Your department is looking forward to welcoming you!

Studying for a degree may be very different to what you have been used to. We've put together a list of common questions you may have as you make the transition to university.

Look out for any induction or welcome events run by your department to help you meet staff and students on your programme.

There are precise rules for how you should study and present your work. To help you understand these, you should complete the Academic Integrity Tutorial on the Yorkshare VLE early in your first term.

See the study skills hub for all the support available to further develop your academic skills when you're here.

Take a look at our Skills Guides for videos, interactive tutorials and workbooks to develop your digital and information searching skills.

See information below about pre-arrival study and department 'Preparing to study' sites.

Some departments will issue a reading list but don't rush to buy any books - check our Library YorSearch to see what's there or sometimes relevant chapters are loaded onto the Yorkshare VLE. Some returning students will sell their books on so you can buy a cheaper copy when you get here.

You will get an early version of your timetable in August with mandatory items included. As you get closer to arrival, we will add in college and other induction events. If you've been asked to choose modules, these will be added to your timetable in early September.

Your department will arrange for you to meet your supervisor early in your first term. Read our advice on how to get the most from your supervisory sessions.

The University Library is a key resource. Your University card gives you 24/7 access to the Library and associated study spaces almost every day of the year. Check out their Information for new students to get started and have a look at the Skills guides for videos, interactive tutorials and links to specific help in developing your digital and information searching skills.

You can also take our virtual Library tour and view our video guides to find out how things work and explore the Subject Guides to see what's available for you.

Pre-arrival study

Many departments provide pre-arrival information to prepare you for starting your degree. It's important that you do preparatory work so that you can make the best possible start to your studies.

If your department has one, your 'Preparing to study' site or pre-arrival study information will be available before the start of term and the link listed on this page.

If your department's information is located in the Yorkshare VLE or in a password protected section of the University website then you will need to have upgraded your IT account and enrolled before you can access it. See Things to do first for details on how to do this.

DepartmentPreparing to study information
Archaeology Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Biology Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Chemistry Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Computer Science See Computer Science web pages
Economics and Related Studies Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Education Student handbook
Electronic Engineering See Electronic Engineering web pages
Environment and Geography Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Health Sciences See Health Sciences web pages
History Module available on Yorkshare VLE
History of Art Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Law Pre-induction programme videos sent via email
Management Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Music See Music web pages
Natural Sciences Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Philosophy Module available on Yorkshare VLE
PPE Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Physics Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Politics Module available on Yorkshare VLE
Psychology Introduction course on FutureLearn
Social Policy & Applied Social Science Module available on Yorkshare VLE
TFTI Module available on Yorkshare VLE