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Just starting at LSBU? Here's what you need to know

We'll contact you before the start of term with information about enrolling at LSBU. You'll receive an email from us after you have gotten your exam results, so keep an eye out! 

Starting at LSBU? You’ve made the right choice. In a few months’ time you’ll join our talented community of like-minded students and unlock your true potential.

Key dates for the diary

For most students, course induction sessions will take place during the week commencing 16 September. During these sessions, you'll meet your course staff, new classmates and find out everything you need to know about what you’ll be working on during the semester. Teaching for most courses will begin from 23 September.

Keep an eye on your emails from early September for details on how to access your course induction schedule and personalised timetable.Students in the School of Health and Social Care should keep themselves available for enrolment, course induction and teaching from 13 September and 14 September.

Before you start your course, you'll need to tackle the following:

Confirm your contact details

We need to send you essential info over the summer, so it’s important that we can contact you.

Have you changed your email address? If so, please log into either UCAS and update your details or, if you made a direct application to LSBU, please drop us a line at with your correct email. Don’t forget to quote your LSBU ID number.

Register your place

Keep an eye on your email for more instructions on how to register your place online. It's essential you do this before you arrive. It’s an easy process and gives you access to a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Student email (sign up for student discounts, including NUS and Amazon Prime)
  • Library access
  • Your personal timetable
  • Reading lists for your course

Attend your enrolment session

When registering your place online, we may ask you to attend a face to face enrolment session on campus.

When you attend your enrolment session, you'll need to bring some important documents. Don’t forget:

  • Your valid passport.
  • One additional form of ID. This could be your birth certificate, driving license, EU national ID card or a utility bill or bank statement with the address that you have registered with us. (International students' ID should include their full name and date of birth.)
  • All documents that relate to your immigration status including (if applicable) those of your spouse or parents, and evidence of your relationship. It is vital that you bring these documents as we are required to carry out a "right to study" check on all enrolling students, to ensure you have the correct immigration status. At this point, we also determine your fee status (home/EU/overseas).
  • Proof of all your existing qualifications eg. your original A-level and GCSE certificates or official degree certificate. If the originals are not in English, we’ll ask that you also bring an official, certified translation. Lost your certificate? Get a replacement.
  • Details of how you will pay your fees as an undergraduate, postgraduate or international student.
  • You will need to show proof of English and Maths - GSCE Grades 4+ (previously A-C) or Functional Skills at level 2.

  • As well as the above please bring your offer letter from the University, and your applicant number.

    If you've been granted a Tier 4 Student Visa, you need to bring either: your passport containing your 30-day Entry Clearance Vignette and your Biometric Residence Permit, or proof that you have submitted a Tier 4 application such as document checklist, biometrics letter and postal receipt. If you have posted your original documents to the Home Office you will need to provide copies that have been authorised and stamped by a member of the International Office.

    If you are a non-EEA student enrolling on a course leading to a postgraduate qualification at LSBU, you may need to provide other documents such as an ATAS certificate (if applicable).

    If you do not require a Tier 4 visa to study at LSBU you will need to provide evidence of your immigration status in the UK.

Secure your funding

One of the most important things you have to do before you arrive is secure your funding. We're here to help make sure you're all set up - please see our undergraduate and postgraduate student finance pages for more information.

Book accommodation

Need great student accommodation options? Our halls provide a safe and convenient home, right next to campus and in the heart of London. If you're looking to rent privately, you're more than welcome to reach out to our Accommodation Service for support or advice.

Any more questions?

We try to make enrolment as simple and stress free as possible. See our FAQs for answers to the most common questions about the process.

Get ahead with summer skills workshops

The Library and Learning Resources team run a series of 'Get Ahead' events over the summer for students starting at LSBU in September 2019. Events cover core learning and study skills, including:

  • Use of core Microsoft Office programmes
  • Using the LSBU virtual learning environment
  • Referencing skills

Discover more about these events and book your place.

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