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
The exciting ground floor refurbishment of Holgate is now
complete. Holgate has been transformed into an exceptional
one-stop-shop for student services, providing flexible, accessible
and exceptional learner support services and facilities for all our
students in the heart of the University.
The recent investment in Holgate means students will benefit
- Increased access to IT and media
- Bookable pods for group work
- New, integrated university reception and student services
- Previously closed-in spaces have been opened up allowing for
flexible social learning
- Additional interview rooms and office space
- Dedicated drop-ins with Student Services teams
The Student Advice Team provide valuable support to students in
areas such as money, disability advice, careers &
employability, health & wellbeing, help with studies and
information for international students.
Visit the student
services webpage for more information on the support they
Dining Room refurbishment
As part of our on-going investment work on campus, the Dining
Room has been refurbished. This major project has
provides a more flexible social space for dining, offering
additional seating and also providing the possibility to section
off areas of the dining room for different purposes such as events,
conferences, dinners or lunches.
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.
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.