A Chair of School is a student who is elected to represent all those who study in their School – and there are nine! They are there to be your voice to the University, and make sure students have the best academic experience possible. A Chair of School also looks after a cohort of Academic Representatives, and meets with them regularly to collect feedback. Want to know more? Find your Chair of School below and send them an email!
Abi Cranswick Chair of School of Sport
Hi guys! I’m Abi Cranswick and I’m your Chair of School for Sport. I’m a 2nd year Sport Science and Injury Rehab student and I’m a part of Cheerleading team as the Pom Coach.
I’m looking forward to meeting more of you over the course of this year and making sport at YSJ the best it can be!
If you need anything then drop me an email!
Alex Terry Chair of School of Languages & Linguistics
Hello, my name is Alex Terry and I’m the Chair of School for Languages and Linguistics. A main objective of mine this year within our school, alongside working with staff and students to achieve great success, is to better incorporate our languages students and staff within our linguistics programme. Improvements are being made to our languages workshop and we’ve put together our Languages Society, that’s being run by four great and enthusiastic English students who also study a language as part of their degree. Alongside that, we have great outreach opportunities in the shape of teaching English to students who have English as an additional language, it’s called York English as an Additional Language or (YEAL). Finally, a bit more about me, I play for the universities cricket team, I also play badminton and currently sit on the Quality and Standards Committee.
Ebony Collier Chair of School of Psychological & Social Sciences
Hey, I'm Ebony and I'm a 3rd psychology student. I chose to run as the Chair of School for Psychological & Social Sciences because I'm passionate about improving student experiences and making sure students get what they want out of their degree. I want to make sure every student has the opportunity to voice their opinions and feedback, and work closely with the academic reps to ensure problems are resolved. As well as being a Chair of School, I also work on lots of projects as a research assistant at YSJ, and I'm also on the Student Minds society committee!
Georgina Lunn Chair of School of Education
"Hi! I am Georgina and I am your chair of school for education! I am really passionate about getting your voice heard whether it be positive or something that needs changing. I will work closely with all the education lecturers and most importantly with the students to ensure we have the best academic year possible! Message me or just come and have a chat I’ll be here for you and will try and make your university experience the best one!"
Holly Sloan Chair of School of Performance and Media Production
Hello! I’m Holly Sloan and I am this years’ Chair of School for Performance and Media Production. As well being a 3rd Year Drama: Education and Community Student, my role as Chair of School involves gathering student feedback, being a member of the Students’ Union exec, electing the academic reps, and generally being the student contact for my School. I Strongly believe that the students are the heart of York St John, and as part of my role I aim to bring my School together to share work, socialise and make new friends! You can follow me on Twitter: @YSJChairPMP
Joe Lynch Chair of School of Health Sciences
Hi, I'm Joe and I'm a 3rd year Biomedical Science student. In my role as Chair of School I'm looking to unite the School of Health Sciences through both the academic and social side of YSJ, I'm also looking to create a'placement advisor' service to help you guys with any placement worries! If you've got a question feel free to email me any time!
Sophie Howell Chair of School of Business
I am Sophie Howell, a third-year undergraduate student studying Business Management here at York Business School. For the following academic year, I have been elected as the student Chair of York Business School. My position within the University is to give students the opportunity to voice their opinions or concerns regarding academic studies, in order for everyone to have the best experience possible at York St John. Through my leadership within the Business department, my aim is to achieve a cohesive community, whereby students make the most of the opportunities provided to enhance not only their academic knowledge, but also gain transferable skills and experience to improve their CV.
Stella Woolnough Chair of School of Art, Design & Computer Sciences
Hello there, my name is Stella Woolnough and I am a third year Fine Arts student. Alongside my degree I am your Chair of school for ADC, social secretary for Feminist Society, Vice Chair for ADC Society, and a student ambassador.
My role as Chair is to ensure that your studies are taking the path that they intend to take. I am passionate for quality within education, but I also want to see students happy and enjoying their chosen degree. If students have issues with modules, moodle, deadlines, materials, computer or studio spaces I am the girl to come to.
Zoe Buckton Chair of School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
Hello! My name is Zoe, and I’m the chair of humanities, religion and philosophy. I currently study Creative Writing and English Literature, and I’m in my third year – so lots of dissertation library sessions! I’ve been a course representative for two years and I really love being involved with projects that York st john runs, along with the work that you lovely lot do! I run a discussion group on robots in fiction, and I’m also a digital ambassador – so you can read my blogposts about uni life here. I can’t wait to get stuck into a year of engaging with the humanities courses here at YSJ, and if you’d like to be a part of it feel free to find me in the library or drop me an email by clicking above.