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
On your first day
- Move into your accommodation: our friendly contacts will be on hand to help you move your belongings into your room.
During the first week
- Complete part two of Registration.
- Attend a Library induction session: learn your way around the Library and find out about services such as the Academic Skills Service (ASK).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Apply for a parking permit if you will be living 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, if applicable: you do not need to bring these if you are an A-level student who sat all your A-levels this summer and applied through UCAS before 30 June 2016, or if we have 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.
- Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check documents: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work students only – you will have been sent details of what to bring if the check is not yet complete.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Under 18 Consent Form if you will be under 18 when you join Brunel in September: bring this with you if you have not already returned it to the Admissions Office, signed by your parent/guardian. If you will be under 18 and you have not received an email regarding this form, contact the Admissions Office immediately on +44 (0)1895 265265.
- 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
- 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.
Please note: this timetable is updated with live information and is subject to change. We do not recommend printing this timetable.
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 to then be able to access your timetable via Blackboard, Brunel’s Virtual Learning Environment.