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When you arrive at Buckingham

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

  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. Getting started with IT
  6. Induction events
  7. Join the conversation

When to arrive?

If you will be studying on campus (and not online) for the Winter Term, you will need to attend an arrival day where we will check your passport (and visa/residence permit if applicable) and issue you with your student ID card. You will need this card in order to access any University facilities. You will need to have completed online registration before your arrival.

Arrival days for Buckingham* campus students are:

  • Wednesday 12th January 2022
  • Thursday 13th January 2022

This will take place in the Vinson Building, Hunter Street MK18 1EG. If you need to arrive after these dates, you will be invited to book a late Registration appointment with Registry. Please note that students are expected to commence their programme of study on 17th January 2022 and we cannot guarantee that you will be permitted a late start.

*Crewe Campus arrival days and location will differ.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring the following to your arrival slot:

  • Your passport
  • Your study visa
  • Your offer

3. What happens during my arrival slot?

Document checking

For EU and international students, the Student Visa Office will check your documents and 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 with your requirements and we will send you a PDF of your letter.

Move into your accommodation

The Accommodation Team will be ready to provide you with your keys (if you have selected on-campus accommodation). If you do not have your own transport, there will also be staff available to show you to your room and assist with luggage.

Please note it is not possible to receive your keys before your arrival day unless you will be self-isolating (see below). If you plan to travel to Buckingham early, you will need to make your own arrangements. If you have any questions regarding accommodation please have a look at our accommodation pages.

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, from IT Services.

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.

Join the conversation

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

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