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Life in York

The University of York's inclusive campus environment and student-friendly city provide everything you need to make the most of your university experience. You'll make friends for life, discover new passions and learn invaluable skills that will set you up for a bright future.

University of York

Campus life

As a medical student at York, you will learn in the newly refurbished Hull York Medical School Building.

Reopened following the refurbishment in 2020, the £5.8 million investment in our facilities includes a new problem based learning suite and collaborative learning space, and provision of new clinical skills spaces nearby in the Seebohm Rowntree Building – the combination of which has transformed the School’s facilities at the University of York.

Students at York become a member of one of the University of York’s colleges on campus, each with its own unique personality, social calendar and support networks.

The University is centred on 500 acres of landscaped campus and divided into two areas, East and West, with a frequent bus service to the city centre. On campus you’ll find bars, shops, theatres, concert halls and first class sports facilities which include a swimming pool and health centre.

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The Hull York Medical School building

Hull York Medical School building

Medicine students in an anatomy session with Rebecca Quinn

Anatomy at Hull York Medical School

Derwent cafe

Derwent Cafe

Derwent student accommodation

Derwent College student accommodation

Central Hall

Central Hall

Freshers Festival

Freshers Festival

Heslington Hall

Heslington Hall

Library

Library

York Sport Village

York Sport Village

Swimming pool at York Sport Village

York Sport Village

Roses rugby match

Roses rugby match

Debbie Allen

HULL YORK MEDICAL SCHOOL Stories

The college system at York instantly invites you into a smaller community within the University: as you set off into Freshers’ Week, screaming your college chant like a battle cry, you quickly identify your college family members in the crowds! College sports are also a great chance to get involved in a more social sporting activity too.
Year 3

Debbie Allen

City life

York is steeped in history – walk along the top of medieval city walls, visit the magnificent York Minster or discover the Viking-Age city of Jorvik. Wander the cobbled streets of York for shops offer a mix of designer labels, high street names and independent boutiques.

York offers a vibrant choice of restaurants, real-ale pubs, tea rooms, cafes, markets, bars and clubs.

The city is a haven for art lovers, film buffs and theatre fanatics with plenty of options to soak up culture, including art galleries, street performances, theatres, exhibitions and live music venues.

At York you have two national parks on your doorstep - the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The city is only an hour from the stunning coastline and the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough, and a short train ride to Leeds (20 minutes), Manchester (1.5 hours) London (2 hours) and Edinburgh (2.5 hours).

York city walls

City walls

Cafe culture on campus

Dining out in York

Ice cream parlour
The Shambles

The Shambles

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery

York Minster

York Minster

York Castle

Cliffords Tower