York St John University
York | Yorkshire and Humberside
Ucas code: Y75
What students say about this university644 comments (155 students)
Library space becomes limited as the day wears onReport
Tutor groups too big (not enough room in sessions), tutors don't have enough time to spend with students if requested, uni gym...
Tutor groups too big (not enough room in sessions), tutors don't have enough time to spend with students if requested, uni gym opening times are poor and it is expensive, not enough gym/execises classes or organised sport (eg five a side, netball at lunchtimes), nothing for mature students - social and sporting activitiy geared up to younger students.×
My specific course contains more teaching time then most of the rest of the courses, and consists of a good mixture of...
My specific course contains more teaching time then most of the rest of the courses, and consists of a good mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops as well as tutorials. Initially the course seems very challenging, and I found this with most of the modules. However towards the end of the module it all seems to come together in time for your assignments. There is weekly work to do to prepare for the seminars and workshops which you do need to do in order to take part in these. Assignments so far have consisted of essays, reflections, presentations and videos. These are always due for the end of a semester which is very handy with placements and the amount of work required during the term. Throughout the semester you also have 'mock assignments' to help prepare, these have included perfomances, 5 minute presentations and 500 word essays. Feedback on essays is extremely detailed and helpful meaning you will always know where you have gone wrong, down to a extra fullstop in a reference.×
Because it's quite a small university, the SU tends to be quite predictable. The themed events on freshers week are the same...
Because it's quite a small university, the SU tends to be quite predictable. The themed events on freshers week are the same every year and there's always been kareoke on Saturday nights for example. Societies and clubs hold a range of activities though and there's usually something happening somewhere.×
My course does not involve a lot of hours in lectures, I feel like I could have completed the course in half of the time.Report
More student union events, rarely meet people outside of my course which I find disappointing. The gender balance is strange,...
More student union events, rarely meet people outside of my course which I find disappointing. The gender balance is strange, it can often feel like I am studying at an all-girls college!×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students6,550
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate87%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time16%
of students are part-time
Male / Female68%
of students are female
Young / Mature17%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK9%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction76%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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