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Postgraduate students

  • Complete the online Registration task: Shortly after you complete the online Registration task the My Brunel Network Account task will be available for you to complete under the my Checklist tab.  This will provide your network account username and email address and allow you to set your Network password. These give you access to your email, the intranet, and Blackboard Learn, Brunel’s Virtual Learning Environment. For any Network account queries, please refer to www.brunel.ac.uk/network-account
  • Make sure you have a valid passport: you cannot register without your passport, even if you have previously registered at Brunel (see the passport information page for advice).
  • Finalise your accommodation: if you are living on campus make sure you accept your Licence Agreement and pay the booking fee by the stated deadline.
  • International and EU students can read the pre-arrival guide
  • Pack your belongings: see the What to bring tab for an essential packing checklist.
  • Plan your tuition fee instalment payments: find out the dates on the UK Fees and Funding web pages and International Fees and Funding web pages.
  • To pay your tuition fees see the online payment facilities available for students.
  • Read our Welcome Guide.

Your first day

  • Move into your accommodation: our friendly contacts will be on hand to help you move your belongings into your room.

Your first week

  • Complete part two of Registration.
  • Attend your College and/or Department welcome events There will be a wide range of welcome events during the first week for you to meet your lecturers and other students on your course. Further information on these events will appear here in January 2017. 
  • Arrange computer access: you should already have your network account username and password and your email address after completing the online Registration task. These will enable you to log on to your network account, email, Blackboard Learn and timetabling. Visit the Connect Portal for more information on: connecting personal networking devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones to the University network; WiFi@Brunel (the campus wireless network); ResNet (the hard-wired network in all Halls of Residence); and AnyConnect VPN (allowing users who are off-campus to connect securely). For any Network account queries, please refer to www.brunel.ac.uk/network-account
  • Visit the Graduate School: take advantage of a range of personal and professional development, networking opportunities and social events.
  • Attend the Freshers' Fayre: taking place on Monday 16 January, the Freshers' Fayre in the Atrium, Hamilton Centre showcases opportunities available to Brunel students, including sports, societies, volunteering and much more.
  • Apply for a parking permit if you live more than 2 miles from campus. Permits are required to park on campus between 8am and 4.00pm. They cost £93 for the year and you can apply via eVision once you are fully enrolled. Students living in halls of residence or within two miles of campus are not eligible for a permit (unless you are a blue badge holder). If you are not eligible for an annual permit, or prefer not to purchase one, you can use the pay and display parking on campus which is £1 per hour. Find out more about student parking. Please note that for January starters the parking permit costs £62 and is valid from January to September of the same year.
  • Find a part-time job: the Job Shop advertises hundreds of part-time and temporary vacancies both on campus and in the local area. You can also get started on career planning and find Volunteering opportunities through Brunel Volunteers.
  • Register with the Medical Centre: if you live on campus or within the practice area you are recommended to register with the NHS general medical practice on campus. 
  • Musicians (including singers) – apply for a Music Award: all Brunel students irrespective of their area of study can apply for a Music Award to help cover the cost of individual music tuition.  Auditions take place in September each year; but in the interim, there are lots of musical groups and ensembles you can join – pop in to the Arts Centre building for more details.

Documents for Registration

  • Passport: you cannot register without your passport, even if you have previously registered as a Brunel student. If you don’t have one, see the passport information page for advice.
  • Brunel offer email or another document containing your seven digit Student Number (usually starting 16).
  • Provisional Registration Document: you can print this once you have completed the online Registration task – see How to register. You will have the opportunity to print it on arrival but be aware that this may involve additional queuing.
  • Original academic certificates plus certified English translations: you do not need to bring these if you are a Brunel graduate or if the Admissions Office has already seen the originals.
  • English language certificates: bring these if you are an international student or if your offer was conditional on achieving an English language qualification – unless we have already seen the originals.
  • Sponsorship letters if you are receiving external sponsorship towards your fees/living costs.
  • Visa if you are an international student: make sure that you have a valid Tier 4 (General) Student Visa for study that covers the full length of your course. If you already have a UK visa, it is important to check that it is suitable for enrolment before arriving at Brunel. If you have any queries contact admissions.immigration@brunel.ac.uk.

