All new students and all returning international students must attend a Check In session shortly after arriving at the University in order to fully complete the registration process.
Here we check your documents and formally record your arrival at the University.
New students will also receive a student ID card featuring your name, photograph and student ID number.
Keep your student ID card safe when you get it.
You will need it to:
- Access certain facilities (e.g. Library sites)
- Prove your identity to:
- Discuss fee payment at the Finance Office
- Collect a certificate
- Take any examinations
- Access some campus facilities out-of-hours
New UK/EU Students:
If you are an undergraduate student and your fees are paid by the Student Loans Company (SLC), you must attend check-in so that we can confirm your attendance at the University to the SLC.
Remember to bring your passport and Visa to enable us to report your arrival at the University to the UK Borders Agency. This is one of the conditions of your Visa and stay in the UK.
All new international students joining the University are also required to provide us with any certificates of education that were part of the requirements to enrol on your course.
Please remember to bring any original educational certificates with you when you arrive at the University as you will need to submit these to our staff as part of the registration process.
For example, these include the following documents:
- High school qualifications certificates
- Previous degree certificates
- Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate (only relevant for certain courses within the School of Computing, Science and Engineering and School of Environment and Life Science)
- English language proficiency certificates.
Please note that you are required to provide the original documents and that copies of certificates cannot be accepted by the University as proof of your previous education.
Providing certificates for checking is a vital part of your registration process and you will not be able to register if you cannot provide these documents when you arrive at the University.
Returning UK/EU students and all Distance Learners:
You do not need to check in.
If you are a distance learner and want an ID card, send in by email a jpg passport quality photograph from your student email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. State your student ID number and the preferred postal address the ID card should be sent to.
What happens if I don’t register or check in?
All UK/EU students must register within two weeks of the start date of teaching. If you do not register, you will be officially withdrawn, and will no longer be a student at the University.
International students must register within two weeks of the start date of teaching. If you do not, the University will withdraw its sponsorship of you and report this to the UK Borders Agency.