Student Life

York is regularly voted one of the most popular places to visit in the UK and is a wonderful place to live and learn. We hope that you’ll have a great experience at York St John University and we want to help you make the most out of your time with us, whether that’s studying or making new friends.

Your Essential Guide

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We’re sure you’ll love studying and living here in the City of York, there are loads of things to see and do in this historic city. We’ve gathered together some great suggestions from our students for things to join in with and places to go to get a taste of what it’s like studying in York, including tips on Culture & Nightlife, Festivals & Events happening throughout the year, places to eat and drink and some fantastic independent shops. Our group of student bloggers regularly share their stories of life at York St John University, discussing their studies and what they get up to when they’re not on campus, which will give you a flavour of what student life is like in York.

Through our Learning & Teaching we pride ourselves in creating a small, friendly community and within each Academic School you will be fully supported throughout your studies. We’ve also made a lot of investment in the University’s facilities, which you can find more information about in Your University.

Getting involved with the Students’ Union is a great way to make the most of your time at university and participating in Sports & Recreation can help you get active, meet new friends and build up your skills. With our brand new sporting facilities and a huge selection of clubs to join you’re sure to find a sport that’s for you.

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