When do I start?
Start of term for returning A2 students is Wednesday 4th September. Please arrive at College for 9am where you will be met in Reception and directed to your first class.
Start of term for new AS students is Monday 9th September. Please arrive at College for 9am where you will be met in Reception and directed to your first class.
Vocational students will start on various days during the week commencing 9th September. If you are a vocational student, you should have been given a start date and time when you came to enrol at College. If you are unsure when you should arrive for your first class please call 01904 770280 or 01904 770233.
Your appointment time for enrolment will be sent to you in a letter in July.
If you have applied to study an A Level or vocational course and you are unsure when you should come in to enrol, please first refer to your letter or contact the Admissions Team on 01904 770397.
If you wish to enrol on an adult learning course you may be able to do this by telephone. Please contact the Admissions Team on 01904 770397.
If you have applied to a higher education or access course your enrolment will take place on 2nd September. If you are unsure of your appointment time please contact the Admissions Team on 01904 770 397.
For further information about enrolment including frequently asked questions please see below.
When do I enrol on my course?
The main enrolment days for new AS Level and Vocational students are 27-30 August 2013. You will receive a letter confirming which day you need to attend College to enrol in July.
HE and Access courses will enrol week commencing 2nd September 2013. A letter will be sent to you confirming which date.
International students will enrol on 4th September 2013.
What do I need to bring to enrolment?
Confirmation of all your qualifications (original copies and, if possible, a photocopy of all your results), a pen and paper to make notes.
What if I can’t make my enrolment date?
It is very important that you attend on the specified date. However, we understand that it may not always be possible. If tis is the case, please make sure you let us know in advance so we can reschedule your appointment.
Please contact the Admissions Team on 01904 770200, followed by option 3, to arrange a late enrolment date.
What if I don’t get the GCSE grades I need for my course?
Still come to the enrolment time that you have been given. Tutors will be able to advise and discuss the courses available to you and help you decide what to do next.
What if I’ve changed my mind about the course I want to do?
Still come to the enrolment time that you have been given for the course you have an offer for. Tutors will be able to advise and discuss your change of course with you and help you decide what to do next.
After receiving your GCSE results, if you have applied and need advice or if you want to apply, please call us on 01904 770345. Lines will be open 22nd - 23rd August and 27th - 30th August, 8am-8pm.
What catering facilities are there at College?
We have a range of places to go in College to get something to eat and drink. Follow this link for further information.
What facilities are there at the Construction Centre, Osbaldwick?
To see the facilities available at the Construction Centre follow this link.
To get directions to the Construction Centre follow this link.
What time is the library open?
Our Learning Resource Centre is situated over three floors and has specialist staff to help you find what you need. For more information and opening hours follow this link. All students are given an induction to the Learning Resource Centre when they start their course.
What other things can I do at College in addition to my course?
Xtra-Curricular is our enrichment programme which offers you the chance to try something new, develop your skills and meet new people. Information will be provided at enrolment and at the Freshers’ Fair held at the start of term, but for a taster, take a look at the Xtra-Curricular web page.
Students' Union - enrolling at York College makes you a member of York College Students’ Union which is a member of the NUS. This gives you the opportunity to apply for the NUS Extra card which entitles you to loads of discounts in stores and at events around the UK including gigs, festivals, clothes, food and much more (log onto www.nus.org.uk for more information).
They organise charity events, entertainment, campaigns on student issues and clubs and societies and are here to represent your interest and issues. They are involved with College panels and committees, including the Board of Governors, and can help students with specific problems. To get involved see them at enrolment, at the Freshers’ Fair, visit them in Lounge on 1 or call 01904 770473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I access course notes via the intranet from home?
Yes. The College's Virtual Learning Environment, where students and staff contribute and share learning materials and tasks, is called Blackboard. Your subject tutors will advise you if they post information for you to access.
Can I use College computers?
Yes. We have computers available for students to use in the Learning Resource Centre and Hub areas, in addition to classrooms which include Apple Macs for courses that specifically require them.
Can I use my own laptop?
Yes and the College has a wireless network for connection. If you bring in your own power supply for your equipment then it must be tested for safety. Details will be available about when and where you can do this when you start College.
|New Student Day FAQs|
If I couldn’t make New Student Day, is there anything I missed?
Don't worry if you missed the New Student Day, you should still come to your enrolment time.
If you applied for A Levels you are asked to do some homework over the summer. It is very important that you complete the homework to the best of your ability to get engaged with your course and get an idea of what is expected of you. The work will be reviewed in the first week of term. Try to read around the subjects during the holiday. You can find the homework pack for each subject on the College website by following this link.
If you have applied to study a Vocational course, there is no work to complete.
|Start of term FAQs|
When does term start?
First year students start week commencing 9th September 2013. You will be advised at enrolment which day will be your first at College.
International students should arrive in the UK on the 5th September and will start their induction on the 6th. More information is available here.
When do I get my timetable?
You will receive your timetable on your first day at College.
What does the timetable look like?
It will be very different from a school timetable, with gaps during the day for study periods. Most students will have classes timetabled between 9.00am and 4.30pm.
For AS Levels we have about 600 students studying them and it is very difficult to find two students who have the same timetable. This gives you an idea of the number of subjects and combinations we offer! See attached PDF for an example A Level timetable.
For Vocational students you may find that some days you are not required to be in College so you may study at home or you may be on work placement. See attached PDF for an example Vocational timetable.
What should I bring on my first day?
A pen and paper to make notes, money for transport/food if you need it.
You will have been given instructions at enrolment if there is something specific that you need to bring for your course.
How do I get to College?
For information about travelling to College by bus and train follow this link or call the Infozone on 01904 770400.
If you are using the College coaches, your first journey into College is free. You will need to buy a bus ticket for the return journey home, and for subsequent journeys, once at College from the Finance Desk (situated in the Infozone).
If you are based at the Construction Centre at Osbaldwick a transfer bus is available to take you to the site from the main College building.
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For any questions or problems with your course or any issues at College see your Progress Tutor or Head of Studies. You will be told who these are when you start College.
Student Services staff provide confidential information, advice and guidance on a wide range of issues including travel, careers, accommodation, welfare, benefits, financial assistance and much more.
For appointments with specialist advisors or further information please visit our website, email: email@example.com, ring 01904 770400 or call into the InfoZone.