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Student life

Student life in York

York has been named one of the most welcoming cities in the world ( 2023). It's no wonder it's such a popular place to visit and to call home.

Three students stand in front of York Minster with a giant 'York' sign.

York has a great food scene, streets full of quirky independent shops, and city walls steeped in history.

We are proud to be part of the history and community of this fantastic city. The years you spend with us are a great opportunity to take in all York has to offer. Explore York's Roman, Viking and medieval past, find your new local in one of its many pubs, walk the city walls and dance the night away.

Explore everything the north of England has to offer from your base in York. With easy access to rolling countryside, bustling beach towns and cities like Leeds and Manchester, we are well connected for weekend adventures and big city action.

Our guide to York

We have created a handy guide to help you make the most of our wonderful city.

York highlights