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Step Ahead

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 

This year’s Step Ahead is taking place the week commencing 4 September 2023.

Apply for Step Ahead 2023 here 

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