Before you start studying at York and during your first few weeks, there are a number of things that you need to do. You can read more about the steps on the online checklist here.
Join our Mature Students Chat on Facebook so that you can meet other mature students, get advice and keep up to date with upcoming events.
Mature students starting at York have the opportunity to sign up for a Student Buddy. A Buddy is a second or third year student who will help you settle into university life and support you through your first year here.
Sign up for the University's Step Ahead induction event, in order to meet other mature students and prepare for studying at York.
Each year there are a whole host of welcome events for you to get involved with, including events where you can meet other mature students.
IT and online services offers information on how to use the IT systems that students at the University of York are expected to use.
Once your place at York is confirmed you will receive a 'joining instructions' email to your personal university email account. This details what to do next including how to set up your university email account. It is important you do this as soon as possible because lots of information about studying at York and about what is happening for mature students will be emailed to you. Make sure that you are regularly checking your emails so that you don’t miss any of this.
When you have enrolled and made your module choices, you will be sent information about accessing your university timetable. You can view your timetable via the student homepage. It is also available to view on Google Calendar which will allow you link your university calendar to your mobile phone. The IT services webpage has advice on how to do this.
The Student Skills Hub helps students improve their key writing, maths, language, IT and other academic skills.
If you will be living locally, or commuting, to the University and NOT living on campus there are a few additional tasks you will need to do. The local and commuting students webpages have more information.
If you are a mature student who is commuting, then you might be eligibile to apply for a parking permit so that you can park your car on campus.
If you have just moved to York and are looking for a doctors surgery to join then you can join Unity Health, the doctors surgery located on the University of York’s Heslington East Campus.
The getting ready section of the website has some useful information on what you need to do before starting studying at York.