Your International checklist

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

UK/EU 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 on our accommodation website
  • Look out for an email containing instructions on accessing your IT credentials and follow the steps Info
  • Using your IT credentials (and a photo that fits our guidelines), register online Register
  • Join our Freshers Facebook Group and start making friends with other students Join

5 weeks to go

  • Apply for your visa (once you have received your CAS) Apply
  • Check whether you require any vaccinations
  • Write a packing list. Don’t forget your important documents! See page 10 of the Pre-departure guide Info
  • Don’t forget to pay your room bond if you’re staying in halls 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
  • Check out our gym membership rates and club trial dates Info
  • Get stuck into our student blogs Blogs
  • Share any health / disability related requirements for living or studying via the Disability and Health Portal Share

3 weeks to go

  • Familiarise yourself with our Student Services team and the range of support they offer Support
  • Start a budget plan – be realistic and allow some flexibility Budget
  • 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

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
  • Download your free student IT software, including Microsoft Office and antivirus protection Info
  • Check your emails to see if you have received a course reading list Check

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, parcels and other goodies 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 top tips for keeping safe Top tips

First week

  • Collect your BRP from the Student Office of local Post Office Info
  • Attend the International Student Registration event – don’t forget your passport! Info
  • Attend the International Induction and Welcome Session Info
  • Join in the Welcome Week activities
  • Open a bank account (using a registration letter from the Student Office)