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Uni Centre March 15

Are you starting at York College & University Centre this September?

When you’re starting in a new learning environment, there are things that you need to consider to get you off to the best start possible start.

We have compiled some handy information to help get you organised with your travel plans, any equipment you may need for your studies as well as where to go when hunger strikes!

Travel & Transport

We offer 15 college bus routes from across the region. There is one journey per route into college on a morning in time for lessons starting and one home on an evening just after lessons finish.

All our buses are run by private bus companies and are PSVAR compliant, meaning they are suitable for wheelchairs.

You will need to apply to use the college bus from September. More information about this and information about purchasing a bus pass to use the college bus can be found on the Travel and Transport page of the college website. Please check nearer to the time of travel for updated information.

We use Twitter to communicate any delays or issues with the college transport system. We recommend that you follow our Twitter account @yctravelupdates to stay up to date.

All information including college bus timetables, pass and price information, departure times from college and any other transport information can be found on the Travel and Transport page of the college website.

If you are travelling from Thirsk and Easingwold areas, Reliance bus company, who are a public bus service, run a daily bus from these areas and stop at the Tesco site just over the road from the college. You can find more information, including timetables and pass information on the Reliance website,

If you are travelling from Leeds and Tadcaster, the Coastliner and City Zap run regular buses from these areas which stop just outside the college. More information can be found on the Transdev website,

There are regular bus services which run from York Centre and York Station to college, including the Park and Ride, number 3 which stops at the Park and Ride site over the Road from college. This bus runs around every 10 minutes.

More details about public bus and train services and Student Savers for public services can be found on the Travel and Transport page of the college website.

Online Shop

To make student life at York College easy we have an online student shop facility where you can make most of your purchases!

The online student shop is a really easy way for students and parents to purchase products and course related equipment.

The main products sold through the online student shop are:

  • Course kits
  • Educational trips & visits
  • Exams & exam resits
  • Replacement student ID cards
  • DBS checks
  • Personal protective equipment

Any questions can be sent to:


Cafe 1827 outlets provide a range of fresh, seasonal, homemade foods for you to make a healthy choice.

For breakfast we have a selection of wraps, sandwiches, baguettes and hash browns served until 11am. At lunchtime we serve chicken wraps, burgers, pizza, chips, mini meals and meal deals.

All our units aim to provide foods suitable for a range of dietary requirements. If you are unable to find foods to suit your needs please speak to a member of our team, we will be happy to help.

When purchasing from Care 1827, please make sure your College ID is visible in line with the College policy.

We’ll be sharing other useful information over the coming months to help make your start at College go smoothly.

In the meantime, take a look at our student experience page to learn more about how we can help make your time at College a great one!