Research Events

At York St John University, we offer a variety of research-related events, conferences, seminars and workshops supported by the central Research Office in partnership with the academic Schools.


Upcoming Events

Writing Retreat facilitated by Dr Clare Cunningham, 9:00 - 17:00 on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2019

A writing retreat provides the time and space for participants to make advances in their research writing. Open to all academic staff and postgraduate researchers but aimed at those with specific academic writing projects in progress for example thesis, book chapters, journal articles, HEA Fellowship applications. The session will include regular breaks and support from Dr Clare Cunningham who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics and a trained writing retreat facilitator. Applications for this event have now closed. Contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list.


University Research Conference, Autumn 2019

Further details to follow soon.


If you would like any further information, or to book on any of the events, please email


Previous Events

Grant Writing Workshop: Writing grant applications for the AHRC and other public funders, Wednesday 3 April 2019

This workshop will cover some of the basics of writing grant applications effectively by looking at the application process from the point of view of reviewers. The session will run through what is expected of an UKRI application, cover strategies for effective communication, and consider how to build a compelling narrative about the value of your research for funders. During the session participants learn about how reviewers are directed to comment on applications, and there will be a chance to read and discuss examples of successful past project applications to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). While we’ll be working with past examples submitted to the AHRC, this session should also be useful for people considering submitting to other UKRI councils such as the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC). The workshop will be facilitated by Adam Stock from the English Literature team. Adam has had past research projects funded by both the AHRC and the Leverhulme Trust, and as a member of the AHRC peer review college he regularly assesses applications and participates in AHRC strategy events.

Postgraduate Research Colloquium, Friday 12 April 2019

The School of Education, the School of Languages and Linguistics and the School of Psychological and Social Sciences are holding the third Postgraduate Research Colloquium. The purpose of the colloquium is to share our postgraduate researchers’ research and provide constructive peer feedback in a collegial environment as part of building a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture.

REF2021 Town Hall Meetings

York St John University is currently drafting the Code of Practice for the REF2021 submission. The PVC for Research and Knowledge Exchange and the Head of the Research Office would greatly appreciate your input into the document, including comments from an equality, diversity and inclusivity perspective. There will be two open meetings where colleagues can let us know their thoughts. The meetings will be held on:

Wednesday 8th May (11:00-12:00) 

Thursday 9th May (13:00-14:00) 

The Code of Practice itself will be released for comment in the week commencing 6th May.

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