2020 news

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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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Recognition for game design talent at York St John

Published: 15/07/2020

Gaming continues to go from strength to strength.

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Rise in independent publishing sparks new courses at York St John University

Published: 14/07/2020

New suite of postgraduate publishing courses to further cement York’s reputation as a northern writing powerhouse.

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York St John joins project to support students disadvantaged by COVID-19

Published: 1/07/2020

A new national project to support students to enter higher education has been launched by the Minister for Universities.

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York Business School encourages radical thinking about the purpose of tourism

Published: 18/06/2020

York Business School at York St John University has hosted a virtual international conference to address tourism education in a dramatically changing world.

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New research reveals that burnout leads to worse academic achievement

Published: 16/06/2020

Students who are suffering from symptoms of burnout, defined as exhaustion, cynicism and reduced efficacy, achieve worse academic results, according to new research from York St John University and London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Action to tackle racism

Published: 15/06/2020

On Tuesday 2 June, York St John University and York St John University Students’ Union pledged to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, in support of the global outrage against the killing of George Floyd and other Black people.

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Director of Biomedical Sciences wins top teaching accolade

Published: 10/06/2020

Dr Sue Jones wins HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2020

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York St John University hosts its first ever Virtual Art & Design Degree Show

Published: 9/06/2020

Creative communities come together for an online celebration of the next generation of artists and designers

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Students’ Bangladesh placement cut short by pandemic

Published: 8/06/2020

Second year physiotherapy students Imogen Clowes and Aaliyah Allen were on a ten-week elective placement in Bangladesh when the Covid-19 pandemic was declared.

Online art exhibition gets huge response from students across the UK 

Published: 28/05/2020

York St John University students offer others a virtual space to present their work in the light of physical exhibition cancellations 

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Boost for regional laboratory testing capacity with NHS degree apprenticeships

Published: 15/05/2020

NHS staff from York and Hull will join York St John this year to train as Biomedical Scientists   

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York St John partners with Mediaworks to launch free virtual marketing course

Published: 14/05/2020

York St John University has partnered with digital marketing agency, Mediaworks, to offer a free three-week online course, specialising in digital marketing to help the UK economy bounce back from lockdown.

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Makers making a difference

Published: 12/05/2020

Staff, students and alumni of York St John are using their creative skills to help the wider community during the pandemic

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Keeping connected in London’s lockdown

Published: 11/05/2020

Students at York St John London Campus have been taking part in challenges to foster a sense of community while they are physically distant from campus and each other.

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English language teaching support for refugee volunteers moves online during lockdown

Published: 11/05/2020

York St John University is providing online training for volunteers at Refugee Action York (RAY) to ensure that English language teaching provision continues despite the lockdown.

Dame Julia Unwin appointed as new Chair of Governing Body

Published: 24/04/2020

Former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Dame Julia Unwin DBE, has been appointed Pro Chancellor and Chair of York St John University's Governing Body from 1 August 2020.

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National recognition for pioneering mental health partnership  

Published: 20/04/2020

A partnership between York St John University and the NHS has been awarded national funding to evaluate the impact of its award-winning mental health programme. 

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International Art and Disability exhibition at York St John University

Published: 3/03/2020

A sixth prestigious Anglo-Italian exhibition takes place in York this week on the theme of Pride and Disability.

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Academic joins call for support for artists in North Yorkshire’s rural communities

Published: 24/02/2020

Why should you have to move to a city to make art?

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boohoo co-founder, Carol Kane awards life-changing student scholarships

Published: 24/02/2020

In a unique collaboration with York St John University, online fashion retailer boohoo.com has funded scholarships to three talented fashion students.

University recognised for tackling social mobility

Published: 20/02/2020

York St John joins Social Mobility Pledge to remove barriers to success

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Builder appointed for next phase of the Creative Centre

Published: 12/02/2020

York St John University’s flagship building project moves a step closer

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Pioneering project to improve mental health and wellbeing support launches in York

Published: 7/02/2020

The ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing: Northern Quarter Project’ takes inspiration from Italian city with world-leading approach to wellbeing.

York law students to support people without legal aid 

Published: 31/01/2020

Outreach scheme aims to ease the pressure on local court.

Stonewall names York St John one of Britain’s Top LGBT Employers

Published: 30/01/2020

York St John University has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall.

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York St John gets a satirical version of Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Published: 24/01/2020

Staff and students invited to join conceptual art project.

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York St John receive award for Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Published: 22/01/2020

York St John University is celebrating success after receiving Bronze status as a Hedgehog Friendly Campus. Funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, the scheme aims to raise awareness of the fall in hedgehog populations across the UK.

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York St John backs new awards which recognise young people overcoming barriers to progress

Published: 9/01/2020

The brand new awards scheme launches today (Thurs, Jan 9) to recognise young people aged 16-30 who have overcome deprivation and disadvantage to make their way in the world.

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New Vice Chancellor for York St John University

Published: 7/01/2020

Professor Karen Bryan OBE has been appointed as the next Vice Chancellor of York St John University.

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