There are so many ways to make your time at York a great success.
- Opportunities for you to get involved in activities, societies, sport and student representation
- Personal development through internships, volunteering, studying or working abroad and leadership skills training
Make the most of your time at uni and give yourself the best competitive edge in a global workplace by developing new skills, living new experiences and gaining the confidence you need to succeed – make the most of you.
Academic skills development
We provide a range of services to help you build, develop and perfect the skills you need to be exceptional. The Academic Skills Community brings together our Library, Writing Centre, Maths Skills Centre, integrity@york, and Careers and Placements Team. Develop your skills via online resources, workshops, community groups, and one-to-one appointments.
Your future, York Futures
It’s never too early to start thinking about your career plans. York Futures outlines our professional development programme and will help you navigate the wide range of activities on offer from your first year. It will also help you gain a clearer understanding of your skills, strengths and areas to develop.
You can also discover your strengths through our unique and award winning employability programme, York Strengths.
Study or work abroad
All York students have the opportunity to study and work abroad. Experience new cultures, learn new languages and stand out in front of employers. Funding opportunities are available to help you achieve this.
You can also take advantage of our free language and cultural awareness courses with Languages for International Mobility (LFIM).
YUSU, our students’ union, offers you lots of opportunities to get involved in student representation at academic and union level, volunteering and charity work. Get great experience and something for your CV.
Be more than a member - become part of the team running societies to develop your skills, such as leadership, events organising and finance.
Get involved with organising events, running the Junior Common Room, competing in college sports, and much more, to get the most out of your time at uni.
We provide online and face-to-face support for your physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing to help you stay happy and healthy at York.
- Student support services
Help with practical issues such as finance, housing, immigration, or any personal health issues. See the Student Hub.
Access support from your Assistant Head of College or College Administrator, residential tutors, or the Junior Common Room Committee (JCRC).
Your supervisor will encourage and support you in your studies and is there to listen and to help you with any academic issues.
- Faith or religion
The University offers support to students of all faith and religion.
- Other students
Other students that support you include YUSU, the students' union, and the International Students' Association (ISA)