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Major grant for community music researchers at York St John University

Published: 17/05/2021

York St John’s International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) offers a global forum of research, teaching, and practice.

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Dalby Forest artworks examine the relationship between ourselves and the environment 

Published: 7/05/2021

As galleries remain closed, York St John University staff and alumni offer opportunity to view art in a natural setting 

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Artificial Intelligence boost to our understanding of viruses  

Published: 5/05/2021

New study shows how machine-learning can help science to unlock secrets of virus structure in record time

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Mental Health Awareness Week 10- 16 May 2021

Published: 3/05/2021

The mental health effects of the pandemic have been felt by many of us as we navigate the uncertainties of living with Covid-19.  This week, take time to nurture with nature.

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Green light for refugee allotment project funding

Published: 30/04/2021

A project providing refugees with allotment plots amongst the York community has won extra funding

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A change at the top for York's best performing businesses  

Published: 22/04/2021

Dean of York St John University’s Business School says Top 100 shows York is primed and ready to recover from lockdown 

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York St John to host international women’s team during Rugby League World Cup

Published: 19/04/2021

The Cook Islands women’s team will use the new rugby pitch and facilities at Haxby Road as their base during the competition.

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Seeking connections between dance and dementia

Published: 19/04/2021

Researchers from York St John University’s Moving Minds project are looking for participants.

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K-Pop stardom beckons with song-writing and artwork contest

Published: 16/04/2021

York St John University joins forces with the Korean Cultural Centre UK to host a K-pop lyrics and album artwork contest.

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York St John University partners with awards to celebrate levelling up champions

Published: 12/04/2021

New awards have been launched to celebrate the work of organisations across the UK who are playing a leading role in levelling up.

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Perfectionism and its costs among our more able and talented pupils   

Published: 7/04/2021

20 years of research to inform intervention and training in schools.  

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York St John University comes together to mark the first lockdown anniversary

Published: 22/03/2021

Reflecting on a year like no other.

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Environmental funding boost helps York St John take a lead in tackling climate change 

Published: 17/03/2021

Green light for decarbonisation projects across campus.

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York St John University marks its first Green Week

Published: 16/03/2021

Week-long celebration of the activists, businesses and alumni that are working to create a more sustainable future.

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Planting hope and nurturing community spirit in York

Published: 15/03/2021

For green fingered York residents, free access to allotment plots has provided a lifeline during the pandemic.

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Research reveals personal wellbeing benefits of on-course golf

Published: 3/03/2021

Study published by golf scientists as UK nations take varied approach to lockdown easing.

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Raising educational standards in policing

Published: 1/03/2021

York St John University is proud to partner with Humberside Police on new Degree Apprenticeship

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Expansion plans approved for York St John University’s Counselling & Mental Health Centre

Published: 26/02/2021

Support to help meet mental health need fuelled by the pandemic

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Chancellor Reeta Chakrabarti launches professional practice speaker series for Media Production students

Published: 25/02/2021

With a career at the BBC spanning 30 years, it was only fitting that our new Chancellor Reeta Chakrabarti should launch the new professional practise speaker series for Media Production students at York St John University.

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Degree Apprenticeships are pushing boundaries for businesses

Published: 8/02/2021

A course aimed at bridging skill gaps in business has seen 100% success rate for its first cohort.

Former Education Secretary praises York St John University on campaign to level up higher education

Published: 5/02/2021

York St John University has received the backing of a former Cabinet minister for its work to improve people’s life chances and access to careers.

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Lab expansion builds on York St John's Biosciences success

Published: 29/01/2021

Multi stream science hub tops off award-winning year.

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University leaders in York call for government action on student rents

Published: 15/01/2021

Vice Chancellors and Students’ Union leaders say students deserve a rent rebate for accommodation they can’t use during the national lockdown.

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York St John University collaborates on digital arts project to spark creativity in lockdown

Published: 13/01/2021

Mind the Gap Theatre Company and York St John University have developed a creative, hands-on resource that aims to give vulnerable and marginalised people access to creativity and the arts.

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York St John University student tackles child holiday hunger

Published: 12/01/2021

A student has helped provide food parcels for over 200 children.

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Flagship tennis centre poised to open to students and the public at York St John University

Published: 16/12/2020

A thriving hub for tennis in the heart of Yorkshire.  

Festive treats for students not heading home this holiday

Published: 15/12/2020

York St John University is ensuring that students who remain in accommodation over the Winter Break receive support and some festive fun.

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COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing at York St John University   

Published: 27/11/2020

Government backed asymptomatic testing begins on Lord Mayor’s Walk campus.

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York St John to host first International Online Bereavement Conference

Published: 23/11/2020

Global event aimed at anyone affected by bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Finding solace online after bereavement during the pandemic 

Published: 23/11/2020

York St John’s Counselling and Mental Health Centre stepping up to help those affected by the tragedy of COVID-19

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York St John backs new awards for region’s inspirational young Asian achievers

Published: 13/11/2020

Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers (YAYA) awards showcase breadth of local talent and ability to overcome adversity.

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Isolated but not alone – help for York St John students during the pandemic 

Published: 6/11/2020

Deliveries, wellbeing check-ins and games on offer to help pass the time  

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E-scooters come to York St John University

Published: 6/11/2020

E-scooters are now available as a safe and sustainable way for staff and students to get around.

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David Walliams’ BBC One exploration of his family history leads to a surge of interest in forgotten ‘shell-shock’ cases 

Published: 6/11/2020

York St John University academic ‘amazed’ at the response after her appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?

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Graphic design academic awarded research grant from video game giant

Published: 2/11/2020

Epic Games, maker of the hugely popular video game Fortnite, has awarded a grant to a York St John academic to develop augmented reality learning as part of science education in primary schools.

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How golfers kept their training on course during lockdown

Published: 20/10/2020

New research from York St John University and Abertay University reveals creative ways golfers practised their skills at home.

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York St John launches free legal advice clinic

Published: 16/09/2020

A law clinic offering free legal advice and assistance to members of the public and small businesses has been launched at York St John University.

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A safe and welcoming start to the academic year

Published: 14/09/2020

A joint statement from York's academic leaders

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Welcome Week for 2020

Published: 13/09/2020

Monday 14 September marks the start of Welcome Week for new students at York St John University. This year, activites and events will look a little different as we adapt to Covid safety measures.

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Steel signing event marks next stage of build for flagship Creative Centre

Published: 11/09/2020

A physically distanced steel signing event has been held as York St John University’s Creative Centre starts to take shape

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York says ‘We’ve got it covered’

Published: 11/09/2020

York St John partners on a new campaign to reassure residents about Covid safety measures in York

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Another rise in the rankings for York St John University   

Published: 7/09/2020

The University has climbed 16 places in the latest league table of UK universities.

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Activity books provide creative inspiration for children in York

Published: 26/08/2020

York St John University and City of York Council have teamed up with REACH – York’s cultural education partnership to produce ‘Creative Doodle Books’

Appointment of new Pro Vice Chancellors

Published: 19/08/2020

York St John University is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Pro Vice Chancellors: Professor Susan Orr as Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning & Teaching, and Professor Robert Mortimer as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Transfer.

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A new vision for the Ebor Lectures in 2020

Published: 18/08/2020

Popular York lecture series invites members of the public to contribute for the first time, sharing reflections on the pandemic.

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Making the most of Clearing  

Published: 12/08/2020

York St John University shares insider tips on the process

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York St John joins Race Equality Charter 

Published: 1/08/2020

On 1 August 2020, York St John University officially committed to the five guiding principles of the Race Equality Charter.   

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University recognised for commitment to the armed forces community

Published: 31/07/2020

York St John achieves gold award from Ministry of Defence in Employer Recognition Scheme

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York St John University launches new Institute for Social Justice   

Published: 27/07/2020

York St John is emphasising its efforts to help tackle some of the big social, economic, and environmental challenges facing society, with the launch of the Institute for Social Justice (ISJ).   

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National Student Survey places York St John above national average

Published: 16/07/2020

The University is joint first in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction and leads the region for academic support

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Contact the Communications Team

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.

We are the point of contact for all media enquiries and in addtion to issuing regular new stories from the University our team can:

  • connect you with academic experts for expert comment
  • provide background information relating to work at the University
  • supply photographs of the campus and University events on request
  • arrange for film crews and photographers to visit the campus
  • arrange interviews with senior management and academics
  • provide support and advice for staff in their engagement with media

T: 01904 876466

E: press@yorksj.ac.uk

Out of hours contact:

 

T: 07812 365499

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