York St John gets a satirical version of Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Published: 24/01/2020

Staff and students invited to join conceptual art project.

Hedgehog Friendly Campus launch event with Sarah Williams, Jacquie Pitcher and William Cooper

York St John receive award for Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Published: 22/01/2020

York St John University is celebrating success after receiving Bronze status as a Hedgehog Friendly Campus. Funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, the scheme aims to raise awareness of the fall in hedgehog populations across the UK.

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York St John backs new awards which recognise young people overcoming barriers to progress

Published: 9/01/2020

The brand new awards scheme launches today (Thurs, Jan 9) to recognise young people aged 16-30 who have overcome deprivation and disadvantage to make their way in the world.

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New Vice Chancellor for York St John University

Published: 7/01/2020

Professor Karen Bryan OBE has been appointed as the next Vice Chancellor of York St John University.

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York St John University launches rolling news service for election night

Published: 18/12/2019

The December 2019 General Election was an unforgettable night in politics, and for journalism and media students it was also the biggest night of their budding careers.  

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York St John University teams up with York City Football Club to support football’s next generation

Published: 17/12/2019

A deal has been agreed for York St John to become the football club’s new Academy Partner.

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Computer Science academic named among top women in tech

Published: 13/12/2019

Dr Kulvinder Panesar has been announced as one of the winners of the 2019 TechWomen100 Awards.

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York St John recognised in UK Social Mobility Awards

Published: 12/12/2019

York St John University’s holistic approach to improving social mobility, by widening access to higher education and ensuring students have the appropriate support and guidance to enter graduate-level employment, has been recognised in the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards.

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York St John University tennis centre gets the green light

Published: 6/12/2019

Community to benefit from new facility that addresses "significant gap in indoor tennis provision."

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University recognised for ‘Tremendous Achievement’ in Public Engagement

Published: 5/12/2019

York St John University has received a coveted silver Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) for its activity and research to benefit society.

Guest Speakers at Future Lab Event

The Future of Sustainability at York St John

Published: 2/12/2019

York Business School have held their second event in the Future Lab series at York St John University.

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Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists Celebrate their Graduation

Published: 20/11/2019

The very first students to study the Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) MSc programme at York St John University have graduated.

York St John University students given opportunities to support international communities

Published: 15/11/2019

In their commitment to ensure students from all walks of life have access to education and are supported in reaching their full potential, York St John has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Association International Service.

6 Top 100 winners photographed holding their awards in front of York business week screens

Top 100 Businesses in York named by York Business School

Published: 13/11/2019

The city’s best performing businesses revealed at prestigious awards event hosted by York St John University in partnership with Make It York and The Press, York.  

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York St John’s i2i International Soccer Academy play showcase match against Championship Academy team

Published: 12/11/2019

Students from York St John University’s i2i International Soccer Academy played a key match against Sheffield Wednesday Academy Under 18s, showcasing talent amongst the i2i Academy players.

Filmmaker panel from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival showcase

Climate protests, body image and the rise of the robots

Published: 8/11/2019

Students and staff from York St John University focus on Social Justice for film festival showcase

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Shared parental leave is hitting breastfeeding rates in the UK

Published: 6/11/2019

York St John University academic partners with charity on first research into how SPL is working for breastfeeding families and calls for more employer support.

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Why are teenagers in North Yorkshire’s seaside towns not going to university?

Published: 5/11/2019

York St John University study finds that it’s not a lack of ambition holding them back

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York St John University students return from Placement Year

Published: 28/10/2019

The first students experiencing a Placement Year return to York St John ready to take on their career.

The importance of language-based research to promote social justice

Published: 24/10/2019

A new research centre exploring why social inequality and injustices are largely enacted through language has been launched at York St John University.

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York St John University announces Reeta Chakrabarti as new Chancellor

Published: 15/10/2019

Reeta Chakrabarti, esteemed journalist and BBC presenter, is to become York St John University’s Chancellor. She follows in the footsteps of The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, who retires from his high profile role after more than 12 years.

York St John University trials sustainable menus

Published: 14/10/2019

WWF pop up offers plant-based alternatives

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York St John University announces 2019 honorary graduates 

Published: 11/10/2019

Journalism, philanthropy and humanitarian work recognised by York St John University as it confers honorary awards upon individuals for outstanding achievement in their fields. 

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Disability blogger Holly Tuke honoured

Published: 10/10/2019

York St John University's assistive technology advisor has been named in the Disability Power 100 for the second year running.

The woman that inspired me to become a scientist

Published: 8/10/2019

Marking Ada Lovelace Day from a very personal perspective.

Kerry Fox working on her Fine Art MA show

Mother carer's "therapeutic" work commands attention at Fine Art show

Published: 7/10/2019

Kerry Fox's art was one of the highlights of York St John’s 2019 MA exhibition.

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Huge rise in Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking

Published: 20/09/2019

In the 2020 league table, released on Sunday 22 September, York St John is tenth in the country for Teaching Quality and achieved one of the biggest overall rises in the UK with a 21 place move up the rankings.

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Children's safety being put at risk on school buses

Published: 17/09/2019

New research project finds that the lack of supervision on school buses leaves pupils at risk of bullying, and is a serious distraction for drivers.

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Global Climate Strike

Published: 17/09/2019

On Friday 20 September, millions of people will take part in a day of global action to urge decision-makers to take immediate steps to tackle the climate emergency.

Learning to survive and thrive in the age of big data

Published: 9/09/2019

Top UK businesses on board as York St John University launches England’s first degree of its kind.

Laura Grove launches campaign with York Mind

York St John University student launches charity mental health campaign

Published: 5/09/2019

Laura Grove used her own experiences for the Mind Your Mates campaign, to help others with mental health problems.  

Para-athlete Josh McEntee undergoing fitness testing at YSJ

The Yorkshire Academy of Sport welcomes GB para-athletes

Published: 3/09/2019

Staff from York St John University support Goalball team on their path to the Paralympic Games

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Marije Davidson awarded British Empire Medal

Published: 12/08/2019

Marije Davidson, York St John's Equality and Diversity Adviser, has been awarded an honorary British Empire Medal by Her Majesty The Queen, in recognition for Services to Education.

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Cricket in York is helping people with learning disabilities

Published: 7/08/2019

Sky Sports cameras will head to York St John University this week as an inclusive cricket event takes place. Cricketers will take part in a Super 1’s session on Thursday in an event that caters for young players with disabilities from Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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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.

Teaching alumni at Cert Ed Honorary Degree ceremonies

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.

Dick Bate honorary fellowship

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.

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