York St John University
York | Yorkshire and Humberside
Ucas code: Y75
What students say about this university643 comments (155 students)
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The grange is the social halls but isn't so noisy sleep is affected and is a good place to live and closest to the uni, city...
The grange is the social halls but isn't so noisy sleep is affected and is a good place to live and closest to the uni, city residence is known as a non social hall, Percy's and limes are the best quality of the halls×
Very limited time in lectures and seminars - about 10 hours a week, although the expected amount of work you do outside of...
Very limited time in lectures and seminars - about 10 hours a week, although the expected amount of work you do outside of university isn't demanding and is just at the right level. Quality of lectures vary depending on the lecturers, but most are very good at explaining and engaging - I could name one or two which are less good at this. We have a range of assessments including exams (not as scary as they may sound!), essays and online portfolios (multiple choice questions which you do in your own time, with your own notes - for research methods and statistics).×
There are plenty of places on campus to socialise and the great thing about briny a relatively small campus you will always see...
There are plenty of places on campus to socialise and the great thing about briny a relatively small campus you will always see someone you know!×
The Psychology BSc. (hons) course has been great. The majority of the teaching staff hold a doctorate in their chosen...
The Psychology BSc. (hons) course has been great. The majority of the teaching staff hold a doctorate in their chosen discipline, which makes them perfect for the role. They are all genuinely passionate about their subject - even the statistics lecturer! - and make the teaching really detailed. A typical week involves between 5-10 hours of lectures, 2 hours of lab based activities (which are on the subjects covered in the lectures), and 1 hour of seminar work (which is group work). This is then examined typically with essays, however some modules, such as statistics, are portfolios. Of course, there are also a few exams, however these are often multiple choice. With the essays being submitted electronically, the feedback is in the form of a paragraph on the cover sheet of all essays. This usually contains both positives and negatives, along with notes down the sides of the essays when there are mistakes. Should this be insufficient, it is easy to email/meet with lecturers to discuss the feedback.×
Lots of job fairs, voluntary fairs, workshops dedicated to employability, most courses offer. PlacementsReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction83%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students5,980
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate88%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time13%
of students are part-time
Male / Female68%
of students are female
Young / Mature16%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK8%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction70%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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