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Student life

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

Student portrait in front of We Are YSJ sign

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.

Discover life at York St John University

Group of students walking through Museum Gardens

Life in York

Student leaning on bar in Students' Union building smiling

Campus life

Students rowing on river

Clubs, societies and your Students' Union

Commuting to York

Student cycling across campus

Not everyone moves away from home to go to university. Many of our students live in the local area and commute to us, saving money while still making the most of everything campus life has to offer.

If you plan on commuting, we have support and advice to help you settle into university life. A dedicated contact for commuting students can answer your questions and discuss travel options with you.

While you might think you've had plenty of the student experiences in the area, you haven't yet experienced life as a York St John University student. When you join us, you'll discover a whole new part of the city.

Commuting students Student life for locals

Chat with our students

You can find out more about the 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 and what they enjoy most about studying here.

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