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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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What is contempt of Parliament and why it matters for Brexit

Published: 4/12/2018

Lecturer in Politics Dr Chris Kirkland explains contempt of Parliament and its potential consequences.

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt

Published: 30/11/2018

Lecturer in Geography Dr Olalekan Adekola says societal change is needed to stop developmental achievements being undone.

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York St John University signs The Technician Commitment

Published: 29/11/2018

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.

Never Mind the Bollards

Published: 29/11/2018

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.

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Inspirational figures graduate alongside York St John students

Published: 16/11/2018

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.

York Top 100 Businesses Announced

Published: 14/11/2018

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.

University Partners with Mental Health Trust

Published: 12/11/2018

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.

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Ways to Wander the Gallery

Published: 8/11/2018

Associate Professor of Performance Dr Claire Hind, explores exploring at the Tate Modern.

Channel 4 Chooses Yorkshire

Published: 7/11/2018

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.

Taking a Stand Against Sexual Violence

Published: 7/11/2018

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.

University Awarded for Commitment to Armed Forces

Published: 2/11/2018

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.

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Dedicated retailer of fashion

Published: 26/10/2018

Celebrating York Business Week 2018 with one of the biggest names in fashion retail

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Will Theresa May really end austerity? Some questions you need to ask yourself

Published: 24/10/2018

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

York St John University Graduate Becomes Top 100 Influencer

Published: 23/10/2018

A former York St John University student has been confirmed as one of the top 100 influential people with a disability in Britain.

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How the stigma of contagion keeps alive Romantic notions of how the Brontës died

Published: 18/10/2018

Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Dr Jo Waugh looks at the TB taboo in Brontë biography and adaptation

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Bilingualism: how to get your child to speak your language – and why it matters

Published: 15/10/2018

Lecturer in Linguistics and TESOL Dr Indu Vibha Meddegama explores the benefits of promoting heritage language in the home

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York St John blazes a trail to bridge the bioscience skills gap

Published: 11/10/2018

York St John has become the only university in Yorkshire to offer biology based degree apprenticeships, and one of only 4 providers in the whole of England

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York St John graduate aims to end flat pack woes

Published: 11/10/2018

A York-based entrepreneur and designer is set to take the DIY market by storm with the launch of a new product to transform the tricky task of assembling furniture

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Fiction showcase comes to York St John

Published: 10/10/2018

Some of the brightest writing talent in the North is to gather at York St John University for the Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow

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Why Twitter satirists need an 18th-century lesson

Published: 8/10/2018

Literature lecturer Dr Adam J Smith says Brexit Britain is easy fodder for satirists: but they should learn from 18th-century masters how to do it properly

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York Executive MBA launched

Published: 2/10/2018

Global business and university academics have joined forces to offer a career-enhancing opportunity for the region’s leaders.

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York St John University welcomes Norwegian delegation

Published: 2/10/2018

York St John University welcomed a delegation of Norwegian education providers and civic guests to campus on Tuesday 2 October, to share best practice and develop new relationships with the University of Agder in Kristiansand.

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Tom Waits in a cowboy hat: five musicians who were born to be in Westerns

Published: 2/10/2018

Senior lecturer in Film and Media Studies, Dr Martin Hall muses on why musicians and Westerns seem so indelibly associated

York St John joins fight against essay cheats

Published: 27/09/2018

University vice chancellor backs national campaign for a legal ban on essay mills.

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Highest rising northern university in The Sunday Times Guide 2019

Published: 24/09/2018

“Spectacular improvement” as York St John rockets up the national rankings

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Research links video games and problem gambling

Published: 21/09/2018

York St John report backs claims that loot boxes are “psychologically akin to gambling” and calls for age restrictions on games.

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Mental Health is the Responsibility of the Whole Institution

Published: 20/09/2018

Students and academics at York St John University attended a challenging guest lecture on tackling the stigma around mental health issues in higher education this week.

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Pioneering the Digital Curriculum

Published: 18/09/2018

York St John University will be extending their digital expertise to the wider school communities of York after being awarded official Digital Schoolhouse status.

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High level praise for York St John’s international partnerships

Published: 14/09/2018

Cherie Blair CBE, QC has praised York St John University’s enriching partnership to provide higher education opportunities in India.

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We are a University of Sanctuary

Published: 14/09/2018

York St John University has achieved University of Sanctuary status in recognition of its work to create a culture of welcome and inclusion for asylum seekers.

Grounds team triumph at Yorkshire In Bloom

Published: 13/09/2018

The York St John grounds team are celebrating a double win after being awarded Gold and Best in Category at Yorkshire in Bloom 2018.

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York St John University announces 2018 honorary graduates

Published: 11/09/2018

Each year, York St John University confers honorary awards upon individuals in recognition of outstanding achievement in their field, their contribution to the region or society, or service to the University.

York St John hosts BAAL 2018

Published: 6/09/2018

The LIdIA Research Unit in the School of Languages and Linguistics at York St John University is delighted to be hosting the 51st annual meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics from 6-8 September.

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Why graffiti writers and graffiti matter

Published: 21/08/2018

A new book by York St John sociology and criminology lecturer, Dr Tyson Mitman, demystifies our preconceptions of graffiti writers by looking beyond the assumption of them having criminal origins. Instead, he offers a detailed portrait of graffiti as an urban culture with its own intricate rules.

York St John University wins York Cares Golden Moments award

Published: 9/08/2018

A project run by students which delivers a series of lessons focusing on health and physical wellbeing to local school children has won a York Cares Golden Moments award.

Best-selling psychology author Richard Gross to join York St John as a Visiting Professor

Published: 7/08/2018

Richard Gross, author of numerous psychology textbooks, has been appointed Visiting Professor in the School of Psychological & Social Sciences at York St John University.

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Student satisfaction survey places York St John University in top 50

Published: 27/07/2018

York St John University has achieved a score of 85% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS), exceeding the national average of 83%.

York St John University graduate recognised by Duke of York

Published: 13/07/2018

Lauren Hall, who graduated with a degree in Theatre and a master’s in Theatre and Performance from York St John University, received the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award after founding her company last year.

York St John University tops survey for postgraduate research experience

Published: 12/07/2018

The 2018 Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) has ranked York St John University first in three categories.

Blue plaque for pioneering sisters at York St John University

Published: 11/07/2018

Winifred, Mary and Catherine Cruse have been recognised as pioneers of women’s education by York St John University and the York Civic Trust with a blue plaque on the University’s Quad building – part of the original Victorian college.

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