Campus and city life‌

Campus information

Food and drink on campus

Sustainable York

The city of York

Volunteer in the city

Check out our volunteering pages to find out about opportunities to make a difference with communities in York, including volunteering in schools, helping to maintain green spaces, or being an advocate for older people.

Make the most of your time in York by getting to know the area. Step off campus and meet people who live locally. There is lots to get involved in.

Meetup
Meetups are a great way to meet local people. Find the group for you, whether it’s outdoor swimming, photography, Ceilidh dancing, board games, comedy clubs, life drawing, and more. Look through York meetups groups.

Facebook Local
Download the Facebook Local app and see what is happening in York. 

Things to do in York

Or go global in York…

Global opportunities on campus
The Centre for Global Programmes organises activities on campus where you can find out about different cultures and meet people from around the world. Join in the International Conversations Afternoons or Japanese tea parties, or take part in intercultural workshops. Find out more about global opportunities on campus.

International Community Garden
Get to know new people, grow international produce, learn about gardening, and enjoy the tranquility of YUMI’s International Community Garden.