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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.

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.

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 

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 Manage Your Future: an online toolkit with resources covering CVs, cover letters and interview preparation, and content designed to help you manage your future.

For more information or to request a login for Manage Your Future visit the Careers and placements web pages 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.

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