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Colleges - for current students

Thinking of studying at York?  Here's information about college life - your home from home whether you live on or off campus.

Need to talk? Colleges can help with wellbeing issus offering quick and confidential appointments. Usually, there will be someone to talk to the very same day. Contact your college for wellbeing support.







Activities and events

Most college events are organised for students, by students – from big summer parties to club meet-ups, live music events to guest lectures, and Christmas fairs to bake-off competitions. If nothing on offer interests you, put in your own proposals for events.

College sports and clubs

Every week colleges compete in over 20 college sporting leagues. There is regular training and coaching for all team members who range from beginners to seasoned pros. That means you can take part whatever your sporting ability.

Leadership and volunteering

If you run for a position on your college committee, you could deliver campaigns, design and sell college clothing, co-ordinate the sports teams or arrange socials. Or you could organise volunteering and charity fundraising for projects you’re passionate about.

Support and guidance

Your college team offer support throughout your time at university and resident tutors provide a friendly face should you need one. Resident tutors live on site and provide confidential pastoral care. Contact your college wellbeing team.

College membership fee

If you are a full-time student, you will have been asked to pay a small one-off college fee when you enrolled, via e:Vision. This helps to fund college activities. The fee is:

  • £30 for a course lasting three years or more 
  • £20 for students on a two-year course 
  • £10 for visiting students or those on a one-year course

Part-time students do not need to pay this fee.