The University of York
University of York,
The University of York was founded in 1963 with 200 students. Since then, it has expanded to 10,000 students and has over 30 academic departments and research centres.
The main campus at Heslington is a 200-acre landscaped park, well known for its lake and wildfowl. Here the colleges and academic buildings are on a level site within walking distance of each other. Proximity to the historic city of York makes the University a popular choice and provides a pleasant working and residential environment.
The University has an extensive range of sports facilities. For further information, contact the Sports Centre Secretary on 01904 433854.
Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and National Westminster have branches in nearby Heslington Village, all with cash dispensing machines. HSBC Bank and the Co-op Bank have a cash-dispenser outside Vanburgh College and Goodricke College respectively.
There is a Post Office in Heslington Village. The Market Square near Vanburgh College includes a supermarket, bookshop and other retail outlets.
Buses to York Centre
There is a regular bus service operating between Heslington Campus and York Centre (Route 4) at 8-minute intervals from Monday to Saturday between 0800 hours and 1800 hours. In the evening the service is reduced to half-hourly intervals. Sunday service is hourly. Bus stops are located at close intervals along both Heslington Lane and University Road.
Populated by the great invaders throughout its 2000 year history – Romans, Saxons and Vikings and with the wealth of the medieval wool trade and the Victorians making their mark, the York of today offers visitors the chance to experience a unique insight into this fusion of civilisations.
Visit world class museums, historic buildings and art galleries. Relax in ancient pubs, chic café bars or restaurants and then make for the superb array of shops.
York rejoices in the richness of it’s past and has evolved into an attractive, vibrant modern city with easy access to the glories of the rest of Yorkshire, with the added serenity of it’s riverside location, it isn’t surprising that York is a top attraction for visitors from all corners of the globe at all times of the year. York offers a wealth of 'must see' attractions including:
The Castle Museum
Jorvik (formerly Jorvik Viking
The list is almost endless. York is famous for its ghost walks, lots of historic pubs, river trips by day and evening and pedestrianised streets crammed with clothes shops, quality gifts, traditional craft shops etc. The University of York is situated two miles southeast of the centre of the city of York. For more information on the city of York please see www.york-tourism.co.uk.