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Step Ahead

Our Step Ahead events aim to prepare you for studying at York and give you the best possible start to University life. 

Step Ahead events are open to new Home/EU undergraduate students who meet one (or more) of the following criteria:

If you have any questions about our eligibility criteria, please email us at for more information. 

Induction Event

The 2020 Step Ahead induction event took place online between 10th - 22nd September. If you are a current undergraduate in one of the above groups and would like us to send you the slides that were presented at Step Ahead 2020 please email

More information about the 2021 event will appear here in the Spring. 

At the Step Ahead induction event you find out about:

  • making the most of your first year at York
  • preparing to study at the University
  • protecting your wellbeing.

You also:

  • meet other students and make friends prior to the start of term
  • be able to interact with current students who'll give you an insight into student life at York
  • have the opportunity to chat to members of staff from across the University

It was nice to realise I'm alongside hundreds of others who are in a similar boat and get some helpful tips from the volunteers and other students.