Starting university

You'll need to enrol on your course at the start of each academic year.

New students will need to provide a photograph for your university ID card and a copy of your passport/driving licence for your identity-check.

​​​​​​​​​​Logging on to your university network account:   

Your student network account gives you access to all the university’s online facilities including Student Records Online, Office 365 and Moodle (our e-learning environment).

If you have already used the Applicant Portal then the password you used to access this will allow you to access Online Enrolment.

The following describes the steps you should go through to access the network for the first time and how to reset your password if you have forgotten it.

How to ​access the network for the fir​st time and how ​to reset your password

Enrolling on your course

You will be emailed when it is time to enrol – please do so as soon as you are prompted.

Enrolling is a simple process which you complete at the start of each academic year where you check that your details are correctly recorded and confirm arrangements for paying your tuition fees. If you are expecting a Student Loan, we will confirm your enrolment to providers in readiness for your first loan payment to be released.

To enrol you will need to have:

  • A passport-style photo for your university ID card
  • A copy of your passport/driving licence for your ID Check
  • The details for at least one person that we can contact in an emergency
  • The address where you will be living whilst studying – your term-time address. Your ID Card will be ready to collect when you move into your halls of residence. If you are not living in halls then we will post your card to you at the address you provide.
  • The details of how your tuition fees will be paid.

Non-EU/EAA nationals

Paying your tuition fees

If you have applied for tuition-fee funding from Student Finance or the Student Award Agency Scotland, the university will automatically receive confirmation of this support as it is confirmed by those agencies. If your tuition-fee funding has not been confirmed you can still enrol but you will need to have your Student Finance or SAAS customer reference number to hand.

If your tuition fees are being paid for by someone else then they can do this on your behalf with a credit/debit card. See our ‘How to pay’ page for details.

If your tuition fees are being paid for by a sponsor (an employer for example), your sponsor can pay by credit/debit card when you enrol. Alternatively, your sponsor can pay at another time by completing a sponsorship form which you can upload to your account - we will update your account with your sponsor’s details within two working days of submission so that you can complete your enrolment.

International students can pay using our international payments platform: WU® GlobalPay for Students.

For more information, please see our guidance on tuition fees and funding.

Need help?

Get your ID checked

You must have your identity checked by a member of university staff before your course starts. To do this you will need to upload a scanned copy (or good quality photograph where details can be clearly seen) of one of the following documents:

  • Current signed passport
  • Current UK or EEA photo-card driving licence
  • EEA member state identity card
  • Original birth certificate (UK birth certificate issued within 12 months of the date of birth in full form including those issued by UK authorities overseas such as Embassies High Commissions and HM Forces)

International students studying under a visa will need to have their identity confirmed before enrolling.

​Get your university ID card

You'll need to carry a university ID card while you're on university premises.

As well as identifying you as a member of the university, you can use your ID card for:

  • borrowing books and other materials from university libraries
  • paying for photocopying, printing, workbooks and other items sold in the libraries
  • accessing restricted areas eg the extended hours area within libraries.

When you enrol you can upload a passport-style photo and confirm your term-time address.  Please contact the IT Helpdesk by email at ithelpdesk@glos.ac.uk or on 01242 714044 to arrange collection of your ID card.​

How to apply for your ID card

Download your student app

MyGlos is your student app, which brings together everything you need at uni, personalised to you. Whether you're checking your lectures, looking for information or seeing what's happening on campus, it's all in one place.

You can also access the desktop version of MyGlos here.

Find out more about MyGlos

Check course timetables

Course timetables will normally be available 4 weeks before the start of a course – you will be able to access these through the MyGlos app. Teaching can take place any day from Monday to Friday, between 9.15am and 9.15pm. For some courses there may be activities at the weekend.

If required you will be asked to choose which modules you want to take for the coming academic year.  When you have made your module choices your personal timetable will be updated in your MyGlos Calendar.​