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

Online induction will be available in the summer.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

How will you use your time at York? And how can we help you achieve all the things you want to during your time with us? Watch Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffery explain the kind of community you'll be joining when you begin your studies with us.

Online course: Next steps to university

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of university life and study.

This short online course will break down everything from academic referencing to budgeting – and challenge some myths along the way.

Use your University username and password to sign up - see Things to do first for details.

Next steps to university

How to use the VLE

Our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) is the online home of your learning. It contains course materials, links to online seminars and lectures, interactive tools for discussion and collaboration, and places to submit assignments. Get to know the basics by watching this video.

Use your University username and password to sign in to the VLE - see Things to do first for details.

York VLE

Personal safety awareness

For many new students, coming to university is your first experience of living away from 'home'. Whilst York is one of the safest cities in the UK, it is important to think about personal safety.

We have developed a series of videos with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to help you think about assessing, managing and reducing risk and conflict. You will explore situational awareness and ways to defuse a situation, plus the importance of reporting incidents.

Personal safety awareness course

Success at York

Want to know the secret to a great start to your studies? Watch this video to find out why using our Success at York Toolkit throughout your time at university will keep you motivated and get the most out of your time at York.