York College (York)
|Type||further education/higher education college|
|Principal||Dr. Alison Birkinshaw|
|Location||Sim Balk Lane
York College is a further and higher education college in York, England. It offers A-levels, AVCE, HND and NVQ degrees. It is an associate college of the University of York. The college is a member of the 157 Group of high performing schools.
The College was formed in 1999 by a merger of York Sixth Form College and York College of Further and Higher Education (formerly York College of Art and Technology). It used to exist on two sites but has recently consolidated them into one: a major redevelopment of the former Sixth Form College site (previously home to Ashfield Secondary Modern School) began in 2005, and the new campus opened in September 2007. The other site (the former College of Further and Higher Education) has been sold off for housing; demolition began in late 2007 and was complete by April 2008.
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York College Students' Union was formed in 1999 following the merger of York VI Form College and York College of Further and Higher Education. Prior to the merger there were separate Students' unions for each of the colleges that were both affiliated to NUS. Throughout much of the 1999/2000 academic year the two students' unions effectively operated separately with one president leading the overall structure. This continued until the introduction of a new constitution governing the activity of the new body which came into force in March 2000. The current constitution was ratified by the corporation of York College in March 2008 and is due to be reviewed by March 2013. The union was nominated for an award by the Centre for Excellence in Leadership in 2006-07 and was short-listed as a runner up in the category of most improved provider. It is a member of the National Union of Students and shareholder union of NUS Services Ltd. In April 2012 York College Students' Union became the first Further Education Student Union to achieve the NUS Green Impact Silver Standard. In 2013, they went on to achieve NUS Green Impact Gold Standard.