Welcome to University College Birmingham

Welcome information for new undergraduate students enrolling in September 2022

The information below will help you prepare for enrolment and the start of your course. 

Step 1 – Complete your online registration

If you have been offered a place at University College Birmingham, you will be sent an email and text message from our Admissions team to complete your online registration. It is very important that you complete your online registration, as this is the first part of your enrolment. 

If you have signed up to UCBconnect or studied with us before you may already be able to log in to the UCB Portal, otherwise you will need to set up your student account.  The email you receive will provide you with your own unique link to do this if needed, and the text message will contain your UCB Student ID which you will need to register.

How to complete online registration? 

Make sure you complete ALL details on the form, including uploading: 

  • your chosen photo for ID (no Snapchat filters, please, let’s keep it professional!)  
  • your proof of ID – see below for the list of acceptable identity documents
  • any residence evidence – e.g. your passport/residence documents, if relevant  
  • scans/clear photos of results of qualifications you already hold (e.g. GCSEs in English and Maths) 
  • any evidence of your name change, if your name is now different from the name on the documentation you provide to us, e.g. deed poll document or marriage certificate. All our systems will use the name on your official documentation. 

Doing this now will save you a lot of time later!  

Important - If you have not received your email or text message, call our Admissions team on 01212142919 or complete our enquiry form here and we will help you to activate your account and complete your online registration. 

Please make a note of your student ID and your password. If you forget your password, you will need to email itsu@ucb.ac.uk stating;  

  • Your full name  
  • Your UCB student ID number 
  • Your address 
  • Your chosen course

Once you’ve registered, wait for your results to complete the second stage of your enrolment. If you need to update your contact details at any time, you can do so by accessing your student portal here. 

Step 2 – Upload your results

When you receive your results, you will need to upload them to your student dashboard. You will need your student ID and password created in Step 1 to login.  

Once you have logged in, please navigate to the course applications section of your dashboard and select ‘upload image’. As soon as your image has been uploaded, it will automatically be saved.  

A few things to note: 

  • Do not email us your results. If you are having trouble uploading your results, don’t worry, our Admissions team will call you to help you with this process.
  • Even if you haven’t achieved the results you were hoping for, please still upload them so we can see if there is another course in our portfolio that we can offer you.

Once we have checked your results, we will call you to confirm your place on the course or offer you an alternative if you haven’t met the conditions of the offer.  

The phone number we will be calling from is 0121 604 1000. Please make sure your email and phone contact details are up to date, as these are the credentials we will use to contact you.  

The Admissions team is calling applicants who have not yet uploaded their documents. We will continue to call throughout the summer to ask you to upload any missing documents. Don’t worry if you miss our call, we will send you an email to say that we’ve called and will call back later. 

Congratulations!

Congratulations! Once we’ve spoken to you, and we have confirmed that

  • You have sufficient funding (SLC) in place to cover your course (home students), or  
  • That you have paid 100% of your first-year fees (international students) 
  • You have completed any in-person identity (“Right to Study”) checks as required 

All that’s left is for you to do after this point is collect your ID card. You can do this between 19th September 2022 and 30th September 2022 in Camden House. If we require further information, we will contact you either by phone or email and discuss this with you. You may be asked to provide further evidence before your enrolment is considered complete. 

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What if I've changed my mind and don't want to enrol at University College Birmingham? 

If you have changed your mind and no longer wish to enrol, you must let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else. Please call 0121 604 1040.

Acceptable Identity documentation – UK/EEA Nationals

  • British or EU Passport
  • European Identity Card

If you do not have a passport, please upload your:

  • Birth certificate

AND

  • Another form of photo ID, such as a driving licence or proof of age card*

*Please note that we may require additional evidence before we can complete your enrolment.

Acceptable Identity documentation – Non-UK/EEA Nationals

  • A non-UK/EEA passport

AND

  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

OR

  • Visa document

OR

  • Home Office letter confirming your residency status in the UK

If you are an asylum seeker, please upload your Application Registration Card.

If you don’t have any documentation to confirm your immigration status in the UK, University College Birmingham will ask for your permission to request this information from the Home Office.

Induction and course-specific information

Further information specific to your course, including induction timetables, any uniform/kit requirements and our Kick-Start Scheme, is available below. 

Campus abbreviations: MH - McIntyre House, MS - Moss House, SR - Summer Row

Note: Further additions and changes may be made to these timetables ahead of induction week. Please check this page prior to your scheduled induction activities for any updates or amendments.

Sport and Fitness Studies BA (Hons)

Disability Support

How we can help during induction and welcome week

  • You can contact us or come and see us regarding your support plans and support in class. We are based on the 6th floor of The Link building.
  • Students who have sent in evidence should have been contacted with transition information, if you haven’t been contacted we will be working through your information and we will be in touch however feel free to come in and see us during your induction period.
  • Should you wish to amend a plan, please contact us disabilitysupport@ucb.ac.uk
  • If DSA providers are requesting a timetable from you or proof of timetable changes you can notify us, and we can co-ordinate updates. We do not put DSA support into place so you will need to contact DSA and external providers yourself.
  • You will meet members of our CASE team during Welcome Week and on the CASE stand on the 29th of September during Welcome Fest.
  • For reasonable adjustments, you will need to provide evidence so please contact the disability inbox with this evidence for more information about what is required of you please click here.
  • We also have study skills support for students not in receipt of DSA for more information about what is available click here.
  • Our CASE team will work with the teaching team for your course over the coming months to ensure reasonable adjustments will be put into place for you to have the best teaching experience at University College Birmingham.

Get involved

The Guild of Students is an independent charity run by a team of students elected every year by you - the students here at UCB. 

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Team sport

University College Birmingham is happy to have several sport teams. These teams compete in the BUCS (British University & Colleges Sports) leagues against other universities. Being a member of a sport team can enhance your time at university by keeping you physically active and helping you meet new friends.

  • Badminton (men’s and women’s)

  • Basketball (men’s)

  • Football (men’s)

  • Jiu Jitsu (mixed)

  • Netball (women’s)

  • Rugby (men’s)

  • Volleyball (men’s and women’s)

Each team will have at least 1 hour training per week with a professional coach, with competitive matches being held on Wednesday afternoons.

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Important information

The Kick-Start Scheme

The Kick-Start Scheme provides students targeted financial support to spend on educational resources and a range of products and services to compliment your studies and enhance your student experience.

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Finance

Find out more information about our tuition fees, as well as student finance and scholarships and fee waivers.

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Guild of Students

Run by students, for students, the Guild is your students’ union and the home of student life at University College Birmingham.

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IT support

Find out more about our IT support services and computer facilities across the university.

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Centre for Academic Skills and English (CASE)

CASE is open to all students and is there to develop academic skills as well as improve students' coursework and examination outcomes.

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Health and Wellbeing

We recognise that good health and wellbeing are fundamental for effective study and a positive student experience. Find out how we can support you during your studies.

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