Living in York

The University of York is situated on two main campuses, both of which are within easy reach of York city centre.

The campuses are linked by traffic-free footpaths and cycle paths, and it takes less than fifteen minutes to walk between the two sites. There is also a frequent and free bus service that stops at several locations throughout the University grounds.

What's it like to study here?

Our college system is a major part of the student experience, helping you to make friends and feel part of the University community. All of our colleges have their own distinctive identity, atmosphere and facilities.

High quality accommodation is a must for many students. Located close to Computer Science on Heslington East are Goodricke CollegeLangwith College and Constantine College. All offer superb self-catering accommodation with a cafe, a bar and sports facilities situated close by.

Outside Langwith College

The University's Accommodation Services will give you all the advice you need when you start to look for accommodation, whether it be university accommodation or private accommodation elsewhere in the city. 

Life here is not all about studying, of course! There is a wide range of leisure activities that you can become involved in on campus. 

You could join one of around 200 student societies, all of which are organised by and for students. Alternatively, if sport is more your thing, there are over 60 student-led sports clubs and superb facilities in the University's Sports Village which is just a short walk from the Department of Computer Science.

What's the city of York like?

Historic York is big enough to be lively but small and friendly enough not to be overwhelming. It can be easily explored on foot or by bike and there is a regular bus service from the University into the city centre. 

The city has a vibrant cosmopolitan feel and there is always a wide range of events and entertainment for you to enjoy, including live music, club nights and comedy festivals.

Many bars within the city centre have special student nights and students discounts are widely available in shops and cafes around York.

Even when you know York well, there is always something new to see or do!

What's it like to live here as a student? Check out our video about the city of York