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Meet us

On Demand Open Day

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Experience York St John University from your home

Discover more about us with virtual tours, videos and other online content.

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Find out who we are

This is your opportunity to discover who we are. Through our On Demand content, you can:

  • Explore our campus and facilities
  • Hear about student life
  • Find out more about the courses we offer
  • Discover the support we provide 

If you think we may be the University for you, come and visit us in person. Open Days are your chance to experience our welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Explore our campus

York St John University campus

Explore our campus as our Student Ambassadors take you on a tour of our main campus.

York St John University Sports Park

Discover the sports facilities and spaces we have available to our students, staff and the wider community. 

Students' Union

Find out more about your Students' Union and everything they offer.

I am so proud to have been a part of a university that holds such great values. I feel very supported by all the staff members as they are very approachable and the services offered to me have helped me through my journey.
 Emma, Drama and Dance

Studying at York St John

Student experience, Rosie

Listen to Rosie who discusses their student experience of studying at York St John University.

Student experience, Kyoko

Listen to Kyoko who discusses their student experience of studying at York St John University.

Student experience, Marta

Listen to Marta who discusses their student experience of studying at York St John University.

Student life

Discover life as a student

Discover what it's like to live in our glorious city and how we'll make sure that you have the best experience with us.

Chat to our current students

Learn more about life at York St John by chatting to our Student Ambassadors. You can ask questions about the course you're interested in, life on campus or what it's like to study in York.

Specialist facilities

Investing in our campus means we are always improving our specialist facilities and building new spaces for you.

We have recently expanded the specialist facilities for our Performance, Computer Science, and Music courses in the Creative Centre. Our new state-of-the-art Nursing and Paramedic facilities are now being used to train students across our health courses.

You can also Experience the areas of campus in 360°


Create your personalised digital prospectus

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Create your personalised digital prospectus

Upgrade your experience.

Add your courses, curate the information you want to see, and choose how to begin your York St John journey.

Create your personalised prospectus

York is a beautiful and amazing city to live and study in. From when I first visited York St John at an Open day I was very impressed with the very welcoming and personal atmosphere around the University and I knew then that it was the University for me. 
 Andrew, History


Personal statements


Listen to Alex, an Admissions Officer here at York St John University about how to write your personal statement. 



You’re definitely made to feel like a name, not a number, by the staff and they offer all the services a student could want. I find the campus to be an ideal size in a city I love.
 Scott, Creative Writing


Living with us

See where you could live as a student.

Our accommodation sites are all close to the centre of York. Our range of rooms offer various facilities and prices to suit all, including rooms in our partnership provider accommodation sites and University Managed Housing.

We guarantee accommodation for all UK and international undergraduate first year students, as long as you meet our application deadlines.

Accommodation sites

To find out more about prices and the rooms we offer, explore our accommodation options below. 

The highlight of my time at York St John was becoming a Student Ambassador, making friends for life and having the opportunity and support to grow in confidence.
 Becca, Children, Young People and Society


York St John is such a close knit university. Everyone is friends with everyone and the support network we all offer each other, both academically and mentally, is second to none.
 Ryan, Politics

Wellbeing and support

Our specialist support services can provide you with mental health or emotional support. We can also help you with some of the more serious welfare challenges you might be facing.

It is normal to need some support during your time at university. Our services are here for you.

Student advice and experience

Open days 2024

If you want to visit us in person, we have our Open Days coming up in the Summer and Autumn terms. We would love to meet you. 


More help and support

Scholarships for home students

We offer scholarships to support you through your studies.

How we make offers

We look at several factors when we make offers. Find out more about our contextual offer scheme.

Mature student entry offers

We have a mature student entry scheme. This recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience.