At York, we want you to have an unrivalled experience – you just have to take part in what's on offer. You'll make friends for life, discover new passions and learn invaluable skills that will set you up for a bright future. Discover why you'll love York.
"Every day at York is different. One day you'll be at a society event, the next cheering on a sports team and then relaxing with friends in the common room in the evening. Alongside that, you can fit in a degree and lots of opportunities to explore the incredible city we live in. Life at York is a brilliant, challenging learning in and outside the course, but it's also so much more than that. It's about the experiences you gain and the people you meet while you're here."
Millie Beach, YUSU President 2016/17
Our safe and inclusive campus environment and our student-friendly city provide everything you need to make the most of your university experience.
Top tip: take a look at Duck of the Day (facebook.com) to get a taste of the wildlife on campus!
Lively, full of culture and beautiful, York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.
Be right at the heart of the action. Choose from a range of room types on or very near to campus.
You’ll become a member of a small, distinct community - your home from home whether you live on or off campus.
Make the most of your university experience. Trying new activities is a great way to meet people, have fun and develop your skills.
York has over 180 student societies, all organised by and for students, or you can always start your own.
Choose from over 60 sports clubs, play for your college team, or sign up with the fitness centre.
Watch, listen or perform. Audition for the Jazz Orchestra, sing with the Rock Gospel Choir - there's lots to choose from.
Write, produce, direct or broadcast with our award-winning student media.
Broaden your horizons at one of our partner universities worldwide.
Give something back and boost your skill set through volunteering.
Prepare for an international placement, enhance your CV, or simply learn for fun.
Who better to tell you about York life than our students. Look out for the student perspective throughout these pages, or delve straight into our student blogs - Student voices.
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York is located in the North of England. It's easy to get to from anywhere in the world, with great rail links and airports nearby. So you'll never be far from exploring other major UK cities, or from catching up with friends at other universities.
Our support network is here to help you get the best from your time at York.
The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) is run by a team of elected sabbatical officers. They will help you share ideas, create change, gain new skills and access support.
York is one of a few UK universities with a separate association just for postgraduates. They organise social activities and offer impartial academic and welfare advice.
Whatever you plan to do after your graduate, we can help you stand out from the crowd. We offer a wealth of opportunities and advice that will support your career ambitions.
Tap into our global employer and recruiter networks. Take advantage of our graduate mentoring scheme. Reap the benefits of our award-winning personal development, training and placement schemes.
Knowing you have your finances under control means you can relax and enjoy your studies. To help you plan your budget before you get here, take a look at our living cost guides. During your studies you can also earn extra cash by taking an internship or a part-time job.
Find out about getting around campus and the city.Read more
There are lots of places to eat and drink on campus.Read more
Find out about how the academic year is structured.Read more
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