What We Do

Governance

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.

For more information, contact Alison Kennell or Sally-Ann Long.

Student Casework

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 casework@yorksj.ac.uk.

Health and Safety

Dave Harrison is our Interim 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.

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 Dave 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.

To find out about our E&D work as well as policies, guides and support, please visit the Equality and Diversity pages on our website or contact Marije directly on equalities@yorksj.ac.uk

Records Management & Information Governance

The York St John University Secretary’s Office leads on Records Management & Information Governance which includes:

-   The ongoing development and implementation of the University’s records management framework,
Provides advise and guidance on data protection and preparation for the new General Data Protection (GDPR) regulation, which will be implemented in May 2018.Records Management & Information Governance
-   Requests under the Freedom of Information Act, and the University's Publication Scheme are also managed by the University Secretary's Office.

Further information for staff on data protection, GDPR and records management is available on moodle.