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 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
  • Share any health/disability related requirements for living or studying via the Disability and Health Portal Share
  • Apply for your visa (once you have received your CAS) Apply

5 weeks to go

  • Check if you require any vaccinations. We strongly encourage you to have the Covid vaccination if you haven't already had it Vaccinations
  • Read our pre-departure guide if you are travelling from overseas Guide
  • Write a packing list. Don’t forget your important documents! Packing list
  • Maximise the benefits of joining the university community by completing our Ready Set Loughborough development programme Get started

4 weeks to go

  • Book your flights (once you have received your visa) Flights
  • Book your place on our free coach pick up service from Heathrow Airport Coach
  • Register online with a local GP Register
  • Get ready to join our diverse and inclusive community celebrated and championed across both campuses Get ready
  • Read our advice on buying a new laptop or device for your studies Advice

3 weeks to go

  • Get to know your new home and find out what’s around on campus Campus
  • Familiarise yourself with the term and semester dates Calendar
  • Download your FREE student IT software, including Microsoft Office Download
  • Read about the opportunities and services available to help prioritise your wellbeing Wellbeing
  • Check out our sporting programmes and Loughborough Sport memberships Sport

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 (LSU) on social media for Freshers' Week announcements
  • Familiarise yourself with the support available from IT Services IT Services
  • Browse the student handbook for lots of helpful information Handbook
  • Check your Student visa. If your vignette/BRP does not show the University’s sponsor licence number (G9M4TDXV1), contact Student Records and Operations Check

1 week to go

  • Make sure you have everything packed - check out our packing blog for inspiration Blog
  • Look at the clubs and societies on offer, including those for your country or culture LSU
  • Find out the address of your hall and where you can collect post and parcels Post
  • Review our top tips and complete our activities to help you prepare for studying at Loughborough Review

The day before you leave

  • Read our arrivals day blog and remember it’s OK to feel nervous, you’re not alone Blog
  • Read our tips for keeping safe Tips

First week

  • If your BRP is not being delivered to the University, collect it from the Post Office Collect
  • Attend the International Student Registration event – don’t forget your passport and visa! Attend
  • Open a bank account (download a letter from Self Service at least one day after you have collected your ID card) Bank account