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  • Enrol: if you are a home student and haven’t enrolled yet, you can enrol online by selecting the Enrol button in the Student Portal. You will be able to upload a photograph for your smartcard at the same time. If you are an international student you need to visit your Student Central to enrol. Remember to take your passport and visa with you.
  • Undergraduate students (all fees status and modes) - Enrolment is permitted up to 3 weeks after the published start date of the programme
  • Postgraduate taught and research students (all fees and modes) - Enrolment is permitted up to 4 weeks after the publicated start date of the programme
  • Collect your smartcard: after you have enrolled and uploaded a suitable photograph, you need to collect your smartcard. You will need your smartcard to access lots of the University’s facilities and services. To collect your smartcard, go to campus Library, depending on where you study.  You must bring with you some official photo ID to enable you to collect your smartcard.
  • Contact your Programme Leader within your Faculty: tell your Programme Leader you have started your course late and ask them for information about how you can catch up on the parts of the course that you have missed.
  • Contact the Module Tutor for each of the modules that you are studying: ask them to let you know how you can catch up on the work you have missed for each module.
  • Check your funding: Speak to one of our advisors if you haven't applied for funding or if you want information about bursaries and scholarships. They are available in Student Central. Alternatively, you can visit the Ask4Help desk in Student Central at Coach Lane Library.
  • Talk to us about disability support: if you are disabled, have dyslexia or have a mental health condition, make an appointment with Student Life and Wellbeing to find out about the support available.  To make an appointment, please go via the student portal:, visit the Ask4Help desk in Student Central at City Campus, visit the Ask4Help desk in Student Central at Coach Lane Library or telephone 0191 227 4127.
  • Register with a doctor: go to for more information on how to do this.
  • Register to vote: did you know you may be able to register to vote in UK elections from your term-time address? For more information, visit
  • VIVA Trips: Viva Trips brings you the best trips around the UK to students in Newcastle.  Click here to find out what upcoming trips are on offer.

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