2019 news

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York St John University launches rolling news service for election night

Published: 18/12/2019

The December 2019 General Election was an unforgettable night in politics, and for journalism and media students it was also the biggest night of their budding careers.  

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York St John University teams up with York City Football Club to support football’s next generation

Published: 17/12/2019

A deal has been agreed for York St John to become the football club’s new Academy Partner.

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Computer Science academic named among top women in tech

Published: 13/12/2019

Dr Kulvinder Panesar has been announced as one of the winners of the 2019 TechWomen100 Awards.

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York St John recognised in UK Social Mobility Awards

Published: 12/12/2019

York St John University’s holistic approach to improving social mobility, by widening access to higher education and ensuring students have the appropriate support and guidance to enter graduate-level employment, has been recognised in the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards.

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York St John University tennis centre gets the green light

Published: 6/12/2019

Community to benefit from new facility that addresses "significant gap in indoor tennis provision."

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University recognised for ‘Tremendous Achievement’ in Public Engagement

Published: 5/12/2019

York St John University has received a coveted silver Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) for its activity and research to benefit society.

Guest Speakers at Future Lab Event

The Future of Sustainability at York St John

Published: 2/12/2019

York Business School have held their second event in the Future Lab series at York St John University.

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Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists Celebrate their Graduation

Published: 20/11/2019

The very first students to study the Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) MSc programme at York St John University have graduated.

York St John University students given opportunities to support international communities

Published: 15/11/2019

In their commitment to ensure students from all walks of life have access to education and are supported in reaching their full potential, York St John has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Association International Service.

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Top 100 Businesses in York named by York Business School

Published: 13/11/2019

The city’s best performing businesses revealed at prestigious awards event hosted by York St John University in partnership with Make It York and The Press, York.  

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York St John’s i2i International Soccer Academy play showcase match against Championship Academy team

Published: 12/11/2019

Students from York St John University’s i2i International Soccer Academy played a key match against Sheffield Wednesday Academy Under 18s, showcasing talent amongst the i2i Academy players.

Filmmaker panel from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival showcase

Climate protests, body image and the rise of the robots

Published: 8/11/2019

Students and staff from York St John University focus on Social Justice for film festival showcase

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Shared parental leave is hitting breastfeeding rates in the UK

Published: 6/11/2019

York St John University academic partners with charity on first research into how SPL is working for breastfeeding families and calls for more employer support.

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Why are teenagers in North Yorkshire’s seaside towns not going to university?

Published: 5/11/2019

York St John University study finds that it’s not a lack of ambition holding them back

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York St John University students return from Placement Year

Published: 28/10/2019

The first students experiencing a Placement Year return to York St John ready to take on their career.

The importance of language-based research to promote social justice

Published: 24/10/2019

A new research centre exploring why social inequality and injustices are largely enacted through language has been launched at York St John University.

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York St John University announces Reeta Chakrabarti as new Chancellor

Published: 15/10/2019

Reeta Chakrabarti, esteemed journalist and BBC presenter, is to become York St John University’s Chancellor. She follows in the footsteps of The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, who retires from his high profile role after more than 12 years.

York St John University trials sustainable menus

Published: 14/10/2019

WWF pop up offers plant-based alternatives

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York St John University announces 2019 honorary graduates 

Published: 11/10/2019

Journalism, philanthropy and humanitarian work recognised by York St John University as it confers honorary awards upon individuals for outstanding achievement in their fields. 

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Disability blogger Holly Tuke honoured

Published: 10/10/2019

York St John University's assistive technology advisor has been named in the Disability Power 100 for the second year running.

The woman that inspired me to become a scientist

Published: 8/10/2019

Marking Ada Lovelace Day from a very personal perspective.

Kerry Fox working on her Fine Art MA show

Mother carer's "therapeutic" work commands attention at Fine Art show

Published: 7/10/2019

Kerry Fox's art was one of the highlights of York St John’s 2019 MA exhibition.

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Huge rise in Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking

Published: 20/09/2019

In the 2020 league table, released on Sunday 22 September, York St John is tenth in the country for Teaching Quality and achieved one of the biggest overall rises in the UK with a 21 place move up the rankings.

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Children's safety being put at risk on school buses

Published: 17/09/2019

New research project finds that the lack of supervision on school buses leaves pupils at risk of bullying, and is a serious distraction for drivers.

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Global Climate Strike

Published: 17/09/2019

On Friday 20 September, millions of people will take part in a day of global action to urge decision-makers to take immediate steps to tackle the climate emergency.

Learning to survive and thrive in the age of big data

Published: 9/09/2019

Top UK businesses on board as York St John University launches England’s first degree of its kind.

Laura Grove launches campaign with York Mind

York St John University student launches charity mental health campaign

Published: 5/09/2019

Laura Grove used her own experiences for the Mind Your Mates campaign, to help others with mental health problems.  

