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About Halifax College

Here at Halifax College we have a lively village-like community, with a lot of community spirit. Focussing on creativity, wellbeing, and student opportunities, we help our members develop their personal and academic skills, and boost their employability.

Located in a beautiful rural setting with easy access to Campus West and Campus East, Halifax College opened in 2003, and is the largest college at York. We have over 2,500 members, with over 1000 residents living in College across 57 houses and 42 flats. Our accommodation is centred around quads and social spaces. All residents have access to barbeques and picnic areas to make the most of our wonderful outdoor spaces.  All residents of Halifax have access to the gardens which are used for barbeques and picnics, as well as for studying, or relaxing in the summer. Our two 24 hour common rooms have new projectors for top-quality movie viewing, televisions, video game consoles, kitchens, table tennis, and a pool table. We also have two study spaces (one with University computers) to give you quiet places to study.

Attracting undergraduates and postgraduates from home, EU, and overseas, as well as students with families, Halifax is one of the most diverse colleges at the University.

Halifax is always such a great environment to come back to. It's only a short walk to my lectures, yet I always felt I was able to unwind and feel at home in the College - Ollie Martin, HCSA Events VP 


Getting from Halifax to Campus West takes 5 minutes on foot, or 2 minutes on a bike. If you're heading to Campus East it's a 20 minute walk, or a 7 minute cycle. Feeling tired? Then you can always catch the free shuttle bus that goes to Campus East via Campus West