Registering with the University

Registration is important. It is also quick and easy, and completed through MyStudentRecord.

You will receive an email with how to do this on Thursday 6 August (postgraduate students) or Thursday 20 August (undergraduate students). You should complete registration (online registration and your ID check/visa checkpoint), within two weeks from the start of your course. See our registration deadlines for more information.

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

Once you are registered we can prepare your student card so it's ready for you to pick up at the start of term.

If you cannot find the registration email from us – or are having problems – please get in touch at or +44 (0)116 252 2448.

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.

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

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.

Further information is available in our Student Emergency Contact Protocol.

Returning students

If this is your second, third or fourth year, please find out what you need to do.