Why choose York St John?

Everyone is different and each individual looks for different things when choosing a university. At York St John we pride ourselves on having something for everyone and being able to provide the resources and opportunities to make your university journey unique and tailored to suit you.

Student satisfaction

The 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) results ranked York St John University 35th out of 123. With a score of 88% for overall student satisfaction this is above the national average of 86% for English higher education institutions. 

Student Services

Through a purpose-built, one-stop student support centre (Holgate Centre), students have direct access to a wide range of services including Disability Services, Student Finance, Health and Wellbeing, Study SupportChaplaincy, Accommodation, Dyslexia & SpLD, amongst many others. Our Student Advice Team is also on hand to answer any of your queries.

Full academic support is also available via your Academic Tutor and Programme Reps (fellow students who represent you through the Students’ Union).

International Student Support

In addition to the wide range of support on offer, York St John has a specific team within Student Services dedicated to supporting international students. The International Student Support Team provide Airport Collections, support on arrival to campus, a programme of Welcome and Orientation activities, and ongoing support throughout your time with us. We employ a team of paid student workers, called Global Guides, who are from around the world and who assist in delivering Global Campus and Welcome activities. Global Guides are well trained in inclusion and intercultural communication, amongst other areas and are here to help you during your time studying at York St John.

Our Global Campus at York St John University

At York St John, we are committed to celebrating the diversity and experience of our community. Global Campus activities aim to foster inclusion, friendships, and intercultural understanding amongst all YSJ students. We offer such initiatives as Global Campus Café, Day Trips, and Intercultural Events to name a few.

Global Campus Café occurs weekly in term time, and is a friendly, safe-space for you to meet fellow students, practice your language skills, and connect with friends from around the world. You can enjoy free tea, coffee, biscuits, and great atmosphere within our Students’ Union every Monday (of term-time) from 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

You can take part in Day Trips to some of the best destinations the UK has to offer. Some of the previous destinations include Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Whitby, and Newcastle and tickets can be purchased at budget prices from the Students’ Union.

Students' Union

York St John has excellent opportunities to get involved, build your skills-set and be part of university life through the York St John Students’ Union. Whether you are interested in volunteering, playing sports, joining a society, becoming a student ambassador or getting involved with the nightlife, it’s all on your doorstep.

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