Message from the Vice Chancellor
York St John University is outstanding. We are a high quality, friendly university, known for academic excellence, a strong community spirit and a magnificent campus, based in the centre of the historic City of York.
There are many things you will love about York St John University including the interesting, contemporary and relevant courses delivered by enthusiastic, expert staff. Recent campus investment of over £75m will provide you with an excellent student experience and a terrific range of well located accommodation. And all of this in the exciting environment that is York - with its heritage, vibrant café/bar culture and nightlife.
York St John University awards are distinctive and dynamic. They are designed for you to achieve not only the subject specific skills you will need to enter your chosen profession, but also the life and work skills which we know employers are looking for in today’s competitive job market. We have a proud tradition of successful achievement for our students - people who come to us from a wide range of backgrounds.
-Professor David Fleming
York St John is committed to the provision of excellent, open and progressive higher education that embraces difference, challenges prejudice and promotes justice, and is shaped by York St John's Church foundation.
Building on this foundation, we will:
•Provide widely-accessible opportunities for life-long learning, underpinned by scholarship and research
•Extend and deepen YSJ's external contribution regionally, nationally and globally
•Foster a supportive, creative, critical and reflective community which promotes personal and professional development for both students and staff
Key Strategic Aims
The following key strategic aims have been developed in support of the University’s Mission:
•To be an inclusive and accessible university
•To provide flexible student-centred curricula with excellent teaching
•To be an employer of choice
•To be a leading regional university with a strong commitment to internationalisation
•To be a learning organisation promoting lifelong learning through partnership and collaboration
•To offer a transforming student experience
•To build capacity and good practice in research and knowledge exchange
•To be financially and environmentally sustainable