Accommodation rooms and prices
University Managed Housing
Choose University Managed Housing for a unique living space with character and a fantastic local community.
University Managed Houses (UMHs) are a perfect option for students who prefer a close-knit, quieter environment with access to local facilities. Our UMHs range from 4 to 15 bedroom houses, each with its own unique features. You will be living with fellow York St John students, and many of our houses have outside space as well as communal rooms so you can relax with friends. UMHs are part of the local community and you will get to know the real York, while still being close to campus.
2.5 miles or less to campus
- Laundry facilities on site
Choosing a UMH
A unique experience
Choosing to live in a University Managed House (UMH) will give you the chance to get to know York as a local resident. You will be immersed in the city's culture and social scene, and you'll have a ready made group of friends to explore it with.
You will always be sharing a house with other York St John students, so you can meet people across a range of courses. Our UMHs are usually located in clusters and close to other student houses, so you can easily visit friends nearby. Our Accommodation team run regular social events for UMH students where you can get to know your neighbours.
As well as unique features and character to your house, UMHs often have a separate communal area outside of the kitchen, and private outdoor space. Every UMH comes with a washing machine that you can use free of charge, unlike in halls. Some houses come with on-site car parking, however this will vary.
A practical option
All of our UMHs are managed by York St John, on behalf of the landlords who own them. This means that our Accommodation team is available for advice and help. Maintenance works and assistance may need to be shared with applicable letting agencies versus the Accommodation team, however this process will be communicated with relevant students. This keeps things simple for you.
When you are allocated a room in a UMH, we will send you all the details you need to help you settle in. The charm of UMHs are that each house will have its own unique layout and inventory. However, we guarantee that bedrooms and communal spaces will have relevant furniture and household goods as provided in our other accommodation sites, so there is no extra admin for you to do.
What's in the rooms
What we provide
The facilities in our University Managed Houses will vary across properties, but the following is guaranteed at every site.
Every bedroom in a University Managed House will include:
- Single or double bed
- Wardrobe and other suitable storage
- WiFi and broadband
Communal spaces will vary depending on the property but will all include:
- Washing machine
- Cupboard storage space
- Sink with draining space
What to bring with you
Below is a short list of items you may want to bring with you.
- Basic kitchen equipment, such as crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, mugs and glasses, chopping board
- Basic first aid kit
- Toilet rolls
- Basic cleaning materials
- Things to make it feel like home, such as pictures of your friends and family
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Location and key facts
Location and nearby interests
The locations of our University Managed Houses vary, but all are around 2 miles from the York St John campus.
By living in a UMH you will experience life as a local in the beautiful city of York. The city has lots of green spaces to relax in, and amenities like supermarkets, shops, cafes and restaurants are never far away. York's public transport is also comprehensive, so you can travel around town using buses or e-scooters.
- Laundry facilities on site
- WiFi and broadband
Safety and accessibility
York is consistently ranked highly for safety compared to other university cities.
Where you live is a big part of being at university. This is why we are registered with The Student Accommodation Code.
The Code protects your rights to safe, good quality accommodation and makes sure you get the best out of your time living here. It outlines everything you can expect from our accommodation as well as your responsibilities as a tenant.
We are committed to providing a quality environment for you to live in.
We provide support and assistance for students with disabilities or additional needs on a case by case basis. This ranges from allocation of a fully accessible wheelchair room to minor alterations such as supplying a fridge for medication.
We can make adjustments to nearly every room we have, depending on your requirements.
Life in York
A city like no other
York is a city that feels like a town, with a compact city centre. You'll get to know your way around and feel like a local quickly. The history and architecture of the city highlights the stories of thousands of years of inhabitants. Catch up with friends over a pint in a pub built in the 17th century, or wander down cobbled streets in the footsteps of Romans. You can explore museums full of history and art, then spend the rest of your day shopping in the chains you know and love.
Learn about life in York from locals hanging out in the shadow of the ruin abbey in the Museum Gardens, or take a picnic to Clifton Ings or Millennium Bridge to enjoy some of our beautiful green spaces. Cycle past a scale model of the Solar System spread along the route of an old railway line, or grab dinner from a street food vendor in a redeveloped shipping container, beneath a canopy of fairy lights.
York's ever-changing landscape of culture, cuisine and community is the perfect place to call home.