York St John University

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.

We’ve been endorsed for our inclusive offer scheme and are recognised nationally for making higher education accessible to those who may not feel that university is a possibility for them. The University celebrates the diversity of its workforce and is actively seeking to increase that diversity further.

A dedicated team of Education Outreach Workers organise and plan events for students. We work with students from Year 6 to College leavers and everyone between.

We organise a variety of events for primary and secondary schools, colleges and sixth form students which focus on providing information about Higher Education so students can make informed decisions about their future. We create workshops and presentations to fit your needs. Many of these are now available online for you to enjoy.