2016 News

Valentine Nkoyo

Kenyan alumna features in Archbishop of York’s latest book

Published: 13/12/2016

Valentine Nkoyo, a York St John University alumna from Kenya, has written a chapter in the Archbishop of York’s latest book, as one of a number of contributors who have experienced great challenge in their lives.

York St John University ranked 3rd for most qualified academic staff

Published: 12/12/2016

York St John University has the 3rd highest proportion of academic staff with a teaching qualification, out of 130 universities in England.

Catherine Mason wins Best Film at York Culture Awards

Celebrating student success at York Culture Awards

Published: 2/12/2016

Film and Television Production Graduate Catherine Mason wins award for Best Film at York Culture Awards.

Longford Prize 2016

Prison Theatre Project Wins National Award

Published: 29/11/2016

York St John University’s Prison Partnership Project with the Clean Break Theatre Company and London theatre The Donmar Warehouse has been awarded the Longford Prize for its work with women prisoners.

Jack Niles in front of winning elevator design

York St John student wins award at Venturefest

Published: 21/11/2016

Jack Niles, graphic design student at York St John University, was awarded a prize by the Lord Mayor for his outstanding design for Venturefest Yorkshire’s new ‘elevator pitch’.

Vespertine 2016 event

York St John students project visions of the future for Vespertine

Published: 18/11/2016

First year BA Fine Art students from York St John University have created a series of film projections as part of this year’s Vespertine arts events programme.

Chris Evans amongst honorary graduates at York St John University

Published: 15/11/2016

Renowned broadcaster and presenter Chris Evans was awarded an honorary degree for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting by York St John University alongside professional world champion track and road racing cyclist Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead).

York St John sponsors new category for The Press Business Awards

Published: 11/11/2016

York St John University is incredibly proud to sponsor the new ‘Socially Responsible Business of the Year’ category for the 2016 The Press Business Awards on 17 November.

Professor Steve Watson

Honorary Fellowship to be awarded posthumously to renowned York St John cultural heritage academic

Published: 7/11/2016

Professor Steve Watson will be honoured with a posthumous honorary fellowship as part of York St John University’s graduation celebrations on Wednesday 16 November 2016.

York St John hosts 6th Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Published: 3/11/2016

York St John University was delighted to host inspirational events as part of the 6th annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Matt Dawson opens new Students' Union

Published: 3/11/2016

York St John University welcomed former Rugby World Cup sportsman and Celebrity Masterchef winner Matt Dawson as he officially opened the new Students’ Union building located at the heart of campus.

York St John shines bright for Illuminating York

Published: 25/10/2016

York St John University is one of the host venues for this year’s illuminating York, the city’s biggest night-time festival.

175 students celebrate with scholarships from York St John

Published: 20/10/2016

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of York St John as a proud provider of education, the University has awarded 175 student scholarships, each worth £1750, to their highest achieving new entrants.

A special year for York St John University to honour inspirational figures

Published: 17/10/2016

York St John University students will be graduating in the stunning setting of York Minster this November alongside an array of leading figures in journalism, broadcasting, sport, business, film and television.

York Celebrates Difference during Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published: 12/10/2016

‘York Celebrates Difference’ is an inspiring new city-centre event celebrating York’s cosmopolitan mix of cultures and faiths.

Actress Noma Dumezweni head & shoulders

Noma Dumazweni launches Black History Month at York St John University

Published: 30/09/2016

Acclaimed actress Noma Dumazweni will launch a series of events marking Black History Month at York St John University on Monday 3 October.

Sandi Toksvig to give inspiring lecture at York St John University

Published: 25/09/2016

Writer, performer, comedian, presenter and co-founder of the newly formed Women’s Equality Party Sandi Toksvig is visiting York to examine how politics throughout history has failed to serve women and what we might do about it.

York St John win fourth Gold at Yorkshire in Bloom Awards

Published: 14/09/2016

The grounds team at York St John University are celebrating a fourth gold medal as well as the category winner award, after the Yorkshire In Bloom awards ceremony on 13 September.

Inaugural global Congress on sport and Christianity

Published: 22/08/2016

York St John University and The Bible Society are collaborating in the delivery of an inaugural global Congress on sport and Christianity.

John and Evelyn Maw

Alumni Celebration Day

Published: 9/08/2016

On Saturday York St John welcomed back alumni from across the years to join us to celebrate the University’s 175th anniversary.

Lee Higgins

York St John Professor to be made President of the International Society of Music Education

Published: 25/07/2016

At this month’s International Society of Music Education (ISME) World Conference Professor Lee Higgins will take over as President of the organisation for the next two years.

York St John publishes report into the impact of the institution’s work to support veterans

Published: 13/07/2016

A new report from York St John University reflects upon the current impact of the institution’s work to support veterans and their families.

Professor David Rogers

York St John University appoints security expert as Visiting Professor

Published: 8/07/2016

David Rogers has been appointed Visiting Professor in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor, is pictured with Rob Scott, Head Gardener, and his team.

York St John continues to celebrate its 175th anniversary

Published: 6/07/2016

This week, a bench to commemorate the anniversary has been unveiled in the new garden area next to the recently opened Dining Room extension.

Health & Life Sciences academics with regional NHS award

Health & Life Sciences academics awarded regional NHS accolade

Published: 23/06/2016

Two academics from the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences have won an award for their involvement in a NHS leadership development programme.

