Bhagya Perera, Country Manager, York St John University, UK
Established in 1841, York St John University has a magnificent campus, located in the centre of the historic City of York. Its eleven-acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls.
The award-winning campus has undergone a £100 million transformation over the past 10 years to ensure students benefit from the right environment in which to study and live. Originally built around a quadrangle, newer buildings including De Grey Court and the Fountains Learning Centre which houses the library, IT facilities and a modern lecture theatre. The Foss Building houses a sports hall and fitness suite, physiology laboratory, biomechanics lab, psychology lab, physiotherapy labs and general teaching rooms.
Other facilities include a dance studio, drama studio, music rooms (both practical and technical), TV and film production facilities, editing suites and dedicated art and design studios. There are a number of catering outlets and the Students’ Union has a bar, café, shop and offices on campus.
York St John University also has a campus in London, home to an international postgraduate learning community with a commitment to educate, motivate and inspire a new generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. The campus has excellent transport links and is within moments of the world-famous Barbican Centre. Its excellent location positions it in the very heart of London’s creative, technology and business creation ecosystems. The university’s master’s courses are shaped by its expert staff, directed by the latest research and informed by industry leaders.
If you’re thinking about applying to study with York St John University, UK in 2021, you will be able to contact the university’s Country Manager, Bhagya Perera, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to learn more about course options, campuses and accommodation. Bhagya joined the university to manage and spearhead the university’s strategy for Sri Lanka. She comes with wealth of industry expertise, and hands on experience and passion to work with students seeking to study with the university. She also manages the Sri Lankan based recruitment partners of York St John University, supporting their initiatives and taking part in activities they carry out promoting the university.
Some of the most demanding courses for Sri Lankan students are offered at York St John University at both undergraduate and postgraduate. These include Art and Design, Biomedical Science and Applied Biosciences, Business, Children and Education, Data Science, Mathematics and Computing, Health and Sport, Performing Arts, Languages, Linguistics and TESOL, Literature, Creative Writing, Film and Media, Media and Music Production, Politics, International Relations, Religion and Philosophy, Psychology and Mental Health and Joint Honours.
Postgraduate courses are designed for international students to have the best learning experience and include Education and Teacher Education, Literature, Creative Writing and Publishing, Media and Music Production, Social Sciences. The London Campus is well-acclaimed for offering MBA’s and MSc in Computer Science.
York St John University is an incredible place to study and an incredible place to grow. Whilst the teaching has been the biggest focus, the university also invest heavily in the student experience – ‘we want you to live your best life during your time here’ is the moto of the university for students. Students will experience the glorious and exciting cities where they are based and will have many academic and life opportunities during their studies, preparing them for excellence in the world beyond university.
As a York St John University student, they’ll have access to a range of support services to help make the most of their time with us. There should be no hurdles between student and their education, so the university is committed to providing any physical, emotional and psychological support they may need. One to one study support, group study support, workshop programme for improving study skills counselling, mental health advice, welfare advice, and disability advice, as well as a team dedicated to international student support.
There are also success programmes for care leavers, estranged students, sanctuary scholars and trans-students, and specialist training in specific study skills software as well as an on-campus medical centre.‘The One with the warmest welcome – York St John University’ is looking forward to welcoming Sri Lankan students for its next intake and interested students may contact Bhagya Perera, the Country Manager, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Srilanka@yorksj.ac.uk for counselling and support.
York St John University’s London Campus