2015

2015 News

York St John students join forces with North Yorkshire Police to promote a safer Christmas

Published: 11/12/2015

Business Management students have been working with North Yorkshire Police communications department on their Twitter campaign around Christmas safety.

Arts students enjoy screening and Q&A with film company founders

Published: 10/12/2015

Students from York St John’s Film and Television Production, Media, Film and English Literature programmes were able to get some exclusive tips and insights from the makers of Set Fire to the Stars at a special event earlier this week.

York St John students make Yorkshire climate festival film for Paris summit

Published: 7/12/2015

Students from York St John University helped a Yorkshire climate festival by making a film for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

York pupils to take part in sexual abuse workshop devised by York St John lecturers

Published: 4/12/2015

Every year 7 pupil in York will get the opportunity to take part in a sexual abuse and exploitation workshop as part of the city’s ‘It’s not Ok’ campaign. The city-wide campaign aims to raise awareness of these issues and the play follows four teenagers through their experiences of the internet,

Final year fine artists showcase their work

Published: 1/12/2015

The work of York St John University’s newest emerging artists will go on display this week at York’s contemporary art space, The New School House Gallery and will offer a rare opportunity for the public to see their developing practices ahead of their Degree Show next May.

York St John staff member wins national award for celebrating diversity

Published: 24/11/2015

Jo Thompson, Head of Human Resources, was named Network Champion of the Year at this year’s Inclusive Network Awards for her work with the University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Staff Network.

York St John student wins national design competition

Published: 20/11/2015

A York St John University student has won a national poster design competition. Design student Charlotte Parker entered the competition which was run by the National Union of Students (NUS), inviting students to design a poster that will be used in a national promotional campaign in 2016.

Professor Karen Stanton officially welcomed at special ceremony in York Minster

Published: 17/11/2015

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, was inaugurated at a formal ceremony held in York Minster on Tuesday. Ahead of the first of this year’s graduation ceremonies, the special ceremony took place in front of an audience of staff, guests and students and was led by the

Successful Healthy Bodies programme with city school

Published: 16/11/2015

Healthy Bodies, a programme designed to combat unhealthy body image amongst teenage girls, has been so successful it could now extend across the city.

York St John Professor made patron of world-renowned orchestra

Published: 13/11/2015

A York St John Professor has reinforced the importance of Community Music , and strengthened the University’s ties with one of the world’s top orchestras, through his latest appointment.

City of York welcomes international students

Published: 12/11/2015

Students from all over the world received a civic welcome to the City of York on Wednesday 11 November. International students from York St John University, Askham Bryan College, the University of York and York College were formally welcomed to the city by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Cllr Sonja Crisp

York St John students contribute to city's The Silk Roads arts event

Published: 11/11/2015

This evening York St John students will take part in a trail of performance, music and visual art through York city centre.

York St John to welcome Vice Chancellor at formal inauguration ceremony

Published: 10/11/2015

On Tuesday 17 November, ahead of this year’s graduation ceremonies, there will be a special inauguration ceremony in York Minster for the new Vice Chancellor of York St John University.

Region’s schools take part in Business School MINI competition

Published: 6/11/2015

York St John Business School hosted a live business competition for 132 pupils from schools and colleges across the region.

York St John research on Bullying in School Sport

Published: 2/11/2015

A new study suggests that being a victim of bullying in school sport can have a negative impact on a young person's engagement in physical activity.

York St John alumna praised for research into pain tolerance

Published: 21/09/2015

A recent Psychology graduate from York St John University has had her research into the use of virtual reality as a pain management tool praised by leading academics in the field.

York St John's Converge nominated for national award

Published: 17/09/2015

The Converge and The Discovery Hub partnership between York St John University and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as a finalist at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

York St John to honour inspirational figures in business, education, sport, broadcasting, theatre, film and television

Published: 15/09/2015

York St John University students will be celebrating their graduation alongside an array of leading figures in business, education, sport, broadcasting, film and television at ceremonies held in York Minster on 17, 18 and 19 November 2015.

York St John University triumphs at Yorkshire In Bloom 2015

Published: 9/09/2015

York St John University has triumphed at this year’s Yorkshire In Bloom competition, winning both a Gold award and Best in Category.

York St John LGBT Staff Network shortlisted for four national awards

Published: 3/09/2015

York St John University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Staff Network has been shortlisted for four national awards by an organisation that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

York St John University welcomes its new Vice Chancellor

Published: 1/09/2015

York St John University’s new Vice Chancellor has taken up her post. Professor Karen Stanton started her new role on 1 September.

