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We've got the best of both worlds - a green, parkland campus within walking-distance of one of the UK's most iconic city centres.

Our accessible campus has two main areas: Campus East and Campus West. We also have the historic King's Manor in the centre of York.

We offer outstanding study facilities and welcoming social spaces, so you'll have everything you need to make the most of your university experience.

2nd safest city

in England and Wales according to the industry body, Get Licensed's Safe City Index (2023).

200 acres of scenic parkland

on our green, landscaped campus

20,000+ students from 150+ countries

all part of our diverse, global community

2 lakes and a bird sanctuary

A wide range of wildlife and waterfowl

Being at a campus based university is great as everything is easily accessible and it feels like a tight-knit community. I love the integration of nature with the campus as it’s centred around the lake. It’s always great to watch the ducks, bunnies and wildlife as you stroll between lectures.

Kabeer, Physics

Let us give you a tour...

Students Zoe and Marta are here to take you on a tour around our campus and show you some of the facilities on offer at York (5 mins).

... or take one of your own!

Our new app, Visit UoY, allows you to take a self-guided tour of campus. You can either visit us in-person and explore the campus for yourself or get the campus tour experience from the comfort of your own home.

The latest feature of our app is the international student tour. Learn about the support, facilities and opportunities available to you at York from our international student guides.

Google Play Store - get the app

Apple App Store - get the app

See our FAQs page for more information.

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Campus West

Campus West is an inspiring environment for you to study and live in. It's the original and largest area of campus, where lots of our departments, colleges and facilities are based. At the heart of campus is a large lake which hosts a variety of wildlife. 

On campus modern buildings rub shoulders with characterful 1960s architecture and the 16th-century historic Heslington Hall. Our Student Centre will be the newest addition, due to be completed in the next couple of years. This will be campus' central welcome point, with multi-function spaces including event and exhibition space, space for clubs and societies, and a roof garden. 

Ron Cooke Hub

Campus East

Campus East is a hub of creative activity, where you'll find our extensive media complex, modern teaching buildings and dedicated areas for collaboration. It's home to a number of departments and colleges, and excellent sporting and community facilities.

It's just a 20-minute walk, 10-minute cycle or e-scooter ride, or a quick and free bus ride away from Campus West.

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