Your college, department and the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) are all running welcome and induction events.
Don't miss official events - any 'must attend' events like central induction and introduction to your department will appear in your timetable.
Not sure what to expect? Here's a video from Freshers' Week, showing the kinds of things you might get up to in your first week in York.
Thanks to the YUSU sabbs and Alex from URY for filming events in 2015. Music credit: Amnesia by Nait Masuku/Paul Leary (published by Audio Network Limited)
Go to the Freshers’ Fair
Find out all the amazing things you can get involved in. Join clubs and societies that you like the look of and start enjoying the opportunities you have over the next few years.
Please note that the Freshers' Fair opens 45 minutes earlier for students with disabilities. See the YUSU Freshers Week pages.
What is uni like?
You'll meet new and different people in Freshers' Week. Here's what current students think about Freshers' Week and getting the most out of your time at York.
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Get health and safety services sorted
Not received your student loan? The Student Loans Company doesn't start to release payments to student bank accounts until Monday 2 October or your course start date, if your course starts prior to the first day of term.
Your first loan payment is released once you have registered with the University and the University has confirmed your attendance to your student finance provider.
If you haven't received your loan, check:
- You've submitted your application and all the correct supporting evidence
- Your bank details are correct on your application – check your online account
- You've signed and returned your declaration form
- You've registered at university by moving into campus accommodation or, if in private accommodation, by visiting either the Fees Office or the Student Administration Building with your University Card and notification of assessment by Student Finance England
- You’ve allowed five working days (ie until after Sunday 8 October) for the funds to be paid into your bank account.
If you have checked all this, contact the Student Loans Company.
If you are a home student and the first instalment of your loan or grant is delayed, you may be eligible for hardship and emergency funding. For details of all financial advice and support offered by the University, see our finance information for current students.