Campus and Facilities
York St John University is an outstanding university, known for
its academic excellence and responsive nature, always putting the
student at the heart of everything it does. Our magnificent campus
is located in the centre of the historic City of York. Our
eleven-acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk is in a stunning setting
facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls.
Our award winning campus has undergone
a £90 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 our sports hall, a physiology laboratory, a
biomechanics lab, a psychology lab, a fitness suite, 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 is a number of catering outlets and the
Students’ Union has a bar, café, shop and offices on campus.
The Holgate Student Centre - new for 2013!
As part of our continuing investment in our
student experience and campus, we will be adapting and refurbishing
the ground floor of our Holgate building this
summer. The project aims to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ for the
provision of highly visible, flexible, accessible and exceptional
learner support services and facilities for all our students in the
heart of the University.
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The University’s investment in the student
experience is on-going,
- a recently acquired a 57 acre sports park and
the Joseph Rowntree Theatre from Nestlé as part of a major
enhancement of sports and performing arts facilities.
- new student accommodation St John Central is also under construction
ready for students to move in for the autumn term in 2013.
This investment aims to enhance the quality of
the student experience, with a particular focus on learning and
teaching, to enable graduates to continue developing the skills
they need for life and work.