When you arrive at Crewe

Have you confirmed your offer with us? If so, great! It’s time to start planning what to do when you arrive.

  1. When to arrive
  2. What do I need to bring with me?
  3. What happens during my arrival slot?
  4. Move into your accommodation
  5. Arriving early to self-isolate
  6. Join the conversation


1. When to arrive?

If you will be studying on campus (and not online) for the Winter Term, you will be invited to attend an arrival day once you have completed the online registration process. New students should arrive at the Seeley Building, Apollo Buckingham Health Science Campus, Crewe Green Road, Crewe , CW1 5DU


2. What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring the following to your arrival slot:

  • Your passport
  • Your study visa
  • Your offer
  • Your original qualifications


3. What happens during my arrival slot?

Document checking

For EU and international students, copies of your original qualifications and passport will be taken. The Student Visa Office will talk to you regarding your immigration status and Biometric Residence Permit.


Student ID card

For all students (UK, EU and International), you will have the opportunity to collect your student ID card. Please keep your uCard with you at all times so you can access all the buildings and facilities on campus. If you will be studying remotely, you will be able to collect your ID card in your second or subsequent terms depending on when you decide to return to study on campus. If you require proof of enrolment for any purpose including but not limited to council tax, opening a bank account, travel, please email registry@buckingham.ac.uk with your requirements and we will send you a PDF of your letter.


4. Move into your accommodation

The Accommodation Team will be ready to provide you with your keys (if you have selected on-campus accommodation).

Arriving early to self-isolate

The British Government requires arrivals in the UK to self-isolate for 14 days if arriving from certain countries. Only countries on the list below are exempt from the 14 day self-isolate period:


This list is regularly updated so please ensure you are aware of any self-isolation requirements before you depart.

Please do not attend campus for any reason if you are required to self-isolate and have not yet self-isolated for 14 days.


5. Getting started with IT

As a member of the University, you have your own personal account. This account gives you access to the WiFi, your University emails, the online library resources and your online learning environment (the space where you can access resources and submit assignments). You can find out everything you need to know about logging in to your account, as well as other useful IT information, here.


Induction Events

Each School will hold their own induction event to welcome you to the University. Induction Events will take place virtually and you will receive an invitation from your School of Study.


I will be studying online. Do I still need to attend an arrival day?

No. If you will be studying remotely for your first term, you will not need to attend an arrival day. Your School of Study will send you information regarding your timetable for the Winter term. You will be able to collect your ID card during your second or subsequent terms depending on when you decide to return to study on campus.


6. Join the conversation

We will be posting students news and events regularly on our social media channels so make sure you follow @UniofBuckingham on InstagramSnapchatFacebook and Twitter to stay in the loop.