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Arrival information for PG Research students 2021

Congratulations on your offer to study Postgraduate Research in Life Sciences.

We're looking forward to welcoming you.

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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.
  • If you need to delay your start date please email: phd dot lifesciences at warwick dot ac dot uk
  • Preparing to Arrive

From enrolment to checklists and campus maps, these pages give you lots of information to help you prepare and feel ready for the start of your studies.

  • 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).

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International Students

We know that you'll have lots of questions about planning your journey to the UK and what life will be like when you get here. We've collated advice on travel, immigration and living in the UK.

Visit the Guidance for New International Students webpages for more information.

Please check the advice if you are expecting to enrol on a new course in 2021-2022

If you need to attend In-person to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card? Visit the Immigration Events for International Students page for a schedule of when the BRP collection events will take place.

Self isolation on arrival in the UK

Please check if you will need to self isolate on arrival.

Collecting your University ID Card

Your Warwick ID Card will be issued on arrival at Warwick. If you are a distance learning student or starting your studies remotely, you will not receive your Warwick ID Card until you travel to Warwick. When and where you will be able to collect your Warwick ID Card depends on your course start date and whether you are living on or off campus. Please check the Warwick ID Card Collection webpage for details.

When collecting your card, you will be required to show proof of your identity (e.g. your passport, driving licence, national identity card, etc) including your full name and photograph, for verification purposes.

Microsoft Teams

  • After you have enrolled - download Microsoft Teams to your electronic device. Online meetings and induction sessions will be held via Teams. Once you are set up, log into Teams using your University of Warwick account

Induction Checklist

Doctoral College Welcome and guidance

  • Join the online welcome event on 6th October for all new PGR students. Sign up here .
  • View the short videos that introduce core services to new PGR students including – Doctoral College, Library, Wellbeing. These are available here 

Meet new friends online

Why wait until you arrive at Warwick to start making new friends? Meet fellow students through a variety of social networking sites

Life Sciences Induction


If you have any questions please contact us via email at phd dot lifesciences at warwick dot ac dot uk