Preparing For Your Course

This page provides useful links to all the important information you’ll need ahead of starting in September. Please do read and follow all appropriate pages as listed below.

Welcome Week and Student Union activities start on Monday 18 September 2023, with the Autumn term beginning on Monday 25 September 2023. Whilst some of our activities this year may take place online, please ensure you are able to attend events across this entire period. Further details about Welcome Week will be emailed out in our Enrolment Update in early September.

Important dates and documents

Below are the key dates in the lead up to Welcome Week:

Our Accommodation Applications are now closed. Please find more information about alternative accommodation here.

01 July onward: Student Visa Applications (International Students only)

We started issuing CAS from 01 June onwards. If you have not received the email regarding how to request your CAS, please contact immediately.

You cannot typically apply for a student visa before 20 June (3 months prior to your start date) within the UK as your visa will be refused. We will also only issue your CAS once your offer is considered Unconditional.

For general guidance on student immigration, please go to 

15 August: Qualification(s) and English Language Exam Results Due 

Degree and Qualification Results

If your offer is conditional, we require proof of your qualification(s). Please email a copy of an original final, official transcript toǰ

Please retain your original transcript as we may require this during Enrolment, even if you have already supplied an electronic copy of your transcript as part of your application.

This does not apply to students who are currently taking A or AS levels as the result date will be later than 15th August this year.

Please note that the UCAS Embargo periods – between 31 July and 17 August – impact correspondence related to undergraduate matters to and from The 鶹Ƶ. We may be limited in what we can confirm via email or on a call during this time.

If your registered email is a school/university email which will be deactivated after completion, please let us know your personal email address for our record. Our primary means of communication is via emails-including important enrolment information.

English Exam Results – We cannot issue you a CAS in support of a visa application if have not provided proof of passing your English Language Proficiency exam. Although you have until 15 August to supply your English Language Proficiency exam results, we would advise that you take the exam sooner so your visa application is not delayed.

Important dates and documents

Enrolment Dates

The full enrolment schedule will be made available by early September. We will likely be looking to have flexible, online enrolment for most students.

International Students – All students subject to immigration control (including 鶹Ƶ Abroad and returning students) must collect their Bio-metric Residence Permit (BRP) prior to enrolment. Further information regarding this will be available at the start of September.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for the various programmes and options we offer have been emailed by your programme leaders. If the reading list for your programme/option has not been made available to you by early August you may wish to contact your tutor directly.


Student Status Letters

As a student you will be entitled to access many discounts and benefits; however you must be enrolled first.

As such, you will need to wait until after you are enrolled to receive any student status letters for libraries, banks or Council Tax exemption.

You will able to request a student status letter and bank letter by email: after your enrolment is complete in September. A student status letter/bank letter cannot be issued without completing enrolment first.

Semester Dates

ID Cards

You will be able to collect your ID Cards during Welcome Week.

The Admissions Office will request an ID photo from Undergraduate students by email. Please follow the instructions in the email and submit your ID Photo by the deadline stated in the email. If you miss the deadline, you may not able to collect your ID photo during Welcome Week and might have to wait for a couple of weeks for us to issue your card.

Find out more about all the events we’ve set up to welcome our new and continuing undergraduate, postgraduate and research students to the 2023/24 academic year

Find out more about the welcome week


At the beginning of September you will be emailed a link to initiate your enrolment. You are required to pay for your tuition fees as part of enrolment tasks. You may contact our Finance Office to pay your tuition fees in advance of enrolment for visa application purposes etc, though no payment is expected until the enrolment link is sent. Information on how to pay fees can be found here.

If you are self-funding and wish to pay your fees in two instalments, you should fill out the Tuition Fee Special Arrangement Application and return it to our Finance Office along with a covering letter stating your reasons for the request. If you will be financing your studies through a student loan which you expect to receive in instalments, you will NOT need to fill out this form; you should simply present proof that you will be in receipt of a student loan at the time you enrol for your course.