York is globally renowned for life-changing research and academic excellence. We collaborate with institutions across the globe, through partnerships, networks and research.
For example, the Universities of York and Maastricht have agreed a major partnership in which they will establish joint research projects, teaching collaborations, knowledge exchange, student exchanges and sharing best practice among their staff.
We offer our students and staff a range of opportunities to engage in an international experience, from study exchanges to summer schools.
But what about our alumni?
Alumni play an invaluable role in York’s global community, whether it’s taking part in the activities of one of our 39 international and regional alumni groups, joining one of our online events, or providing careers profiles and mentoring for current students through the online ‘York Profiles and Mentors’ platform.
But I don’t live in York?
No matter where you live in the world, as a member of York’s international network, you can share a profile or volunteer to mentor a student via the ‘York Profiles and Mentors’ platform. In fact, one of its most valued and useful functions is that it gives students the opportunity to engage with, and inspired by, alumni from all around the world. From Australia to Zambia, more than 60 nations are represented on the platform. Why not check if yours is on there? You could be the first to represent your country! And if it is there already, please do still provide a profile or mentor a student. Inspiring current students to view themselves as part of a global community can only benefit everyone.
Miss studying at York?
You don’t have to come back to campus to continue your studies at York.
We’ve launched our first massive open online courses (MOOCs). Designed by York academics, they offer a short, interactive, higher education experience.
You can participate from anywhere in the world, totally free of charge. All you need is an internet connection and a passion to learn. Courses last three to four weeks and are delivered through online videos, quizzes, case studies and discussions with your fellow learners.
Online and distance learning at the University of York offers another alternative. Again available anywhere in the world, these courses are drawn from areas in which we display particular strengths. They allow you to study flexibly, and receive another recognised and respected qualification from a leading international university and member of the Russell Group of top UK universities.
So, while we hope to see you back on campus soon, if you can’t make it this summer, you always will be part of York’s global network and a member of the York family.