Built within the confines of North Yorkshire’s walled rivers, York is a student destination of rich cultural and historical heritage. As such, the city is heavily reliant upon a thriving tourist trade, whilst the local health and educational services have become increasingly important in their ability to provide employment to a local population of more than 197,000 residents.
Split across two campuses, the University of York stood as the city’s only recognised university institution until 2006, when York St John University, which had formerly been a college branch of the University of Leeds, was granted full university status. Additionally, the city is home to a division of the private teaching University of Law.
Ranking amongst the top 100 universities in the world, University of York has invested approximately £750 million over 10 years to ensure the best educational and living facilities for students of all ages. 20 new buildings have appeared on the main campus since 2000, whilst additional colleges, research facilities and laboratories have accompanied the expansive new sports village in creating an educational setting of unparalleled architectural wonder and academic achievement.
With no sign of letting up, the university plans to continue further developments, with the Biomedical Sciences Building, Environment Building and Teaching Building expected to be completed in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively.
With a focus upon career development and international accessibility, University of York boasts more than 80,000 alumni from 16 countries, with nine out of ten students finding employment within just six months of graduation. From languages to classics, sciences to digital media, University of York ensures the same targeted educational experience and outstanding facilities for students of all scholastic pursuits.
York’s student nightlife may not offer the broad scale of London or neighbouring Leeds. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for it quality. The club scene is limited, but heavily varied. Chart tracks, cheesy tunes and live DJs are to be found at the likes of Tru, Gallery and Ziggy’s, whilst each club is accompanied by a range of local bars for pre dance-floor drinks. Ziggy’s also forms a close bond with York’s many sports societies and provides a unique way to expand your social life in the city.
Student accommodation in York is surprisingly affordable given the range of options available. Many students choose from a selection of large residential town houses, whilst many flat blocks can be found closer to campus for those seeking convenience on a tighter budget. For the best selection of York Student Accommodation, please view out list below: