Founded in 1841 York St John University has been at the forefront of Higher Education for over 175 years. In 2005 approval was delivered by the Privy Council giving York St John degree awarding powers and with it the new title of York St John University from February 1st, 2006.Less than a decade later in 2015 the University was proud to be given research degree awarding powers for a PhD and doctoral programs. In 2018 York St John University’s London campus opened, offering 7 postgraduate programs.The University has been placed 81st, which shows a rise of 21 places compared to 2019 and 37 places in comparison to 2018. This follows a rise of 12 places in the latest Guardian league table. The improved league table performance has followed excellent results for York St John in the latest National Student Survey, with 86% overall satisfaction, has placed the University 27th out of 122 Higher Education Institutions in England.Our role in the city of York is one we take seriously. Many of our students engage directly with the wider community across so many different levels. From prison partnerships to working with disabled athletes, military rehabilitation to free creative courses for mental health service users – we fight to remove the hurdles that prevent participation. Our passion for teaching, learning, and commitment to our students is demonstrated through our three strategic prioritiesMany of our academics are also activists, taking on the challenges of the modern world head-on. Our community takes an active stand against climate change, prejudice, and inequality and we will only ever increase our efforts. We see our students as the changemakers and influencers of tomorrow. Our mission is to ensure that the learning environment they need to make a difference is safe, exciting, inclusive, and inspirational.We value the social and cultural diversity that everyone brings to our community. We continuously strive to enrich our community by tackling inequalities, promoting fairness, and challenging prejudice. We’ve been endorsed for our inclusive offer scheme and are recognized nationally for making higher education accessible to those who may not feel that university is a possibility for them. We have been in the Stonewall Top 100 LGBT inclusive employers 5 times. We have many initiatives to ensure that we attract diverse students and staff, and make everyone feel safe and part of the YSJU community. Our initiatives range from dedicated support for students and staff from diverse backgrounds to a task force to remove barriers standing in the way of people with Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds.This is our moment to reflect and redefine how we transform lives through education.The world around us has changed.2020 saw the start of a pandemic and the UK leaving the European Union. Young people have experienced, and will continue to experience, a difficult and disruptive period in their lives and our graduates are entering a challenging economy. Our strategy must adapt and respond to continue empowering our graduates, our staff and the wider community to succeed.VisionWe will extend the transformative power of university education to the communities we serve.Our missionDriven by our commitment to social justice, we focus our expertise, talents and creativity to advance knowledge, promote understanding and achieve educational outcomes for the benefit of all.We pride ourselves in our community here at York St John University. It’s a close-knit, inclusive place that offers a lot more than a degree certificate. With official ‘Sanctuary’ status, we see our role as something bigger than an education provider.Our role in the city of York is one we take seriously. Many of our students engage directly with the wider community across so many different levels. From prison partnerships to working with disabled athletes, military rehabilitation to free creative courses for mental health service users – we fight to remove the hurdles that prevent participation.Our passion for teaching, learning and commitment to our students is demonstrated through our strategic priorities:PurposePeoplePlaceMany of our academics are also activists, taking on the challenges of the modern world head on. Our community takes an active stand against climate change, prejudice and inequality and we will only ever increase our efforts. We see our students as the changemakers and influencers of tomorrow. Our mission is to ensure that the learning environment they need to make a difference is safe, exciting, inclusive and inspirational.
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York St John University’s new creative space has been announced as joint winner in the Education/Community category and Sustainability category in the York Design Awards 2022.Read more →
A group of 12 students have qualified as the first ever counselling psychologists to graduate from York St John University.Read more →
Tens of thousands of students across the country will be looking to make the most of their university options on Tuesday 10 August, A-level Results Day.Read more →
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