With us it's personal. Every learning journey is different. That's why we get to know you as an individual and support you in achieving your personal goals.
We prepare you for the future. We are in the top 25 universities in the UK for graduate outcomes (DLHE 2017).
Celebrate in style. Our students have been graduating in York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, since 1989.
London Calling. We opened the doors to our London Campus in 2018, allowing our students to supercharge their studies.
We know that nightlife is important and York won't disappoint. York boasts a pub or club for every night of the year, from record-holding gin bars and quaint pubs dating back to 1503, to clubs with revolving dance floors, it's shaping up to be a good night in York.
Halls of residence
We know how important it is to have a place to call home when you move to a new city. That's why we guarantee you a place in our accommodation in your first year of study.
We have nine accommodation sites managed by the university which include studio flats and shared flats or houses. All of our sites are within a 20-minute walk of our campus, 60% have ensuite bathrooms and all of them have WiFi access, it all adds up to a great place to live.
Clubs and societies
Our Students' Union (SU) has over 60 sports clubs and societies so you're sure to find something to suit your interests. The SU supports all of our clubs and societies and if you think we're missing something they'll help you start up your very own society.
Our current societies and clubs include Student Minds, Veggie Society, Musical Production Society, Snow Sports, Ultimate Frisbee, and Mountaineering, amongst many others.
Our campus is located in the centre of York, a city steeped in history. From shopping on the oldest street in Europe or finding out about local history to enjoying a film at our independent cinemas, we've got it all.
York's streets are lined with a mix of independent shops and cafes, well-known high street stores and plenty of restaurants. The city also hosts an annual calendar of festivals that showcase local talent and the history of the region. These include the renowned Aesthetica Short Film Festival, the Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedy Festival and the York Literature Festival.
At York St John University our Freshers' Week schedule is packed with a full range of events. From movie marathons and international food fairs, to pub quizzes and a pop-up petting zoo, you'll feel at home and be laughing with new friends in no time.
Our Students' Union continues to plan a full calendar of events throughout the year, even after Freshers' Week is finished, so you'll know there will always be something to get involved in.