Arriving in College

All new undergraduates are expected to arrive by 3pm on Saturday 30 September 2017 for the start of the Freshers’ Programme. 

Please note access to your room cannot be guaranteed until 11am. If you arrive earlier do not worry there will be loads of things to do and people to meet. The JCR committee will be on hand to welcome you, the Tutorial Office staff, Steph and Karin, will give you lots of useful information, the Student Finance Officer can chat about funding and other staff from the Finance Office will be there too. 

Once the Room Ballot has taken place on 4 September, you will be allocated a room. You must then fill in the Arrivals Form below. 

Please submit the Arrivals Form by Monday 11 September 2017.

Arrivals Form


Students who may need to arrive earlier

If you are required  to arrive before Saturday 30 September you need to inidicate this in the Arrivals Form so that we can arrange early accommodation for you. We will contact you to confirm your accommodation within 5 woring days of you submitting your request.

Students required to arrive early are:

Please note: if you arrive early you will not necessarily be allocated the room you will be living in for your first academic year. Due to maintenance, refurbishments and our commercial activity some rooms are not available until the period of residence begins, which is Saturday 30 September 2017. 

University term dates 


International students 

International students (all non-UK students) will be invited to our International Freshers’ Week which will be held from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 September 2017. You will also be able to attend the Orientation for International Students Programme organised by the University’s International Office on Friday 29 September, details to follow. 

Where possible, on your arrival, we will try to allocate you the room you will be living in for your first academic year, however this is not always feasible. 


Mathematicians (including Computer Scientists with Mathematics)

After A-Level results day you are likely to be invited to join us for pre-sessional classes. They are provisionally scheduled from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 September so it is likely that you will need to arrive on Tuesday 26 September (this will be confirmed in August). 

Please be aware that on arrival you will not necessarily be allocated the room you will be living in for your first academic year. If you are joining us from the UK it would be very helpful if you could travel light and only bring with you what you need for those few days and, if possible, have your other belongings brought up on Saturday 30 September  after 11am when you can move into your own room.  


Instrumental Awards Scheme (IAS) 

Some of you may also need to come early as part of the IAS.