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Welcome Guide

Before you start

There are some things you need to do before you start with us. We've put together a checklist so you know you have it covered.

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It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

Apply for student finance

If you have not applied for your student finance yet, it's really important that you apply as soon as possible. It's not too late to apply, but doing so now will likely cause a delay in receiving your funds. If this is the case, please make sure you have some money to support you until your first instalment is paid. 

Visit the Gov.uk website and create an online account to apply.

Apply now

Secure your accommodation

If you have not applied for university accommodation yet, it's not too late. We may still have rooms available in our accommodation sites.

Please contact our accommodation team, who will be able to talk you through your options: accommodation@yorksj.ac.uk

Complete your enrolment

Once we confirm your offer, it's time to enrol. This tells us that you are coming, creates your IT account with us and forms the contract between us.

You can find out everything you need to know about enrolment and when you can expect to hear from us on our dedicated page. 

How to complete your enrolment

Other ways you can prepare to start university

Take a look at our YSJ For You course

This year we have created an online course to help you prepare for joining us. 

This online course will help you: 

  • Develop the digital skills to make the most of learning online and in the classroom 
  • Learn how to use module reading lists to find out what you will be studying 
  • Gain study skills like time management and notetaking 
  • Understand how to evaluate and use information effectively for your course.

You can find out more about our online course and how to access it on our dedicated page. 

Becoming a student with us

Summer reading and tasks

You might need to do some tasks before you start. If you do, we will send you an email with all the information you need.

Once you have enrolled you will get access to reading lists for your course. Doing some reading for your course can give you confidence when you start. It can also get you excited about your new course and the things you will learn. Check back throughout the summer for any updates made to your reading lists ahead of the new academic year.

Don't worry about buying all the books, the library has all the recommended texts in stock. If you want your own copy, you can look for second hand options online. 

Find your reading list

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