Global Campus Programme
Global Campus trips
Join one of our friendly Global Guides on a trip to explore the north of England.
Due to COVID-19, we are going to spend time exploring some of our wonderful city's hidden gems - areas of York that you may not think of visiting otherwise.
As soon as government guidance allows we will start to visit wider Yorkshire and further afield but for now this is your chance to enjoy our beautiful city while keeping safe.
Global Campus Saturday walking trips
Visit EventBrite to book your place on any of our trips.
All of our trips are completely free and are led by our friendly and knowledgeable Global Guides.
Each event starts at 10:00am and lasts between 2 and 3 hours. We meet at Holgate reception.
Saturday 17 October - Bishopthorpe Palace
This week’s trip is for serious walkers! We will be walking across the fields just south of the city to the village of Bishopthorpe. You can expect lovely views of the river and Bishopthorpe Palace, where the Archbishop of York still resides. The walk will take around 3 hours in total and there are no facilities along the way, so bring a flask of tea to keep you warm!
Saturday 24 October - St Nicholas Fields
Come and explore 24 acres of unique green space on the site of a former rubbish tip. St Nicks became a Local Nature Reserve in February 2004 and now contains areas of woodland, meadow, grassland and streams. It will take around 30 minutes to walk to St Nicks, where you will have time to explore, look for wildlife and enjoy being in nature. There are no facilities in the reserve, so bring a flask of tea to keep you warm!
Saturday 31 October - York Cat Trail
Statues of cats have been placed on buildings in York for around two centuries. It is thought that they were originally used to frighten away rats and mice! The Cat Trail is a great opportunity to see the city from a different angle. Join us to discover architectural details and historic buildings of this beautiful city and to have fun finding the cat statues!
Saturday 7 November - National Railway Museum
Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world. You don’t have to be a train expert or enthusiast to enjoy a visit to the National Railway Museum, where you will discover amazing stories about the people, places and engineering marvels behind the railways – there is something for everyone here!
Saturday 14 November - York Treasure Hunt
This is a really fun and different way to see York, taking in lots of the city's main attractions. You will need to work in a team and use your head to follow directions, solve the clues and find the treasure! If you look really closely, you might discover some of York’s best kept secrets.
Saturday 21 November - York Minster
Come and explore one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals! Dating back to medieval times, York Minster features magnificent 14th and 15th century stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs. York St John has strong links with York Minster and our students still graduate here, so it’s absolutely not to be missed.
Saturday 28 November - York Art Gallery
Join us on a visit to York Art Gallery and explore paintings spanning more that 600 years, from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century works by British artists like LS Lowry and David Hockney.
Saturday 5 December - Christmas Walk
Soak up the medieval charm of York at Christmas! Join us for a relaxed stroll around the city, taking in the Christmas lights, decorations and trees, and learn about some beloved, and sometimes odd, British holiday traditions. We’ll also visit the Christmas market where you can indulge and warm up with roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate or mulled wine.