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Checklist for new students

Preparing to start your course

There's a lot to think about when preparing to leave for University. Below is quick checklist of all the important things you need to do before you leave and when you get here.

If you need any additional help and support with your transition to University life please see the University Transition SupportLink opens in a new window page.


Before You Leave

Complete your Enrolment 

Check your funding and finance is in place. We have more information on our funding and finance pages

Open a bank account online (See information for Home students or International students)

Check out what sports clubs and societies you can join on the Students' Union websiteLink opens in a new window.

If you're under 25, get vaccinated against MenACWY. You can find more information online and with the Health Centre.Link opens in a new window

Find accommodation on campusLink opens in a new window or nearbyLink opens in a new window.

Read through the What to Bring with You checklist

Share information for Parents and Supporters so your friends and family can support you from afar.

Read any emails received from the University - they'll have important information about your arrival

International Students

Check if you need a visa and if so, apply for a visa before entering the UK.

If interested in volunteering, obtain a 'Certificate of good conduct'

Check the transit visa requirements for any country where you are stopping on your route in order to avoid being denied boarding.

If you cannot arrange to have the MenACWY vaccine in your home country, you can do this after you arrive.

Obtain a bank card/ prepaid travel card, find out more on our banking pages.

When You Get Here

If you’re living in on-campus accommodation, follow your arrival instructions from Warwick Accommodation to collect your key

Collect your university ID card

Read through the Living at University Guide

Go and explore campus - we have great study areas, cafes and green spaces. Find out more on our campus maps page

Check out some of the events happening around campus. They are a great way to meet people and settle in.

If you're arriving in September, get involved in Welcome Week!

Sign up for the Warwick Award

Visit the Student Opportunity Hub in Senate House to find out about events and services to help build your skills and experience.

Visit our IT Services guide for new students and set up your laptop for study, and don't forget to download the MyWarwick app to your phone!

International Students

Book and attend your in person Right to Study Check (bookable on the Welcome Week timetable) and collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card (if applicable)

Be aware of scams targeting international students

Get a UK phone number 

Open a UK bank account