When you arrive

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. Arriving early to self-isolate
  6. Join the conversation

When to arrive?

If you will be studying on campus (and not online) for the Autumn Term, you will be invited to attend an arrival day once you have completed the online registration process. Registration will take place in the Vinson Building, Hunter Street MK18 1EG.

Arrival days are for Buckingham* campus students are:

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Thursday 24th September 2020

Friday 25th September 2020

Please try to adhere to the day and time you have been allocated; you will receive this information within 5 days of completing your online registration. If you need to change your allotted time, please email registry@buckingham.ac.uk. To ensure that we can adhere to the social distancing requirements as outline by the British Government, it is imperative that you arrive within your allotted time. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate you outside of your time slot.

*Crewe Campus arrival days may differ


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


What happens during my arrival slot?

Document checking

For international students, copies of your original qualifications and passport will be taken. The Tier 4 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. Make sure you look your best as the photo for your student ID card will be taken on arrival day. 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.


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 before registration day, you will need to make your own arrangements. If you have any questions regarding accommodation please have a look at our accommodation pages.


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 the any self-isolate requirements before you depart.

Should you need to self-isolate for 14 days and have chosen to live in University accommodation, you may be able to self-isolate in your accommodation. It is likely that this room will be based on your personal choices and will be the one you will live in for the duration of your accommodation contract. There is a small chance you may be required to change room after your self-isolate period.

If your visa terms allow, you may be able to self-isolate in University accommodation from Monday 7th September. If you need to arrive early to self-isolate please ensure you contact accommodation@buckingham.ac.uk by Thursday 3rd September to make arrangements to arrive early.

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


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:

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Psychology 12:00

Thursday 24th September 2020

Humanities 14:00

Friday 25th September 2020

Business 11:30

Computing 12:00

Foundation (and 3 year programmes with integrated Foundation) 12:00

Monday 28th September 2020

Law 12:00



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 Autumn 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.


Join the conversation

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