York St John University2015 League Table Ranking 95
2015 Overall Score 544
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- York was a Roman, Viking and Medieval city. The city also pioneered the railway amongst other industries.
- York St John University was founded in 1841 as the Church College for Teacher Training and gained University status in 2006.
- York was voted in June 2007 as Europe's favourite city and in November 2007 as the UK's Best City at the prestigious annual Telegraph Travel Awards.
Location and Transport
- The university campus is on a 3 hectare (8 acre) site located close to the medieval walled city centre and facing York Minster.
- York Railway Station, with direct links to London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham, is a ten minute walk from the campus.
- York is a cosmopolitan city with many cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, a city centre cinema, parks, gardens, and stunning architecture.
- The university saw an impressive 11.3%increase in undergraduate applications for courses starting in September 2012.
- Entry requirements offer flexibility for the applicant, ranging from 200 points to 300 points plus three GCSEs at grade C.
- Get more details about entry standards at York St John University online.
- 70% female, 30% male; 95% home 5% overseas; 55% students up to age of 20 years, 45% mature students (21+ years).
- We have nearly 6,000 students with 70% studying a full time degree and 30% studying part time.
- Higher York aims to improve choice for students, encourage innovation in teaching and learning, and share resources and expertise from other York education institutions.
- Students at York St John receive a high level of academic support throughout their studies.
- According to the National Student Survey of 2008, York St John students were happy with the teaching they received.
- The university specialises in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) courses, with Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy also among the top courses in the UK.
- Offers a range of highly regarded courses including Theology, Film & TV, a range of Sports degrees accredited by BASES.
- A three-storey state-of-the-art Learning Centre provides 500 PCs with 24 hour access wi-fi throughout the building.
- Library currently stocks around 175,000 books and we have access to over 3,000 periodicals.
- Visit the website for information about disability services at York St John.
- Contact Mike Wray, Disability Team Manager: York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX; telephone (text phone also) 01904 876540 or email email@example.com.
- A well-developed and maintained Students' Union offers many activities, entertainment, trips and opportunities for students to make new friends.
- SSHH! - Silent Students Happy Homes. Students' Union runs a successful campaign building relations with the local community.
- The Students' Union has around 45 different clubs and societies to choose from ranging from playing Rugby to Radio DJ-ing.
- The university sport facilities include the recently built Foss Building which features a new sports hall and fitness suite on-campus.
- There are a range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities around the city, all within easy reach of the university campus and city centre.
- YSJ Active helps students, staff and members of the public keep active whether participating in circuit classes or yoga.
- The university's sports clubs take part in local leagues encouraging competitive sports and integration within the local community.
- New facilities include a cricket pitch, two rugby pitches, five football ptiches, a six-lane athletics sprint track, three tennis courts and two netball courts.
Recent/Prospective New Builds
- A new £15-million signature building, De Grey Court has high quality learning environments for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Research Centre.
- New Percy's and Gray's Wharf city centre accommodation opened in September 2009, housing approximately 500 students.
- The university recently acquired a 57-acre site and huge improvements have already been made to the sports facilities (see Sport above).
Availability of Part-Time Work
- York has plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars where many students find part-time work whilst studying.
- The university has an active careers service and job shop that helps students find part-time work during their studies and a career afterwards.
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