“I found the course everything I’d hoped it to be, and more. The quality of teaching and the level of support exceeded my expectations.” – Clarke Roberts, Theology & Religious Studies
“The staff focus a lot on making sure we enjoy the university experience as a whole and it’s not just only about getting a good degree and that was so important to me.” – Abbi Dodds, Accounting & Finance
“The friendly atmosphere made me feel very welcome. It is great studying in York, there's always somewhere quiet to go and when it comes to your social life then the list is endless!” – Samuel Wakefield, Product Design
Founded in 1841 and receiving the title of 'University' in 2006, York St John University has a long and proud tradition of educating students. In 2014 95.7% of our students were in employment or further study six months after graduating. 70.7% of these were in graduate level roles.
The 11-acre site is in a beautiful setting facing the world-famous York Minster, where our graduates enjoy the annual graduation ceremonies. Over the next few years we will be investing even further into our campus, with new sports facilities, teaching spaces, catering facilities and a new and improved Students’ Union on the way.
The best way to find out about York St John University is to come along and visit us. Our Open Days are the ideal opportunity to come and see if York St John is the right place for you. Book your place online, or visit our website to find out more.
• Meet our staff
• Find out more about our degrees
• Look around our facilities
• Chat to our current students
• See some of our accommodation
Our 2015 Open Days run from 10:00am – 3.00pm and will be held on:
Saturday 15 August
Saturday 24 October
Saturday 31 October
If you are unable to attend on any of these dates you can always take a look at our Virtual Open Day.
Our students regularly tell us that they love the York St John community and that this is an incredibly friendly place to live and learn. Students love the fact that they can walk across the campus and see lots of familiar faces and that the staff in their area know them by name.
As a York St John University student, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. This gives you access to all the services we provide from emotional and academic support, advice and representation through to clubs, societies, volunteering and entertainment.
Read our blog, YSJ Life to find out what its really like studying at York St John.
We are delighted that we can guarantee university managed or approved accommodation for all first years. We know that choosing a place to live which suits your needs and budget will be very important to you as a new student, and offer accommodation in a variety of styles on a number of sites across the city. These can be on either a semi-catered or self-catered basis and over 800 of our rooms are en-suite. New for 2015 is Student Castle, an historic conversion providing en-suite accommodation in both shared flats and studio apartments. The Accommodation Service can also provide information on how to obtain private accommodation in York.
The City of York
With around 20,000 students and thousands of tourists visiting the city, York really is a lively place to be. York has restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafés to suit every taste imaginable and it’s fantastic for shopping, and York St John is literally minutes away from the city centre, perfectly placed for nights out and retail therapy jaunts. Meanwhile you can’t fail to notice York’s history and culture. It’s hard not to find history fascinating when it lives and breathes around you! York is also a great place from which to explore the rest of the UK, with London, Edinburgh and Manchester only an hour or two away on the train.
Careers and Employability
At York St John we offer a wide range of other activities to help you enhance your CV and get more out of your time here. We work closely with a high number of employers and having these “extras” in your portfolio can really help you to stand out as an individual. All of our courses offer a significant element of ‘experiential’ learning. For most, this will include a period of structured work. We will help you to find a high quality placement, or a campus-based opportunity to practise industry skills. We also have a range of paid internships on offer to provide invaluable work experience both while you are studying and after you graduate.
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