Doctoral research checklist

Before you arrive and on your arrival, there are several important tasks that you need to complete. We have listed them all here for you, along with links to useful information to help you get prepared.

6 weeks to go

  • Find out what accommodation options are available Info
  • Look out for an email containing instructions on accessing your IT credentials and follow the steps Info
  • Set up Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) on your device Set up
  • Using your IT credentials (and a photo that fits our guidelines), register online Register
  • Get to know Loughborough Doctoral College Info

5 weeks to go

  • Check if you require any vaccinations. We recommend the Covid vaccination before you arrive Info
  • Download your FREE student IT software, including Microsoft Office and antivirus protection Info
  • Browse the Doctoral College handbook and essential resources Browse

4 weeks to go

  • Register online with our campus Medical Centre Register
  • Share any health / disability related requirements for living or studying via the Disability and Health Portal Share
  • Read our pre-departure guide if you are travelling from overseas Info

3 weeks to go

  • Get to know your new home and find out what’s around on campus and in town Info
  • Check out our sporting programmes and gym memberships Info
  • Find out more about Graduate House and where to find it Info
  • Learn more about the Doctoral College induction Info

2 weeks to go

  • Download the myLboro app and sign in with your IT credentials to access your emails and more App
  • Familiarise yourself with the support available from IT Services Info
  • Browse the Doctoral College training and workshop events that are available Info

1 week to go

  • Look at the clubs and societies on offer, as well as LSU sections you might want to get involved with Info
  • Familiarise yourself with the safety measures that are in place on campus to keep everyone safe and healthy Info
  • Find out about car parking on campus Info

The day before you arrive

  • Make sure you know where you’re going and how to reach us Info
  • Read our tips for keeping safe Top tips

Arrival week

  • Collect your student ID card and keep it safe. You’ll need ID Info
  • If you are an International student, collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from the Student Office or local Post Office Info
  • Attend the International Student Registration event – don’t forget your passport! Info