Postgraduate 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
  • 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
  • If you are an International student, 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 before you arrive Info
  • Download your FREE student IT software, including Microsoft Office and antivirus protection Info
  • Join the Facebook group and start making friends with other students Join group
  • Read our pre-departure guide if you are travelling from overseas Info

4 weeks to go

  • Register online with our campus Medical Centre Register
  • Get stuck into our student blogs and YouTube channel – preparation is key! Blogs
  • Share any health / disability related requirements for living or studying via the Disability and Health Portal Share

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 welcome 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

1 week to go

  • Look at the clubs and societies on offer, as well as LSU sections you might want to get involved with 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 arrive

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

Arrival week

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