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The Yorkshire Academy of Sport welcomes GB para-athletes

Published: 3/09/2019

Staff from York St John University support Goalball team on their path to the Paralympic Games

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Marije Davidson awarded British Empire Medal

Published: 12/08/2019

Marije Davidson, York St John's Equality and Diversity Adviser, has been awarded an honorary British Empire Medal by Her Majesty The Queen, in recognition for Services to Education.

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Cricket in York is helping people with learning disabilities

Published: 7/08/2019

Sky Sports cameras will head to York St John University this week as an inclusive cricket event takes place. Cricketers will take part in a Super 1’s session on Thursday in an event that caters for young players with disabilities from Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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Anniversary Games Place for York St John University Student

Published: 17/07/2019

A York St John University student has been selected to compete in the Anniversary Games later this month.

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Yorkshire Academy of Sport Launched

Published: 15/07/2019

Professional athletes, amateur clubs and schools in the region are set to benefit from the launch of a new academy of sport in the heart of York.

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Double awards success for York St John’s innovative careers project

Published: 11/07/2019

James Thorn, who graduated with an MSc in International Business Management last year, has been presented with a Young Entrepreneur Award from HRH The Duke of York.

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Student Satisfaction at York St John University rises to 27th place in England

Published: 3/07/2019

NSS results show a significant rise in the rankings for York St John

Professor Christopher Moore delivers inaugural lecture to Year 10 pupils

Brand marketing expert presents inaugural lecture to Graphics students

Published: 1/07/2019

Professor Christopher Moore, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor with responsibility for London Campus, has delivered a lecture on brand marketing to a room of captivated Year 10 pupils from two partner schools in York.

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Hundreds of teaching alumni recognised with honorary degrees

Published: 1/07/2019

More than 700 teaching alumni returned to York St John last week when the University awarded honorary degrees to students of Ripon College and York St John who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.

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Former FA coach and York St John alumnus Dick Bate awarded posthumous honorary fellowship

Published: 27/06/2019

Leading Football Association (FA) coach and football educator, Dick Bate, has been awarded a posthumous honorary fellowship by York St John University, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to coach education in football.

York St John University climbs Guardian league table

Published: 25/06/2019

York St John University has risen by 12 places in the latest league table of UK universities.

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Hundreds of teachers and former teachers to be awarded honorary degrees

Published: 20/06/2019

More than 700 teaching alumni will be welcomed back to York St John University next week when it awards honorary degrees to students of Ripon College and York St John who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.

Nick Wood at the Military Human Conference

Bringing the Armed Forces Covenant to life

Published: 20/06/2019

More than 150 delegates from across the military community gathered at York St John University on 19 June to celebrate the success of a two-year project which delivered continued professional development (CPD) training to over 1,000 front line staff across South Yorkshire.

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Cyber security expert awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019

Published: 11/06/2019

York St John Visiting Professor and cyber security expert, David Rogers, has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to cyber security, in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.

York St John climbs Guardian league table

Published: 8/06/2019

York St John University has risen by 12 places in the latest league table of UK universities.

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2019 Art & Design Degree Show

Published: 3/06/2019

The next generation of creative talent showcased in York.

Drama and Theatre students with Trevor Wishart and Martin O'Riley

Students work with the Experts

Published: 31/05/2019

Students from the York St John University Drama and Theatre program have experienced a masterclass workshop with internationally renowned artists Trevor Wishart and Martin Riley.

Should excessive social media use be classed as addiction?

Published: 27/05/2019

York St John academic issues challenge to social media companies over one of the most pressing questions of the digital age.

York St John University Students’ Union Awards 2019

Published: 17/05/2019

Staff and students honoured at annual awards ceremony.

York St John University professor named among the ‘nation’s lifesavers’

Published: 16/05/2019

Lynne Gabriel, director of York St John’s Counselling & Mental Health Clinic has been highlighted in a list of 100 exceptional people keeping us healthy.

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Boohoo.com scholarship launch

Published: 15/05/2019

York St John University and online fashion retailer Boohoo.com have jointly launched an exciting new partnership to offer life-changing educational scholarships.

Royal recognition for two York St John employees

Published: 15/05/2019

A member of the domestic services team and the University’s longest serving maintenance man invited to the Royal Garden Party.

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Students produce album at Abbey Road Studios to raise funds for mental health charity

Published: 14/05/2019

Music Production students from York St John University have collaborated with professional musicians to produce an album, recorded at Abbey Road, in aid of a mental health charity.

Former York St John Theatre students wins radio station competition

Competition winner's early morning wake-up call

Published: 7/05/2019

A former York St John Theatre student has landed her dream job after winning a competition to become a co-host on Minster FM’s Breakfast Show.

