HYMS students are jointly students of the Universities of York and Hull, and they benefit from the outstanding academic facilities available at both sites.
While studying at HYMS, you'll use IT skills almost every day. At the start of the course, you'll be introduced to Blackboard, our virtual learning environment, which provides computer-based support in your studies. If you firmly accept a place at HYMS, we'll send you information about how to preview Blackboard before you arrive. Then, throughout your time here, you'll use Blackboard every day to check for important announcements and to ask questions of your tutors and fellow students. It will also provide access to a wide range of important course materials, online discussions, and links to other websites which will be essential for your studies.
We have our own secure, high-speed network which delivers standard applications and a host of specialist medical software to desktop PCs. The network extends across both university campuses, and to HYMS teaching locations at NHS sites across our region, to provide seamless access to the full HYMS learning environment across our region. We also have a remote desktop facility, which makes the full HYMS desktop and medical software available from any computer on campus or within a local NHS network, providing the same experience as though you were sitting in front of a HYMS computer in one of our study rooms.
Computer connections are also available in York student study bedrooms and from University-owned houses in Hull, and state-of-the-art videoconferencing facilities link our various sites.
Whether you are a first year medical student or a postgraduate researcher, the HYMS library collections will help your academic studies and support your evidence-based decision making.
HYMS staff and students have access to both the University of Hull and the University of York Libraries - you can use the cross search facility at: http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/medicine/ to search both university catalogues at once, and find out more about accessing the millions of journal articles available to you.
Students on the MBBS programme will also have membership to NHS library facilities at the five teaching hospitals, depending on placements - more information is available from the library web pages: http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/medicine/
If you need to get in touch with the HYMS library team, the university libraries or NHS libraries, you can also use our helpful contacts: http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/medicine/librarycontacts