That YSJ feeling
Find out more about life at York St John from the people who know it best - our students!
Why I chose York St John
Our students talk about why they chose to come to York St John and share some of their favourite things about being a student here.
Our current students and recent graduates share their experiences, top tips and recommendations to help you make the most of your time at university.
From advice on getting ready to move into your accommodation, to guides on city nightlife and the best places to eat in the city, you'll get a flavour of what life is like as a York St John student.
You can also find out more about the facilities available to you as a student on our Campus and facilities page.
Explore our teaching facilities in the Teaching spaces gallery and discover the York St John University Sports Park. Find out about food and drink on campus, and start picturing your life as a York St John student.
Richard Music Composition
Studying at York St John brought me into contact with people, opportunities and experiences I'd never have encountered otherwise. I came to university as a part time singer-songwriter and sax player who had only decided on higher education at the last minute. Now, I've sung at the BBC Proms, heard my work performed in York Minster, and am considering another degree.
At York St John I felt valued as a student, both in terms of my interests, and in wider support with my mental health and other difficulties. I never felt like I could not do something, as whenever I had a particular interest in a subject a Tutor would help me find resources to pursue it, or if I was struggling I was reassured that I was still capable and given resources to find the proper support. I have never felt like a number, a grade, or just another student here.
Megan Childhood and Youth Studies
I have made friends for life and people I don't think I could live without. I've met so many different people during my time here, some who have opened my eyes and changed my viewpoints on many aspects of the world. If you have a problem, or just need someone to talk to there are always people there. Even your lecturers will gladly meet you and have a coffee with you whilst you chat away!
Learn more about student life
Life in York
Discover what it's like to live in York, including our tips on places to visit.Life in York
Studying at York St John means being right in the centre of town. Learn more about our campus.Campus life
Clubs, societies and your Students' Union
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