York Students in Schools

York Students in Schools connects students from the University of York with local schools. It is an award winning scheme which was first set up by students in 1994. Each year hundreds of students make a difference to the lives of young people across York, whilst building skills and experience for the future. 

So join in this year - there are roles and levels of commitment to suit almost every student and timetable.

Applications will open 30 September to the 3 November (Week 1-5)

Classroom Assistant: Spring Term

Gain classroom experience and inspire others by offering help with a specific subject, 1:1 reading, special educational needs or general classroom support. Roles available in nursery, primary, secondary and further education.

GCSE Tutors: Maths or English

Inspire young people to achieve their potential and help reduce the attainment gap in York by offering 2:1 Maths or English GCSE tutoring to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to access the support.

y=mx+c: Maths Coaches

Share your love of Maths with young people by volunteering as a Maths coach at extracurricular Maths workshops. Guide budding mathematicians through mathematical puzzles and engage in topics that aren’t usually in the curriculum.

Making Rights a Reality: Children's Rights

Help mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by facilitating workshops led by York Human Rights City Network, helping young people show decision makers what still needs to be done.


You're Nicked! Crime Day with North Yorkshire Police

Volunteer with North Yorkshire Police on 26 November to educate young people about crime and justice. Inspire pupils to uncover their inner investigator to solve a crime through fingerprinting and witness statements.

Language and Culture Support

Share your language skills with young people by giving language and culture taster sessions, or offering language support in schools. Sign up to our language support register to be contacted with relevant opportunities.

春节: Celebrating Chinese New Year

Help primary schools celebrate Chinese New Year by designing and delivering three workshops based around the traditions of the festival. Encourage young people to celebrate diversity of culture and gain cultural awareness.

Portal to the Past: Exploring Ancient Rome 

From the notorious battle of the brothers to the legendary battles of the Gladiators, we are looking for volunteers who can help bring Rome’s epic history to life, by designing and delivering engaging workshops for Year 3 and 4 pupils in York.

Read our student case studies

Contact us: ysis@york.ac.uk Telephone: 01904 323264

Questions? Ask a Student Manager, drop in Mon - Fri 11.45 am - 1.15 pm in Careers and Placements (term time only)

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