York St John's radical offer scheme recognised by Office for Students

Published: 1/05/2019

A scheme at York St John University that aims to help people from all backgrounds increase their access to Higher Education has been highlighted positively for its ‘radical’ approach, in a new report by university regulator the Office for Students (OfS).

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York St John joins the world’s largest festival of public science talks

Published: 30/04/2019

Selfies, norovirus and why standing at the bar is better than sitting: some of the subjects on offer at pubs in York.

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University Partners with Football Club

Published: 26/04/2019

York St John University has established another professional sporting partnership just months after being announced as the official sponsors of York City Knights.


Football stars bullied for not wearing the right brands

Published: 24/04/2019

Dr Graeme Law investigates the pressure to play keepy-uppy over designer gear

Architect design for creative centre

Go-ahead for York St John’s major new arts venue, auditorium and teaching space

Published: 23/04/2019

Community set to benefit from University's new Creative Centre.

University land gets planning approval for affordable housing

Published: 22/04/2019

Planners green light development for former playing fields.

York to get 1 of 12 Institutes of Technology in England

Published: 15/04/2019

York St John University partners in development of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT)

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York Pride 2019 launches at YSJ

Published: 15/04/2019

York St John honoured to host launch of North Yorkshire's biggest annual LGBT celebration.

Supporting International Innovators

Published: 12/04/2019

York St John has become an approved endorsing body to help the world’s best business brains apply their skills in the UK.

Staff and students from the all about respect projects in front of Lord Mayors Walk entrance

Guardian Awards recognition for All About Respect

Published: 11/04/2019

York St John's innovative and collaborative project named Runner-up in Student Experience Award 2019.

New Trees Lined up for Lord Mayor's Walk

Published: 9/04/2019

Later this week the treeline of Lord Mayor’s Walk is set to be transformed. The existing mature lime trees that are sadly in decay, have become dangerous with a shortened lifespan.

Mine craft: coal history inspires York publishing success

Published: 25/03/2019

A York St John graduate this week sees her publishing dream realised, more than 50 years after first trying her hand at writing.

New series of Ebor lectures

When science and religion collide

Published: 21/03/2019

A new series of Ebor lectures launches on 3 April, looking at the wonders of science from a theological perspective.

School pupil at Science Club

Supporting the scientists of tomorrow

Published: 21/03/2019

York St John University is working with St Wilfrid’s primary school in York to run a Science Club for year 5 and 6 children.

York St John hosts vibrant York Literature Festival line-up

Published: 14/03/2019

York Literature Festival is back with another programme packed with book launches, author talks and poetry readings, running from 14-31 March.

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Leading businesswomen support local charity for York International Women’s Week

Published: 6/03/2019

Take part in a day of activities led by Yorkshire businesswomen and York St John University in support of women's charity Kyra on Friday 8 March.

Dr Graeme Law

Pro footballer turned academic explores the less beautiful side of the game

Published: 6/03/2019

Dr Graeme Law finds gambling is rife and WAG life can be lonely

A Prize Winning Entry by Kerry Fox

International Art Prize Winners

Published: 6/03/2019

A fifth prestigious Anglo-Italian exhibition took place in York this month on the theme of disability pride and independent living.

Representing the Underrepresented

Published: 6/03/2019

New research has highlighted York St John University amongst the leading universities in the country for giving opportunities to students from one of the most underrepresented sections of society in higher education.

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York St John to award honorary degrees to hundreds of teaching alumni

Published: 21/02/2019

York St John University is preparing to welcome back more than 650 teaching alumni when it awards honorary degrees to students of Ripon College and York St John who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.

York to Host World Cup

Published: 31/01/2019

News that York will play host to three Rugby League World Cup games in 2021 was met with celebration this week. York St John University was one of many York institutions and organisations that gathered at Everyman Cinema to watch the live BBC streaming of the venue announcements for the World Cup.

Deepening our understanding of community music making

Published: 29/01/2019

The International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) at York St John University has been awarded research funding of $480,000 to work in collaboration with global youth music non-profit, JM International (JMI), on a project focusing on global folk music and young musicians.

York St John and NSPCC launch digital resource to tackle child sexual abuse

Published: 22/01/2019

A new national online digital learning and teaching resource tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation was launched at a special event at York St John University on 21 January, in partnership with the NSPCC and City of York Safeguarding Board.

Brexit vote defeat: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ options explained

Published: 15/01/2019

Politics lecturer Dr Chris Kirkland explores 6 possible options for what could happen next

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'Creative Writing: Pollination and Transformation' - the inaugural lecture from Professor Abi Curtis

Published: 8/01/2019

Professor Curtis explores the transformative possibilities of creative writing, for the writer, the reader and the wider environment.

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The pressure to be perfect

Published: 7/01/2019

Why we should make a New Year’s resolution to go easier on ourselves.  

Alternative ways of Gaming

Published: 2/01/2019

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.

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