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Registration is the process of formally becoming a Brunel student, and it takes place in two parts. The first part involves completing an online Registration task and you should do this from home as soon as possible through eVision, Brunel’s online student portal.

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If you have further questions about the registration process, please visit our FAQ page.

Brunel University requires all students registering for our courses to provide their passport at registration. This serves a dual purpose: to verify your identity before we admit you to the course, and an immigration check to ensure we are meeting our UKVI compliance regulations and not admitting anyone to the university who does not have the appropriate immigration status to study in the UK.

If you do not currently have a passport you must apply for one before you register as a student at Brunel. Please allow enough time to have your passport application processed.

If you cannot obtain a passport in time, please contact the Admissions Office on + 44 1895 265265 to discuss what alternative forms of identification we might be able to accept.

International students

To meet UKVI regulations we need to keep a copy of your passport on file. If you would like to speed up the Registration process by electronically sending us a copy to attach to your file now, please do. 

Please note that even if you have uploaded a copy, you will still need to bring the original passport with you to Register.

I need to send my passport to Student Finance / the Home Office / somewhere else - what should I do?

If you need to send your passport somewhere and it cannot wait until after Registration, you should ensure you get at least one certified copy of the passport before you send it. The copies should be certified by someone in authority such as a solicitor, notary, doctor or bank manager. Some UK post offices also offer this service.

 To be able to register as an international student, you must present one of the following documents:

1) A valid Tier 4 (General) student visa which covers the whole duration of the course and which shows Brunel University London's Sponsor Licence Number (SLN) and which was issued for the course you are registering on.

The visa may be a paper vignette in your passport called Entry Clearance or a plastic card called a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). You will receive a BRP if you make your Tier 4 application in the UK or if your visa is issued to cover a course that is more than six months long (please see below). 

From March 2015, if you have made your Tier 4 (General) student visa application from outside of the UK, you may no longer receive your full visa before leaving for the UK.

Instead, you will be given a 30 day temporary entry clearance vignette, which will be stamped in your passport. You will then need to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from a designated Post Office after you arrive in the UK. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will provide you with instructions of how to do this. You must collect the BRP as soon as possible as soon as possible after you arrive in the UK. You will need to present this to us in order to enrol as you will not be allowed to enrol using just the temporary entry clearance vignette.

If you have recently made a Tier 4 application in the UK, and are still awaiting a decision, we will accept one of the following as evidence:

2) An original letter from UKVI which proves they have received your application for a visa to study with us.

3) An original letter from UKVI which invites you to attend a Biometrics appointment, as part of your application for a Tier 4 visa to study with us.

4) An original letter from the UKVI which confirms you have attended a successful Premium (in-person) Appointment, for a visa to study with us. The letter will also state that your Biometrics Residence Permit (which is the new visa) has been ordered and will be sent to you.

5) If you have recently submitted an online Tier 4 application but have not yet had confirmation from UKVI that your supporting documents have been received, you must bring your printed application cover sheet and a postal receipt to confirm you have posted the supporting documents.

Please be aware that if you present any of the documents described in options two – five above, you will be registering at your own risk. 

Should the visa application subsequently be refused, you may have to be de-registered and may lose funds already paid to the University. We will ask you to sign a disclaimer which confirms you accept this risk. Once you receive your new visa, or other UKVI decision, you must show it to the us as soon as possible.

Enrolling with another type of visa

It may be possible to enrol as an international student with another type of visa other than Tier 4 (General). Please refer to the information provided on the international pages of our website.

If you have a different visa type, or if you are unsure whether your visa or UKVI documents will be acceptable, please email us at admissions.immigration@brunel.ac.uk as soon as possible, so that we can advise you. Please don’t wait until Registration, as it may then be too late to help you if there is a problem.

It is our policy that we do not accept the following for registration:

  • A Tier 4 (General) student visa which does not cover the whole duration of the course you are registering for.
  • A Tier 4 (General) student visa with the Sponsor Licence Number of another institution.
  • A General or Standard Visitor visa – this visa type does not permit study.
  • A Student Visitor or Short-term Study visa (except for an English language only course, English@Brunel), which does not lead to a Brunel main course enrolment.

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Students accepted into professional courses require a number of checks to be completed before they can register onto their course. The regulatory bodies governing your course require all applicants to undergo a DBS check and a "fitness to practice" assessment in the form of a medical questionnaire. In addition, students on certain courses are required to show evidence of immunisations and proof of having completed CPR training.

Starting in early May, the Medical Questionnaire and Immunisation Cards are mailed out to students who have obtained an offer to their course. Instructions are included in the package on how to fill out the required documents and where to forward the completed forms.

Pre-Registration checks required for each course

 

DBS Check Criminal Disclaimer Medical Questionnaire Immunisation Card CPR Training
Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy  
Social Work    
Education    
Physician Associate (MSc)  

Medical Questionnaire

The medical questionnaire addresses your general health and any medical condition that might prevent you from practising your chosen profession. If you have a disability that you would like assistance with, you can declare it directly to our Disability & Dyslexia service, who will help make provision for any adjustments that you might require.

You will need to complete the questionnaire before you can register on the course. The questionnaire is completed online and instructions for completion of the form will be sent to you when you are made an Unconditional Firm offer of a place.

