New Undergraduate Home/EU and PGCE students

Your induction

Your induction is designed to give you the best possible start to your studies by providing you with essential information about the course you have chosen and UCB support services, should you need support at any time. This is also an ideal opportunity to meet with your lecturers and fellow students.

Your induction will take place during week commencing 10th September. Please view your course details below for information on what your welcome week will involve.

(Returning students must also attend induction. Please use the link below to see your course information, if you are not able to attend your induction, please contact your programme manager.)

Course-specific information for new students 

Business School 

School of Education, Health & Community 

College of Food

School of Sport and Creative Services

Important information

What do I need to bring?
What happens at enrolment?
Why do I need an ID card?
What if I can't attend enrolment?
What if I've changed my mind and don't want to enrol at UCB?
Phone and email reminders
How do I gain support for my disability or learning need once I have enrolled?
How do I gain support with my health and wellbeing once I have enrolled?
Enrolment Questions?

Orientation Programme

To help you settle in, we offer a one-week orientation programme, where you will learn all about living and studying at university.

The Orientation Programme is especially developed for students who are new to the UK and do not speak English as their first language. You will find information about life at UCB, how you will be expected to work and study, and how assignments and essay work should be presented.

The programme also gives you the chance to meet fellow students and experience the social and cultural life of the UK. 

Academic Enhancement for Higher Education students (including Postgraduate)

Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th September 2018
Sessions are offered on a first-come, first served basis 

The Kick-Start Scheme

The Kick-Start Scheme provides all new, Home (generally speaking, this means UK) and EU students, studying a full-time undergraduate course with £300 at the start of the year. UK students with a household income of below £25,000 will be entitled to a further £500 at the start of semester 2 (i.e. February). These funds, which do not need to be paid back, can be used at and also on selected on-campus purchases. Further details about the Kick-Start Scheme can be found here:

Once you have your student ID card, you will be able to register with our Kick-Start team and get your Kick-Start card.  You will then have the opportunity to go online and order course-related items (e.g. kit and uniform).

Key dates for 2018-2019 

Autumn Term: 18 September 2018 - 14 December 2018

(Reading Week: 29 October 2018 - 2 November 2018)

Spring Term: 7 January 2019 - 12 April 2019

(Reading Week: 11 March 2019 - 15 March 2019)

Summer Term: 7 May 2019 - 31 May 2019


New students will receive their timetables during induction. Timetables for returning students will be available on the student portal. From the drop-down list on the ‘Students’ tab at the top of the page, ‘My timetable’ can be found under the ‘My info’ section.  

Returning students can find their timetables in the student portal once they have re-enrolled.  


Your enrolment will take place prior to your induction. Click the button below if you have not yet viewed your enrolment information.