2017 news

Creative Writing academics achieve novel success

Published: 9/01/2018

Two Creative Writing lecturers are inspiring their students with recent publishing successes.

Inspirational video highlights collaborative work to raise aspirations

Published: 20/12/2017

The widening participation team at York St John University have been working with Year 8 students, from schools in rural and coastal areas in North and East Yorkshire, to raise their educational and career aspirations.

BAFTA-winning alumnus scoops further awards

Published: 18/12/2017

Online education channel TrueTube won four awards at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards.

Ofsted Success for School of Education

Published: 8/12/2017

York St John University’s School of Education is celebrating after a glowing Ofsted report that graded provision as ‘good’ with some ‘outstanding’ features.

York Culture Award win for York St John University

Published: 29/11/2017

York St John University was a winner at this year’s York Culture Awards.

Prof Karen Stanton VC YSJU at York Top 100 Businesses

Revealed - York’s Top 100 Businesses

Published: 22/11/2017

Persimmon Plc has topped the list of best performing businesses in York at an awards event held in partnership between York St John University, Make It York and The Press.

Hundreds of York St John University students graduate in York Minster alongside inspirational honorary graduates

Published: 13/11/2017

Congratulations to the York St John University students who will be graduating in the stunning setting of York Minster this week.

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Shining a Light on Remembrance

Published: 10/11/2017

The historic Lord Mayor’s Walk campus of York St John University has been illuminated with a prominent light projection for Armistice Day.

University creativity on show at international film festival

Published: 31/10/2017

York St John University is excited to be sponsoring the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) as it returns for its seventh year.

What is the power of research in community music?

Published: 17/10/2017

Community Music Student Research Symposium 2017: Enriching student research and celebrating community music

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The Call, The Welcome And The 'Yes': inaugural lecture by Professor Higgins

Published: 16/10/2017

Professor Lee Higgins will look at community music as ‘a site for hospitable music making’ in his lecture which will be held this week.

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University welcomes leading Shakespearian actors

Published: 10/10/2017

Two of the country's leading Shakespearean actors, Pippa Nixon and Alex Waldmann will be visiting York St John University on 1 November 2017.

This Virtual Pilgrimage: How our temporal journey is leading us in a new reformation

Published: 5/10/2017

In the last of the 2017 series of The Ebor Lectures, journalist Ruth Gledhill will be looking at the magnificent and challenging terrain of the online revolution.

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Honorary graduands announced for 2017

Published: 2/10/2017

Leading figures in the charity sector, conservation, psychology, business, sport, music, television and the Deaf community will be awarded with honorary degrees at York St John University’s graduation ceremonies this year.

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Gold again for York St John University at Yorkshire In Bloom

Published: 26/09/2017

York St John University’s grounds team have struck gold once again at this year’s Yorkshire In Bloom competition.

York St John University appoints first Theatre Artist-in-Residence

Published: 21/09/2017

Alexander Kaniewski has joined the School of Performance and Media Production, as they celebrate the 50 years of Theatre at the University, to take the position of the first Theatre Artist-in-Residence.

Student Karate Champ wins European medal

Published: 19/09/2017

York St John University Student, Vinny Dawson, has recently snapped up a bronze medal at the European Universities Championships

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Securing the Internet of Things

Published: 7/09/2017

What does our connected future look like? Just how fast is the Internet of Things developing? And how exactly do you react when someone hacks your car at 70mph on the motorway?

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Opening up the Archive: Looking Back at 50 Years of Theatre at York St John University

Published: 31/08/2017

This September, the theatre courses at York St John University celebrate 50 years of contributing to the global theatre industry. To mark the milestone of half a century, the University is organising a series of events, performances and an exhibition: opening up the archive.

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Improving access to university education

Published: 24/08/2017

Widening participation to higher education is a core part of York St John University’s strategy and we are proud of our historic record of improving access for students of all backgrounds since our foundation in 1841.

Life changing opportunities through learning languages

Published: 22/08/2017

York St John University recently hosted its sixth Careers Using Languages Conference with five participating schools. The event gave the students a university experience whilst hearing expert speakers deliver a range of sessions.

Supporting student health needs

Published: 25/07/2017

York St John University and partners across the city have demonstrated their collective commitment to student health with the publication of a new citywide Student Health Needs Assessment report.

