Services for Students
We’re here to help you maximize your student experience with a wealth of resources to support your academic, social, physical and mental well-being.
Develop Skills for Academic Success
Learners of all backgrounds are welcomed and supported in York’s academic learning environment.
Whether you’re preparing for your first semester, studying for exams, looking to improve your study habits or seeking support with English language skills, our service teams are here to help.
Learning Skills Services offers a variety of tools, workshops and sessions to help you manage your time, achieve school/work/life balance and discover your personal learning style.
Academic Advising will help you understand your academic pathway and to make decisions that will serve you best. Your advisors are here to assist you with enrolment, course selection, meeting your degree requirements and supporting your goals.
Get Career Ready
Our Career Education & Development Centre offers a great range of programs, services and events to help you get a head start on your professional life, from learning about career opportunities and getting support in your job search, to exploring further education and connecting with professionals during special events.
- 10,000+ employment opportunities were posted for students.
- 6,000+ employers recruited new talent from York.
- 3,000+ students received one-on-one support through Career Consults, Career Counselling, Job Search Advising, Resumé Reviews and Interview Practice Sessions.
- 8,500+ experiential education opportunities were offered, including co-ops, internships and practica.
Support Your Whole Self
We recognize your wellness is essential for effective learning and work. We strive to promote a healthy, inclusive environment that supports your mental health and well-being so that you can be your best self.
Other Helpful Supports
We encourage commuting to York as an alternative to single occupant vehicles and support community members taking public transit, carpooling, biking and walking. York offers shuttle services, bike rentals on-campus and a carsharing program.
We have two childcare centres at our Keele campus for the children of our students and employees. Both provide a caring and educational environment. The York Co-operative Daycare Centre welcomes children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old. The Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre offers care to children aged 18 months to five years old.
The Community Safety Department works closely with our community partners to provide services that ensure the safety of York's campuses, including goSAFE, emergency preparedness, on-campus security services and the YorkU Safety App.
Our Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion upholds human rights and removes barriers through teaching, community engagement and case-resolution services. The Centre promotes and builds a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive university community.
York's multiple writing centres offer one-to-one writing and English as a Second Language (ESL) support, as well as disability support, workshops and group sessions.
Research and Study in our Libraries
We believe that libraries are much more than places to house materials or access them electronically. Our six libraries have 3 million-plus printed volumes, 750,000 e-books and more than 90,000 full text e-journals. We also have helpful librarians who can guide you with your research and references. In addition to answering 150,000 in-person reference questions each year, they are available via booked consultations, e-mail, text and live chat. They also host research seminars, workshops and guest lectures.
Our libraries are also comfortable spaces in which you can study, with 500 computer workstations and 2,900 study seats.
Explore Student Life at York
In addition to our campus services, York offers an array of clubs, organizations and student supports to help you stay active, involved and connected to your new community.