On your first day
Look at your accommodation offer, detailing arrival information such as when and where.
Residential Assistants and Freshers’ Volunteers staff are on hand to help you.
Attend the Welcome BBQ on your ‘home campus’ and get to meet fellow new students.
First few days
Collect your ID card
Collect your university ID card when you move into university halls of residence or from your campus library. This is one of the most important things you need to do! You must have enrolled before you can do this (so remember to bring your Certificate of Enrolment either in paper or displayed clearly on your mobile device).
Important: You will not receive any loan or grant payments until you have collected your university ID card, so the payment date will be at least 3-5 working days from the date published on your payment schedule from Student Finance. If you have any queries, please contact our money advice team.
Good to know: Please carry this card with you on campus at all times. As well as giving you access to university facilities, your ID card allows you to borrow and reserve books from the library, and pay for photocopying and printing. You may also be asked to show it to security or a university staff member.
During your first week
It’s vitally important that you attend your course welcome meeting.
Make sure you attend your course induction sessions.
Meet your Personal Tutor.
Enrol and pay fees online, if you haven't done so already.
Register with the University Medical Centre or associated GP surgery. If you study in Cheltenham, you’ll be supported by the Medical Centre situated at Park campus. If you’re studying in Gloucester, we are linked to a doctor’s surgery adjacent to Oxstalls campus.
Register with a local dentist, especially if you are not able to easily visit your home dental practice while at university.
Visit the Students' Union to collect any events tickets you've purchased and to collect your NUS Extra card, if you’ve bought one.
Log in and check the Student News Infonet homepage and your university email account.
Review your module lecture timetable on your Student Records online.
Attend the Students’ Union Freshers’ Fayre on Wednesday 21 September from 11am until 4pm at Park campus.
Sports kit - required for most sports courses
Our TeamGlos sports kit is a requirement for students when they do practical activity or take a work or community placement. Please order your core kit, it will then be mailed to you in advance or will be ready for your collection on campus during Induction Week.
Don’t forget to tell your parents or guardians that you’re okay and starting to settle in. They’ll appreciate it.
Don’t forget our Helpzone staff are there to help with any problems or queries by calling 01242 714444.
During your first month
Enjoy university life on your chosen course. Check your lecture times, start being taught by experts in their field about the subject that you love.
Get a TV licence if owning or living in a household with a TV. Check your tenancy agreement for conditions, or seek advice from our accommodation team.
Meet with a Student Disability Adviser if you have a registered disability, on-going medical condition or specific learning difficulty that may not have been disclosed or discussed with the university before you arrived.
Learn more about how libraries can support your study by attending a library induction.
Get to know fellow students by attending social events or joining an SU club or society and have some fun!