Welcome to University College Birmingham

Welcome to all new undergraduate students who are joining us in March 2021

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

Online registration

If you have been offered a place at University College Birmingham, you will be sent an email from our Admissions team to complete your online pre-registration. It is really important that you complete your online pre-registration before you proceed to online enrolment.

To complete online registration, students will be sent a text and an email. This will include a password and a link to complete online registration.

If you have not received your email and text message, call our Admissions team on 0121 604 1040 or email welcometohe@ucb.ac.uk. and we will help you to activate your account and complete registration.

Online enrolment

  • Opens: Monday 15 February (except those enrolling on the Nursing degree, please see below)
  • Closes: Monday 8 March
  • Induction and Orientation: Week Commencing 22 February
  • Teaching: Week Commencing 1 March

Unconditional offer holders

Anyone holding an unconditional offer can start the enrolment process from 15 February (except those enrolling on the Nursing degree, please see below). Students will be sent information on how to upload their ID and photo. We will require certain evidence to confirm your ID. See below the documents we will accept.

Conditional offer holders

This means you have conditions outstanding (in most cases this is evidence of qualifications which we need you to send to us). Please send these to one of the following emails depending on your status:

Nursing - Enrolment update

  • Opens: Monday 18 January
  • Closes: Friday 22 January
  • Induction: Week Commencing 25 January
  • Blended Teaching: Week Commencing 1 February

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 or email welcometohe@ucb.ac.uk

Uploading your ID and photo

Step 1

For identification, you will need to upload a copy of the following:

UK/EEA Nationals

  • British or EU Passport, or
  • European Identity Card, or
  • 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 ask for additional evidence before we can complete your enrolment.

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.

For all students

Please note: if your name is now different from the name on the documentation above, please also upload evidence to support your name change, e.g. deed poll document or marriage certificate. All our systems will use the name on your official documentation.

Step 2

Our Finance and Student Records Team will review your enrolment details to ensure they are complete. We will then match your ID information with the information we hold from Student Finance England, to confirm if your loan is in place.

If your loan is in place and we have approved the ID that you have uploaded, you will be sent confirmation of your enrolment.

After enrolment

  • If you are eligible for student loans and grants, they will become available shortly after University College Birmingham has confirmed your enrolment.
  • Ensure you have enough funds to cover your first few weeks at university as your student loan will not be available immediately.
  • It is essential that you register with a doctor and/or dentist in the area where you are living while at University College Birmingham. Information regarding registering with a doctor and/or dentist is available either from the University Nurse, the Student Services unit, or in the case of residents of The Maltings, in the information pack provided to you upon arrival. The University works closely with the Halcyon Medical Centre located in Bath Row. Representatives from the practice will be available to discuss registration at various events after you have arrived.
  • Travel pass – if you are commuting on a daily basis, you might want to consider purchasing a travel pass. Network West Midlands offers student-rate term passes for use on the bus, train and metro. Further information and ticket prices can be found here.
  • Become a member of the National Union of Students (NUS). Membership is free, although a charge entitles you to admission at concessionary rates to theatres, cinemas and other places of entertainment, reduced price travel on national and regional coach, bus and rail networks, and many other privileges.
  • Make the most of your time at University College Birmingham by joining the Guild of Students. The Guild has numerous clubs and societies at the University which are an ideal way in which to meet others outside of your course group.

Induction and course-specific information 

Please see further information specific to your course below, including induction timetables, any uniform/kit requirements and our Kick-Start Scheme.

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons) / FdA

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Business Enterprise BA (Hons) / FdA

Childhood Education Studies (Online)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons) / FdA

Digital Marketing BA (Hons) / FdA

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Events Management BA (Hons) / FdA

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons) / FdSc

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Hospitality with Events Management BA (Hons) / FdA

International Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons) / FdA

International Hospitality Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

International Tourism Business Management BA (Hons)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

International Tourism Management BA (Hons) / FdA

Marketing Management BA (Hons) / FdA

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Specialist Hair and Media Make-up BA (Hons) / FdA

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Sport and Fitness Studies BA (Hons)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Sports Management BA (Hons) / FdA

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

Instructions on how to access Canvas for those induction sessions delivered online can be found here.

Undergraduate courses

View your Fresher’s Starter Kit

Fresher's Starter kit

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.

The Kick-Start Scheme

Finance

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

Undergraduate fees

Guild of students

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

Guild of Students

IT support

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

Computer facilities

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.

Centre for Academic Skills and English

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.

Health and wellbeing
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