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Arrival information for PG Research students 2017

Congratulations on your offer to study Postgraduate Research in the School of Life Sciences. We're looking foward to welcoming you.

Before you arrive at Warwick

Before you arrive at Warwick there are a number of things you will need to do to complete your registration.

  • Unconditional offer
    It is important for you to have received (and accepted) an unconditional offer of a place at Warwick before your start date. If you haven't yet received an unconditional offer please ensure that any conditions set out in your offer email are satisfied as soon as possible.
  • Upload a photo for your University ID Card 
  • Enrolment
    Enrolment is the term used to describe the official registration as a student at the University of Warwick. Online enrolment opens approximately 4-6 weeks before the start of term and should be completed before you arrive at the University.
    Once you have enrolled you can apply for your IT Services account.

If you will be receiving a stipend via the University, please ensure that you enter your bank details (you will need to have completed enrolment before you can enter your bank details).

Immigration Events for International Students

Visit this webpage for a schedule of when the in-person visa checks and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) collection will take place for new international students subject to immigration control in the UK, during the main arrival period.

Please be aware that you must attend one of these events to complete your enrolment at the University.

Postgraduate Welcome Events

  • The Welcome to Warwick webpages will provide all the information you need before you arrive at Warwick from enrolment and fees to accommodation, packing your belongings and arriving on campus.

Optional Welcome to Warwick Programme (23-29 Sept 2017)

There is an orientation programme for all postgraduates, international and EU undergraduate students running from 23 September until 29 September. This is an orientation programme designed to help you adjust to life at the University of Warwick and in the UK. The timetable will include a number of information sessions, events and activities designed to help you settle in to life at Warwick as smoothly as possible.

Even if you choose not to take up the paid for options you can still register for the FREE timetable of events.

Welcome to Warwick Pack 

All new postgraduate research students will be sent a Welcome Pack from the Graduate School in late August/ early September. The packs are designed to offer new students a clear and cohesive set of information and guidance about preparing for and making the most of student life at Warwick. All information contained in the pack is also available on the Welcome to Warwick webpages.

Collecting your University ID Card

  • My course starts on or after Saturday 23rd September 2017 and I am going to be living on-campus

If you are going to be living in on-campus accommodation, we will pair your Warwick ID Card up with your accommodation key so that you receive them at the same time. Please follow the arrival instructions provided by Warwick Accommodation.

If for any reason you do not receive your Warwick ID Card when you collect your key, please email

  • My course starts on or after Saturday 23rd September 2017 and I am going to be living off-campus

    If you are going to be living off-campus (even if this is in University-managed accommodation) we will be setting up a card collection point at Student Reception, Senate House. This will be open every day from Saturday 23rd September to Tuesday 3rd October 2017 between 8am and 11pm. After Tuesday 3rd October, you can collect your Warwick ID Card from Student Reception in Senate House during their normal opening hours.

We will allow time on the morning of 2nd October for collection of University cards. See the Life Sciences induction programme below.

Department Induction

Meet new friends online

facebook_icon.jpgtwitter_icon.jpgWhy wait until you arrive at Warwick to start making new friends? Through a variety of social networking sites, you can start connecting right now with other new students of the University. #warwick2017

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If you have any questions please contact the Deputy Education and Support Services Manager via email at phd dot lifesciences at warwick dot ac dot uk