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Lights, Campus, Action! Kay Mellor films at York St John

Published: 19/07/2017

The beautiful York St John University campus was transformed into a film set this week as Honorary Fellow Kay Mellor OBE returned to film part of her new series for ITV.

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TV talent honoured at Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards

Published: 10/07/2017

York St John University was delighted to present the coveted Best Actor award to John Middleton at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Awards.

Richard O'Neill Imagining Futures

Imagining Futures

Published: 6/07/2017

A group of primary school children from York has launched an inspirational book of writing and drawing following a project with York St John University, City of York Council and Richard O’Neill, acclaimed English travelling author and storyteller.

Honorary Fellows 2017

Honorary Fellowships awarded to inspirational staff and alumni

Published: 30/06/2017

Colin Parkin MBE, Sylvia Shepherd and Melly Still have been awarded Honorary Fellowships by York St John University for their outstanding contribution to the university community.

Cambridge Historian Reveals English Reformation Insights

Published: 29/06/2017

Writing the Reformation - Fiction and Faction

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York St John Graduate Receives a Fulbright Award to carry out research in the United States

Published: 20/06/2017

Joey Isaac Jenkins, a York St John University Graduate in Literature has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to enable him to carry out archival research at Duke University.

Eleanor Worthington second prize artwork by Jack Laycock

International Art and Disability Exhibition at York St John University

Published: 13/06/2017

York St John University is honoured to be hosting the Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington International Exhibition on Art and Disability.

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York St John University takes Pride of place

Published: 8/06/2017

York St John University is delighted to be taking part in this year’s annual York Pride celebration in support of the city’s LGBT community. Staff and students are warmly invited to take part in the parade which starts from York Minster at 11 am on Saturday 20 June.

Discover inspiring stories with York St John University

Published: 6/06/2017

York St John University will host a variety of thought-provoking events as part of the York Festival of Ideas, including a performance about the history of mental health treatment and an event focusing on how Britain’s historic international relationships can help form future policy.

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Improving employment prospects for young adults on the autism spectrum

Published: 1/06/2017

York St John University is proud to be hosting a workshop about exploring the challenges and potential solutions in gaining graduate level employment for young adults on the autism spectrum.

Art show inspiration

Published: 30/05/2017

The historic quad at York St John University has been transformed into a contemporary art exhibition space for True North, this year’s art and design degree show.

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Looking to the future: Art symposium at York St John University

Published: 25/05/2017

York St John University is excited to be hosting the Aesthetica Magazine’s Future Now Symposium 2017, which will be considering the arts ecosystem within a broader social context.

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Foster care course celebrates success

Published: 16/05/2017

A group of foster carers from York celebrated success at York St John University this week after successfully completing a specialist award - the Foundation Certificate in Trauma and Attachment for Foster Carers. 

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Brexit uncovered by political editor Tim Shipman

Published: 24/04/2017

Tim Shipman, political editor for The Sunday Times, will speak at York Minster this week to share his insider’s view on how and why Britain voted to leave the EU, as part of York St John University’s Ebor Lecture series.

The Military Human: supporting veterans in South Yorkshire

Published: 21/04/2017

A partnership between York St John University, Sheffield Hallam University and four South Yorkshire Councils has been awarded over £180k in funding from the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community in the region.

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Elephant in the Room sessions are sector-leading

Published: 12/04/2017

A new Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) report on equality features a best practice initiative from York St John University.

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Film students win prestigious pitch

Published: 10/04/2017

Three York St John University film and television students have won a prestigious hothouse pitching contest run by global media giant NBC Universal for the second year running.

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York St John University leaps up student experience rankings

Published: 23/03/2017

York St John University has achieved a strong performance in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

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Modern Slavery Rose planting at York St John

Published: 21/03/2017

York St John University is joining organisations across the UK to highlight the fight against modern slavery by planting a specially cultivated rose on campus.

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Theatre lecturer featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb

Published: 20/03/2017

Nathan Walker, a Senior Lecturer in Performance at York St John University, has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, in an episode of the programme looking at the language of dance.

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£40k for York partnership to promote healthier student relationships

Published: 15/03/2017

A joint bid between York St John University, York College and local charities has won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) to strengthen student safeguarding.

