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York St John joins project to support students disadvantaged by COVID-19

Published: 1/07/2020

A new national project to support students to enter higher education has been launched by the Minister for Universities.

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York Business School encourages radical thinking about the purpose of tourism

Published: 18/06/2020

York Business School at York St John University has hosted a virtual international conference to address tourism education in a dramatically changing world.

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New research reveals that burnout leads to worse academic achievement

Published: 16/06/2020

Students who are suffering from symptoms of burnout, defined as exhaustion, cynicism and reduced efficacy, achieve worse academic results, according to new research from York St John University and London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Action to tackle racism

Published: 15/06/2020

On Tuesday 2 June, York St John University and York St John University Students’ Union pledged to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, in support of the global outrage against the killing of George Floyd and other Black people.

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Director of Biomedical Sciences wins top teaching accolade

Published: 10/06/2020

Dr Sue Jones wins HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2020

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York St John University hosts its first ever Virtual Art & Design Degree Show

Published: 9/06/2020

Creative communities come together for an online celebration of the next generation of artists and designers

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Students’ Bangladesh placement cut short by pandemic

Published: 8/06/2020

Second year physiotherapy students Imogen Clowes and Aaliyah Allen were on a ten-week elective placement in Bangladesh when the Covid-19 pandemic was declared.

Online art exhibition gets huge response from students across the UK 

Published: 28/05/2020

York St John University students offer others a virtual space to present their work in the light of physical exhibition cancellations 

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Boost for regional laboratory testing capacity with NHS degree apprenticeships

Published: 15/05/2020

NHS staff from York and Hull will join York St John this year to train as Biomedical Scientists   

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York St John partners with Mediaworks to launch free virtual marketing course

Published: 14/05/2020

York St John University has partnered with digital marketing agency, Mediaworks, to offer a free three-week online course, specialising in digital marketing to help the UK economy bounce back from lockdown.

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Makers making a difference

Published: 12/05/2020

Staff, students and alumni of York St John are using their creative skills to help the wider community during the pandemic

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Keeping connected in London’s lockdown

Published: 11/05/2020

Students at York St John London Campus have been taking part in challenges to foster a sense of community while they are physically distant from campus and each other.

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English language teaching support for refugee volunteers moves online during lockdown

Published: 11/05/2020

York St John University is providing online training for volunteers at Refugee Action York (RAY) to ensure that English language teaching provision continues despite the lockdown.

Dame Julia Unwin appointed as new Chair of Governing Body

Published: 24/04/2020

Former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Dame Julia Unwin DBE, has been appointed Pro Chancellor and Chair of York St John University's Governing Body from 1 August 2020.

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National recognition for pioneering mental health partnership  

Published: 20/04/2020

A partnership between York St John University and the NHS has been awarded national funding to evaluate the impact of its award-winning mental health programme. 

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The communications team promotes the work and expertise of York St John University. We manage external public and media relations and internal communication channels for staff and student audiences.

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