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

5 weeks to go

  • Browse the Doctoral College handbook and essential resources Browse
  • Download your FREE student IT software, including Microsoft Office Download

4 weeks to go

  • Register online with Campus View 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 Guide

3 weeks to go

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

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 IT Services
  • Browse the Doctoral College training and workshop events that are available Training

1 week to go

  • Look at the clubs and societies on offer, as well as LSU sections you might want to get involved with LSU
  • Find out about car parking on campus Parking

The day before you arrive

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

Arrival week

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