We strongly recommend that you arrive at the University no later than your course start date, as stated in your offer letter and Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
For the majority of students, this will be during the week commencing 23 September, but some courses may have different dates so check your CAS for confirmation.
Please be aware that many key induction activities and events will take place from 16-29 September and all international students are encouraged to attend these.
If you arrive after key times during this period you will:
- not be guaranteed University accommodation (please see your residences contract for key dates)
- miss the free airport coach collection service
- miss induction and enrolment events to help you settle into your studies and make friends
- potentially miss lectures and important events on your course.
The latest date you can enrol onto your course and enter the UK will be detailed on your CAS as the ‘latest start date’. This is usually 14 October 2019 but please check your CAS statement for clarification.
If you think you are going to arrive late then please email the International Office.
If you arrive late, you may have missed the School induction/enrolment meetings where you might be required to select any optional modules available to you, receive course information and meet your lecturers.
If you are unable to arrive by your course start date, you should inform your Academic School so they are aware of your situation and can advise on what you will miss and provide further guidance.
Entry into the UK refused
The UK Immigration Officers at all the UK airports will refuse you entry into the UK if you arrive after your 'latest start date' as detailed on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) email.
If you are unable to get to the UK by this date, contact the international office to defer your entry on your course, as you will not be able to attend this year.