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Alumni benefits and services

Find out more about the exclusive benefits we offer our alumni family and other ways we can help.

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Alumni business directory

Discover our list of businesses founded by York St John University alumni.

Get discounts from selected businesses, including discounts on luxury products, leadership training, and more.

Your York benefits

We offer our alumni an exclusive benefits package that celebrates our incredible local businesses and transports a piece of York to you, wherever you are.

Get in touch at to let us know which benefits you are interested in and claim your code. Our registered alumni are eligible for:

York Gin

10% off at York Gin (online and in store).

You can order award-winning Yorkshire gins from their sustainable distillery for delivery to a UK address.

Please quote discount code YSJ2021.

York Cocoa House

10% off at York Cocoa House (online and in store).

Order truffles, bars, cocoa and more from these passionate chocolate makers to your UK door. You can also use the discount for tours, workshops and in the café.

Please quote discount code YORKSTJOHNS10.

Middlethorpe Hall

An exclusive discount on your stay at Middlethorpe Hall*. Enjoy 20 acres of gardens and parkland, excellent food, luxurious accommodation and a boutique spa, all 2 miles from the city centre. Get in touch for more details.

*This rate is not valid on Fridays and Saturdays, York Race days or bank holidays.

Hospital and Medical Care Association (HMCA)

The York St John University Alumni team has agreed with the Hospital and Medical Care Association (HMCA) to offer discounted rates for medical plans, dental plan, hospital cash plans, travel plan, income protection and vehicle breakdown products.

An exclusive offer* to provide private medical plans for members of York St John Alumni Society has been arranged with HMCA, including a £50 gift card or £100 off your first-year subscription upon joining a private medical plan.

If you already have a private medical plan, are you paying too much? You could save money by transferring to HMCA. Why not request a no obligation quote ahead of your renewal? You may transfer to HMCA at any age, without a medical examination and will receive guaranteed acceptance under our transfer facility.

This offer is also available to you if you do not currently have private medical cover. With hospital waiting lists at a record high, there has never been a better time to start a private medical plan.

HMCA offer 4 levels of private medical plans for individuals, family groups and companies as well as dental plans, hospital cash plans, travel plans and vehicle breakdown recovery. Our many years of experience ensures we have a plan to suit your needs at the best possible price.

For further information and quotations contact HMCA by telephone on 01423 799 949 or visit the exclusive HMCA York St John Alumni Society website.

HMCA/S PLC (trading as Hospital and Medical Care Association, HMCA and HMCA Members) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:307587). HMCA/s PLC is a company registered in England, company number: 01362094, registered office: Beech Hall, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0EA.

*Exclusive offer available to members of York St John University Alumni Community and other selected membership groups.

Your YSJ benefits

You are part of the YSJ community for life. If you choose to come back for an event, to use our library, or to complete further study with us, we are happy to welcome you back with these benefits.

Room bookings

When you hire a university room through our Events team, you are entitled to a 15% alumni discount.

Hire a room for an event

Library membership

Our alumni can apply for membership of the university library for free. For more information on how to apply for membership visit our library pages

Postgraduate discount

York St John University alumni are eligible for a 10% reduction on their postgraduate course fees, regardless of when they graduated.

If you are continuing to postgraduate study directly after studying at undergraduate level with us, we offer a reduction in fees depending on the classification of degree you achieve. 

Scholarships for alumni 

The Dock

The Dock is a start-up coworking space located at York St John University London campus. Designed for productivity and collaboration, the Dock provides a host of resources and networks that members need to develop their business.

Alongside coworking spaces, members also have access to podcasting and content creation space, professional coaching, mail management services and a registered office space.

Alumni receive their first 3 months free, and the following 3 months half price. Find out more about this opportunity by emailing

Lifelong careers support

No matter when you graduated, you can get support from our Careers, Placements and Student Opportunities team at York St John University.

Our Careers team is happy to offer you support and advice on:

  • Finding internships, voluntary and work experience opportunities.
  • Finding graduate and part time job vacancies.
  • Developing your business idea.
  • Access to Handshake: a careers management platform with graduate opportunities, events and access to 1 to 1 careers advice.

For more information visit the Careers and Placements webpages or email the team on

Transcripts and certificates

A transcript is a full academic record of a student's career. It includes module marks and grades attained at the University. York St John University presents degree certificates to graduating students during graduation ceremonies or posts them after those events. 

If you need a replacement transcript or certificate these can be purchased through our online store.

If your course was validated by the University of Leeds you will need to order a replacement certificate from the University of Leeds online store.