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We offer a rich variety of Xtra Curricular activities and events that develop skills to enhance employability and self-development.

All students are encouraged to take up a range of options to participate in new and exciting activities, develop personal skills, make new friends and gain valuable experience. Our Xtra Curricular activities run on a daily basis, throughout the week at College. Each session is aimed to fit around every timetable and students have the freedom to choose which sessions they want to run and attend.

Students chatting in Christian Union Xtra Curricular

We offer a rich variety of Xtra Curricular activities and events that develop skills to enhance employability and self-development.

All students are encouraged to take up a range of options to participate in new and exciting activities, develop personal skills, make new friends and gain valuable experience. Our Xtra Curricular activities run on a daily basis, throughout the week at College. Each session is aimed to fit around every timetable and students have the freedom to choose which sessions they want to run and attend.

“Getting involved with Xtra curricular has developed me as a person. Before coming to college I wouldn’t get involved in clubs or extra activities because I saw them as unimportant. Now that I have joined the Sirius group, I’ve made so many new friends and I’ve learnt so much about the world around me.”
Subject Enhancement

At York College it's vital that we increase our students' educational and cultural experiences buy offering trips and residential visits to complement studies.

Many of our study programmes have specialist trips and visit schedules to enhance the learning of our students outside of the classroom. Some examples are as follows:

  • A Level Physics- day trip to York University- Nuclear and Astrophysics
  • A Level Geography trip - Cranedale Field study centre near Malton - geographical fieldwork
  • A Level French studies - annual trips to Berlin for A Level German students
  • Hospitality and Tourism - Florence Italy trip
  • Hair and Beauty- Beauty UK at NEC Birmingham (hair, media and beauty trade exhibition)
  • A Level Economics - Bank of England
  • Sport & Public services - residential visit to Italy - football stadium visit
  • Construction - residential to Martinique - building site visit
Cross College Workshops

York College hosts a wide-range of enriching and engaging workshops, covering a variety of topics including:

  • Building self esteem through laughter & comedy
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Prevent and anti-extremism
  • Healthy relationships
  • Sexual consent
  • Road safety awareness
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mental health awareness
  • Visits and residential trips
“I always found Debating Society really enjoyable! We always debated topics that were in the news which made it particularly interesting, especially because I study politics where having a good knowledge of current affairs is important. There were also plenty of opportunities to lead or chair debates as well as just to sit in to hear the arguments. This made it really easy to get more involved in debates you were passionate about, but also meant that you didn’t have to if you didn’t want to.”
Xtra Curricular Timetable

Photography Club, Jazz Band, History Club, Choir, E-Sports, Creative Writing, Debating, International Language Club, Dungeons & Dragons and much more. Explore the latest timetable of Xtra Curricular activities.

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Chat with the Student Development Manager

There is an executive team headed by the Student Development Manager with responsibility for Enrichment, who ensure interests in clubs and societies are supported and promoted. Once you're a student at York College, if you have a particular interest and want to set up a group, then they can help. For any enquires/information contact: Ingrid Kellock via email or visit room 3F022.

Student Association

Members of the Student Association come from students who are Course Representatives, and reflect the range of students at the College e.g. 16 - 18 full-time students, adult students, apprentices, higher education and International students.

Virtual Xtra Curricular

For our current students, we know that physically attending college is difficult at the moment but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your skills or gain new ones with our Virtual Xtra Programme.

There’s never been a better time to get involved!

Student Discounts

Students are entitled to a range of discounts from a wide selection of retailers, restaurants and more. Visit the TOTUM website to sign up and find out more.
Get access to over 350 of top brand student discounts, deals and flash sales on eating out and fashion, tech and travel, and everything in between. Co-op, ASOS, Boots, Samsung, Halfords, National Express, Apple, ODEON, PizzaExpress plus loads more. It's like NUS extra only bigger and better!

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