Why stay in York for university

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If you're from York

There's something really special about growing up in York and the surrounding area. You know there's plenty of good things going on (so much so that you might already be sold on staying locally) but if you've got itchy feet and are tempted to move away for university, you might be wondering what the draw is to staying around.

Whilst you might think you've had plenty of the student experiences in the area through sixth form or college, you've not experienced life as a York St John University student. When you join York St John University, you get the keys to a whole new part of the city.

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A whole new part of the city

Our facilities are open to all of our students and you'll get to enjoy them as part of a new and international community. In our Students' Union, you can sit and study or meet friends for beer, and you can join a whole host of new clubs and societies. You can take up printmaking, climbing, American Football, yoga - whatever your interest is, you're likely to find a group of others who also love it at York St John University.

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A city for everyone

York is also somewhere that keeps giving; it shifts and adapts as you grow up. You'll realise how the city really does have something for everyone when your new friends from university introduce you to different streets and areas. As much as you don't want to admit it, you might end up forgoing the Lowther and Kuda and becoming more familiar with Oki's than Deniz', but you'll still find your familiar haunts are there for those nostalgic moments.

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Share the place you love

One of the best things about knowing York already is that you're able to show others what really makes York special. You'll be the envy of tourists when you wind your way through the multitude of snickets that trace their way through the city. You'll impress your new friends when you take them to that slightly out of the way gig venue that you've been going to since your friends were in bands at school. If you know York before you arrive at York St John, you've got a head start in knowing your way around the city and you get to share that with others.

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Keep the life you love, or have a fresh start

If you've got family close by, you can attempt to convince them to provide some occasional help with your laundry mountain or student cooking. If you've got friends who choose not to leave for university, you can still see them as well as having access to a whole new family at York St John.

Whether you want to keep some familiarity or you want an entire fresh start, studying at York St John University gives you the chance to do both.

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