We provide professional governance services to the York St John University Governing Body and its committees and are the main point of contact for the University’s Governors.
We also maintain the Gifts and Hospitality Register, which records gifts given and received by YSJU staff members over £25 in value.
Lena Barrett is the Student Casework Manager. Her role is to ensure that York St John University correctly applies its own regulations when it makes decisions regarding students. This includes decisions on progress and award, academic misconduct, discipline, fitness to practise and fitness to study. Students have the opportunity to challenge University decision-making through the appeals procedure, and Lena’s role is to ensure that the Student Appeals and Conduct Committee independently reviews those challenges fairly and reasonably.
The University has contractual responsibilities to its students, and where students believe those responsibilities have not been met, they may raise their concerns through the complaints procedure.
For more information, contact Lena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equality and Diversity
Marije Davidson is Equality and Diversity Adviser. She supports the university to be more diverse, inclusive and accessible for students, staff and visitors. Her role includes:
- Advising on key objectives, developing approaches and supporting its implementation
- Monitoring and reporting, for example through the Annual Equality and Diversity Report to the Governing Body
- Increasing visibility of diverse groups and our work and celebrating diversity
- Helping you understand the impact of your work on different groups.
- Working with you to be proactive and make your work more inclusive.
Health and Safety
Matt Bellew is the Health and Safety Adviser. He supports management and staff on health and safety matters and leads the development and communication of health and safety policy, procedure and guidance. The role acts as an internal champion to guide and support management in the delivery of their responsibilities for local health and safety, to develop and promote health and safety training solutions and to advise management and our leadership team on our health and safety performance and compliance.
We are all encouraged to play a role in maintaining and improving the safety of our community by identifying and removing hazards where they can and to ensure that they and others work and study safely. Opportunities to improve matters should always be reported appropriately and Matt is here to provide advice and guidance on helping to keep us all safe.
See health and safety webpage for further details.
Information Governance (including freedom of information and data protection)
Liam Wilkinson is the Information Governance Assistant. He supports information governance processes within the University, specifically relating to Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation. As well as responding to Freedom of Information requests and providing advice and guidance regarding data protection to staff and management, he is also responsible for ensuring that the University’s records are efficiently maintained, that key data is communicated internally and externally in a safe and reliable manner and that information and documentation can be easily accessed to aid transparency and accountability.
Information about the University’s records management framework can be obtained from the Student Records Manager, Registry.
Alpha Love-Koh is a solicitor and the Legal Adviser for York St John University. She provides in-house legal advice with a particular focus on supporting the development of collaborations and contracts with businesses, charities and educational establishments in the UK and beyond. Alpha also advises colleagues across the University on intellectual property, data protection and a wide range of other legal matters.
For more information, contact Alpha Love-Koh at email@example.com