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Are you ready for Uni?
This page will help you get ready for your time at University and point you in the right direction for advice and support. For more detailed information about starting University refer to the Getting Started Booklet.
1. Reserve your accommodationWhere are you going to live when you come here? We have brilliant student accommodation. Visit the accommodation web pages, where you can complete your accommodation preference form.
This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many students don't. The Student Loan Company needs a bank account to pay your money into. The ARC (Union of Brunel Students' Advice and Representation Centre) have some really useful information on how to open a bank account.
2. Open a bank account
If you have been made a conditional offer then you should contact the Admissions Office with evidence of your results as soon as they are known so that they can unconditionally confirm your offer. If you have applied for an undergraduate course via UCAS and you are sitting all of your A-levels this year then your results will be confirmed to us by UCAS so you do not need to send them in.
3. Send us copies of your certificates
Once your offer has been made unconditional you will be sent a welcome pack containing a “Getting Started” booklet and lots of information about the University and about how to enrol. The enrolment process at Brunel University is in two parts. You need to complete the provisional part of enrolment before you come to Brunel and to do this you will need to have access to a computer.
Provisional enrolment will be available on-line from 23rd August 2007
You need to log into the University student portal at:
Your user name and log in details will be included in the letter you will be sent and if you need any help at any time you can contact our Student Centre on 01895 268 268.
In order to complete provisional enrolment you will need:
4. Provisional Enrolment
If you don’t know whether you will be paying Home or Overseas fees, you need to get this sorted out with the Admissions Office before you will be able to provisionally enrol. Please contact the Admissions Office on 01895 265 265.
- To know who is paying our fee eg a sponsor (such as the Student Loans Company, Local Authority, Funding Councils, an employer or you/your parents)
- Your full address including the post code
- Your National Insurance Number (if you are a UK Student)
- An emergency contact name and telephone number
- Bank details: name of bank, name of account holder, account number, sort code (if you are paying part or all of your fees).
In your letter, you will find details of the date and time when you need to come to the Howell Building at Brunel University to start the second part of your enrolment process.
You will need to bring:
5. Complete Enrolment
- Your passport
- the original certificate of your highest qualifications (except undergraduate students who have taken A-levels in 2007 and who have applied through UCAS)
- A copy of your English language test results (if applicable to your offer)
- A completed CRB form and identity document as listed in the CRB guidance notes (only required for students who are taking professional healthcare or education courses and who have not already submitted a correctly completed form. For queries about the CRB please contact 01895 265 265 and speak to Narinder).
- Your medical questionnaire and immunisation card (as for CRB)
* If you do not bring these with you, you will not be able to complete the enrolment *
PLEASE NOTEBy completing the provisional enrolment process before you come to Brunel, this should reduce the time required to complete enrolment. If you have not provisionally enrolled before you come to Brunel, this could result in long queues and enrolment process will take you much longer.
At the end of the process you will have completed your registration with the University and have been issued with your ID card. If you fail to complete the registration process in time a late registration fee is payable.
6. Freshers’ Week
Freshers' Week starts on Monday 17th September to Sunday 23rd September. You will meet your School, your course leader and your classmates. The Union of Brunel Students’ (UBS) has a full programme of fun for you.
UBS Event Planner - Coming Soon
Freshers Guide - Coming Soon
Freshers’ Fayre (on Thursday 20 September) will give you the opportunity to sign up for clubs and societies – have a look at the choice! Lots going on!
Visit your doctor and get yourself vaccinated, especially against MMR and Meningitis. Ask you Doctor for a list of vaccinations you have had in the past – with dates. You will need this when you register with the doctors here. Go to the medical website for further information. If you are on a health course you will have been informed about the immunisations you need to get before coming to University.
7. Get vaccinated
8. Register with the sports centre
If you would like too! Visit the Sport and Fitness website for more information.
9. Register with the Disability and Dyslexia Service
If you have a disability, please visit the Disability and Dyslexia website for more information.
10. Register with the Arts Centre
Why not register with the Arts Centre for just £16 per year and have access to free courses and facilities?
11. Let us know if you move…
…otherwise you will miss some valuable information. Email admissions if you change your address.
Finally, bring with you a willingness to learn, and most importantly, a sense of humour!
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