What to bring
Documents for Registration
- Your passport: you will not be able to register without it! If you don’t have one, you need to apply for one immediately. Please see the Passport information page for advice. International students should have their valid Tier 4 visa for Brunel in their passport or equivalent
- Brunel offer email or another document containing your seven digit Student Number (usually starts with 12)
- Your Provisional Registration Document You should have printed this document when you completed the online Registration task. If you are unable to print this you will have the opportunity to do it on arrival but this will involve additional queuing
- Original academic certificates plus certified English translations if needed. You do not need to bring these if you are a Brunel graduate
- English language certificates Please bring these if you are an international student or if your offer was conditional on achieving an English language qualification
- Sponsorship letters if you will be receiving external sponsorship towards your fees or living costs.
- National Insurance number card in case you want to get a job
- NHS medical card this contains your NHS number and your current GP’s details, and will make it easier to register at the campus Medical Centre
- Driving licence if you have one
- Railcard and/or Oyster card.
Documents to access your room on campus
- Copy of your Tenancy Agreement
- Photo ID (to confirm your residency)
- One recent passport sized photograph of yourself to be kept on your records in your Hall.
Items for your Halls of Residence
- Kitchen – crockery, cutlery, pans, utensils, corkscrew/bottle opener, food for the first few days, washing up liquid and scourers, tea towel (we suggest overseas students do not bring large bulky items or food in their luggage - see the international pre-departure guide for more information)
- Bathroom – towels, toiletries, toilet roll
- Washing powder
- Laptop/PC if you have one
- Money there’s a bank with several cash machines on campus but it is useful to have some cash to start off.
Campus accommodation is allocated once you have met all the conditions of your course offer. If you have already completed an online accommodation application form the Accommodation Office will contact you by email once you have met the conditions of your course offer with details of your room on campus.
Most students will receive their allocation email in August. Undergraduate students will be contacted after the A-level results are released. This email will contain instructions on how to accept your Tenancy Agreement online. You will also be required to pay your £350 room deposit at the same time. These both need to be completed by the deadline date stated in your allocation email or your room offer is at risk of being cancelled.Late arrivals
If you wish to arrive after 23 September 2012, please complete the Late Arrivals Form. Any room found to be unoccupied seven days after the start of the Tenancy Agreement will be reallocated and the deposit retained by the University.
Residences Student Mentors
Each Hall has a team of Student Mentors – students who are employed by the University during term time throughout the year to help support and guide you during your stay. You will have the opportunity to meet them when you arrive.
Living Off Campus
During your first year or in subsequent years, you may decide to live off campus. Whatever you’re looking for, your first port of call should be the Housing Office, which is dedicated to students’ needs and does not charge for its services. They run a number of schemes to help you find a great place to live. Call them on +44 (0)1895 266187 or visit their website.
Brunel Hotel Services
Brunel University operates its own hotel service which includes bed and breakfast or room only accommodation throughout the year. The accommodation is open to students and staff as well as members of the public. It is conveniently located on campus close to the halls of residence so it could be suitable for parents, family members and friends to stay when they visit students on the campus.
The B&B at the Lancaster Suite includes:
- Continental breakfast
- Use of spa facilities (spa pool, plunge pool, sauna and steam room)
- Freeview LCD TV
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Toiletries and towels
- WiFi internet access (additional charge)
- Car parking
24 hour check in (via campus Security between 10pm and 7am)
The accommodation is available all year round and holds 30 superior en suite bedrooms (Lancaster Suite) and 20 standard rooms (Lancaster Lodge)
There are two stages to the registration process.
The first stage is an online registration task, which needs to be completed before you arrive at University. The details of the online registration will be emailed to you as soon as your admission place is confirmed at Brunel. The purpose of the online registration is for the University to confirm your personal details, including your next of kin, and your financial details (such as if you will be paying your fees as a one-off or in instalments). If you are an overseas student we will also ask for your passport and visa details in order to meet the UKBA compliance. If you are arriving for your first course at Brunel in September you will have the opportunity to provide a photo for your ID card to be produced in advance which will help speed up your registration on campus.
The second stage of registration is completed in person when you arrive at Brunel. Contact your School to arrange a suitable date and time to arrive at University, and then ensure you complete registration before the end of your first month. Contact details for each School can be found under the 'Your Research' tab on this page. You will need to bring your passport and any other relevant registration documentation listed under the 'Welcome' tab. We will complete all the required checks and issue you with your student ID card, and there will also be a further opportunity to arrange payment of your tuition fees.
