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Top 10 Reasons to study Higher Education at York College


Choosing where to study HE can sometimes be a real hassle.

There are hundreds of universities to choose from, all with their own entry requirements, open days, rules and more.

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It doesn't matter if you are from the local area or you are coming from a little further afield, York College offers a range of courses at an affordable price all within our modern, well-located building. See below for our top 10 reasons why studying your HE qualification at York College is the right decision.

01. 77% of students graduating from BA (Hons) programmes achieved either a First Class or 2.1 degree and 70% of Foundation Degree graduates achieved a Distinction or Merit grade.

02. Excellent employment opportunities for our graduates, thanks to the applied nature of our programmes.

03. Our small class sizes mean you get more contact time with our expertly-trained tutors and you receive outstanding student support.

04. Fees are significantly less than most universities, meaning you can have the university experience without all the debt.

05. So many student and external services are available including; The Salon, Ashfield’s Restaurant, Alan Ayckbourn Theatre, Sports Injury Clinic and more!


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06. We have exclusive facilities for our higher education (HE) students, such as our HE Hub for studying and socialising with fellow undergraduate students.

07. We are situated in one of the most beautiful, historic cities in the country with a bustling student culture.

08. Our HE students forum is run by students, for students, allowing degree and higher education students the chance to have a voice and raise any issues or queries they may have. The group also run charity and social events throughout the year!

09. York College has a great library full of resources for our Higher Education students, with more books per head than a university can offer.

10. All our HE students have the opportunity to graduate in the picturesque York Minster, surrounded by friends and family.

And there you have the top 10 reasons to study HE at York College. For more information please visit the Higher Education page for York College to see our courses, news, announcements and more.

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