Each of us experiences university in our own unique way.
Our community at York is such a diverse mix of personalities and circumstances - it's no wonder we have so many stories to tell and experiences to share.
Get a better idea of what your journey at York might be like, by hearing from some of our students.
What to expect from Freshers' Week
Your college, department and the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) will host a range of welcome and induction events. There will also be a Freshers' Fair, where you can find out about all the amazing societies, clubs and activities you can get involved in.
Support when you need it
Our support services are here if you need them and can help you get the best from your time at York. Anyone can access student support, and specialist support is available for student communities such as care leavers, students with disabilities and international students.
A welcoming campus community
All York students automatically become members of our college system. It's the heart of our inclusive campus community.
Shape your future
All students take part in our employability programme, York Futures. We're here to help you to understand your options, reflect on your experiences and make plans for a career where you can thrive.
Societies and sports
Joining a society or a sports club is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. They offer a huge number of opportunities to indulge your interests, learn a new skill or try something completely new.
University life at York is just what I hoped it would be like, with many opportunities available and a course that is really well suited to what I want to do in the future. I’ve taken part in a range of sports as well such as rugby league, karate and dodgeball which makes it a lot easier to make friends with similar interests.
Loui, BA Accounting, Business Finance and Management (With a Year in Industry)
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