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Arriving late

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).

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 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’.

If you think you are going to arrive late then please email the International Office.

Latest start date

You must have arrived in the UK and be ready to attend classes on campus by the ‘latest start date’ stated in your CAS. This means that any required 10 day self-isolation period on arrival in the UK must be completed no later than the ‘latest start date’ as stated in your CAS.

For example, if the latest start date in your CAS is 18 October and you are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, you should enter the UK no later than 7 October.

If you are unable to arrive in the UK in time to start attending classes by your latest start date, you may wish to consider requesting to defer your offer to entry in September 2022.

Studying remotely

Most courses will allow you to study online for the first four weeks of term before commencing your studies on campus. Find out more about our remote study policy for students who need to delay their arrival on campus.

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.