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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

1. When to arrive?

You will need to attend an arrival day where we will check your passport (and visa/residence permit if applicable). You will be issued with your student ID card, providing that you have sent us a head and shoulders photo beforehand. You will need this card in order to access any University facilities. Please note: you will need to have completed online registration before your arrival.

Arrival days for Buckingham* campus students:

  • September 2024: Dates to be confirmed.

This will take place in The Vinson Building, Hunter Street MK18 1EG – view on a map.

If you need to arrive after this date, 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 the first day of term and we cannot guarantee that you will be permitted a late start.

*Please note: Crewe Campus arrival days and location will differ.

2. 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 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.

4. 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.

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.

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, from IT Services.

6. Induction

We look forward to welcoming you to Welcome Week – the University Welcome, Faculty and Campus Induction. It is a requirement for all students joining Buckingham to attend this event, forming the main induction and orientation period for all our new students.

Activities and sessions will run throughout the week, aimed to give you all the information needed to prepare you for your course. You’ll have the valuable opportunity to meet key staff in your Faculty of Study, the Central and Student Support Services teams and other students – both on your course and new to Buckingham. You will also be given your timetables, a tour of your Faculty, the campus and town – all essential to helping you to settle into your studies and university life.

You can find out more about this as part of your Faculty pre-arrival webinars. Look out for emails from your Faculty with further details about Welcome Week and vital information to make sure you are set for a great start to your University journey.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

7. 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. You can find us on LinkedIn too.

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