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24 Hours at York St John

Stay overnight with us on Wednesday 12 July 2023 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.

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.

This event is free. We will cover the costs of your travel and food. We recommend that you bring a small amount of spending money.

Upcoming events

The next 24 Hours at York St John will take place from Wednesday 12 July to Thursday 13 July 2023.

The following subject areas are taking part in the event:

  • Criminology
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • History and Politics
  • Marketing
  • Media and Film Production
  • Sport

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

We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. There are no widening participation eligibility criteria to meet to take part in the event.

This event is for UK students only. If you are a prospective international student, we would love you to visit us on our International Summer Schools.

How to apply

To apply, complete and submit our short application form.

As part of your application you will be able to select a first and second choice for your academic subject.

We will try and allocate you your first choice subjects but due to availability and capacity this may not be possible and you may be allocated an alternative.

Complete and submit your application form by Friday 30 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 from the week beginning Monday 12 June onwards.

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 12 June and Friday 7 July.

Information for participants

You must have completed and returned your parental consent form in order for you to attend the event.

If you haven't already done so, please return your parental consent forms to

If you have disclosed any medical or additional needs, either Ollie or Katherine will be in touch soon to talk about how we can best support you.

We will be in touch soon to tell you more about:

  • Transport plans
  • Academic sessions
  • Kit lists

If you have any issues or need to get in touch, please contact Make sure you mention 24 Hours at YSJ in the subject box as there are other residentials taking place.

94%of participants said the event met or exceeded their expectations 24 Hours at York St John 2022

Students smiling, posing for photo at summer school

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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.

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