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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. The presentations from this event will be uploaded to this webpage shortly.

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.

Autumn Term Events

Some smaller Step Ahead events are being planned for the Autumn term. Any students in one of the groups listed above (regardless of whether or not you attended the Step Ahead Induction) are welcome to attend. 

Here are details of the Step Ahead events for Autumn Term 2020. More events will be added to this document throughout the Autumn term.