There are some things you need to know and do before you begin your studies with us.

Work through these activities in order to complete your online induction.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

1. Your college, your community

An introduction to the key opportunities and challenges that you might face in the first few weeks of university, as well as helping you to explore some of the ways that you can help yourself, and access support, to have a successful start to the year.

Your college, your community module

2. University life at York

In this short course, work live alongside our College Tutors to explore how to get the most out of York’s vibrant, global and inclusive student life. You’ll also learn how York’s college system works and what support networks will be available to you. Course duration: Monday 7 - Friday 18 September 2020

University life at York short course

3. How to use the VLE

Yorkshare, our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), is the online home of your modules. It contains course materials, links to online seminars and lectures, interactive tools for discussion and collaboration, and places to submit assignments. You'll also find other academic skills support. Get to know the basics by watching this video.

4. Consent matters

This module is mandatory for all students and must be completed.

You will need to log in to the VLE to complete this module on sexual consent.

Consent matters module

5. An inclusive community

Our Equality and Diversity Office has worked with our Student Unions, YUSU and GSA, to produce a video about our inclusive community.

6. Your Students' Union

Find out what YUSU, your Students' Union, can do for you and what you can get involved in. What are the top five reasons to love York?

7. Fire safety 

If you are staying in University accommodation, you need to complete the mandatory online Residents Fire Safety Brief on the VLE.

The safety of our students living in campus accommodation is our top priority. As such, it is important you understand all safety procedures and in particular, the Fire Safety protocols, so as to protect yourself and the people you live with. As a resident, it is part of your contractual agreement with the University and failure to complete the module could result in a fine.

Residents Fire Safety Brief