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 register
    2. Get your student ID
    3. Log onto the Wifi
    4. Move into your accommodation
    5. Attend your induction events
    6. Attend your Matriculation ceremony
    7. Join the conversation on social media

1. When to register

You need to register to officially become a University of Buckingham student. If you are joining us in September 2019 please check your emails for your registration slot.

All registrations will take place in the Vinson Building on our Hunter Street Campus.

Please allow 2 hours to complete the registration process. 

Wednesday 25 September 2019

09:00-12:00 – Psychology and Computing registration

12:30-15:30 – Humanities

Thursday 26 September 2019

09:00-10:30 – Foundation

11:00-13:00 – Business

13:30-15:30 –  Law

If you have any questions or are unable to make your registration slot please email your department.

2. Get your student ID

Make sure you look your best as the photo for your student ID card will be taken on during your registration. Please keep your uCard with you at all times so you can access all the buildings and facilities on campus.

3. Log onto the Wifi

Once you have registered, your university IT account will be created automatically. To pick up your login details, head to the IT Helpdesk at Norton House, Hunter Street (see Campus MapsGoogle Maps). You will need to bring your student uCard to show you are a current student.

Please note: you will need to change your password before you are able to connect to the university wifi. You can change your password by logging into a university computer (e.g. in the Hunter Street Library), or if you have mobile data, by logging into the university webmail on your phone.

Your university account gives you access to our computing facilities, including email, Moodle virtual learning environment (VLE), Library resources and Wireless Internet Access (WIA).

If you have any questions during your time at the University please contact IT services.

4. Move into your accommodation

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

5. Attend your induction events

Each School will hold their own induction session within their department building welcoming you to the School.

Thursday 26 September 2019

11:00 – 12:30 –Humanities

12:30-14:00 – Psychology, Computing

Friday 27 September 2019

14:30 – 16:00 – Foundation, Business, Law

All students are required to attend the Welcome Talk held at the Vinson Centre on Friday 27 September 2019, 10:30-12:00.

6. Attend your Matriculation

This special occasion will mark your formal admission to the University of Buckingham, where you will be welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor and other senior staff.

All our new undergraduate and postgraduate students are expected to attend as part of the experience of belonging to the University. Please dress smartly (no jeans or trainers).  Dress your best and get ready to embrace the #UoBlife!

The ceremony will be on 30 September 2019 18:00-20:00, St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Find out more about Matriculation.

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 Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop.



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