OUR HEADLINE PARTNER and SPONSOR of the OVERALL YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Founded in 1841, York St John University has been at the forefront of Higher Education for over 175 years. We are proud of our heritage and proud to contribute to the history of York. Our city centre campus is where modern buildings meet Victorian architecture. It is a place to follow your passion and start your career. We stand for equality, ambition and social justice and we know that education has the power to create a fairer world. We celebrate diversity and take pride in our dedication to providing equal opportunities for students from all backgrounds. Our unique Opportunity and Excellence scheme helps to break down the barriers to attending university. The difference this makes is clear, 60% of our students come from backgrounds underrepresented in UK Higher Education.* We also demonstrate our commitment to equality through our sponsorship of the Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers awards. We want to recognise the achievements of our young Asian population and inspire them to keep pushing boundaries, breaking down barriers and making a difference in the world. The YAYA Awards Event 2020 offers an opportunity to celebrate the excellent accomplishments of all of it’s nominees. York St John University is proud to be the key sponsor of, and positively associated with, the YAYA Awards. *Higher Education Policy Institute analysis 2018

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Celebrating the talents and successes of the county’s young South Asians!


The Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers awards (The YAYAs) is the first scheme of its kind set up to recognise the efforts of young people aged 16-30, of South Asian heritage born or living and working in Yorkshire. 

Its special focus is on those socially-mobile young achievers who have overcome deprivation and disadvantage, or have broken through traditional barriers to progress. The awards aim to: Promote social mobility among young South Asians Identify role models to help inspire others from the relevant communities Encourage young South Asians to seek out and take up further and higher education opportunities. The awards were presented during a fabulous virtual event on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. It was hosted by the fabulous award-winning BBC Radio and TV presenter and stand-up comedian Noreen Khan. 

 The webcast is open to anyone to view via this link: https://yaya2020.sparq.me.uk/

 “There is a huge amount of talent among young South Asians in Yorkshire and we want to ensure it is being recognised. The YAYAs are a really exciting way to make that happen” Dr Mohammed Ali OBE, Founder and CEO, QED Foundation

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Click to view Business, Management, Finance or Law Award

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Click to view Public Sector Award

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Click to view Female in a Traditionally Male Work Area Award

Click to view Female Entrepreneur Award

Click to view Overcoming Life Obstacles Award

Click to view Young Achiever of the Year



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