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Postgraduate induction


Hello and welcome

Congratulations on achieving your place at the University of Gloucestershire.  We are looking forward to welcoming you into our thriving postgraduate student community.

You will be sent specific information about your induction directly from the course team in September.

In the meantime, you can find details here of how to activate your online account, enrol and get your University ID card. 

International students

If you're an international student joining us in September, see details about the International Welcome Week which takes place between Sunday 11 September and Friday 16 September, on the international webpages.

Activating your online account

Your university network account gives you access to all the university’s online facilities including Student Records Online, email and our e-learning environment - Moodle.

If you have already used the Applicant Portal then the password you used to access this will allow you to access Online Enrolment. The following describes the steps you should go through to access the network for the first time.

1. Log in to the university network for the first time by accessing the Password Self-Service Portal. Click on the ‘register for forgotten password reset' button. Your user name is your 7-digit student number preceded by a lower-case 's' (e.g. s1234567) and your initial password is your date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY.

2. Change your password and register for password recovery. After changing your password, complete the registration process for forgotten password recovery and then close your web browser to ensure that the password reset process completes correctly.

Once you have logged on to your university account and changed your password then you will be able to access Online Enrolment.

Need help?

If you have difficulties logging in, please contact the ICT Helpdesk via email or telephone 44 (0)1242 714044.

Enrolling on your course

Online enrolment

Before you arrive at university, you need to enrol and pay any outstanding tuition fees. You can do all this online from 6 September.

To log on, you'll need your seven-digit student number (starting with an 's') and your password for logging onto the university’s network.

If you need help logging onto the system see our online enrolment page or download the step-by-step guide. 

Non-UK students will be able to enrol in person from September, and will be required to bring certain documentation with them. International students must visit the Helpzone at any campus and speak with the International Office when they start their studies.

Apply for your ID card

Make sure you apply for your card before 5 September, to ensure it is ready for you to collect on your arrival

Your university ID card gives you access to university facilities, discounted use of the local bus service and allows you to borrow and reserve books from the library and pay for photocopying and printing.  It is also required for access to exams. You can apply for your ID card before you enrol to ensure it's ready when you arrive but you must have activated your online account (see above) beforehand. Remember you need to have a pic ready to upload.

You will be asked to upload a digital photograph of yourself (in JPEG format). The photograph should be a recent photograph, be of passport quality, taken against a light, plain background and be a close-up of your head and shoulders facing the camera.

Your ID card will be available for collection from the campus library where your course is based. To collect your ID card you will need to produce your Certificate of Enrolment. (Other arrangements will be made for students studying at a distance)

If you have any technical issues when applying for your ID card you may need to refresh your browser. If you still encounter problems, please email our ICT Helpdesk or call on 01242 714044.

Need somewhere to live?

If you are looking for somewhere to live, email our accommodation team who can give advice, including details about upcoming house-hunting events, or visit our accommodation page for more information.