Your next steps

Registering with the University

Registration is important. It is also quick and easy, and completed through MyStudentRecord (login required).

You will receive an email with how to do this prior to the start of your course. You should complete registration (online registration and your ID check/visa checkpoint), as soon as possible and by the start date of your course.

As part of the registration process, you will need to complete these sections:

  • My fees
  • About me
  • My address
  • My qualifications
  • My course
  • My photo - check the photo guidelines to make sure you send us the right sort of photo
  • University regulations - including consent questions

If you are a new student, you will also need to complete an Identity Check or Visa checkpoint in order to fully complete your registration.

Once you have completed online registration, we can prepare your student card so it's ready for you to pick up.

Deadlines to register

Most courses will start on Monday 08 January 2024 and students need to have completed registration as soon as possible by this date.

All students are required to complete registration as soon as possible by your course start date. You will not usually be permitted to register later than two weeks after the start of your course.

If you are unable to complete your registration by this date please contact us at studentservices@le.ac.uk.

Distance learning students

For any Distance Learning course, please refer to your offer letter for your registration deadline.

Returning from suspension

If you are returning from a period of suspension, registration closes two weeks after your suspension period ends.

What happens if I don’t register in time?

If you do not register for the start of your course, and by any final deadlines, it can have serious consequences on your status as a student. You may also miss essential inductions and information for your course.

If you are an international student, your visa and immigration status will be affected. If you are student finance-funded your funds will not be released until you have completed your registration.

Contact us for help

Questions about fee payments

Campus- based students: email feesandincome@le.ac.uk or call +44(0)116 252 3733.

Distance-learning students: email dlfees@leicester.ac.uk.

Questions about visas

Questions about IT

Any other questions

Campus-based students: email studentservices@le.ac.uk or call +44 (0)116 252 2448.

Distance-learning students: email dlstudy@leicester.ac.uk.

Student emergency contact details

Through online registration we ask you to provide the name and contact details for one person you would like us to contact in the event of an emergency.

This can be anyone you choose but they must be over 18. For many students this is likely to be a parent or guardian, but could also be a sibling, spouse, partner, another relative, or a friend.

If you are under 18 we collect emergency contact details for you from your parent or guardian prior to you registering for your course, in line with the University’s under 18s policy. Once you have reached the age of 18 you are able to update these details yourself.

We will only use your emergency contact details in accordance with the University’s policies and relevant UK data protection legislation.

If you wish to make changes to your emergency contact details you can do this through MyStudentRecord.

Making contact

We will only contact your emergency contact in two distinct types of circumstance: 

  • In extreme circumstances, in your vital interests without requiring consent, where we have justifiable concerns for your life.
  • In other situations where there are serious concerns about your health, safety or wellbeing, and where it may be in your best interests for us to do so, only if you have consented to this. We ask for your consent through online registration, and you can also review and update your consent at any time by logging into MyStudentRecord. We will not inform your emergency contact in relation to every concern raised about you, but only after due consideration of the nature of the concern and the severity of the situation.

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