'Creative Writing: Pollination and Transformation' - the inaugural lecture from Professor Abi Curtis
Professor Curtis explores the transformative possibilities of creative writing, for the writer, the reader and the wider environment.
Why we should make a New Year’s resolution to go easier on ourselves.
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.
Psychology lecturer Dr Paige Davis says imaginary friends are a sign of positive developmental progress.
The first cohort of Biomedical Science students have graduated from the Institute of Biomedical Science programme at York St John University with flying colours.
Lecturer in Politics Dr Chris Kirkland explains contempt of Parliament and its potential consequences.
Lecturer in Geography Dr Olalekan Adekola says societal change is needed to stop developmental achievements being undone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of Performance Dr Claire Hind, explores exploring at the Tate Modern.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating York Business Week 2018 with one of the biggest names in fashion retail
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
A former York St John University student has been confirmed as one of the top 100 influential people with a disability in Britain.
Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Dr Jo Waugh looks at the TB taboo in Brontë biography and adaptation
Lecturer in Linguistics and TESOL Dr Indu Vibha Meddegama explores the benefits of promoting heritage language in the home
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
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
Some of the brightest writing talent in the North is to gather at York St John University for the Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow
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
Global business and university academics have joined forces to offer a career-enhancing opportunity for the region’s leaders.
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.
Senior lecturer in Film and Media Studies, Dr Martin Hall muses on why musicians and Westerns seem so indelibly associated
University vice chancellor backs national campaign for a legal ban on essay mills.
“Spectacular improvement” as York St John rockets up the national rankings
York St John report backs claims that loot boxes are “psychologically akin to gambling” and calls for age restrictions on games.
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.
York St John University will be extending their digital expertise to the wider school communities of York after being awarded official Digital Schoolhouse status.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC has praised York St John University’s enriching partnership to provide higher education opportunities in India.
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.
The York St John grounds team are celebrating a double win after being awarded Gold and Best in Category at Yorkshire in Bloom 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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Gross, author of numerous psychology textbooks, has been appointed Visiting Professor in the School of Psychological & Social Sciences at York St John University.
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%.
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.
The 2018 Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) has ranked York St John University first in three categories.
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.
96.9% of students from York St John University are in employment or further study six months after graduating according to latest Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey. This outstanding result places the university 23rd of 153 in the country for graduate outcomes.
York St John University is playing a major role in York Mediale, a new digital arts festival coming to York from 27 September – 6 October 2018.
Artwork by photography students at York St John University is forming part of an exhibition at York Hospital, aimed at engaging with the hospital environment and contributing to the wellbeing of patients, staff, visitors and the local community.
Music-lovers and academics from all backgrounds are invited to take part in a two-day event hosted by York St John University on 13 and 14 July.
The legacy of Ripon College is being celebrated and its alumni honoured at events to acknowledge the college’s incredible impact on higher education in the region.
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