Countdown to arrival

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Your International checklist

Are you a UK student? There are a few different things for you to do before you arrive

UK checklist

6 weeks to go

  • Celebrate your success and get involved on social media! #LboroFamily
  • Check to see when you can apply for your room in halls of residence 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
  • Apply for your visa (once you have received your CAS) Apply

5 weeks to go

  • Join the Freshers' Facebook group and start making friends with other students Join group
  • 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
  • Check your emails and our accommodation portal for anything you need to do regarding accommodation 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

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
  • Join in the Welcome Week activities