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About Wentworth Online

Wentworth Online is your College. It is a meeting place, resource centre and one stop shop for distance learners, hosted by Wentworth College, the University’s Graduate College. It is a place to come to to get questions answered and to feel part of a community wider than your own programme or department.

Your College Officer, Tracy Dancer - who introduces herself in the video - is on hand to help with any queries you may have that are not ordinarily dealt with by your academic department. She will be able to signpost you to the relevant area or individual within the University to assist you.

Who makes up Wentworth Online?

Wentworth Online Community consists of students studying programmes from 19 different subject areas studied entirely, or almost entirely, at a distance from the University rather than on-campus; academics and support staff from those same programmes and staff within Wentworth College. 

So what does a Wentworth Online student look like? Are you an ‘average’ member? In 2016-17, our community had the following characteristics.

  • 41% Male:59% Female
  • Average age 41 Years,
  • 11% under 30 years old
  • Oldest student 77 years old
  • Youngest student - 22 years old
  • Students located in 90 Countries
  • 40% international (outside the EU)
  • 49% with dependents
  • 7% carers

‌As from the start of the 2016/2017 academic year all students commencing study on the courses listed on the distance learning course page will become automatic members of Wentworth College. If you were studying at York before that date you may well be in a different college. If you are in a different college and wish to join Wentworth then just contact Tracy, your college officer, with your request.

Why Wentworth?

Wentworth College is the University's postgraduate college and as such seemed a fitting host for the distance learning community which is almost entirely postgraduate students. We aim to develop events and activities that distance learners can take part in and we will involve you in as many activities as possible.

Studying online was a bit daunting - going straight to a Masters without studying an undergrad- but the flexibility of the online courses suited me as I live overseas and move around quite a bit. It suited me perfectly."

Marion, 2016

DL Student Marion

Purpose of Wentworth College Online Community

The remit of the Wentworth College online community is to ensure that distance learning students feel part of the University’s distinctive college community and have easy access to high quality support and opportunities that are relevant to their particular needs.

A steering group has been established to guide and monitor the development of Wentworth College online community. A distance learning student will be part of this group

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