Our Online Open Days are your opportunity to find out more about York, meet our academics, students and support staff and ask any questions you might have.

Book your place

Contact us

Student Recruitment and Admissions
openday@york.ac.uk

Explore our programme

Our Online Open Days run twice a day:

  • Morning session from 10am to 12pm
  • Afternoon session from 2pm to 4pm 

Remember to check which session you’ve registered for in your booking confirmation email. You’ll only be able to access our event within that time slot. Within each session, there’s no set time for any particular activities or live chats so feel free to move between the different areas of our event and explore what interests you.

Meet our departments

Ask your questions at live Q&A sessions and watch presentations and mini lectures to get a feel for our courses.

Meet our support services

Accommodation, careers, study abroad and much more. Meet our support services and ask your questions via live Q&A.

Watch presentations on-demand

Discover why the choice is York with welcome presentations from our Vice-Chancellor and Graduate Ambassador.

Plus explore our subjects and get a feel for our gold-standard teaching with introductory presentations from our world-leading academics. 

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Take a campus tour

Get to know us better with a virtual wander (instagram.com) around our green parkland campus led by our friendly student ambassadors.

Or you can explore our campus and city in more detail with our online 360° tour. 

Take a tour

A welcoming place to call home - our green parkland campus is within easy walking distance of York’s impressive city centre.

Meet our departments

All our departments will be online from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm (BST) on each of the Open Day dates. Remember to check the time slot you've registered for, which is highlighted in your booking confirmation email.

Our academic departments offer a huge range of degree courses. Take the opportunity to meet our academics at live Q&A sessions and find out more about our courses. Plus, get a feel for our gold standard teaching with thought-provoking mini lectures led by our world-leading academics.


"Academics always have interesting discoveries to share from their latest research - this keeps lectures and seminars exciting and current. They also listen to student feedback and look for ways to constantly improve lectures. The high quality of teaching has enabled me to develop the ability to think critically and analytically."

Nicole, BA Education

Top of the Russell Group

for teaching in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Example mini lecture topics

  • The Social Construction of Childhood - Department of Education
  • The Global Problem of Pharmaceutical Pollution - Department of Environment and Geography
  • Curating and Art History - Department of History of Art 
  • Can Economics Help Patients with Kidney Failure? - Department of Economics and Related Studies 
  • The Heart in Health and Disease - Department of Biology 
  • Testimonial Justice - Department of Philosophy

Not sure what subject to study?

Don’t worry if you’ve not decided yet. You can check out as many departments as you like on the day by moving between the different areas of our online event. Make sure to explore these and get a feel for what interests you.

Explore our courses

Meet our support services 

Our support services will be online from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm (BST) on each of the Open Day dates. Remember to check the time slot you've registered for, which is highlighted in your booking confirmation email.

Find out more about how we support you with presentations and live Q&A sessions with our support services.

Accommodation and colleges

With all of our accommodation on or very near to campus, you'll be living at the heart of the action. Discover your accommodation options and how our college system works.

Discover our scholarships and bursaries and ask your questions about university fees and funding.

Check in with our Admissions team for an overview of your application journey and the key deadlines to look out for.

Here at York our diverse community is made up by students from over 150 countries. If you’re applying from outside the UK and EU, our International team will be online to take your questions - from immigration advice to settling in to student life in a new country.

The University has such a diverse community and is a truly special place to live and study. Any culture, backgrounds and ideas are embraced and encouraged. I have created many unforgettable memories here with the lovely, supportive staff and students.

Yuqi, LLB Law

Adapting to university life can be challenging for any student. Our network of support services will help you get the best from your time at York. Chat with our Student Advisers who run regular drop-in sessions with guidance and support with practical matters, such as changes in circumstances or managing your money, mental health and wellbeing.

Head over to the Student Lounge to meet our Student Ambassadors and get answers to your burning questions, from sports and societies to welcome weekend and workload. Not so long ago they were in the same position as you so feel free to ask them anything - there’s no such thing as a stupid question!

Chat now

Whatever your career aspirations, we can help you stand out from the crowd. Meet our careers team and find out more about our award-winning York Futures programme.

At York, we aim to provide every student with an opportunity to develop a global perspective whether through study, work or volunteering. Find out more about our study abroad destinations and how to get involved.

Students who are 21 and over when they start their course are often some of our most well-equipped learners. Discover the support on offer and what to expect as a mature learner.

I was extremely anxious at the prospect of going to university as a mature student in my 40s. I honestly thought that university was not for me. Fast forward into the future and I am loving every day of my university experience. I have met some brilliant people on my course and the staff have been super supportive, making my journey seamless. 

Spiwe, BSc Nursing (Mental Health) 

Our Security Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The first response for everyone on campus, all our Security Officers are first aid trained and part of the Mental Health First Contact network. Drop them a message on the live chat to find out more. 

Hear from our students

Want to find out what it's really like living and studying at York? Explore our student blogs. 

Contact us

Student Recruitment and Admissions
openday@york.ac.uk