All of YUSU’s Commercial outlets offer a fast and easy method of payment, that earns you points every time you spend! Download Yoyo Wallet and link your card for the easiest way to pay on campus. Link up your NUS Extra card to gain access to exclusive deals and discounts at our venues, and earn points for every £1 spent!
Please note that YUSU CS venues accept cash or Yoyo only – we don’t accept cards!
Getting between Heslington East and Heslington West campuses couldn’t be easier – just jump on any 66 or 66a bus at the Library Bridge or Heslington Hall, or grab the UB1 from outside the Student Centre, all for free!
Walking between campuses takes approximately 20 minutes – keep an eye out for the local wildlife (including very energetic rabbits!) as you get closer to Hes East!
YUSU’s sale of second hand kitchen goods. Available throughout Freshers’ Week, this is a great opportunity to grab some cheap kitchen bits, including pans, crockery and cutlery, and all the money from sales goes to local and national charities!
Jump on the 66 or 66a from the Hes East Interchange, Heslington Hall, Library Bridge, or Wentworth College to head straight into town. With a tickets just £1.50 single or £2 return, it’s really cheap and easy to make your way into town to explore.
Grab yourself a Yorkie card from YUSU Shop and load it with 20 trips for just £18, saving you £12 on your journeys!
From Fulford, hop on the number 7 Park & Ride bus for a visit to the Designer Outlet to grab some bargains!
For great service and a 10% student discount, there’s no better than Streamline for taxis in York.
Walking into town is a great way to get yourself more familiar with your surroundings, and you’ll get to see far more than from the bus window! It takes 15 – 20 minutes to walk into town, straight through the historic city walls.
There’s hundreds of places to visit if you’re looking for somewhere to eat or have a drink off campus – from big chains to smaller, independent places, your biggest issue will be deciding where to go! It’s rumoured there are 365 pubs in York – can you find your favourite? Don’t forget to buy your NUS Extra card to get loads of great deals on food, drink and shopping!
York City Centre is great for shopping – with big chains from Primark and Topshop, the Coppergate Centre is right by the bus stop. Further into town, you’ll find even more well known stores, and if you explore historic Stonegate and The Shambles, you’re sure to find a load of quirky, independent shops.
Make sure to get yourself an NUS Extra card to take advantage of all the amazing national and international deals and discounts on everything you’ll need for your time at Uni! From 50% off Spotify Premium to 10% off at Co-Op and hundreds of other high street and online stores, a year’s subscription is only £12 and well worth buying! Don’t forget to link your NUS Extra Card to Yoyo Wallet to get exclusive deals both on and off campus.
YUSU supports 4 official club nights in town, run by our friends at York Parties. During Freshers Week, you’ll get to experience the best of York’s nightlife, and if you’re keen to let your hair down regularly, grab yourself a Platinum Card from York Parties, gaining you free entry and queue jump to every Official off campus YUSU club night.
York has 3 cinemas – Reel and City Screen, which can both be found in town, and Vue, over in Clifton Moor. All 3 do great student deals, and make sure to check out the E4 Slackers Club screenings at City Screen!
There’s hundreds of things to do around the city – from a trip to the York Dungeons to a walk around the City Walls or a visit to an Escape Room with your housemates! Check out the Visit York website for some inspiration.
Most major supermarkets deliver to campus, but if you prefer a more hands-on approach, there’s an Aldi around 15 minutes walk from campus in Fulford, or a Waitrose, Sainsburys and Morrisons over the other side of campus on Foss Islands.
The University’s Student Hub is the first point of contact for central student support enquiries and is located on the upper tier in Market Square. Students can make enquiries and appointments to see a range of advisors and practitioners about money matters, disability support, immigration, private sector housing issues, employment rights etc. You can find out more information on their webpages, and contact them by attending a drop-in, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01904 324140.
Colleges have a network of support figures, including College Tutors, who can help you with a range of welfare issues and direct you to advice, support and information. Contact details for College Welfare Teams can be found here.
The Open Door Team is a team of professionals who provide support to students who are experiencing emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties. You can complete the online referral form if you wish to make an appointment with a practitioner, and they will endeavour to contact you within 2 working days. The University’s website also contains useful information and guidance on health and wellbeing. You can contact them on email@example.com or by ringing 01904 324140.
The Advice and Support Centre (ASC) gives independent, confidential advice and information on student academic and welfare issues.
The Advice and Support Centre at YUSU provide advice and leaflets as well as sexual health supplies including condoms, lubrication, chlamydia tests, dental dams and other resources, such as personal alarms, for free to students. You can find our ‘Condom Corners’ at YUSU Helpdesk on Heslington West Campus, and Langwith College on Heslington East campus. Nightline also provide free sexual health supplies.
YorSexualHealth runs a free and confidential sexual health and contraception service on campus every Wednesday during term time from 12:30- 15:00. Find out more information here. Unity Health also provide free contraception.
There are a number of local community organisations that can help support you on a wide range of issues ranging from sexual health information to addictions, and sexual assault and hate crime. Please contact an advisor at ASC to discuss your situation in a confidential and safe environment, and you will be signposted to the relevant support service.