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Student life

Campus life

Our main campus is situated in the heart of the stunning city of York, with our dedicated sports park just 1 mile away.

York St John Quad

A small campus maybe, but you couldn't get much closer to town. It's a place where modern buildings meet Victorian architecture. A place to study in state-of-the-art specialist learning spaces. A place to unwind in award-winning gardens.

If you are an early bird, or a night owl, our Learning Centre is open 24 hours a day so you can learn on your terms. It is home to a range of digital resources, Macs and PCs and specially selected books to help you with your studies.

Are you a frappé or a pumpkin spice latte kind of person? Either way, we have got you covered with a Costa and Starbucks onsite. 

When it comes to entertainment, meet your friends at our Students' Union then head into town. With a campus as close to the city as ours, there is always something to do.

Campus life

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Nestlé Rowntree Park Sports Campus

Just over a mile from our main campus you will find our Sports Hub. With an inside Sports Centre and 57-acres of outside space, it's a unique facility that really sets us apart.

Our Sports Centre houses:

  • A Sports Hall
  • Strength and Conditioning Suite
  • Human Performance Lab
  • Sports Therapy Room
  • 2 classrooms
  • Changing rooms
  • A cafe and social spaces.

Outdoors, we also have: 

  • Two 3G pitches, one for Football and one for Rugby
  • 3 floodlit outdoor tennis courts
  • 2 floodlit outdoor netball courts
  • 2 grass rugby pitches
  • 3 grass Football pitches

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3G pitch at Haxby Road Sports Campus
Students taking part in sport activities at Haxby Road Sports Hall


Living in our accommodation means living close to the city and close to campus. All of our accommodation sites are within 1 mile of our main campus. Perfect for sleeping in before your 9am lecture, or a cheap taxi fare back from town. 

When you arrive in a new city, it's important to feel safe. York is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the UK, but for added peace of mind, we offer 24 hour security support on our accommodation sites.

We guarantee accommodation to all of our UK, EU and international first year students, as long as you meet our application deadlines.

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Desk with laptop
Student walking through car park

Our London Campus

York St John University London campus the Glasshouse

We are an ambitious institution who strive to be at the cutting edge. The Glasshouse, our London campus, is a new venture which gives us a base in the heart of the capital's creative business ecosystem. With London just two hours away from York by train and The Glasshouse only two stops away from Kings Cross on the Underground, this new campus keeps us closely connected to the exciting, fast-paced city. While we only offer postgraduate degrees in London, the new connections and opportunities we explore through our new campus will benefit all of our students. We like to embrace new opportunities and think outside the box.

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The one to inspire future creators

We are building a new Creative Centre on our main campus. It will be a space for you to cultivate your creativity and bring your ideas to life. It will include: 

  • 200+ seat Auditorium 
  • Lecture theatre 
  • Critical listening room
  • Specialist studios 
  • Editing suites 
  • Games labs 
  • Flexible working spaces 

The Creative Centre is due to open in 2021.

Creative Centre interior
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