York College University Centre


  • Location: City

Student life

We appreciate that not everyone follows the same path and encourage applicants from all walks of life, including those who are perhaps returning to education or are looking for career advancement or change. Our Higher Education provision provides the support, flexibility, contact time and teaching required to help students of all types succeed.

What's it like to live in Yorkshire and The Humber?
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Yorkshire and the Humber has history and innovation in abundance. Famed for beautiful countryside, the region inspired a wealth of literary heritage, with links to Tolkien, Plath, Larkin, Brontë and beyond. Major cities – including Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York – boast a range of cultural accolades among them, including two recent UK City of Culture nods. Great nightlife, supportive communities and excellent transport routes make it the perfect hub for studying – no matter your interests or ambitions.

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What's it like to live in York?
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With Roman beginnings and Viking heritage – York combines a maze of medieval architecture with vibrant entertainment, nightlife and independent shopping.

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Campus and facilities

York College was originally founded in 1827 as the Mechanics' Institute. Following a merger between York College of Further and Higher Education and York Sixth Form College 1999, York College moved to a brand new ten acre site on the western edge of the city in 2007.

With a £60 million building housing first-class resources, York College is now one of York's most modern and recognisable buildings, and students benefit considerably from some of the region's finest learning facilities.

York College is based on one campus, located just off the A64. York has direct links with all parts of the country and is easily reachable via train, bus, car, or bicycle. Being based at one campus means that all our amazing facilities are easily accessible to all of our students including; Alan Ayckbourn Theatre, Inspired salon, and our sports facilities.

Course locations

Main Site

Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB