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24 Hours at York St John

Stay overnight with us on Wednesday 20 July and discover more about student life at York St John.

A student at a York St John summer school event.

Join us on our historic campus to experience university life first-hand. Our 24 Hours at York St John event is for Year 12s interested in applying for university.

24 Hours at York St John will take place from Wednesday 20 July to Thursday 21 July.

As part of the event, you will stay over for 1 night in student accommodation to get a feel for life as a student. During the days, you will take part in subject taster sessions to explore your course options for university. You will also have time to explore the beautiful city of York.

The event will be free - we will cover the costs of your travel and food. We do recommend bringing a small amount of spending money.

The following subject areas are taking part in the event:

  • Drama
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Law and Policing
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

You can see an example event schedule for both days in the drop down menu below. The final event schedule will be sent to you nearer the time if you are attending the event.

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel subject sessions if there is low take up for a subject area or not enough staff cover available to deliver. If a subject area is cancelled, you will be able to move to a different subject area or cancel your place.

Example schedule

10.00am to 10.30am Arrival
10.30am to 11.15am Introduction to York St John and the residential
11.15am to 12.00pm Campus Tours
12.00pm to 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm to 2.30pm Academic Session 1
2.30pm to 3.00pm Break (get accommodation keys)
3.00pm to 4.00pm Accommodation, shower and change for the afternoon
4.00pm to 6.00pm Go into York, free time in groups
6.00pm to 8.00pm Evening meal in York
8.00pm to 11.00pm Students' Union - evening entertainment
11.00pm Back to accommodation and lights out
8.30am to 9.30am Breakfast
9.30am to 10.00am Return keys and bag storage
10.00am to 10.30am Presentation - theme to be confirmed
10.30am to 12.00pm Academic Session 2
12.00pm to 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm to 1.45pm Presentation and evaluations
1.45pm to 2.00pm Collect bags and depart

Who can attend

To attend 24 Hours at York St John you:

  • Must be in Year 12 and aged 16 or 17
  • Must have permission from your parent or carer and authorisation from your school

There are no widening participation eligibility criteria to meet to take part in the event.

We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds.

How to apply

Complete and submit your application form by Friday 3 June.

Apply now for 24 Hours at York St John

What happens after you apply

We will let you know if we are offering you a place in the week beginning Monday 13 June.

There are only 65 places available for 24 Hours at York St John so we will also have a reserve list. If we offer you a reserve place, we will let you know between Monday 13 June and Monday 18 July.

We will contact you about transport nearer the time.

More ways to meet us

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If you can't make it to 24 Hours at York St John, there are lots more ways to meet us and explore our campus.

Find out more about our range of events.

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