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St John University


Established on 17 May 1841, York St John University has been changing lives through education for over 175 years. In the beginning, the primary role of the college was to provide the training to school teachers. In 1846, Schoolmistresses training school was founded, especially for female teachers. The college gradually diversified its education programs over the century. St John's college and Ripon College merged to form the - College of Ripon and York St John in 1974. Well, In 1990, these combined institutions formally became a college of the University of Leeds. All activities then transferred to York and College finally got its name - York St John College, and that happened between 1999 and 2001. In February 2006, the college was then granted the right to award degrees and also the right to call itself a university college. The privy council approved the college to become a university in July 2006, and then it became York St John University on 1st October 2006. St john university opened its campus in London in the year 2018. The University received bronze in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017.

The University has nine schools:

  • School of Art, Design & Computer Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
  • School of Languages & Linguistics
  • School of Performance & Media Production
  • School of Psychological & Social Sciences
  • School of Sport
  • York Business School

Student accommodation York St John University

York St John University is one of the renowned and well-known universities in York, therefore finding student accommodation around York St John University won't be a hassle. The city offers a range of York student accommodation options for students to choose from, which includes York St John University accommodation. There are six on-campus accommodation sites in the city; all are within a 15-20 minute walk of the University. Lord Mayor's Walk, The Grange, Limes Court, City Residence, Percy's Lane, St John Central, and University-managed Houses. York St John University accommodation was built with a motive to provide secure and budget-friendly residential options for the students. Thanks to its increasing demand and proximity to the University, the York St John University accommodation tend to get occupied at a rapid pace. In addition to the on-campus accommodation, the city also offers a wide variety of off-campus accommodation options near York St John University, which includes stylish yet affordable en-suite rooms, shared apartments, and studio flats near York St John University. Many of the York St John University off-campus student accommodation is located at a short distance from the University. 

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York St John University campus is about 11-acre and is a short walk away from the historic York city center, which also includes state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces. The campus also has a 57-acre sports park for students to play hockey, football, and rugby, as well as a sports hall and a fully-equipped fitness suite. York has excellent transport links to the campus.

By train - 

It takes approx. 20 minutes walk from the train station to the University. You can even take a taxi, which will take almost 5-10 minutes. You will see the Theatre Royal on your right and the art gallery on your left on your way, and then you will reach the University in some time.

By cycle - 

York also has off-road cycle paths, on-road cycle lanes, and over 1,000 cycle parking facilities.

By bus - 

You can travel by bus because it provides reliable services at a reasonable price across the city and beyond. First York bus services is the leading local bus company for the city.

Student life

York is a vibrant city with a rich heritage at its heart. According to the complete university guide 2016, York also rated as the number one city in the region for student safety. York is a student-friendly city; famous for its rich history, world-class attractions, museums and galleries, delightful restaurants, good-vibe cafés, and music venues. There is a range of city-center clubs that offer hip-hop, dance, 80s, and Rock metal.Students can head to places such as York Theatre Royal, Grand opera house, city screen york to have the best and unforgettable time there. There are so many exciting things to do in York, including festivals like Viking and River festival, Aesthetica film festival, luma film festival, and many more. Students can also work part-time, do internships, or volunteering. The student internship bureau also provides paid project-based internships with local employers. The students union of York St John University has almost 35 societies to choose from - including big band, historical re-enactment, music production. It also has 25 sports club to join, including boating, rugby, archery, and many more. The largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe- York Minster has been the popular centrepiece of York since 1080. Students of York St John University celebrate their graduation here, becoming part of its history.

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