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University of York
http://www.york.ac.uk/

University Profile

The University of York was set up in 1963. It had started with a population of just 200 students and since then the student population has grown in leaps and bounds and reached to 10,000. The university has around 30 academic departments and research centres. The University of York is well known for its high quality course content and well-qualified teaching staff. The university is rated 6th out of 172 Higher Education institutions for research, with 18 of its 23 departments rated 5 or 5*. Professor Brian Cantor is the Vice-Chancellor of the university and Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC, is the Chancellor.

Life At The University Of York

The main campus of the university at Heslington is a large, scenic and idyllic spot. The university has got plans to expand the campus. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning courses in wide ranging subjects in Arts, Social Sciences and Science and Technology. The students not only gain academic knowledge but also sharpen the skills that are required for getting a good job. The teaching methodology is customised according to the needs of the specific subjects. York University maintains a staff-student ratio that is better that the accepted national average. The professors usually teach via seminars and lectures. You might also have to do live projects in certain cases.

The Students' Union of the university coordinates the various sporting and social activities of the students. In fact it is the body that stands for the interest of the students


Campus Address(es)

University of York
University of York, YO10 5DD, York
North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber Region
Tel: 0190 443 0000, Fax: 0190 443 3433

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