York St John University (formerly York Diocesan College) is a public university in York, North Yorkshire, England, with a major urban campus. Although it was founded in 1841, it only received university status in 2006. York St John University is descended from two Anglican teacher training colleges established in York in 1841 (for men) and 1846 (for women) respectively (for women). "Ut Vitam Habeant et Abundantius" is the university's Latin motto, which translates to "They may have life and have it more abundantly."The university's Chancellor and Vice Chancellor are Reeta Chakrabarti and Professor Karen Bryan, respectively. It is one of several religiously affiliated higher education institutes.
Theology, nursing, life sciences, and education are the most popular and well-known subjects due to the University's continued religious and educational traditions. The Faculty of Arts has a strong national reputation and was recently named a national centre for excellence in innovation. The site itself just underwent a £91 million renovation, with more planned. In the academic year 2019/20, there were 7,000 students enrolled in nine schools: Art, Design & Computer Science; Education; Health Sciences; Humanities, Religion & Philosophy; Languages & Linguistics; Performance and Media Production; Psychological and Social Sciences; Sport; and York Business School.
Around 100 degree course options are available to students at the foundation and undergraduate levels, including mathematics, data science, biology, biochemistry, nutrition, biomedical science, computer science, film and television production (see filmmaking), media production, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, literature, linguistics, psychology, counselling, business management, marketing, tourism, history, music, music production, art, design, geography, theatre, drama, and theatre management. York Business School provides a variety of postgraduate and post-experience Master's programmes, including a new MBA programme. Theology, education, drama, fine art, film production, music composition, counselling, health, languages, and TESOL are among the other postgraduate subjects available.
The University is situated on a large urban campus in the heart of York, in northern England. York, which was founded by the Romans in 71 AD and is home to one of Britain's two archbishops as well as the magnificent York Minster cathedral, is the religious capital of the North of England. It has a diverse range of architecture, some of which dates back to the old Roman city walls. With various theatre and concert halls, as well as small independent cinemas and eateries, it is a culturally rich city. According to mythology, the city alone has 365 pubs, with larger nightclubs in surrounding cities like as Newcastle and Birmingham.
There are airport pickups available, as well as an international welcome programme that runs prior to the start of the semester. Visa and immigration guidance is available via the International Office. Pre-sessional courses, weekly discussion classes, and in-sessional programmes are all available at York St John on a variety of levels and at various times. In addition, the Student Union sponsors Global Friends, a society that brings together international and British students to foster friendship.
All first-year students at York St John are guaranteed housing in University residence. Various types of lodging are available at a number of locations throughout the city, all within a 20-minute walk. The majority of the rooms are single study bedrooms with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, however there are a few en suite single study bedrooms. The Accommodation Team hosts a Landlords' Event for students interested in living in privately rented housing.
The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on York St John University's website.
|Undergraduate and Postgraduate Terms Date 2021-22|
|Welcome Week||27 September - 1 October 2021|
|Semester 1 teaching starts||4 October 2021|
|Degree ceremonies||15 November 2021|
|Christmas Break||13 December to 27 December 2021|
|Assessment week (written exams - all levels)||24 - 31 January 2022|
|Semester 2 preparation week||31 January - 4 January 2022|
|Semester 2 starts||7 January 2022|
|Semester 1 Progress and Award Examination Panel||14 March 2022|
|Easter Break||04 April - 17 April 2022|
|Semester 1 resits||18 April 2022|
|Assessment week||23 - 30 May 2022|
|Semester 2 School Assessment Boards||July 04 2022|
|Progress and Award Examination Panel||July 18 2022|
|Student Success Week||1 August - 5 August 2022|
|Semester 2 resits||15 August 2022|
|Summer Vacation||13 June to 26 September 2022|
You must have applied for student finance and demonstrated that you have a residual family income of less than £25,000 to be eligible. Before taxes, pension payments, and dependent child allowances, this is your household income.