2020 news

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. 

Eleanor Worthington exhibition artwork by third prize winner Elinor Williams

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.

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York St John’s Head of Bioscience recognised as leading UK university educator

Published: 21/02/2020

Dr Sue Jones shortlisted for HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2020.

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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