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Student life

University is about more than your degree. It's a time for new experiences, independence and self discovery.

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As well as taking your studies to the next level, there's so much to get involved with during your time at York St John University.

You'll become part of our campus community. Find your favourite study spot, relax in the Students' Union or try out a new sport or society.

Our campus is in the centre of York and our students love to explore everything the city has to offer. With great places to eat and drink, quirky shops and beautiful surroundings, there's something for everyone.

Coming to university means meeting people from all walks of life and from all over the world. It's not just the content of your course that will challenge your assumptions and broaden your horizons. The friends you make as you study will enrich your life and help you to grow.

University has let me find friends for life. I was always very introverted but being at York St John has really made me a happier and better person.

Luke, History

Discover life at York St John University

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Life in York

Students relaxing in Students' Union

Campus life

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Clubs, societies and your Students' Union

Staying in York for university?

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There's something really special about growing up in York and the surrounding area - you know the city's got a lot going on.

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

Student life for locals

Chat with our students

You can also find out about your student experience by chatting with our current students.

Our team of Student Ambassadors are available to answer your questions on campus life, the city of York, our Students' Union or what they enjoy most about studying here.

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