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Next steps to university: From choosing a course to your first assessment

From making friends to independent study, get helpful tips for university life.

Length  Start date In partnership with
Two weeks  

The taught course for 2020 has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply register to start.

FutureLearn

Going to university might be one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.

On this course, you’ll explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

Your time at university is about more than earning a qualification. It’s a life-changing experience where you’ll meet new people from around the world, become independent in your thinking, and make decisions about your personal and professional future.

This course will break down everything from academic referencing to budgeting – and challenge some myths along the way.

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(York Account holders sign-up includes offer holders, staff and current students).

Guidance for York account holders enrolling on FutureLearn courses (PDF , 272kb)