Student Homes at York St. John University
Based in York’s iconic city centre, York St. John University achieved university status in 2006. Since then, it's cultivated a reputation for strong community spirit and commitment to excellence in higher education. In recent years, York St. John has positioned itself as an institution dedicated in delivering positive change in society.
Many academics at YSJU are also activists, who stand up to face the challenges of the modern world - such as climate change, prejudice and inequality head on. As such, the culture on campus is one of togetherness; students are seen as change-makers of the future, and the learning environment is as inclusive as it is inspiring.
Blending Victorian architecture with contemporary facilities, the large campus of York St. John is a hub for innovation that welcomes over 6,500 students working to advance their knowledge in subjects such as Art, Design, Computer Science, Health, Humanities, Religion, Philosophy, Psychology and Social Sciences. Campus is home to York Business School, where students interested in building a commercial foundation to their careers can take advantage of the teachings of seasoned business experts.
Student accommodation at York St John University can be found dotted around the city and surrounding areas, with many students opting for the heart and soul of York itself to call home. Here in the city centre, student homes benefit from close proximity with the wealth of bars and clubs, not to mention the myriad of shops, cafés and restaurants.
Of course, the centre isn’t the only place that is popular among students. North of the city is the stunning suburb of Clifton, where students will benefit from a friendly community feel and a great range of amenities in the local area. Getting to York St. John from Clifton is either a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive, so you’ll have no excuse for getting to class on time!
Life on Campus
New students are usually always taken a-back by the beauty of York St. John’s eleven-acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk, overlooked by the world-famous York Minister cathedral across the city walls. Of course, it’s what’s inside that counts – and when it comes to student satisfaction, York St. John delivers on every level.
This award-winning campus has undergone a £90 million transformation in the last decade to heighten the student experience and make it an outstanding place to study.
Values of equality and social justice have been woven into the fabric of this university’s ethos, and it shows. Wherever you have come from in the world, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and encouraged to get involved in the culture – whether it’s through activism or simply joining one of the many sports clubs or societies on campus!
If it’s sport you favour, you’ll be pleased to know York St. John boasts a 57-acre sports campus on Haxby Road that features 10 pitches, specialist strength and conditioning suites, netball courts and an indoor sports barn. Not only that, but there are 25 sports clubs at York St. John, with 13 of those regularly competing in British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues.
If sports aren’t your thing, don’t worry – the ever-growing Students' Union coordinates and supports over 35 societies, from media and music production to mountaineering. The SU building itself hosts an eclectic mix of events such as quizzes, karaoke and film nights and charity fundraisers, so you’ll never have to go too far to mix with likeminded people and let your hair down after a long day’s study.
UniHomes was founded with a mission to help students get the most out of their university experience, and to keep the search for accommodation simple. That’s why we’ve handpicked a range of stylish, affordable student homes across York, all with modern interiors and located near to local conveniences.
When you rent a home through UniHomes, you’ll benefit from clarity on costs from day one. To help you stick to your student budget, we’ve bundled up the price of utility bills including water, electricity, gas, broadband and your TV licence into the monthly rental fee. This way, you won’t ever have to save extra or worry about splitting the bills!