You must complete the questionnaire by Friday 9 September 2016 in order to have sufficient time for your "fitness to practice" assessment to be completed before registration. If you have applied for teacher training please submit your questionnaire by Thursday 1 September 2016. If you do not complete the completed questionnaire by the required date, your registration may be delayed.

All applicants to professional courses must complete the Criminal Conviction Disclaimer Task. The disclaimer can be completed in through your eVision account.

Once you are logged into your eVision account, click on the “my Application” tab, then click on the ‘View Details’ button for your course.

Click on the ’Criminal Conviction Disclaimer’ button to start the task.

Disclaimer Information

Students on professional courses that will be requiring a DBS check must provide details of all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings that would not be filtered in line with current guidance.

Students who are unsure whether they should declare a past offense are advised to contact Unlock, an independent charity who will provide advice for people with criminal convictions.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure. Guidance and criteria for these convictions and cautions can be found on the DBS website.

If you have any trouble completing the task or any questions please contact Admissions: dbs@brunel.ac.uk

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

In May we will be sending immunisation cards and instructions to all applicants holding Unconditional Firm and Conditional Firm offers on a Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy course. If you have not received your immunisation packs by June please contact the Admissions Office and we will arrange for another pack to be sent to you. 

All immunisations are mandatory. Students will not go out on placement if they have not completed all the listed immunisations.

The immunisation card needs to be taken to the student’s GP to be completed, signed & stamped.  Print outs of from your GP or other clinics WILL NOT be accepted – each immunisation section must have a verifying signature, date and stamp on the card.

The completed immunisation card must be returned by Friday 2 September 2016. If you are not able to complete the card by this date please bring it with you to the Induction week (19th – 23rd September).

Clinics

In the event that your GP cannot provide you with the required vaccinations, we have listed several clinics that provide all the required vaccinations / blood tests:

https://www.doctortoday.co.uk/services/vaccinations
http://www.doctornow.org/childhood-immunisations
http://www.mastatravelhealth.com/
http://www.globetrotterstravelclinics.com/
http://www.medicentre.co.uk/
http://www.harrowhealthcare.com/index.htm

Required Immunisations

Hepatitis B

This requires 3 vaccines administered over a period of 6 months. At least the first vaccination should be completed prior to enrolment in September – please note this is an Occupational Health immunisation which your GP cannot provide on the NHS, and you will have to pay privately or visit a clinic for the vaccine.

Tetanus and Polio

You must have had a current booster within the last 10 years that will be valid up to September next year or have five documented vaccinations giving long term immunity. These documents must have the dates provided and signed off.

BCG (Tuberculosis / TB)

If your GP can verify that you have received this vaccination via your medical records, or they are able to verify a BCG scar on your arm as proof of immunisation, then they can sign and stamp this section on the card. If you do not have a scar or vaccine confirmation in your medical records please speak to your GP about how to have a Mantoux test. Please note you will most likely have to pay a fee for this test and you may have to go to a local hospital.

If the outcome of the Mantoux test is negative you will need to have the BCG vaccination (this can be arranged via your GP or a travel clinic).

Rubella and Measles

If your GP can verify by your medical records that you have received a vaccination (MMR or Rubella), or you have immunity due to having had either virus, they can sign the relevant section on the card confirming this.

If immunity for either both or one of these cannot be confirmed by your medical records you must have a blood test to confirm immunity and your GP must sign the card to confirm immunity once you have received your results.

Chicken Pox (varicella zoster)

If your medical records verify that you have had the virus and are therefore immune, your GP can sign the relevant section on the card. However, if immunity cannot be confirmed by your medical records you must have a blood test. If your blood test result is negative you will need to have the varicella zoster vaccinee and your GP should then sign the card to confirm immunity.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Training

It is mandatory for all students entering the Occupational Therapy degree courses to have up to date CPR training.

Certificate of training

You will need to have a certificate that demonstrates you have completed practical cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. It needs to be carried out in the last 12 months and cover all the allocated placement periods. You will therefore need to update this training annually. 

You must provide evidence of CPR training or a CPR refresher course when you commence your study in September. This evidence must be provided before you undertake your first practice placement in March (BSc) / April 2015 (MSc).

To be valid whilst you are out on placement this training must have been undertaken between 1 May and the last day of Term 1.

It will be your responsibility to arrange this training as we do not provide any training sessions. If necessary you will have time available (independent study time) during Term 1 to arrange and complete the training if you are unable to do so before commencing the programme.

If you have attended training already you will need to attend a refresher course within the above date range and supply evidence of this.

CPR training sessions available

Below are some websites that you might want to look at to identify a possible course. Please note we require you to have had practical CPR training, so if in any doubt do get in touch with them to confirm this. This is local based company (to campus) who students have used previously: www.firstaidbushey.co.uk 

One day first aid training to include practical resuscitation: http://www.careabilitytraining.co.uk/care_training_courses.php  

Emergency first aid at work course which includes practical CPR (Hammersmith area): http://www.healthandsafetygroup.com/products/1467/emergency-first-aid-at-work/ 

The British Red Cross or St John ambulance may also have a course near you. 
http://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/Courses/find-the-right-first-aid-course.aspx 
https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-training-courses.aspx

Certificate Verification

Please send completed CPR certificates to:

Ann Haddock
Mary Seacole building
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB8 3PH