York St John University

York | Yorkshire and Humberside

Diverse local nightlife City Campus Rural

Ucas code: Y75

As a student at York St John you will have the opportunity to live and study in our amazing city. Our campus is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster. York St John was originally founded in 1841 as a teacher training college these days, we have invested over 75 million to make sure we have cutting edge facilities for you to benefit from.
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What students say about this university

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    • The upside

      accommodation was better than i expected, very safe & looked after by staff on limes court.

      2012, 1st year, English Language

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    • Facilities

      York St. John's library facilities cater for everyone; the size may seem some what bewildering at first, however you will be...

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      2013, 1st year, Imaginative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      York St. John's library facilities cater for everyone; the size may seem some what bewildering at first, however you will be taught how to use it: from taking out a book, using the printers and how to Harvard Reference. This allows all students, including those not so technically able to make the most out of the facilities. If the resource you're looking for is not available then it is likely that you will be able to find the information using the online library which also includes a large amount of resources. Not only is the library good for independent work in quiet zones, but it also is a great place to complete group work using the booths which allow laptops to be connected to large screens so everyone in the group can be involved.

      2013, 1st year, Imaginative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      getting assignment marks back to you a little quicker and possibly not having a time table that changes weekly

      2012, 1st year, Occupational Therapy

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    • Everyday expenses

      As long as you've sorted out where your money is coming in, either by way of student finance and/or parents, or even part time...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Education

      Everyday expenses

      As long as you've sorted out where your money is coming in, either by way of student finance and/or parents, or even part time jobs. It doesn't really matter how much you spend as long as you take responsibility for your own actions. Do organise a budget of weekly expenses so that you're not tempted on spending too much on outings and then have no money to buy food.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Education

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    • Facilities

      The different ranges of clubs you could join

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Facilities

      for the size of the university there amount of social facilities and space is fantastic. the student union is a nice size that...

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      2012, 3rd year, Psychology

      Facilities

      for the size of the university there amount of social facilities and space is fantastic. the student union is a nice size that is well equipt for drinking and just meeting friends. the library is brilliant for studying and also catching up with people. the sport facilities are not great but the uni has recently purchased some new sports grounds near to the campus which should be good.

      2012, 3rd year, Psychology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

71%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

78%

HIGH

Political

38%

LOW

Varied union activities

67%

MED

Creative

64%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

6,420

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

86%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

19%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

68%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

7%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

76%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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