York St John University

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Students at York St John University
Why choose York St John University?
York St John University CampusFounded in 1841 and receiving the title of 'University' in 2006, York St John has a long and proud tradition of educating students. Its campus is just a stone's throw from the vibrant and bustling city centre of York. The 11-acre site is in a beautiful setting facing the world-famous York Minster, where our students can look forward to graduating.

We've invested heavily in our University over the last few years to make sure it is the best it can be for you. With over £100m invested in the campus in the last ten years this is an opportunity to study in exciting and cutting-edge buildings and facilities, from the renovated Victorian chapel to the award winning De Grey Court. As a relatively small university, we get to know our students well and work hard to help you realise your own potential. Our students leave with a real feeling of not only succeeding academically, but also with a belief that they have grown as a person.
We were delighted to be shortlisted for THE University of the Year in 2013. We have opened our brand new one-stop-shop for Student Services, in our Holgate Centre, along with state-of-the-art student accommodation at our new St John Central site. In spring 2012, we acquired a 57-acre site, just 15-minutes' walk from the campus, and we are now developing our ‘sport, health and wellbeing for all’ agenda and facilities which includes the development of a new sports centre, two synthetic turf pitches and facilities for numerous sports.
Our students succeed
92% of our graduates (2013) were in employment or full-time study six months after graduating, and 73% went on to professional or managerial roles. We understand that employers are looking for that little bit extra when assessing job applications therefore we ensure that you have access to a fantastic range of opportunities to develop your strengths, learn new skills and gain invaluable work experience.
What can I study?
York St John University offers a comprehensive list of undergraduate courses in subjects as varied as History, Creative Writing, Sociology and Computer Science. A full list can be seen here:
We also offer opportunities at postgraduate level in subjects ranging from Business, to Counselling and Theology. A full list can be seen here:
Open Days
The best way to find out about York St John University is to come along and visit us. Our Open Days are the ideal opportunity to come and see if York St John is the right place for you to study at undergraduate level. Visit for dates and more information.
What our students say
Relaxing at York St John UniversityOur students regularly tell us that they love the York St John community and that this is an incredibly friendly place to live and learn. In fact York was ranked the 4th safest city in the UK in the Complete University Guide's 'How safe is your city?' ranking. Students love the fact that they can walk across the campus and see lots of familiar faces and that the staff in their area know them by name – none of our students are just a number to us.

Our students consistently tell us that our staff (both academic and support staff) are approachable, friendly and supportive and our Academic tutor system ensures that you have all the support you need, when you need it (NSS).

Why not take a look at our Students’ Blog or watch some of our videos to see what our students really think of York St John?
Further information
To find out more, please complete our form, call our Information Hotline T: 01904 876598, E: or visit the website.
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