Information for New Starters
Once your place is confirmed and you've accepted your offer from UCAB on UCAS Track there are some things you can get a head start on before you officially enrol in September.
Browse this page to answer some common FAQ's for starting out at University.
Things to do before you start
Althought you won’t officially enrol until September there are a few things you can get in place ready for when the time comes.
Confirm your Accommodation
Using our Online Application you can apply for University accommodation before you start. The applications usually open up from April each year, so keep a look out.
If you haven’t yet decided where to live, find out more about campus accommodation here.
If you’re not living on campus, you can find out more about living on site in our Accommodation FAQs.
Sort your Finances
To cover both your Course Fees and Living Costs you may need to apply for student finance.
There’s lots to know about Student Finance and it can be daunting proposition to take on student but luckily there is plenty of information available to you.
UCAS have a handy guide located on their website here
Prospects.ac.uk also has some fantastic resources to help you get to grips with Student Finance including what to do if your funding is delayed and opening a student bank account here
If you’d like to know more about specific course costs at UCAB then you can visit our Fees and Finance page for more inf0rmation here
Apply for Transport
Free bus travel is available to Full Time Non-Residential Higher Education students at UCAB.
Applications open from May usually and can be applied for online.
For more information visit the College Transport page here
Register with a GP
Getting medical care as a student is important especially if you are moving a large distance to study at UCAB.
It’s important to register with a GP, check you have the right vaccinations and also know what other healthcare services are available to you while you’re here.
Luckily the NHS website have all the information you need for getting medical care as a student here
Get ready for enrolment
Enrolment is always a good chance to ask any final questions about what’s coming in the first semester whether that’s how to log into the student intranet, what’s going on socially on campus or what your induction week timetable involves.