York St John LGBT network receives ‘awesome’ recognition

Published: 26/08/2015

York St John University’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff network has been recognised as an ‘Awesome Network’ by Inclusive Networks, an organisation which brings networks of all diversity strands together.

Occupational Therapy student wins national award

Published: 21/08/2015

An Occupational Therapy student has won College of Occupational Therapists (COT) award for Education, Research and Continuing Professional Development.

York St John University Computer Science Summer School success

Published: 19/08/2015

As part of their activities to support changes in GCSE and A Level curricula, the Computer Science team at York St John University have delivered a three-day intensive summer school aimed directly at helping teachers get up to speed with the new skills required.

National survey places York St John in the top 40 of universities for student satisfaction

Published: 12/08/2015

York St John University has risen an impressive 43 places up the student satisfaction league table - the third biggest point increase across UK institutions - and is now ranked 35th out of 123.

Staff at York St John University show commitment to great teaching

Published: 11/08/2015

York St John University has 100 per cent of its teaching staff actively engaged in Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as it works with staff to promote and recognise great teaching.

Study highlights how perfectionism is leading to burnout

Published: 1/08/2015

A new study from York St John University and the University of Bath has revealed the extent to which perfectionist tendencies in employees are driving many to burnout and points to ways in which habits might be changed.

York St John student wins award at Student Employee of the Year

Published: 8/07/2015

A York St John student has scooped a top prize in a national competition celebrating the outstanding achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments.

Professor Bob Garvey leads Coaching and Mentoring Masterclass

Published: 2/07/2015

York St John University’s next Business Masterclass will focus upon Coaching and Mentoring. Led by Bob Garvey, Professor in Business Education at York St John, the session will look at The Brief Coaching model, developed by Peter Szabo and Insoo Kim Berg.

York St John talent exhibit at national design show

Published: 29/06/2015

Graduating students from York St John University will be showcasing their design work at one of the biggest design exhibitions in the country this week.

International Centre for Community Music launched at York St John University

Published: 26/06/2015

York St John University launched its new International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) on Thursday 25 June, a new venture in response to global interest in creative music participation and inclusivity in music.

York St John Business School celebrates CMI accreditation

Published: 18/06/2015

To mark York St John’s accreditation as a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Centre, the Business School held a CMI Centre launch event on Wednesday 17 June 2015.

York St John University academic awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Published: 11/06/2015

Dr Liz Mellor has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education.

Prepare to ride the Heart of York Bike Ride

Published: 28/05/2015

York St John University has joined forces with the British Heart Foundation to help York residents get fit in time to take part in this year’s Heart of York (HoY) Bike Ride which takes place on Sunday 6 September.

Converge shortlisted for The PRoF award 2015

Published: 27/05/2015

Converge could be awarded €10,000 after being shortlisted for The ProF Award 2015.

York St John academic awarded Leverhulme Trust Fellowship

Published: 26/05/2015

Dr Stephen Gibson, an Associate Professor in Psychology at York St John University, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to conduct research into the work of the social psychologist Stanley Milgram.

Celebrating student volunteering

Published: 19/05/2015

Student volunteering was celebrated last week at the annual Higher York Student Volunteering Awards.

York St John student nominated for Royal Television Society award

Published: 14/05/2015

A York St John University student has been nominated for a Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award.

Making Higher Education more Deaf-friendly

Published: 11/05/2015

The Language and Identities in InterAction (LIdIA) research unit, based in York St John University’s Department of Languages and Linguistics, has embarked on an exciting new initiative to influence language-related policy in higher education.

Students' app allows Shakespeare fans to make connections to the city

Published: 8/05/2015

To celebrate York’s International Shakespeare Festival, students from York St John University have developed an app to highlight sites in York that have a connection to the playwright.

New Dean of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences appointed

Published: 7/05/2015

Professor Rob Aitken has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at York St John University.

University sports park officially opened by Howard Webb MBE

Published: 30/04/2015

York St John University’s new sports facility, Nestlé Rowntree Park, has been officially opened.

York St John University graduate honoured by NATO

Published: 16/04/2015

York St John graduate Matthew Teeling, a Major in the Royal Engineers, has been awarded the NATO Meritorious Service Medal – the highest honour awarded by the NATO Secretary General, who signs each citation.

Two students win Duke of York award for entrepreneurship

Published: 13/04/2015

The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards are annual awards bestowed on the best new businesses to have emerged from Yorkshires Universities.

