On your first day
If you are moving into halls, look at your accommodation offer, detailing arrival information such as when and where.
First few days
Collect your ID card
Collect your university ID card when you move into university halls of residence or from your campus library. This is one of the most important things you need to do! You must have enrolled before you can do this (so remember to bring a form of ID with you, for example, current passport; current UK or EEA photo driving licence; birth certificate or EEA state identity card).
Important: You will not receive any loan or grant payments until you have collected your university ID card, so the payment date will be at least 3-5 working days from the date published on your payment schedule from Student Finance. If you have any queries, please contact our money advice team.
Good to know: Please carry this card with you on campus at all times. As well as giving you access to university facilities, your ID card allows you to borrow and reserve books from the library, and pay for photocopying and printing. You may also be asked to show it to security or a university staff member.
During your first week
It's vitally important that you attend your course welcome meeting.
Make sure you attend your course induction sessions.
Enrol and pay fees online, if you haven't done so already.
Visit the Students' Union to collect your NUS Extra card, if you've bought one. If you want to get involved with the Students' Union, check out their
Download the MyGlos app if you haven't done so already through the app store for Apple or Android Market. Whether you are checking your timetable, reviewing your print balance, or keeping up to date with the latest news, it's all in one place.
Log in and check your university email account.
Review your module lecture timetable on your Student Records online.
Sports kit - required for most sports courses
Our TeamGlos sports kit is a requirement for students when they do practical activity or take a work or community placement. Order your core kit.
Don't forget our Helpzone staff are there to help with any problems or queries by calling 01242 714444.
During your first month
Enjoy university life on your chosen course. Check your lecture times, start being taught by experts in their field about the subject that you love.
Meet with a Student Disability Adviser if you have a registered disability, on-going medical condition or specific learning difficulty that may not have been disclosed or discussed with the university before you arrived.
Learn more about how libraries can support your study by attending a library induction.
Get to know fellow students by attending social events or joining an SU club or society.