Finalise Your Place
You’ve accepted your offer, celebrated your amazing achievement, and started planning your outfits for Fresher’s Week. There are just a couple more things you may need to do before September.
As you prepare for your course, you may be required to undergo additional checks. These may include, 'right to study', criminal background, and medical checks.
Find out what you need to do to before you register at the University of Cumbria.Find out more
Your Welcome Week
Welcome Week is an exciting time. Whether you are on-campus or learning online, the Welcome Week timetable will be packed with fun activities to help you prepare for your course and get to know your classmates. Meet your tutors and the wider support team, explore the Fresher's Fair, and get involved with the UCSU.
During Welcome Week, you will be shown around campus, given your Student ID, and have the opportunity to find the best places to eat, on and off-campus.
We recommend using this time to learn your way around. You'll find information and guidance about welcome week on our New Students pages. Head Start is our suite of online self study courses, designed to give you a Head Start to your learning journey. Following Welcome Week, classes and activities will take place in accordance with your course timetable. Keep an eye on your timetable as it will be updated in the lead-up to your first week.
Welcome Week timetables will be available in August.
Advice from our Graduates
You think you have enough stationery but trust me, you don’t. Buy more, you can never have enough highlighters, pens, post-it notes, files and poly pockets!
Chantel du Randt, PGCE Primary Education with QTS
A parent of two, Chantel took the leap and changed her career by studying a PGCE course.
Make enough time for yourself to learn. Treat the course as you might a job, come in nice and early and leave at a good time, this structure allows you the most time to interact with tutors and other students which is where you’ll learn the most.)">
Vincent Walden, Graphic Design
Vincent graduated in 2016 and is now the proud owner of Studio Walden, an eco-friendly and sustainable Graphic Design studio in Cumbria.
For anyone who is nervous about going away from home for the first time or is worried about coping with university life, this is the place for you. You will be so supported you will settle straight in.
Catherine Hind, Mental Health Nursing
Catherine has gone on to be nominated for the RCNi Andrew Parker award for Student Nurse of the year, as well as the Student Nursing Times Awards 'Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year'.
Chat to a Student
Got a few questions? Chat to our current students from across the University. Find out more about your course, how you can get involved at each campus, and get some expert advice from people who have been in your shoes.