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Step Ahead Induction

What is Step Ahead? 

Step Ahead is an optional, free-of-charge induction programme designed to help new undergraduate students have the best possible start to university life. Step Ahead is aimed at students who belong to groups currently underrepresented at University. 

Step Ahead takes place at the University of York just before the start of the academic year. By attending Step Ahead you will: 

  • meet other new students and establish friendships 
  • become familiar with the university campus
  • get tips from current students about studying at York
  • receive advice on a wide range of topics from staff in key university departments
  • feel more prepared to start university
  • get answers to any questions you have about university life 

All Step Ahead attendees will receive a free University of York goodie bag and a University of York hoodie. 

This year’s Step Ahead is taking place the week commencing 2 September 2024.

If you would like to register your interest in attending Step Ahead in September 2024, please complete this short Expression of Interest form and we will send you more information, including how to register, in the week commencing Monday 5th August.

An award winning programme 

The Step Ahead Team are the proud winners of the University's 2023 Pioneering Inclusivity Award. Step Ahead was praised for welcoming students from all backgrounds and helping students feel more confident about starting university.

If you have any questions about the Step Ahead Induction, please email us at for more information.