Are you a commuting student? Did you know you could stay the night for £10?

YSJU works hard to support its commuting students. In today’s post we give you the low down on all of the support you can access, from dedicated staff contacts to overnight rooms for just £10!

A commuting student at York St John is any student that has the same home and term-time address. If you are commuting to university, make sure you take a look at our useful travel information below along with helpful hints and tips for making the most of your campus experience.

Dedicated Commuting Student Contact

Did you know that there is a designated commuting student contact Emma based in the Student Success and Engagement Team in Student Services. Emma is able to meet with commuting students to help manage the impact commuting to university may have on your academic studies and personal wellbeing.

To meet with Emma please see contact (


There are a number of lockers available for day use only in the Fountains Centre and in the Foss Building. Please see the Campus Map to see the location of the relevant buildings.


The Student Kitchen in the Fountains Centre has two microwaves and a hot water tap, perfect for making a cup of tea and heating up your lunch! An additional hot water tap is located on the Ground Floor of the Fountains Centre on the left hand side near the vending machines. Hot water is also available free of charge from all catering outlets provided you have your own cup. 

Cheap Accommodation on Campus for Commuting Students 

Need to be in a 9am lecture or want to go to an evening social event? Avoid the rush-hour traffic and roll out of bed the next morning straight into lectures by staying overnight in our Lord Mayor’s Walk accommodation.

For just £10 a night, bedding and towels are included along with use of shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and there is a maximum three night stay.

For more information or to book a room, please contact the Accommodation Team at

Meet other Commuting Students

Join us at our monthly mature and commuting students’ café – a great chance to meet other students who commute to university with a free hot drink for the first twenty attendees.