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Welcome to
Halifax College

Halifax is both the youngest and the largest of the Colleges. Located next to Heslington Village and approximately mid-way between the campuses of Heslington East and West, our college offers its students a true sense of community.

Accommodation 2014/15

Calling all upper year students: There's no place like your Halifax home!

The application system for applying for Halifax College accommodation for next year (2014/15) is now open to all eligible upper year (second year +) students. 

For 2014/15 we have set aside houses/flats in Wood, Lindley, Irwin, and Ainsty Courts specifically for returning Undergraduates.  For our Postgraduates we offer Hickleton, Ainsty, Ingram and Lindley Courts.

Apply as an individual or make a group application to live with friends. 

Read on to find out about our carefully selected houses/flats for returning students, the rent for 2014/15 and how to win a year's free rent!

The Global Village

Our location and beautiful rural setting give Halifax College a unique atmosphere of a lively student village. This character is enhanced by the green and leafy courtyards, with their barbeques and picnic benches, that become popular places to study and socialise whenever the weather is good.

This village character is combined with one of the most diverse memberships. This means that Halifax College members graduate from the University with appreciation of the world around them as well as the friendhip network that spans the globe.

Thriving Social Life

Every year Halifax College hosts a wide variety of events from film nights and quizzes to club nights and formal balls. Our summer festival - Faxival - is one of the largest and most successful events on campus.

With events organised by our Students Association, College Tutors and individual students you can always find something that appeals to you!

And if you would like to organise something new - we will always support you!


Skills for life

In addition to thriving social life, we aim to help our students to develop skills that will help them to suceed in their future academic and work lives. We believe that York's collegiate system should provide students with a safe space and support for trying new things.

Our team of dedicated College Tutors supports students in organising college-wide events and activities.

In 2013/14 we are planning to launch a co-curricular programme designed to enhance the study skills and employability of our members.

What our students say...

Find out about life at Halifax College from the people living here right now!

Life in St Lawrence Court
By Jordan Macrow, 1st year (2011-12), BSc Mathematics

I live in St Lawrence Court and there are 20 people in my house.  Living with this number of people is a lot of fun and a really good way of making lots of friends who can help you out with your time at university.  Read on ...