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York St John University

723 York St John University reviews

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2021 WUSCA winners

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  • York St John University
SR
Student Reviewer
31 Jan 17

York St John University

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Perfect, it is definitely better than I expected! The staff are amazing and are very approachable and helpful. The structure of my course is great too and very organised. I feel very comfortable on campus despite having mental health issues. I have no regrets at all studying at York St John University, and I hope to studya postgraduate course here, and possibly even teach/work here!

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

Extremely useful staff across all departments which help you with your goals. I believe the uni have made their students extremely employable.

Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?

Supportive staff. They recognise your goals/ambitions/weaknesses and show a genuine interest in helping you progress.

Students' Union
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?

I don't get involved as I'm not a drinker or sporty, which seems to be the main focus of the SU.

Accommodation
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?

My current flat is lovely and suits me very well - a quiet student

Uni Facilities
How good are your university's facilities?

Excellent.

Local life
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?

Amazing - lots to do for every kind of person. There's always something new happening e.g. festivals, events.

Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?

Decent range but it is a small university so there's not A LOT like some universities.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

Excellent support for all students

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Adam
10 Apr 21

York St John University

Politics and History BA (Hons)

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Have done the best possible given the circumstances in some cases but still cant stick to their own deadlines when it comes to providing information, also communication with the SU needs to improve.

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Amber
03 Apr 21

York St John University

Drama: Education & Community BA (Hons)

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Before Covid-19 the University and course was brilliant, however it became a bit more difficult afterwards. This was due to the fact that drama is a practical degree and we had to change a lot of our assessments to virtual or written assessments. The staff have been very supportive throughout, however, and I have still very much enjoyed my time here. The facilities at the University are great- the library is brilliant and we still had access to it and the only library during the lockdowns. All of the staff throughout the Uni are very supportive and helpful. On my course, we have had a lot of workshops with different artists and companies and these have still continued throughout the virtual learning.

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Isabella
30 Mar 21

York St John University

Media Production BA (Hons)

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Unfortunately, the pandemic has got in the way of many of the student lifestyle. However, the university has made a conscious effort to provide remote opportunities and social events which has been a nice touch

SR
Student Reviewer
26 Mar 21

York St John University

MBA with Professional Experience

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There is a good support and care from the Academic members to engage students online. I can’t wait to study on campus. Although my overall learning experience is positive but I am not very much happy why the students have to pay the full international fees if we are studying online.

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Jade
03 Oct 20

York St John University

Psychology BSc (Hons)

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I've had a strong start. I'm finding my course very engaging and I'm really enjoying picking up some new content and getting to know some staff and fellow students. My accommodation experiences have been a bit off putting but I cannot fault the university for the actual course. Staff have been friendly and helpful and I'm really engaging with the content. I feel as though there is a lot to take in at first but there is guidance to help adjust to the pace of things. York, as a city, is very beautiful and rich in history and culture. It is very student friendly and has a lot to do (as well as lots of shops, restaurants and bars).

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bongo
17 May 20

York St John University

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics BA (Hons)

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Lecturers seem to care but cant really do anything to help as they dont really have any power. not much support, you have to do everything yourself and the well being team are good but hard to get through to. You're just a number in this uni. Everything is good until you slip up and nobody can help you and you have no clue on where to start.

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Joanne
20 Feb 20

York St John University

Film and Television Production BA (Hons)

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I did my first year at another uni, Solihull College & University Centre, in Birmingham. I couldn't rate that place highly enough. I'm in the last semester of my second year at York St John currently, and honestly I'm finding it really hard to continue coming here right now. I'm finishing my degree no matter what happens, but I just really feel like this university, like so many other big universities these days, is a business. I pay them and they don't care what happens to me as long as the fees and loans are paid to them. I'm just another number. I wish that was different. One thing I will say is that they do offer good trips and stuff.

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Marina
19 Feb 20

York St John University

Criminology BA (Hons)

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Robert
19 Feb 20

York St John University

Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

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