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 £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 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 are a number of catering outlets and the Students’ Union has a bar, café, shop and offices on campus.
- Art & design studios
- Campus Map (PDF, 2.7MB)
- Campus buildings
- Conference and events facilities
- Information Learning Services
- Health & sports facilities
- Performance & production spaces
- Places to eat and drink
- Sports park and theatre
- The David Hope RE Centre
- Visitor information
- Yorkshire Film Archive
- YSJ Active
93% of our graduates are in work or education six months after graduating.*
One of the great reasons to study at York St John.
* Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 2016