About the College

Halifax has a rich heritage; it was established as a College in 2001 when individual accommodation courts on the site merged. This means we have had students living here and calling Halifax home since 1996.

Here in Halifax, we are all about community - from the way the courts are designed to focus around their own courtyard, to the built-in BBQs and pergolas, to the events which are run by the students for the students throughout the year in JJ’s, we are a very sociable college. Being the biggest college, there is always someone in Halifax who has the same passion as you. From volleyball to journalism, cocktail making to juggling - we welcome over 1000 new students each year, meaning you’re bound to find someone who shares your interests.

Halifax is all about helping you thrive during your time at university. On arrival, we will encourage you to sign up for college sport or one of the 200+ societies that we have at York – especially if it’s something you’ve never tried before! We also have a variety of opportunities to get involved with the College; taking part in creative activities and productions in Halifax throughout the year, CV building workshops and careers meetings, and even standing for election in our student association.

The location of Halifax is one our most important assets, being five minutes south of Heslington West campus means that we are surrounded by vast green spaces and the whole site has a relaxed, friendly feel to it. To the west we have 22 Acres (the University Sports ground), to the south we have direct access to the Outgang park and grounds, and to the East is the beautiful Heslington Village which has shops, pubs, a post office and several banks.

On top of all that, Halifax has all the amenities a student would ever need: a computer room, work spaces, the biggest common room on campus (JJ’s), a NISA convenience shop, a free-to-pick allotment for students and our own laundry room.

Dr Oleg Lisagor

Head of College
Email: oleg.lisagor@york.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1904 324812 / 325431

Cath Dickinson

Assistant Head of College
Email: cath.dickinson@york.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1904 32 4815

Larry Healy & Wendy Burns

College Administrators
Email: halifax@york.ac.uk
Telephone: +44/0 1904 32 4813