Airport collection service 2018

Coaches will be provided to collect students from Manchester airport for those who book in advance. Please read the information below.

Airport collection for pre-sessional students - 4 July

A coach service will be provided from Manchester airport for students arriving on Wednesday 4 July 2018 for the following course:

  • 10 week Management Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSMSP1)

The first coaches will leave Manchester at 11am. The final coaches will leave Manchester at 3pm and it will not be possible to wait for latecomers. You must allow at least 90 minutes to go through immigration control and collect your luggage, before reaching the coach. The coaches will take approximately two hours to reach York from Manchester.

To use this service you must book a place in advance. Students who do not book will not be allowed onto the coach.  

If your flight is due to arrive the day before the collection day, i.e. 3 July, there are a number of nearby hotels you can stay in overnight.  

The final date for booking your place is Friday 29 June.

 

Airport collection service for pre-sessional students - 11 July

A coach service will be provided from Manchester airport for students arriving on Wednesday 11 July 2018

The first coaches will leave Manchester at 11am. The final coaches will leave Manchester at 2.30pm and it will not be possible to wait for latecomers. You must allow at least 90 minutes to go through immigration control and collect your luggage, before reaching the coach. The coaches will take approximately two hours to reach York from Manchester.

To use this service you must book a place in advance. Students who do not book will not be allowed onto the coach. 

If you are studying one of the following courses you can book your free place using the Airport Collection Booking System in the 'Your Support' section on your e:Vision account:

  • 8 week English Language Teaching Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSELT1)
  • 8 week Electronics Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSELE1)
  • 8 week Music General Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSMUS1)
  • 8 week Music Lower Level Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSMUL1)

Booking opens at 12noon on Tuesday 1 May.

The final date for booking a place on e:vision is Friday 6 July for 11 July collection.   

If you are studying one of the following courses you will need to book a place in advance. Students who do not book will not be allowed onto the coach. The final date for booking your place is Friday 6 July.

  • 8 week Management Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSMUG1)
  • 8 week Lower Level Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSELL1)
  • 8 week General Level Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSPRE1)
  • 8 week Higher Level Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSELH1) 

If your flight is due to arrive the day before the collection day, i.e. 11 July, there are a number of nearby hotels you can stay in overnight.  

Airport collection for pre-sessional students - 15 August

A coach service will be provided from Manchester airport for students arriving on Wednesday 15 August 2018 for the following course:

  • 4 week English Language Pre-sessional (programme code DSCCLTSPES1)

The coaches will leave Manchester at 1.30pm and it will not be possible to wait for latecomers. You must allow at least 90 minutes to go through immigration control and collect your luggage, before reaching the coach. The coaches will take approximately two hours to reach York from Manchester.

To use this service you must book a place in advance. Students who do not book will not be allowed onto the coach. The final date for booking your place is Friday 10 August.

If your flight is due to arrive the day before the collection day, i.e. 15 August, there are a number of nearby hotels you can stay in overnight.  

Postgraduate airport collection service - 17 September

A coach service will be provided from Manchester airport for postgraduate arrival on Monday 17 September, 2018. The first coaches will leave Manchester at 09:00, with further coaches throughout the day according to demand. The final coaches will leave Manchester at 3.30pm and it will not be possible to wait for latecomers. You must allow at least 90 minutes to go through immigration control and collect your luggage, before reaching the coach.

The coaches will take approximately two hours to reach York from Manchester.   

To use this service you must book a place in advance. You will be able to book your free place once you have enrolled with the University (you should receive emailed instructions for doing so by the end of August). On enrolling, you will be able to access University software, e:Vision, where you will find instructions for booking a place on a coach in the 'Your Support' section. The final date for booking a place is Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Please note that if your accommodation is off campus, you will need to get a taxi from York campus. Please tell a member of the York Welcome Team at the airport as we can book a taxi on your behalf. The cost will be about £7.00 and you should ensure you have sufficient GBP with you. 

Undergraduate airport collection service - 21 & 22 September

A coach service will be provided from Manchester airport on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September, 2018. The first coaches will leave Manchester at 09:00, with further coaches throughout the day according to demand. The final coaches will leave Manchester at 3.30pm and it will not be possible to wait for latecomers. You must allow at least 90 minutes to go through immigration control and collect your luggage, before reaching the coach.

The coaches will take approximately two hours to reach York from Manchester.   

To use this service you must book a place in advance. You will be able to book your free place once you have enrolled with the University (you should receive emailed instructions for doing so by the end of August). On enrolling, you will be able to access University software, e:Vision, where you will find instructions for booking a place on a coach in the 'Your Support' section. The final date for booking a place is Monday 17 September 2018.

Please note that if your accommodation is off campus, you will need to get a taxi from York campus.  Please tell a member of the York Welcome Team at the airport, as we can book a taxi on your behalf. The cost will be about £7.00 and you should ensure you have sufficient GBP with you. 

Postgraduates who are unable to use the collection service on 17 September are welcome to book a place on 21 or 22 September instead.

What to bring

Do not to bring more than two suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. Clothing, cooking utensils and kitchen equipment such as rice cookers and kettles can be bought cheaply at supermarkets in York and there will be a shop on campus, run by YUSU (York University Students' Union), which will sell inexpensive second-hand crockery, cutlery, pans and other kitchen equipment. The coaches have a limited amount of space for luggage, so if you have more than the suggested number of suitcases we may have to ask you to travel to York by train at your own expense. We also have information on what to pack in your luggage.

If you are unable to arrive in time, please consider taking a flight the day before and staying in a nearby hotel. Alternatively, visit the travelling to York section and follow the detailed directions for travelling from all the major airports to York railway station.

Welcome Week

Please see the postgraduate and undergraduate timetables for details of events, international induction talks and social activities taking place for new students arriving in September. These will be available on this website from late July.  

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Who to contact

  • International Student Support
    Student Hub, Market Square
    Tel: +44 (0)1904 324140
    international-support@york.ac.uk
  • Office hours
    Term time: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
    Out of term time: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday 
  • To make an appointment: Either ring the number above or call in to the Student Hub. Please note that appointments cannot be made by email.