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One year on: Supporting international students

Posted on 14 April 2021

International students faced uncertainty as the situation in the UK rapidly evolved from March 2020 onwards.

Screenshot of teaching materials for international students

We helped them travel safely to York, expanding our airport collection service and joining a scheme with other universities to charter flights from China into Manchester.

As the rules on travel changed, we put together a package of financial support to help with the costs of mandatory quarantine and testing for international students arriving in York for the first time.

At the International Pathway College, the Foundation Programme’s Language and Study Skills module has been using Xerte to create interactive flipped content for students to help them prepare for live sessions.

Teaching material is presented in bite-sized learning objects which include quizzes and activities with instant feedback. This means teacher-student contact time is used for seminar-based discussion rather than information transmission.

“So far, the approach has been very successful; students enjoy using the material and are coming to sessions well-prepared.” Phil Martin, International Pathway College

We are celebrating all that colleagues from across the University have done to keep our students safe and supported over the last 12 months with a series of stories on these pages.