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Constantine College
University of York
Constantine College in September 2014
LocationHeslington East, York
Named forConstantine the Great
Senior College FellowAndrew Ferguson
College ManagerRosie Abbotts[1]
Deputy College ManagerNaomi Robinson[1]
Undergraduates1,705 (2022/2023)
Postgraduates70 (2022/2023)
MascotConstance the Eagle
NewspaperThe Column
WebsiteConstantine College
Student associationCSA

Constantine College is a College of the University of York and was founded in 2014. It was named after the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, who was proclaimed Augustus in York in 306 AD.

Originally the college was owned in equal shares by the Evans Property Group and the university. However, in 2018 the university became the sole owner, purchasing Evans' stake for £9.8 million.[2]

It is the most expensive college, with the cheapest accommodation starting at £166 per week. As of 2021, this made it the least popular of the colleges on East Campus.[3]

List of Principals

The head of college of Constantine is titled the Principal.

  • Rob Aitken (2014-2018); first principal[4]
  • Jeremy Jacob (2018-2019)[5]
  • Andrew Ferguson (2019–present)

Student life

Student representation

Students at Constantine are represented by a College Student Association (CSA).

The 2024 CSA Executive Committee is:

  • President - Emily Eurus-Jones
  • Secretary - Sofia Antunes Trabuco
  • Treasurer - Anna Cestaro
  • VP of Sport - Charlotte Bennett
  • VP of Business, Marketing and Merchandise - Jessica Wilson
  • VP of Community and Wellbeing - Chloe Mason
  • VP of Events and Activities - James King


  1. ^ a b "Constantine College - Contact and support". University of York. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  2. ^ Hill, Nick (17 October 2018). "University takes full ownership of campus college for £9.8m". The Business Desk. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  3. ^ Smith, Emily (11 March 2022). "Revealed: The most and least popular York colleges". The Tab. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Constantine College Team". Constantine College. University of York. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Constantine College Team: Head of College - Jeremy Jacob". University of York. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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