University of York

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What are the best things about studying at your university?

2018

"It's a very friendly and welcoming community."
"It's a very friendly and welcoming uni and York is such a cool, up-and-coming city!"
"The people are friendly, the teaching is excellent and the campus is beautiful, quiet and safe."
"I have a very interesting course, there's a nice campus feel and great societies and events to get involved with. We also have safe and excellent facilities."
"I immediately fell in love with the city and the university allows me to have free entry to the York Minster, the Minster libraries and King's Manor, which are all beautiful archaic buildings with their own history integrated. I also love the nightlife as there are so many bars to choose from and, despite having almost finished my degree, I still haven't visited all of them yet! I also absolutely love my course. Moreover, I was given the chance to learn a new language and am pretty proficient in both Old English and Latin!"
"The campus itself is beautiful due to the amount of wildlife around and I personally liked the fact that the university was a campus setting so everything was in one place. The teaching standards are very high in the psychology department and they have some excellent psychologists teaching."

2016

"It's a nice city and the university buses are really good. We have a huge number of bars and pubs allowing for cheap nights out. There's easy access to Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and other northern universities."
"Helpful and patient lecturers. There's a lot of support for mental health issues and York is a great city."
"The campus is beautiful and is always being invested in to make life easier for students. The library is open 24/7, the library staff are very helpful and the library facilities are very easy to use and constantly being invested in. The university staff are generally very approachable and helpful across all subject departments and operations. We have a wide range of societies and the students' union is also very approachable and responsive."
"You can get extra help outside of seminars and practicals. There's a variety of modules within my course."
"I love the city, it's got character as well as lovely shops and cafes. Most things are within walking distance and everything else is only a bus or bike journey away. There's no need for a car. The university campus is peaceful due to all the lakes."
"The fantastic location. Not only is York well connected but the campus is only about a 20-minute walk from the city centre, which is packed with pubs, bars, history, clubs, and generally great things to do. There's a fantastic student life and collegiate system."
"I love the college system and my course has been really interesting. The 24-hour library is such a useful thing and the books met the needs of my course. The university also stepped up and gave me accommodation when my student house was flooded in the 2015 York flooding!"
"The atmosphere is very friendly and there is a very good nightlife if that's what you're interested in. Also, I don't have to travel long distances across a city to get to my lectures from my accommodation."
"I like being able to enrich myself with a large library and an environment that encourages learning because everyone wants to discover and explore on an academic level. The sports teams and social life are both really good but, degree-wise, there's a great atmosphere for learning."
"We have new laboratories and other facilities such as the sports village. There's a variety of sports and societies."

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