Their size, strong community ethos and personal approach to learning has made them a special place to study for all these years. Their students and staff make a meaningful contribution to the fabric of the University and they hope their experiences here inspire them to shape their communities throughout their lives. York St John University offers students and staff personal opportunities to learn and grow – both academically and individually – and this is facilitated by the high levels of student-staff interaction within the community. They pride themselves in identifying and developing potential in all students and staff.
5/5. So far I have had an amazing experience. I've made friends for life and discovered so many new things since I moved to uni.
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Open Days run from 10.00am - 3.00pm
Throughout the day you'll be able to attend sessions about our degree programmes, student life, finance and how to apply through UCAS. You can also take a guided or self-guided tour of the campus and look around some of our accommodation too. While you’re here with us don’t forget to visit the beautiful city of York.
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
Student Life in York
York is an awesome place to live, it’s easy to get across on foot or by bike, but big enough that there’s loads to do, always something to see and so many places to eat and drink. It’s also a great place to study, and York St John University is right at the heart of the city. While you’re a student with you could join in with Students’ Union activities or perhaps take up a sport or hobby. Although York is a small city there’s lots to see and do no matter what your tastes for adventure are! With a National Museum, an Art Gallery which was nominated for Museum of the Year 2016 and the newly refurbished York Theatre Royal in the centre of town you’ll get your culture fix right on your doorstep. York also has many, many pubs, restaurants and cafes which cover all tastes and budgets.
York is situated on the East Coast Main Line, Edinburgh is just 2.5 hours to the north and London is 2 hours south. The Megabus stops off at York, with fares as low as £1 you’d be mad not to use it. Big cities like Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield are all easily accessible by train. Get a day pass on the city’s bus network at student rates plus there’s a termly or annual card available too for York St John students. If you want to get away from it all and jet off to exotic locations then it’s only a quick train journey to Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport is easily accessible from Leeds by bus.
Musical Production Society (MPS) is an inclusive, mixed gender Society offering York St John University students the opportunity to choose, organise, and participate in a Musical Production. The Society meet regularly to practice, build sets, make costumes all leading to their Annual Show at Joseph Rowntree?s Theatre. If you are a keen actor, choreographer or director, there is something for you in Musical Production Society.
Creative is an inclusive, mixed gender Society offering York St John University students the opportunity to engage in everything to do with creative writing. The Society regularly meets and organises activities to complement the Creative Writing course. Additional activities include engaging in charity fundraising and regular social activities. If you are looking to nurture your interest or start writing creatively, this is worth joining.
Student Minds is an inclusive, mixed gender Society offering York St John University students the opportunity engage in raising awareness of mental health in the student population through campaigns and events. Additional activities include engaging in charity fundraising and regular social activities. If you are passionate about raising awareness of mental health, this is the best place to start.
Superhuman by nature is inclusive, mixed gender Society offering York St John University students the opportunity to increase their understanding, appreciation and knowledge of disabilities. The Society regularly meets and organise activities and awareness campaigns while working closely with York St John Student Services. Additional activities include engaging in charity fundraising and regular social events. If you are passionate about the awareness of disability issues, then this is the place for you to make an impact.
York St John University's very own magazine offers all students the opportunity to engage in writing, editing and printing a magazine. The Society regularly meets and organise their issue and are looking for writers, editors, photographers and enthusiastic magazine readers to join. Additional activities include engaging in charity fundraising and regular socials. If you are looking to join an inclusive and ever-growing society, this is for you.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 5 Nov 2016: York St John University supports and hosts a number of screenings, master classes and workshops as a partner of ASFF (Aesthetica Short Film Festival). This year's festival runs from Thursday 3 November until Saturday 5 November at venues across the city and is a unique and wonderful weekend of celebrating short films of all genres. ()
Go York Lecture Series- Martine Wright MBE, Paralympic Athlete: 6-7:30pm, 25 Nov 2016
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For general enquiries call the University switchboard on +44 1904 624624
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