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 January 2020 please check your emails for your registration time 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 15 January 2020

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

12:30-15:30 – Humanities

Thursday 16 January 2020

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 contact admissions.

If you arrive outside of your allocated registration slot, please note that this will impact upon your waiting time. All new students should arrive at their allotted time.

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 16 January 2020

  • Psychology – 11.00, F06
  • Computing – 12.30, F06
  • Humanities – 11.00, Vinson Building Auditorium

Friday 17 January 2020

  • Law – 14.30, F018
  • Business – 14.30, CRB1
  • Foundation – 14.30, MB1

There is a mandatory university induction and orientation meeting on Friday 17 January in the Vinson Centre. Please arrive promptly for a 10am start.

6. Attend your Matriculation

Our Matriculation Ceremony is an event to welcome our new students to the University.

This special occasion will mark your formal admission to the University of Buckingham, and you will be welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor and members of the senior team, who will in turn give a brief outline of the University and what to expect from your time here.

The Ceremony is held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church followed by Reception drinks and nibbles at the OTM, which will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow students.

Attendance at this event is expected of all our new undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of the experience of belonging to the University.

Please dress smartly (no jeans or trainers) and get ready to embrace the #UoBlife. Please remember to bring your University ID card with you. Your invitation will be sent to you by email.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Buckingham at this very special event and we hope you enjoy your time with us.

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 join  #UniOfBuckingham

The ceremony will be on 20 January 2020 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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