We provide professional governance services for 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 gives given and received by YSJU staff members over a £25.
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.
Health and Safety
Neil Rogers is our Health and Safety Advisor. 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.
Neil encourages all of us 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 Neil is here to provide advice and guidance on helping to keep us all safe.
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.
Records Management & Data Protection
The York St John University Secretary’s Office leads the ongoing development and implementation of the University’s records management framework.
Records management is the creation, maintenance, control, storage and disposal of records in a way which facilitates their most appropriate, efficient and effective use. The University’s Records Management Policy enables the University to comply with relevant legislation such as the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act.
The University Secretary's Office also provides advise and guidance on data protection and preparation for the new General Data Protection (GDPR) regulation, which will be implemented in May 2018.
Further information for staff on data protection, GDPR and records management is available on moodle.