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Creating a buzz in the City

Published: 10/03/2017

York St John University is to become a flagship site for Britain’s bees as it hosts an inspiring bee-themed event with writers, artists and conservationists.

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Restorative Justice Day

Published: 8/03/2017

Supporting victims of crime is a priority for North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan who is backing a new event at York St John University.

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Paperback Writer: insights from author Jack Sheffield

Published: 2/03/2017

Bestselling author Jack Sheffield, who writes about life in a North Yorkshire school in the bestselling Teacher series, will share valuable insights into his experience of writing and publishing at a free event at York St John University.

Blind Spots and Bicycles

Published: 1/03/2017

Cycle Safety was delivered to York St John University this week by an HGV lorry, as Co-op and Cycle Alert joined forces to drive home the road safety message to staff and students on campus.

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York St John University students exhibit art for regional hospital

Published: 28/02/2017

Photography students from York St John University have produced an installation for the mortuary area at The Northumbria hospital at Cramlington.

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York St John student films win hat trick of awards at Royal Television Society

Published: 23/02/2017

York St John film and television students took a hat trick of awards at last night’s Royal Television Society student awards (Yorkshire centre), in a competition featuring 10 other higher education institutions across Yorkshire.

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Student films in the running for Royal Television Society awards

Published: 21/02/2017

Four films made by York St John film and television students have been nominated for Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards (Yorkshire centre).

Sounds of Silence - PhD student wins BBC Award

Published: 16/02/2017

Linda Marshall-Griffiths' radio play 'The Sky is Wider' has won Best Single Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

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Alumna and author Nuala Ellwood publishes acclaimed debut novel

Published: 10/02/2017

From Masters to My Sister's Bones - how choosing the right M.A helped author Nuala Ellwood release her writing potential

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Northern Hive kicks off at York St John University

Published: 8/02/2017

Last night York St John University, in partnership with Make It York and Edit Development, were proud to host over 60 senior leaders and academics from York and the surrounding area to the first Northern Hive event of 2017. The topic on the table was improving employability within the City.

Alan Millard, Chairman and CEO, Hiscox Underwriting subsidiary

Innovation in Business: tips from the top

Published: 8/02/2017

Alan Millard knows a thing or two about successful business. As Chairman and CEO of Hiscox Underwriting Limited and one of the county’s prominent business leaders, he’ll be sharing his insights into the vital role of innovation at a free lecture at York St John University.

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York St John attracts Indian academic ambition

Published: 6/02/2017

York St John University welcomed a delegation of prestigious Indian education providers to the city this week to develop a new international partnership in higher education.

LGBT History Month events underway

Published: 3/02/2017

Queer poetry, talking like a lesbian and faith are amongst the topics up for discussion during LGBT History Month at York St John this year.

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Varsity rivalry as Johns take on James

Published: 2/02/2017

York’s first ever university versus college sports varsity challenge will take place between York St John University and the University of York’s James College.

Universities unite to reach disadvantaged students

Published: 1/02/2017

A group of education providers in North Yorkshire have been awarded funding of £1.2 million to support the most disadvantaged young people in the region to progress into higher education.

York St John achieves highest rise in acceptances of all English universities

Published: 26/01/2017

A record number of students were accepted onto degree courses at York St John University in 2016.

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York St John wins joint AHRC grant with Royal College of Music

Published: 24/01/2017

York St John University and The Royal College of Music have won a joint bid for £44,264 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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Students shape future business with Hiscox

Published: 23/01/2017

Students from York Business School have been given a unique insight into the innovation of new insurance products from global specialist insurer Hiscox.

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York St John in Top 100 inclusive employers list for 3rd year

Published: 19/01/2017

York St John University has secured its place as one of the UK’s most inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual staff according to LGBT rights charity Stonewall.

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Give It A Go Joe: New Theatre Course at York St John

Published: 17/01/2017

A new theatre course inspired by a student whose life was turned around by acting is on offer at York St John University.

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Game On! York St John hosts Global Game Jam

Published: 13/01/2017

Gaming enthusiasts from across the region are gathering at York St John University to join the world’s largest game jam event.

York St John champions local mentoring charity The Island

Published: 12/01/2017

York St John University is delighted to be hosting the inaugural conference of mentoring charity The Island on Friday 13 January.

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