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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.

Packing

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 with the Health CentreLink opens in a new window

Find accommodation on campus 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

If required, apply for a visa to enter the UK

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

When You Get Here

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

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.

Get involved in Welcome Week!

Sign up for the Warwick Award

International Students

If required, collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card

Attend your Welcome Meeting at the start of term.

Follow updated UK Government GuidanceLink opens in a new window about arriving into the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic.