York St John University

  • Address: Located in York and London


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

York St John University (YSJU) signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2014, were awarded Employer Recognition Silver status in 2018 and Gold in 2020.

As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, YSJU has committed to:

  • The provision of two weeks paid leave for staff who are Reservists to undertake their main MoD training each year.
  • Development and publication of a positive HR Policy on Reserves.
  • Identification of current Reservists / ex-military colleagues through the recruitment and selection process.

YSJU identifies colleagues who are from the Armed Forces Community and have provided a toolkit of support for line mangers. A forum has been created to identify better opportunities for students from military backgrounds and/or families. The Outreach Officer representing the SCiP Alliance/York & North Yorkshire hub for Uni Connect provides advice regarding military families and children. 

Student widening participation and recruitment include Acknowledgement of Prior Learning (APL) for military courses as part of our admissions process.

YSJU is part of the Universities in Support of Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel Programme (UNSWIS) Programme.

About us

We are a high-quality university with a growing reputation for academic excellence and a friendly, community spirit. Community is incredibly important to us all at York St John University. The University celebrates the diversity of its workforce and is actively seeking to increase that diversity further. We have a number of strong staff network groups that ensure colleagues from different backgrounds can come together in a spirit of mutual support. We have a highly engaged workforce, with the University consistently achieving staff satisfaction levels in excess of 88%

Whether you work in an academic role or a job in one of our support teams, you’ll always be part of the YSJ Community where we share in the same success and move forward together. Based in the heart of the city of York, or at our recently opened campus in London, York St John University has a vibrant and rewarding atmosphere.