Campus and city life‌


Reception Services provide advice, directions and information on all University services as well as support with residential mail, keys and fault reporting. 

Food and drink

In an emergency

In the event of an emergency call 999 for emergency services - or for security services on campus call 01904 32 3333 or use the Safezone app.

Lost property

If you've lost something on campus, head to the Information Centre at Market Square. The helpdesk is open 8.30am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday, and can be contacted on 01904 32 2057. 

About campus

Travel and transport

Things to do

Events on campus

Hosting events

Clubs and societies


  • There are two sports centres on campus. Go to York Sport to find out about the York Sport Centre on Campus West and York Sport Village on Campus East. There are a range of membership and pay-as-you-go options.
  • York Sport Union has 67 different University sport clubs, all led by students. You're bound to find something for you - whether it's to take part competitively or just for fun.
  • The YorActive Trail is a 5km route of interactive fitness equipment stations stretching from York Sport Centre on Campus West to York Sport Village on Campus East.
  • Heslington parkrun takes place every Saturday from 9am.

Campus media

Sustainable Waste‌‌

Sustainable York

Find out how to reduce your environmental impact, what the University is doing to become more sustainable, and how you can get involved with 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 with.

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.