Staying in York for university
Choose to stay in York during your studies and discover a different side to the city.
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.
Keep your support network close by
Staying more local gives you the chance to keep your support network a bit closer.
If you've got family close by, you can attempt to convince them to provide some occasional help with your laundry mountain or cooking challenges. If you've got friends in the area, you can still see them as well as having access to a whole new family at York St John.
Commuting to York St John
As a local or commuting student you can access support and guidance from our specialist teams.
Emma Coward-Gibbs is our Specialist Student Support Adviser for commuting students here at York St John. If you're local to the area and are considering applying, Emma can answer any questions you have. This includes:
- Deciding if you'd prefer to live at home or move into student accommodation
- Working out how you'd prefer to commute to the University
- Talking to you about study supplies and storage on campus
Emma is also here to support you all the way through your studies as a local or commuting student, as are our other excellent support teams.
Read more about support for commuting students on our dedicated page.