You will have received an email explaining how to complete the first part of your registration through Brunel's online student portal, eVision.
|Login to eVision|
|Your initial login details for eVision are:|
Student ID Number
|Password:||Date of birth in six digit format (DDMMYY)|
You will be asked to choose a new password the first time you log in to eVision. If you logged in to eVision previously, for example to track your application, then you will already have changed your password and should use that password. If you have forgotten your password contact the Student Centre who can reset it for you, or alternatively use the forgotten password option on screen.
My ChecklistWithin eVision click on “my Checklist” and complete all sections of the task available to you. Note that the sections of the task are specific to you and may not include all of the following:
- my Personal Information Confirm your personal details and the course you are registering on. NB If your course details appear to be incorrect you should resolve this before you complete your Registration by contacting the Admissions Office. (Home UK/EU students / International students)
- my Financial Information Confirm how you intend to pay your fees.
- Union of Brunel Students Gives you the chance to opt out of membership of the Student's Union.
- DBS check If a DBS check is required for your course you will be asked to complete this section and pay for the check either online or at the Cash Office.
- Passport and Visa (International Students only) To speed up your registration on campus you will have the opportunity to upload a copy of your passport and visa. Note you must still bring these with you when you arrive for verification.
- my Student Photo We require a photo to produce your ID card. The photo should be a recent passport style photo which you can either upload or post to us in advance of your arrival. If you do not have this option within your task don’t worry, we will take your photo when you arrive.
Provisional Registration Document
Once you have completed all elements of the Registration Checklist and have a green tick by each of the compulsory sections, your registration status will change to provisionally registered. At this point you will be able to print your "Provisional Registration Document" which you should bring with you when you come to Brunel to complete Part Two.
Brunel Network AccountYour Brunel network account and email address will be allocated to you once you complete the Checklist and are provisionally registered. Allow an hour after completing the task then log back into eVision and return to “my Checklist” – scroll down to the bottom of the page for details of your network account and email details. Note that the Brunel email account is the one we will use to correspond with you so you should check it regularly throughout your time at Brunel.
The second stage of registration must be completed in person within two weeks of your start date (the first of the month). Registration will take place in the Student Centre in the Bannerman Centre (Zone C - download the Campus Map). When you arrive to complete your registration you will need to bring the documentation listed below with you:
- Your Passport: you will not be able to register without it! If you don’t have one, you need to apply for one immediately.
- Your Registration Summary Letter: you should have printed this from the online Registration task once when you completed it.
- Original Qualification Certificates: you do not need to bring these if you are a Brunel graduate or if you have already presented your original certificates to the Admissions Office.
- English language certificates: please bring them if you are an international student or if your offer was conditional on achieving an English language qualification.
- Sponsorship letters: if you will be receiving external sponsorship.
Please ensure you bring all of this information with you. If you don’t we won’t be able to register you as a Brunel student.
Your Registration Summary letter will show you where to go first to complete your registration. If your letter states that your Highest Qualification Check is incomplete, then you should go to the Admissions Office in the Wilfred Brown Building first. If your letter states that only your ID and Fee Status Checks are incomplete then you should go to the Student Centre in the Bannerman Centre.
If you experience any problems or would like some assistance, please contact the Student Centre on 01895 268268 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet your supervisor
You will have been given the names of your two supervisors in your offer email, and it is important that you make contact with your primary supervisor during your first week at Brunel so that you can begin your research without delay. If you are unsure how to get in touch with your supervisor, contact your Academic School Office:
|School of Arts: email@example.com||Brunel Business School: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Engineering and Design: email@example.com||School of Health Sciences and Social Care: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics: email@example.com||Brunel Law School: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|School of Social Sciences: email@example.com||School of Sport and Education: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Meet your fellow researchersAfternoon tea for research students is served once a month. The Graduate School will also host an evening social event for researchers in the autumn term. All Brunel postgraduates are also welcome at the weekly coffee mornings. Please check the Graduate School website for details of dates and locations of all events.
Getting Started Guide
Welcome Afternoon Tea for Researchers: The Director of the Graduate School cordially invites all new researchers to attend. Join us for tea, coffee and cake, and an overview of the support available to you as a research student at Brunel. Graduate School Conference Room, 3 October 2-4pm.