General documents

  • Receipts from payments already made to Brunel
  • 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. If you will be travelling in regularly from London you can apply for a student Oyster Card online via Transport for London once you are fully registered. A student Oyster card offers discounts on weekly travel card prices. You must have an Oyster card to use London buses as cash fares are no longer available.

Documents to access your room in Halls of Residence

  • Copy of your Licence 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 students pre-arrival guide for more information) 
  • Bathroom: towels, toiletries, toilet roll
  • Washing powder
  • Stationery Laptop/PC/tablet if you have one. Don't bring a wireless router - WiFi is already provided in Halls and throughout campus.
  • Money: there’s a bank and a cash machine on campus but it is useful to have some cash to start off
  • TV Licence if you watch or record programmes via any medium as they are shown on TV, or if you watch live streaming on a computer or mobile device (you can buy one on the TV Licensing website)

If you are in Halls on campus, your room will contain a bed, wardrobe, bedside table, desk, chair, bed linen and duvet, bin and notice board. Your shared kitchen will contain a cooker, fridge, freezer, sink, kettle, bin, iron and ironing board, dustpan and brush, mop and bucket, and kitchen table and chairs.

January Induction University Events

Wednesday 11 January

1.00am – 4.00pm
4.00 – 5.00pm          

Enrolment

Campus Tour                  

Student Centre

Meet outside the Bannerman Centre  

1.00am – 4.00pm

Enrolment

Student Centre

4.00 – 5.00pm          

Campus Tour                  

Meet outside the Bannerman Centre  

Thursday 12 January

10.00am – 12.00pm
1.00am – 4.00pm

Official Welcome

Enrolment

Auditorium, Eastern Gateway

Student Centre

4.00 – 5.00pm

Official Welcome

Uxbridge Walking Tour

Auditorium, Eastern Gateway

Meet outside the Bannerman Centre

10.00am – 12.00pm

Official Welcome

Auditorium, Eastern Gateway

1.00am – 4.00pm

Enrolment

Student Centre

4.00 – 5.00pm

Uxbridge Walking Tour

Meet outside the Bannerman Centre

 Friday 13 January

12.00pm - 2.00pm                             
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Information Talks

Library Induction for BBS and Law

Auditorium , Eastern Gateway                                                         

Library Foyer, Bannerman Centre

4.00pm  – 6.00pm

Information Talks

Meet your Students Union Officers and get your free tickets for the Global Night in the Academy Nightclub

Auditorium , Eastern Gateway                                                         

Loco’s Bar, Hamilton Centre

Late

Information Talks

Global Welcome Party – don’t forget to bring your free ticket

Auditorium , Eastern Gateway                                                         

Academy Nightclub. Hamilton Centre

12.00pm - 2.00pm                             

Information Talks

Auditorium , Eastern Gateway                                                         

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Library Induction for BBS and Law

Library Foyer, Bannerman Centre

4.00pm  – 6.00pm

Meet your Students Union Officers and get your free tickets for the Global Night in the Academy Nightclub

Loco’s Bar, Hamilton Centre

Late

Global Welcome Party – don’t forget to bring your free ticket

Academy Nightclub. Hamilton Centre

Monday 16 January

10.30pm – 3.00pm                             
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Freshers Fayre

Enrolment

Atrium, Hamilton Centre                                                             

Student Centre

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Freshers Fayre

Library Induction for Environmental Sciences

Atrium, Hamilton Centre                                                             

Library Foyer, Bannerman Centre

10.30pm – 3.00pm                             

Freshers Fayre

Atrium, Hamilton Centre                                                             

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Enrolment

Student Centre

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Library Induction for Environmental Sciences

Library Foyer, Bannerman Centre

Enrolment

Make sure you bring the following documents with you:

  • Passport
  • Visa and Biometric Residence Permit
  • Your Brunel Offer email
  • Your Registration Summary Letter
  • Original Academic Certificates
  • Original English Language Certificates
  • Sponsorship Letter (applicable only to students receiving external sponsorship)
  • Receipts of any payments made

Your teaching timetable will be available separately. You must complete stage one of the registration process (online registration) and the My Brunel Network Account Task will then be able to access your timetable via Blackboard, Brunel’s Virtual Learning Environment.