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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

Welcome to London. We are delighted to be able to invite you to our campus for Welcome Week.

This week will be very informative and provide you with useful information that will help you at the start of your student journey with us. It is also a great opportunity for you to meet staff and classmates and spend some time with them in a social environment.

To help you meet like minded fellow students we have divided Welcome Week by course, and you should only attend the day allocated to you. Please click on the links below to see the full schedule.

Monday 27 September 10:00am to 5:00pm: MBA Healthcare students

MBA Healthcare Welcome Week Schedule (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Tuesday 28 September 10:00am to 5:00pm: MSC Computer Science students

MSc Computer Science Welcome Week Schedule (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Wednesday 29 September 10:00am to 5:00pm: MBA students

MBA Welcome Week Schedule (PDF, 0.2 MB)

If you are unable to attend due to being out of the country or quarantining recordings of the sessions will be made available.

COVID-19 Guidelines

The UK Covid restrictions have more or less been lifted and the country is slowly getting back to normal. There are, however, rules for people arriving into the UK and you need to make sure that you know what rules you need to follow:

If you are arriving from a Red List country, you will need to quarantine for 10 days in a government mandated hotel which will cost £2,285. You will also need to do 2 Covid tests.

If you are arriving from an Amber List country, you may still need to quarantine which you can do at home, depending on your vaccination status.

Please read the Government Guidelines for more information: Red, amber, green lists: check the rules for travel to England from abroad - GOV.UK (

If you are self-isolating and you require support, please email Tom at

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial support or housing during this quarantine period.

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)

Student Arrival Form

Please complete this form to tell us your arrival plans and any quarantine period you may be subject to.

London Student Arrival Form

Arrival in the UK

Once you arrive in the UK you must email 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:

Right to Work

If you require a Work Entitlement letter upon arrival please contact 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.

Timetable and Teaching

Your Semester 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  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.

Teaching will be a mixture of online and face to face. Lectures will be delivered online and recorded so they are available for students who are outside the UK or who are quarantining. Seminars will take place face to face on campus. You need to be prepared to travel to campus at least 3 times per week.

It is important that you attend your lectures and seminars as attendance will be taken. Low attendance and engagement can lead academic sanctions.

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: 4 October 2021 - 28 January 2022

Term 1: 4 October - 10 December 2021

Semester 2: 7 February - 10 June 2022

Term 2: 3 January - 4 April 2022

Term 3: 25 April - 24 June 2022

Travel in London

Discounted oyster card

As a full time 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.

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