Step Ahead is an optional, free of charge induction programme to support new undergraduate students from under-represented groups transition to university life.
The induction will be in person and you will have the opportunity to:
"I thought it was really well organised and answered every question I was too afraid to ask about starting university." - Carima, School for Business and Society
You should be a home student (or Refugee/Asylum Seeker) about to start an undergraduate course at the University, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
You should be a home student (or Refugee/Asylum seeker) about to start an undergraduate course at the University, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
There are limited places on the Step Ahead Induction programme and so you are encouraged to register as soon as you have a confirmed place at the University of York.
If you do not meet any of the eligibility criteria above, but feel you would benefit from attending Step Ahead, please complete the registration form and if there are still places available at the end of August we will let you know.
If you have any questions about our eligibility criteria, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
As well as meeting other new and current students before you start studying, you'll attend interactive workshops on a range of topics, including:
Lunches will be provided as well as a tour of the campus.
Step Ahead is likely to take place during the week commencing 4th September 2023.
Free overnight accommodation on campus is available if you live more than 30 miles away from campus
If we have rooms available and you live 30 miles or closer to campus you can opt to stay overnight for a reduced fee
There are lots of ways to get to campus:
Registration is expected to open on Monday 7th August 2023. You can register for Step Ahead once your place at the University has been confirmed and you have completed the University's online enrolment task.
There are limited places for Step Ahead so remember to register as soon as you have a confirmed place and have enrolled.
"Thank you so much for everything! Step Ahead really helped me to gain confidence and feel like I was not the first struggling with anxieties about coming to uni. And I made some great friends!" - Leah, English and Related Literature
300 students attended the online Step Ahead programmes we offered in 2022. 237 attendees gave us feedback: