Essential tasks

Congratulations on securing your place! On this page are a few essential administrative tasks that you should complete before you start your studies with us. Work your way through these as soon as you can, so you're ready and relaxed for your welcome!

There's lots to think about when starting university, whether this is your first time studying as an undergraduate or you're returning for postgraduate study. At any time, if you're unsure what to do or when by, you can refer back to our handy Welcome Timeline. Let's begin...

Check the Welcome Timeline

Online Registration

Before you can start at UoB, your first step is to complete your Online Registration as soon as you're asked to. This is important as it's your official enrolment with the University, and is what makes you a student here. Online Registration opens in June for the following academic year, and you'll receive an email once you're eligible to complete it. This is usually once you've met any conditions of your offer, such as A Level results for undergraduates or degree results for postgraduate study.

As part of Online Registration, you'll be asked to:

Your Student ID Card and Proof of Study Letters

Once you've completed your Online Registration, you'll be eligible to get your student ID card. You'll need this to access buildings and services. You can also access Proof of Study letters to show you are a student, for example to open a student bank account or to receive a Council Tax discount.

Find out more about ID cards and letters

Additional tasks for international students

As an international student, you may need to complete extra tasks. If you have a visa to study in the UK, you'll need to complete My Right to Study. You can complete this online and can start it as soon as you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). 

Depending on your visa, you may also need to collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). You can choose to collect your BRP on campus when you apply for your visa.

Getting here and getting started

Once you've completed your Online Registration (and started any extra tasks for international students) you're ready to think about getting here and getting started!

Your next steps

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