TIME TO GET PLANNING!
It’s time to get planning your arrival! Whether you’re moving into student accommodation, travelling from outside the UK or making the daily commute to campus – it’s good to start thinking about how and when you’ll get here.
- Read your UA92 Pre-Arrival guide
- Make sure you have Student Finance in place
- Make travel arrangements or plan your campus commute
- Start online registration
- Check your Welcome & Induction information
- Get your study timetable
- Open a student bank account
- Connect with our Welcome Facebook group
- Register with Inclusive Support if needed
ON ARRIVAL CHECKLIST
Make sure you complete all the following admin tasks.
- Finish Lancaster University Registration (you’ll need ID in order to do this)
International Students also need to:
- Register with the local police – look out for the sessions where you’ll be able to do this on Campus.
- Open a UK bank account if you don’t already have a multinational account.
- Collect your BRP (if you applied for your visa from outside the UK) – you will receive details on how to do this.
Traveling to Manchester
The UA92 campus is well connected to Manchester’s major train stations, international airport and motorways.
For local travel, the Metrolink is an overground tram system that connects all corners of the city. Old Trafford tram stop is just a few yards from campus and will get you to the city centre in under 10 minutes.
Arriving from another country?
On arrival in the UK, you will pass through immigration control. Make sure you have your printed visa documents in your hand luggage ready to be inspected!
After immigration control, you will be able to collect your baggage and make your way to campus.
Documents you may need
UK National Students (including Irish citizens): Photo ID (Please bring one of the following) Original Passport, Naturalisation Certificate, Right of Abode Certificate or Birth Certificate.
Your Student Loans Company letter (please ensure this includes your Student Support Number or SSN) and/or your Student Finance Entitlement Letter.
Scholarship and bursary students should bring a copy of their bank account details (including name and address of bank, sort code and account number).
International Students: (including EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens) Original Passport with entry clearance visa, academic qualifications as detailed when you applied for your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS); you can find this on your CAS under ‘documents used to obtain offer’, and proof of English language ability - e.g. IELTS certificate.
Don't forget to pack your laptop or tablet!
Don't forget to bring your laptop, tablet, or other device you plan to use for your studies. Laptops are available to loan free of charge if you don’t have your own device (subject to availability and you must have completed registration).
Speak to the Student Helpdesk for more information.
Register to Vote
Register to vote (UK residents can be registered at both your home and term-time addresses)
More information: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Register with a local GP
Register with a local GP (we can point you in the direction of local health services and GP surgeries).
If you need any help please contact: [email protected]