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Before you arrive

New starters checklist

1. Read your emails from the University

If you have received and accepted an offer from the University of East London you will receive several emails to help you prepare for joining us. These contain important information. Please check your email account regularly and make sure they do not go into your junk folder. Here are some of the emails you will receive and when to look for them:
  • Preparing for university emails
  • University Accommodation emails (if applicable)
  • A welcome email from your College

2. Apply for accommodation

If you would like to live on campus and have not yet requested accommodation, you should apply for this as soon as possible. Please visit our online application form to complete your application.

3. Make sure your funding is in place and you pay your fees

The online enrolment task will ask you to tell us about how you are going to fund your course so you will need to know this before you are able to complete it and be fully registered at UEL. See more information on our student money advice pages.

4. Apply for your access card

You will be sent an email that will invite you to apply for your card.  If you follow the steps and supply a UK home address, the card will be sent to your home. If you have a non-UK address, you can collect the card from the Student Hub when you arrive. This card will allow you access to the buildings you need on campus.  It also shows that you are a UEL student so it is important to keep it with you. Lanyards will be supplied when you arrive; staff and students wear their cards at all times and make sure they are visible.

5. Complete online enrolment

When your place on your course is confirmed, you'll receive an email from UEL asking you to enrol online. Information on how to enrol can be found on the enrolment web page.

6. Download the UEL app

UEL has a free app that provides students with information and services to make the most of life and studies at the University.  It will provide lots of useful information, like how to log onto the UEL intranet for the first time.  You can download the app from ITunes, App Store or Google Play.

7. Contact Wellbeing Services (if applicable)

If you know or think that you will need support for a learning difference, mental health difficulty, disability or long term health condition, contact the Wellbeing Team and they will be able to give advice about how to access support for assessments, applying for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), linking with existing support services and providing university based adjustments and support for you. Details about the team and how to contact them can be found on the student support web pages.

8. Plan your Welcome Week

There will be a programme of academic, social and support activities and a chance to meet your Students’ Union and get involved in SU societies. Look for the programme related to your course to find out the plan for the week. There will be some activities that are essential and some you can choose to attend. We encourage all students to attend as much as they can and take the opportunity to meet staff and other students, make new friends, find your way round our campuses and enjoy your new journey to #BetheNext.