Design student wins Sports Technology Award

Published: 1/04/2015

York St John University student James Searle was presented with his 2015 Sports Technology Award at a special ceremony on Friday.

Research degree awarding powers granted to York St John University

Published: 30/03/2015

York St John University has been granted Research Degree Awarding Powers. The award of the new powers, and, therefore, the change to the University’s status, came into effect on 23 March and signifies another step in York St John’s progress.

New Vice Chancellor appointed

Published: 30/03/2015

The new Vice Chancellor of York St John University has been announced.

Visit from international theatre director Maria Aberg

Published: 26/03/2015

Maria Aberg, the international theatre director, visited York St John University to talk about her work. In a session organised specifically for students taking the Gender and Writing module, Maria talked about her most recent work at the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Hampstead Theatr

Recognition for outstanding research in exercise and sport psychology

Published: 25/03/2015

A former York St John doctoral student has been given a prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) award in recognition of his outstanding research in the field of exercise and sport psychology.

Design student shortlisted for Sports Technology Award

Published: 24/03/2015

A York St John University student has been shortlisted for a 2015 Sports Technology Award.

X20 Enterprise Lab 2015

Published: 23/03/2015

This year’s X20 Enterprise Lab has kicked off at York St John University. X20 is part of the University’s SEED initiative for supporting student enterprise and involves four half-day sessions designed to equip participants with practical knowledge for starting a business.

BAFTA winner back on campus

Published: 20/03/2015

BAFTA-winning York St John University graduate Chris Hees was on campus this week to talk to current Film and Television students about his route to success. Chris was awarded the British Academy Film Award (Bafta) in the Best British Short category for his film The Bigger Picture. The short film wa

Successful SEED competition at Venturefest 2015

Published: 19/03/2015

Thirteen finalists were selected from entries to this year’s SEED (Support Entrepreneurs Explore & Develop) competition.

Longlist honour for John’s light design

Published: 12/03/2015

A York St John University Design student has been longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize. The listing means John Hollington, who entered the competition with his contemporary light shade design, is considered one of the “100 most exciting artists from around the world” by the international art and

Research funding helps local business build on success

Published: 3/03/2015

A successful Bubwith-based arts company is chasing further success thanks to £28k funding from the Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF), a project part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

York St John team help to preserve Yorkshire Air Museum archives

Published: 26/02/2015

Members of the Computer Science department at York St John University have been working with the Museum’s Collections and Archives Department to help with the latest stage of their £500k archive project.

Four recent York St John graduates play a central role in a new e-safety campaign

Published: 24/02/2015

The e-safety campaign is a joint campaign with North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board, NYCC's Connecting Youth Culture and the NSPCC. It aims to provide parents, carers and young people with information and support about how young people can stay safe online.

BUCS successes for York St John

Published: 17/02/2015

York St John is celebrating following one of its most successful days of sport in its history. On Wednesday more York St John teams were playing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues than there ever has been on one single day before.

Student hoping to follow in the footsteps of Olympic champions

Published: 11/02/2015

A York St John University student has been selected as a potential Winter Olympic athlete for the games in 2022. Chris Gray, 21, who is in his third year of a Primary Education degree, has been awarded a place in the British Skeleton’s talent squad after a gruelling selection process.

Bafta win for York St John graduate

Published: 9/02/2015

York St John University alumnus Chris Hees has been awarded a British Academy Film Award in the Best British Short category.

Leading architect hosts lecture

Published: 2/02/2015

One of the UK’s leading architects hosted a lecture for York St John’s first-year Design students.

York LGBT History Month 2015

Published: 2/02/2015

Thirty events will take place across the city during February to mark York LGBT History Month.

Moving Forward Together Conference

Published: 21/01/2015

The second Moving Forward Together Conference, Celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Diversity and Culture, took place at York St John University last week.

Oscar nomination for York St John graduate

Published: 16/01/2015

York St John University alumnus Chris Hees has been nominated for an Academy Award in the best animated short film category.

York St John is one of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers

Published: 14/01/2015

York St John University has been named as one of Britain’s most gay-friendly workplaces. The University was ranked in 78th place in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2015.

York St John University has secured £120,000 of STEM funding

Published: 8/01/2015

York St John University has secured £120,000 of government funding to support the new Biomedical Science laboratories. It will be used to equip the brand new bespoke teaching laboratories, which will be used by staff, students and researchers at the University.

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