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London Campus

Welcome to our new students

Information for London Campus students joining us in 2021.

Entrance to the York St John University London Campus

Welcome Week timetable

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to York St John University London Campus.

Whilst we are looking forward to meeting you, your safety and the safety of our staff, other students and visitors is paramount. As a result, our Campus is closed until further notice and enrolment, induction and teaching will all be delivered online.

Welcome Week schedule (docx, 26.1 kB)

COVID-19 guidelines

Currently the UK is in another period of lockdown, until 15 February 2021 at the earliest.

If you arrive in the UK before this time, you must follow the Government Lockdown Guidelines. You can find more information on the Government Lockdown Guidance website.

In addition to this you need to be aware of the following information:

  • It is likely that you will need to quarantine for a period of 10 days on arrival in the UK*
  • Stay at home wherever possible
  • All teaching will be delivered online. To help facilitate this, please make sure you have access to a computer
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accommodation during this self- isolation period
  • The campus is currently closed until further notice.

*If you are unsure whether you need to self-isolate, please refer to the UK Government’s Exemption list. If your country is not named on the travel corridor list, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

If you have concerns or are self- isolating and require support, please email Tom at t.crichlow@yorksj.ac.uk

Read the UK's Government policy on self-isolating: How to self-isolate when you travel to England.

Visa and immigration

If you are applying to study in the UK you will be applying for Student Visa status within the UK.

Under the student category, the university becomes your sponsor in the UK. Once you arrive you will need to have the following documents available:

  • Passport
  • Vignette
  • BRP Card or BRP Application Letter
  • CAS letter.

Please see this checklist on documents available for printing that can be used up registration: UK Arrival Document Checklist (PDF, 0.1 MB)

Arrival in the UK

Once you arrive in the UK you must email visa@yorksj.ac.uk with a photo of:

  • An up to date passport
  • Your passport’s vignette showing the date you arrived in the United Kingdom
  • The front and back of your BRP card. If your BRP card has not arrived, you must send your CAS application form.

Staff at YSJ London campus cannot print your ID card or Letters until your BRP and Passport has been accepted by VISA.

If you have any questions on any Visa related matters please contact an advisor: visa@yorksj.ac.uk

Right to Work

If you require a Work Entitlement letter upon arrival please contact visa@yorksj.ac.uk with the following and wait 3 to 5 days:

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Store
  • Store Address
  • Course

This letter will allow you to work 20 hours during term time and 40 hours during the vacation period.

Travel in London

Discounted oyster card

As a full- tme student in the UK you are entitled to a discount on your travel when moving around in London. This means that if you take a train or bus within London Zones 1 to 6 you can do so for less than the full rate.

A comprehensive step by step guide is provided on how to apply for an oyster card. You can access it here: Oyster Card Application Process (PDF, 0.3 MB)

Who can apply

You can apply for the 18+ Oyster if you are:

  • 18 or over
  • Live in a London Borough during term time
  • Enrolled at a school, college or University.

How to apply

You can apply for an oyster card via the Transport For London website below:

Transport for London - Student Oyster Card

If you have any errors in the application or ordering process please contact TFL for their assistance on the matter.

Timetable access

Your Semester 2 Timetable is not yet live. Timetable is still subject to change due to staffing, module changes and the COVID-19 situation.

Please check your email address regularly as we will email you with confirmation of your timetable being released.

Timetable Access Guide

The following guide provides a step by step process on how to access your timetable online: Evision Guide - How to view your Timetable (PDF, 0.3 MB)

You will need to follow these steps:

1. Got to https://timetable.yorksj.ac.uk/timetable.  You will be asked to input your username and password. Then follow the steps provided in the guide above.

2. To view your personal timetable you need to select the student tab on the main page

3. You will need to enter your student number in the ID section, followed by the selected weeks, you will notice that there is a drop down menu, this will enable you to select either an individual week or an entire semester.

If your timetable is not appearing

On some occasions your timetable may not appear on the timetabling system/website. There’s a number of reasons this could be, such as:

  • The most common reason for this is due to late enrolment
  • Throughout Welcome Week the timetable is being edited
  • You have not completed your online enrolment
  • University record system has not transferred your information.

Late arrivals

If you have arrived or completed your enrolment late, please take the time to read the information below and complete the following tasks as necessary.

  • Let us know once you have arrived in the UK or when you are planning to arrive. Please contact: contactysjlondon@yorksj.ac.uk 
  • When you arrive, please let us know where you are staying and when your quarantine period will end. If you need any support during your quarantine period, please contact Tom - t.crichlow@yorksj.ac.uk
  • If you have any technical issues, problems with enrolment or need information regarding your timetable please let us know immediately. Contact Ruben - r.mootoosamy@yorksj.ac.uk
  • If teaching has already started, it is your responsibility to make sure you find out what you have missed and make an effort to catch up with your studies. You can find the name of your Module Leader on the Module Moodle page. You can also contact your Academic Tutor for advice about how to catch up. If you need information about how to contact your Academic Tutor, please contact Tom – t.crichlow@yorksj.ac.uk
  • If you need any Academic or Personal Support, please contact Tom – t.crichlow@yorksj.ac.uk 

Please Note:

If you arrive in the UK before the 15 February, the national lockdown will still be in place and you will need to follow Government Guidelines. Please click the following link related to lockdown regulations.

Also:

  • Once you have completed your enrolment, quarantining on arrival to the UK and starting the course from abroad is not a valid reason for not engaging with your course.
  • If you are self-isolating due to a positive Covid test or are suffering from Covid related symptoms, please let us know as soon as possible. Contact Tom – t.crichlow@yorksj.ac.uk
  • You can report absences due to COVID-19 on the Report an absence page
  • Staff monitor your engagement during the course, so it is recommended that you access each course regularly each week

IT information

Download the guides below for guidance with using our IT systems:

For help with using software visit our Digital resources and support page.

Key academic term dates

Please see your term date information below:

  • Semester 1 – 15 February to 4 June 2021
  • Spring Term – 15 February to 2 April 2021
  • Summer Term - 26 April to 2 June 2021
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