Black Access is a student-led initiative that supports the success of Black students currently studying at sixth form or college. Black Access gives you the chance to discover more about living and learning at university, and in particular, how to thrive at the University of York in a safe and celebrated way.

Current University of York students have designed the Black Access programme to showcase their experiences as Black students in an honest and informative way. You will have lots of opportunities to ask questions and hear about their time at York.

We recognise that Black students are currently underrepresented at the University of York and we are making it our top priority to change this. By putting our current students front and centre, Black Access is embracing its mantra of “For Black Students, By Black Students”. The Student Team wants to recognise your uniqueness and support your development and journey over the coming years. 

You can start to meet some of the students involved in planning and running the programme right here, all of the pictures on these pages feature our team of students.

How can I get involved?

Contact us

If you have questions about Black Access, feel free to get in touch.

Group visits

Arrange a visit to your school, college or community group to hear from current Black students about their experiences at the University of York. 

Our students talk about student life and studying, moving away from home, belonging to an ethnic minority in York, and much more.

Please note this form can only be completed by a staff member. If you want to be involved as a current student, without your school or college, consider the Black Access programme.

Book a visit

Black Access programme

Join current students on an exciting interactive programme to learn more about life at York, and more about university in general.

This is a supported progression programme that allows further education students (for example, Year 12 or Level 3, Year 1) to discover more about university life and provides access to guaranteed interviews and alternative offers.

Discover more about the Black Access programme

Our students

Learn more about the Black Access Student Team and their top tips and experiences.

Meet our students

Contact us

If you have questions about Black Access, feel free to get in touch.