2022 accommodation applications
Our accommodation sites and waiting list are now full for 2022 and you can no longer apply for rooms on our accommodation system.
We provide a comprehensive package of support for students who choose to live at home and commute to university. Find out more on our Commuting students page.
The Coal Yard is a modern site situated less than a mile from York St John University and right next to the town centre - it’s perfectly located for everyone. With modern rooms with shared kitchens and ensuite bathrooms, it's ideal for students looking for a little extra privacy to study.
0.4 mile to campus
- Ensuite bathrooms
- Launderette facilities on site
- Bike storage available
What's in the room
Room sizes at The Coal Yard vary from 12.5m2 to 13.6m2. Each room includes:
- Double bed with under bed storage
- Private ensuite shower room with additional storage, robe hook, washing line and towel rail
- Study desk and chair
- Floor to ceiling windows
- USB charge points
- Full length mirror
Find more details and images on the Coal Yard website:
What to bring with you
Below is a shortlist of items you may want to bring with you.
- Basic kitchen equipment, such as crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, mugs and glasses, chopping board
- Basic first aid kit
- Toilet rolls
- Basic cleaning materials
- Things to make it feel like home, such as pictures of your friends and family
We have partnered with UNIKITOUT to bring you an easy online shop to get everything you need for your accommodation. For 10% off your purchase quote YORKSJ10 at the checkout.
The modern communal areas include:
- 2 induction hobs
- 2 combi ovens
- 2 fridge freezers
- Plenty of kitchen storage
- 2 sofas
- Large smart TV
Location and key facts
Location and nearby interests
Within half a mile of The Coal Yard, you'll find coffee shops hidden in York's walls, old traditional pubs, modern bars, eateries and entertainment. You're opposite a gym and 10 minutes from York's climbing wall and bouldering community. When you're cooking dinner in your brand new kitchen - if you realise you're out of an ingredient - you're minutes from the supermarket.
- Less than half a mile from the York St John University campus
- From £174 per week
- 46 week contract
- Double beds in every room
- Laundrette facilities on site
Safety and accessibility
The city of York was voted the safest city in the region for students (Complete University Guide 2017).
Where you live is a big part of being at university. This is why York St John University has registered to The Student Accommodation Code.
The Code protects your rights to safe, good quality accommodation and makes sure you get the most out of your time living here.
It outlines everything you can expect from our accommodation as well as your responsibilities as a tenant.
We are committed to providing a quality environment for you to live in.
We can offer assistance for students with disabilities or additional needs on a case-by-case basis, ranging from allocation of a fully accessible wheelchair room, to minor alterations such as supplying a fridge for medication.
We are able to make adjustments to nearly every room that we have, depending on your requirements.
Life in York
A city like no other
York is a city that feels like a town; it's a place where you will come to feel like a local very quickly. Our independent spirit shines through in our history and architecture; everything has a story. People have been going to Betty's for tea and a fat rascal for 100 years; people have been walking down The Shambles for thousands. Despite this, we've also got the chains you know and love (just in quirky little buildings with wonky staircases). Everything in York is a little bit more interesting.
If you have a pie and a pint in a pub built in the 17th century, you'll learn about life in York from the locals hanging out at the bar. You can swing your legs by the river with a drink from The Kings Arms, a pub that floods most years yet stays open as long as it can (sometimes you might need wellies to get to the bar!) You can take a football to the Millennium Bridge or Clifton Ings for a kick around or cycle a scale model of the Solar System spread along the route of an old train line. If you prefer hanging out somewhere particularly modern, we've got cultural hubs based in redeveloped shipping containers, shrouded in a canopy of fairy lights. York is ever changing and developing. We're innovative. We'll keep you interested.