Welcome to York CU!

Children's University is all about engaging children in fun, quality and innovative experiences that capture their imagination and inspire dreams for the future!

Whether that's by participating in one of our in-school themed modules, visiting a CU Learning Destination on a weekend or trying out one of our new family workshops from CU in the City - there's something for everyone. 

The CU passport logs children's activities and provides awards at each stage of the journey. Children are invited to collect their first award at a special Graduation ceremony at the University of York, as well as receiving future awards at an annual Summer Festival to recognise their achievements.

Use this website to find out more about York CU and how you can get involved. 

What we're up to!

CU in the City: November 2016

From Road Dahl to snake skins, outer-space to the Dragon's Den, and from art to sign language, this November's CU in the City events are better than ever! We are running seven fun, free and family friendly events from 6th-18th November, and we want you to get involved! Come and explore something completely different to your every day with CU in the City. Book your tickets here!




Graduation March 2016 

This March we welcomed over 125 children to the University of York for a special graduation ceremony to recognise their achievements from this year. Children had collected between 30 and 530 hours in their Passports, taking part in extra-curricular activities ranging from judo lessons, dance classes to museum activities.

We kicked off the celebration with a fantastic musical theatre performance from Razzamataz York, as well as hearing from Elizabeth Wright, Paralymic champion, author and motivational speaker, who shared her inspirational story of reaching her goals. She said: "When I was asked to be the guest speaker at the York Children's University Graduation Ceremony I could only say yes! To see the amazing work they do with children, to help build their confidence and vision for their futures, it resonates with my own goals to help children see and fulfil their potential."

Read more about the ceremony HERE! 


CU in the City: November 2015

This November we held six fun, free family evening events across York. From superheroes to mini-beasts, from electric science to tansy beetles, there was something for everyone to enjoy with CU in the City!

Highlights included an optical illusions lecture with the University of York's Department of Physics, where families took part in their own mind-boggling experiments using special goggles! We also got our green fingers out at 'It's a Bug's Life!' where Bug Life helped families to create their own bug homes.

We are now looking forward to our next series coming up in June 2016!