Welcome to James College!
Our namesake, Baron James of Rusholme, was York’s first Vice-Chancellor. Lord James played a major role in the University’s architectural plans and was responsible in part for the collegiate system, through his desire for students to be part of a close-knit community.
Now with over 2,000 student members, around 600 of which live on Campus West, our sense of college community remains as strong as ever!
The community at James College is fantastic - it’s warm, welcoming and we always have lots of fun. The support system here is great too. You can talk to your peers, STYMs, the College Team - it means you always feel like you have someone to turn to.
Georgia, 2nd year PPE
Contact and support
Our experienced team is here to offer support and point you in the right direction.
Information on college facilities; laundry, post, receptions, accommodation and more.
See what’s going on at James by perusing our activities and events or, if you’re feeling inspired, create your own!
Develop your existing skills, try something new or offer support by getting involved with James College sport.
Join the College Music Scheme to book practice space, borrow equipment and participate in musical activities.
Let everyone know you’re just for James by ordering your very own James College merchandise from our student committee via Facebook.
STYCs and STYMs
Our Second and Third Year Contacts (STYCs) and Mentors (STYMs) volunteer their time to help welcome new members to James College and offer support throughout their first year with us.
Even though you’ve left university behind, you’ll always be a member of James College! Get in touch with other past students and find out how to support your college for the future.