Considering York for the first time or looking at this on results day? To save you some time in getting to know us, we've put together some highlights to show you what's on offer.
A York degree is recognised and respected all over the world. Bright minds like yours can thrive as a student here.
Russell Group university
We're a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It represents 24 universities committed to maintaining the highest academic standards in both teaching and research.
Our Gold rating in The Teaching Excellence Framework award recognises that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes at York.
We're one of the world's premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. Our research-led teaching means you'll get to hear about the latest discoveries before they reach the text books.
Develop your career prospects
From connecting to our employer and alumni networks to volunteering in the community and studying abroad - we’ll help to enhance your career prospects so you can land your dream job.
Make plans towards your successful career through our employability programme York Futures. Learn about successful York graduates through online case studies, talks and mentoring schemes, meet with top employers at our careers fairs and go global through our study exchanges and internships with leading institutions and employers all over the world.
Discover the quirky side of York
From our campus Buddha to York Minster's peregrines, our current students reveal 5 things you probably didn't know about York.
Some other unexpected things you may not know about us...
- Jimi Hendrix played a gig on campus in 1967. We named a lecture theatre ‘Hendrix Hall’ in celebration.
- York is famous for chocolate - the birthplace of Terry’s Chocolate Orange. The smell of chocolate often wafts through the city!
- York is rumoured to have the highest duck-student ratio out of any university in the UK. Check out Duck of the Day (facebook.com) to follow our avian friends.
- Every year the Department of Physics makes apple pie from a tree on campus that was cut from Newton’s original apple tree!
- Archaeological excavations on Campus East uncovered the oldest surviving human brain in Britain, dating back at least 2,000 years to the Iron Age.
- Campus is brimming with wildlife. The lake and wetlands make it a popular place for many species of wild and semi-wild wildfowl including ducks, geese, grebes, moorhens, coots, herons and swans (including rare black swans).
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