Essential student checklist

There are some key things that students need to do when they arrive. Find out from the lists below which are relevant to you, and make time to do these.

UK and EU students

  • Complete Online Registration.

All students must complete Online Registration to become a student at the University. It is best to do this as soon as possible. If you have not done this before you arrive, you should make this your priority. Once you have completed Online Registration, you have access to a range of University benefits, such as access to the library, computer and online facilities, and your student email.

If you have not been able to complete Online Registration, please contact the Online Registration helpline, or visit the Welcome Student Hub for assistance.

  • Collect your ID card.

If you have not received your University ID card through the post (UK students only), you should collect this from the Welcome Student Hub in the marquee in Chancellor's Court (Edgbaston Campus). You will need to have completed Online Registration before you can collect it.

International (non-EU) students

  • Complete Online Registration.

All students must complete Online Registration to become a student at the University. It is best to do this as soon as possible. If you have not done this before you arrive, you should make this your priority. Once you have completed Online Registration, you have access to a range of University benefits, such as access to the library, computer and online facilities, and your student email.

If you have not been able to complete Online Registration, please contact the Online Registration helpline, or visit the Welcome Student Hub for assistance.

  • Collect your Biometric Residence Permit card (if applicable). 

You will have decided as part of your visa application whether you will collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card from campus or from the post office. If you are collecting it from campus, please access the BRP Zone at your allocated appointment. You will need to bring your passport, UKVI decision letter and your student ID number, which is included on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

  • Attend a Right to Study check.

If you are an international, EU or EEA student, you will need to have a Right to Study (RTS) check when you first arrive at the University. This allows the University to ensure that you have the right to study in the UK. 

If you are collecting your BRP card from the University, your RTS check will take place at the BRP Zone during your appointment.

If you have collected your BRP card from a Post Office, or do not need a BRP, your Right to Study check will take place in the International Welcome Hub.

You will need to attend in person, and bring the following items:

  • Your passport, including your visa
  • Your student ID number, which is included on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Your BRP card (if you have one)

You will receive your student ID card once your RTS check has been completed.

  • Register with the police (if applicable). 

Students arriving from certain countries are required by law to register with the police either on arrival or within 7 days of arrival. It will state on your visa decision letter if you are required to do this. You can register at the police station in the city centre.  

Download our student checklists

Download our handy checklists for new students to help plan your first few days and make sure you sort out the essentials.

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