Private online courses for undergraduate offer holders
Helping you prepare to become part of our academic learning community
To support your transition to the University of York, we’ve created two online short courses exclusively for offer holders. They’re a great opportunity to engage with the University before you arrive and understand more about the unrivalled experiences that life at York will bring.
Both courses are completely free and use the FutureLearn platform, which you may have experienced through engagement with our massive open online course portfolio. You can participate from anywhere in the world - all you need is an internet connection and a web browser.
Courses will run over two weeks and will involve around six to eight hours of learning in total.
Get to know us better by becoming part of our global learning community before you arrive. Join us and discover why you’ll love York.
Assessments (and subsequent certificates) are optional and carry a fee, with the exception of people with a York username for whom they are free.
|Two weeks||3 to 4 hours per week||Future dates to be confirmed|
At York, you’ll have an unrivalled experience that extends above and beyond your course. Whatever your passions and interests, you’ll choose from an array of extra-curricular activities to take part in.
On this course, you’ll join other incoming students to explore how to get the most out of York’s vibrant, global and inclusive student life through societies, sports clubs, art and music. Find out how the culture and opportunities extend beyond our campus to the historic city of York. You’ll also learn how York’s college system works and what support networks will be available to you.
This is a great opportunity to engage with University staff and students, ask questions about student life, and find out more about the exciting university life waiting for you at York.
A fantastic course that has allowed me to feel more prepared for university, as well as calming any nerves or uncertainties. It's great that so much is mentioned in this course that isn't actually related to the academic side of university, in terms of extra opportunities and support!
Holly, online learner
|Two weeks||3 to 4 hours per week||Monday 6 September|
When you study at York, you’ll achieve so much more than a qualification. You’ll become an integral part of a learning community, studying alongside your peers and outstanding academics, whose research is changing the world. You’ll be immersed in knowledge, creativity and opportunity.
On this course, you’ll join other incoming students to explore how our learning community works and how you'll develop into an independent critical thinker. Find out how courses and assessments are designed, and how you’ll be supported to progress and succeed in your studies and future career.
This is the perfect opportunity to engage with University staff and students, ask questions about teaching and learning, and discover more about the academic community waiting for you at York.
This course has made university seem less daunting and more exciting. I feel really at ease now due to understanding the huge amount of support that is available at York. The course was very informative, and I am so glad I completed it.
Lauren, online learner