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Arrival information for PG Research students 2020

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
  • 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).

Guidance for New Students

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

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International Students - enrolment information

Due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic there are changes to the enrolment process for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Please check the advice if you are expecting to enrol on a new course in 2020-2021

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 NOTE that if you arrive from a country which according to the UK Government Coronavirus regulations requires that you must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of your arrival in the UK, you must do that.
For more details on the Coronavirus regulations please follow this link:

Postgraduate Welcome Events

For 2020, we've launced a digital Welcome Week, whilst working to make sure there's plenty of opportunities for you to be able to get together safely in-person too. We'll publish a timetable of digital events on Monday 7 September with in person events going live on Monday 21 September. 

Doctoral College Welcome and guidance

  • Join the virtual welcome event on either 1st or 5th October for all new PGR students. More details here 
  • View the short videos that introduce core services to new PGR students including – Doctoral College, Library, Wellbeing. These are available here 

Collecting your University ID Card

  • My course starts on or after Saturday 26 September 2020 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 enrolment at warwick dot ac dot uk

  • My course starts on or after Saturday 26 September 2020 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) please check the website linked above for more information closer to your start date.

Department Induction

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


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