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A guide for new students

Set yourself up for the study ahead.

There’s a lot to remember when you start out at university. Here are some of the key things you’ll need to do to familiarise yourself with the campus and get settled in to your studies.

Essential preparations

1

Plan your course and enrol online

Once you’ve accepted your offer you’ll need to start thinking about how your course is structured and the choices available to you. Find out how to plan your course.

You'll then need to complete an online task to enrol in your course. This includes choosing your subjects, paying your fees and applying for your student card.

Find out when enrolment opens and what you’ll need to do.

2

Come to Welcome week

Welcome week is a series of events and information sessions, held at the start of semester, to welcome you to the campus and introduce you to different aspects of University life.

Find out more about dates of Welcome week and what’s happening around campus.

It can take a while to get your bearings on campus, so make use of our maps and directions.

3

Log in to University systems and connect to wi-fi

Before classes start, familiarise yourself with the online systems you will use for your student admin, online learning and email. You’ll receive your UniKey when it’s time to enrol. This gives you access to a number of services you'll use regularly as a student and lets you connect to our wi-fi.

Find out more about logging into University systems.

4

Pick up and use your student card

If there's one thing you need when you're on campus, it's your student card. You’ll use it to borrow items from libraries, pay for printing, claim student travel concessions (where applicable), gain access to study spaces and many other purposes. Find out how to pick up and use your student card.

5

Access your unit of study outlines

Each unit you take has an accompanying unit of study outline, containing all the specifics you need to know to complete the unit. Download yours through Canvas or Blackboard right away so you can find out which books, course readers and equipment you need (such as labcoats). It’s best to buy these early to avoid queues.

6

Find the services and support you need

Support is available from day one to graduation. Whether it’s general support you’re looking for or you have particular needs, we offer a range of services to make your university experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. This includes:

7

Connect with other students

To make the most of your time at university, we recommend checking out the student organisations that represent your interests on campus. There are also plenty of clubs and societies for you to get involved in.

Student Centre

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  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
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Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 23 December to Friday 5 January we have alternative opening hours.

Last updated: 14 November 2018

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