York St John University and Hunan University of Commerce work together

Published: 14/06/2016

York St John University and Hunan University of Commerce (HUC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, further establishing the relationship between the two institutions.

York St John awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark

Published: 9/06/2016

York St John has been awarded the internationally recognised Social Enterprise Gold Mark which reflects the University’s commitment to social enterprise excellence.

York Festival of Ideas 2016

Published: 2/06/2016

The York Festival of Ideas returns this year, from 7 – 19 June, with a packed programme of over 150 diverse and stimulating events delivered under the overarching theme of ‘Tick Tock’.

York St John Business School joins CEEMAN

Published: 26/05/2016

York St John Business School has been approved to join the Central Eastern European Management Network (CEEMAN).

International students help to enhance York's Chocolate Story for visitors

Published: 24/05/2016

Six Chinese students currently studying a Mass Communications top up degree at York St John University have been lucky enough to work with two inspirational businesses in York.

Technology Enhanced Learning blog features in top 50 of ‘must-read’ blogs list

Published: 23/05/2016

A blog authored by the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team at York St John has been featured in a list of 50 ‘must-read’ higher education IT blogs, by a leading education technology magazine.

Honorary Fellowships awarded to three inspirational individuals

Published: 20/05/2016

Three inspiring individuals who have each made a significant contribution to the development of York St University, have been awarded Honorary Fellowships as part of the University’s 175th anniversary celebrations.

Celebrating Student Volunteering in York

Published: 19/05/2016

This week York celebrated the achievements of student volunteers at the ninth annual Higher York Student Volunteering Awards.

York St John LGBT staff network wins regional Stonewall award

Published: 18/05/2016

York St John University’s LGBT staff network was named Yorkshire and the Humber Network of the Year by Stonewall at a special awards ceremony held on 16 May 2016.

International Coaching Week 2016

Published: 17/05/2016

York St John Business School is playing an important role in International Coaching Week (16 – 20 May).

York St John University celebrates its 175th anniversary

Published: 17/05/2016

175 years ago today – on 17 May, 1841 – York St John University’s founding college opened its doors for the first time.

Counselling and mental health clinic opens at York St John University

Published: 16/05/2016

A counselling and mental health clinic has opened at York St John University. The clinic provides affordable and accessible general counselling and mental health services to local and regional citizens.

Arts’ students annual showcase launches next week

Published: 13/05/2016

The talent of graduating Faculty of Arts’ students will be on display between Monday 16 May and Tuesday 1 June as York St John University and select venues across the city exhibit work as part of the University’s Create festival.

Short film by York St John graduate to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

Published: 11/05/2016

Calum Rhys’ short film Our Fatherwill premiere at Cannes this month. The annual international festival, held 11- 22 May this year, is held in the south of France and is one of the most famous film festivals in the world.

Student’s design picked by York charity

Published: 6/05/2016

York St John’s first year Design students were tasked with a project to design a new logo for local a local charity.

Two York St John academics shortlisted for regional award

Published: 27/04/2016

Two academics from the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences have been shortlisted for a regional award.

York St John hosts Operation Nightingale Symposium

Published: 20/04/2016

An initiative to help rehabilitate injured soldiers by getting them involved in archaeological investigations was the subject of an event hosted by the Heritage and Arts Visitor Research Collaborative (HAVRC) at York St John University.

York St John extends its international partnerships in India and Switzerland

Published: 23/03/2016

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, has recently signed two significant International Partnership agreements, one with the Robert Kennedy College and a second with Indian Partner, ISME.

York St John research highlights the prevalence of 'pre-loading'

Published: 16/03/2016

A new study highlights the prevalence of pre-loading drinking behaviour in the general population.

University welcomes coffee farmer as part of Fairtrade Fortnight

Published: 11/03/2016

York St John University welcomed a Peruvian coffee farmer to campus on Friday 11 March, to highlight the importance of Fairtrade.

Collaborative research project examines storytelling and adolescents

Published: 7/03/2016

York St John University and York Theatre Royal are working together on a collaborative research project examining the relationship between storytelling and adolescents.

Students receive special visit from women’s England rugby union star

Published: 2/03/2016

Tamara Taylor is an English female rugby union player, who captained England in the 2015 Women's Six Nations Championship.

Inaugural global Congress on sport and faith

Published: 29/02/2016

York St John University and The Bible Society are collaborating in the delivery of an inaugural global Congress on sport and Christianity.

Paralympian Craig McCann visits York St John University

Published: 23/02/2016

Team GB Paralympian Craig McCann came onto campus to lead fencing sessions and deliver an inspirational talk.

York St John research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Published: 18/02/2016

New research which looks at the psychosocial factors of sports injury rehabilitation by academics at York St John University has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Famous design critic hosts special event for York St John students

Published: 4/02/2016

Stephen Bayley, design critic, journalist and author hosted a special session with students from York St John University.

Third annual Moving Forward Together conference hosted by York St John

Published: 25/01/2016

More than 100 delegates from across the UK attended the third annual Moving Forward Together Conference - Celebrating Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Diversity & Culture which was hosted by York St John University.

York St John retains its place in Stonewall Top 100 Employers List

Published: 19/01/2016

York St John University has continued to rise up the list of Britain’s top 100 friendliest workplaces for lesbian, gay and bi (LGB) staff.

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