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All students must be enrolled in order to study at the University.  Home students can complete the full enrolment process online. International and EU fee status students complete pre-registration online with enrolment being completed once visa documentation is verified when in the UK. Online enrolment and pre-registration is quick and easy, and gives you access to many essential aspects of university life such as our IT Systems, the Library and the Student's Union.

Enrolling and Pre-Registration

To enrol or pre-register you need to log into the Student Portal, click on the Enrol link on the left-hand side and follow the onscreen instructions.  You will need your username and password which will have already been sent to you by email, and have a digital passport style photograph ready so that you can upload it for your University Smartcard.  International and EU students are also required to upload other documents that are detailed in the enrolment letter. When you have completed the enrolment or pre-registration process successfully you will receive a confirmation email to your University email account.

International and EU Students - arriving in the UK: When you arrive on the University campus you will need to upload your visa documents to enable visa checks to be carried out using the 'Visa Upload' task available from the Student Portal. Please allow up to five working days for completion of checks following upload of the correct documentation - you will receive a notification email once complete.

Please see the video and guidance below for more information.

Please be advised that arrangements regarding Enrolment and Smartcard collection are updated on a regular basis.

In exceptional cases students may enrol after course start dates according to the following:

  • Up to 4 weeks after the start date of the programme.
  • Distance Learning students may not be permitted to enrol late.


Annual Enrolment 

All students are required to enrol annually and agree to the university terms and conditions.

Enrolment Guidance

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Guide for International Students

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