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Welcome to undergraduate study at York

Learn what to expect when you join our academic community and what teaching, learning and assessment means at York.

Length Time Start date
Two weeks 3 to 4 hours per week This course has an active facilitation window starting 28 August 2023.

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 explore how our learning community works and how you’ll soon develop into an independent critical thinker. You’ll find out how courses and assessments are designed and how you’ll be supported to progress and succeed in your studies and future career.

You’ll join other incoming students to hear what current students and staff have to say. This is the perfect opportunity for you to discover more about the learning community waiting for you.

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

You can join and access this course for free. You're also able to upgrade your FutureLearn account to a paid version for additional benefits (

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