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Week One: Spring 2018

Week one is the start of you BU journey and your introduction to life here. It's important that you're in Bournemouth, and on campus, for Week One so you can participate in all of your introductory lectures and seminars, as well as enrol on your course. 

Week one start dates for Spring 2018 are:

  • Postgraduate students: 22 January 2018
  • Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences: 5 February 2018

You can find all our term dates online too - visit our academic dates pages and scroll to the table relevant to you.

Your first session

Details of your first session will be included in your registration email - usually sent in early January - so add that to your calendar as soon as you get it. This may be when you enrol on your course, or an introductory lecture as part of your induction. Either way, you just need to remember to attend your first session where you will be told what’s happening later in the week.

Course Induction

Your course induction usually includes introductory lectures and workshops as well as informal opportunities to get to know your coursemates and faculty staff. Information about your induction table will be shared by your faculty at your first session, if not before. 

Central enrolment session

Enrolment is the day you officially become a BU student and collect your student ID card (be prepared to have your photo taken!). Your ID card also acts as your library and print card so make sure you keep it safe.

International students - if you need a Tier 4 (Student) Visa and a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to study here, please make sure you take these documents with you to your enrolment session so we can review them

Students starting in January 2018

Your enrolment sessions are detailed below, by faculty - but this may not be your first session, so please check your registration email for details of where to go on your first day. 

Faculty of Management

  • LLM students: Tuesday 23 Janaury 2018, 09:30 - 10:30hrs, BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus
  • All other postgraduate students: Monday 22 Janaury 2018, 09:00 - 13:00hrs, P405 & P403, Poole House, Talbot Campus

Faculty of Media & Communication

  • All students: Monday 22 Janaury 2018, 14:00 - 15:00hrs, P405 & P403, Poole House, Talbot Campus

Faculty of Science & Technology

  • This will be organised by your course team and included as part of your induction timetable

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

  • All new undergraduate* students: Tuesday 6 February 2018, 11:00-13:00hrs, BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus

If you're studying Midwifery in Portsmouth, you will spend two days in Bournemouth during your first week - we will provide transport and more details will be included in your online timetable.

What to bring to enrolment

Your registration email will include details of exactly what you need to bring to enrol at BU, but in general, you will typically need to bring the following:

  • Proof of your identity

This should be a photo ID such as a passport or driving license

  • Educational qualifications

We need to see the original certificates of the qualifications we asked you to achieve for entry to your course e.g. university degree, BTEC, A-level, degree and/or IELTS results. 

  • Nursing & Midwifery students

You will need to bring your original DBS certificate.


We recommend you bring enough money to cover your expenses for the first few weeks. You should expect to receive any financial support you've applied for (e.g. a loan, grant, bursary, scholarship or sponsorship) after you have enrolled on your course - not the day you arrive - as we usually need to confirm you have joined BU before any funding is released. In some cases this can take up to two weeks - bank transfers may also take up to a week to process if you are setting up a UK bank account for the first time. Read our finance section for more information.