Staff looking to encourage young people to progress to higher education


Anyone considering higher education, as well as current students


Businesses seeking access to our partner universities and college

For Individuals

In this section you will find a range of information to help you on your higher education journey – whether you are in the early stages of thinking about your options, ready to apply or already studying. 

Although the focus is on studying and living in York, there is also a lot of general information that will be useful regardless of where you want to study.


Thinking of Studying?

First thoughts

Higher education is an exciting experience: find out a little of what to expect!

Routes into HE

The routes into HE vary. Find out required qualifications and the types of course available.


How to apply for full and part-time courses, plus some useful hints and tips!


All you need to know about student finance and funding your study.

Life in York

Why York?

York is a fantastic place to be a student - find out more about what the city has to offer.

Community Life

Important information about living in a new community


How to become a volunteer or advertise opportunities, and Volunteering Awards

Looking after yourself

Staying safe in York

Supporting people with experience of mental health illness

The Discovery Hub supports learning as part of an active healthy lifestyle and recognises that when people are engaged in activities it helps them to engage with their local community, learn new skills and branch out into new areas.  

The virtual Discovery Hub is a space where you can find information about courses and tasters in learning opportunities that act as a start point to begin a new learning journey.

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Kieron Smith, Askham Bryan College

Case study of Kieron Smith, who studied Animal Management at Askham Bryan College. Read about his experiences of studying for a higher education course at a college and find out what he's doing next.

Case studies

Read more student stories, from current HE students and prospective students considering their HE options.

Individuals' Resources

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Individuals' Resources

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