Campus safety and travel
We're making sure your travel to and around campus is as safe as possible:
We encourage you to cycle where possible and bring a bike to campus
We have over 5,000 cycle parking spaces and dedicated cycle routes
Our Inter-campus Travel Guide (PDF , 821kb) gives you estimated cycle and walking times across campus
The First York App lets you see how busy buses are and seats availability
We've put a number of measures in place to keep our campus covid-secure:
Teaching spaces have a fixed seating plan with two metres between students and all students facing forwards
There are hand sanitising stations provided throughout campus
Taught sessions in seminar rooms last no longer than two hours
Students and staff must wear a face covering (unless exempt) during teaching sessions
Teaching staff are encouraged to bring their own laptops. If they use University equipment they should maintain good hygiene practices - for example, wiping down the controls after use.
Communal whiteboard pens and erasers have been removed and teaching staff will use their own, provided by their department
All ventilation systems are configured to provide maximum intake of air from outside
Airing rooms is important as it reduces the number of infectious aerosols in the air. Simple actions like opening windows regularly throughout the day, especially when you share a space with others, and making sure that mechanical ventilation systems and kitchen and bathroom extractor fans are used correctly, will reduce your risk.
Windows that need to be kept open for ventilation have been marked
Room information posters show the new room configurations and maximum number of occupants
Find more support if you have concerns about being on campus.
Most facilities on campus are open in line with current government guidance and have covid-secure measures in place. Some places are offering a reduced or changed service.
For up to date information, check the relevant facilities web page:
The Security team are available 24/7 and have access to the majority of spaces on campus.
If for any reason a member of staff or a student needs access to a locked building please contact Security on 01904 32 4444 before coming to campus to request access.