International 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

  • Celebrate your success and get involved on social media! #LboroFamily
  • 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
  • Apply for your visa (once you have received your CAS) Apply

5 weeks to go

  • Share any health / disability related requirements for living or studying via the Disability and Health Portal Share
  • Check if you require any vaccinations. We strongly encourage you to have the Covid vaccination before you arrive Info
  • Write a packing list. Don’t forget your important documents! Info
  • Start preparing for study and complete our Ready Set Loughborough development programme Info

4 weeks to go

  • Book your flights (once you have received your visa) Info
  • Book your place on our free coach pick up service from Heathrow airport Book
  • Register online with our campus Medical Centre Register
  • Get stuck into our student blogs and YouTube channel – preparation is key! Blogs
  • Download your FREE student IT software, including Microsoft Office and antivirus protection Info

3 weeks to go

  • Get to know your new home and find out what’s around on campus and in town Info
  • Familiarise yourself with the term and semester dates Info
  • Check out our sporting programmes and gym memberships Info

2 weeks to go

  • Download the myLboro app and sign in with your IT credentials to access your timetable, emails and more App
  • Follow Loughborough Students’ Union on social media for Freshers' Week announcements
  • Familiarise yourself with the support available from IT Services Info
  • Check your emails to see if you have received a course reading list Check
  • Review your progress with Ready Set Loughborough. You still have a few weeks to go to complete it Review

1 week to go

  • Make sure you have everything packed - check out our packing blog for inspiration List
  • Look at the clubs and societies on offer, including those for your country or culture Info
  • Find out the address of your hall and where you can collect post and parcels Info
  • Familiarise yourself with the safety measures that are in place on campus to keep everyone safe and healthy Info

The day before you leave

  • Read our arrivals day blog and remember it’s ok to feel nervous, you’re not alone Blogs
  • Read our tips for keeping safe Top tips

Arrival day

Enjoy settling in and meeting your new friends

First week

  • Collect your BRP from the Student Office or local Post Office Info
  • Attend the International Student Registration event – don’t forget your passport! Info
  • Open a bank account (download a letter from Self Service at least one day after you have collected your ID card) Info