Welcome Week

Welcome Week starts on the Monday 19 September 2016 and the University has arranged a full range of activities to introduce you to Bristol, your course and important support services. During Welcome Week, please make sure you:

  1. Complete International Students Pre-Registration Checks. All new International students paying fees at the overseas rate need to complete pre-registration checks before attending Faculty registration.  International students who have completed the Pre-Sessional English programmes AND have submitted a visa extension through the International Office do not need to complete these again. Please see page four of the Registration Guide for New Postgraduates for more information on which documents to take with you. From 8.30 am to 5 pm on Monday 19 September only, International Office staff will be based in the Reception Rooms, Wills Memorial Building to complete pre-registration checks.
  2. Attend Faculty Registration. Bring your Certificate of Registration to Faculty Registration on Monday 19 September in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building. This proof of registration will be needed in order to collect your UCard. Please see the Faculty Time Table (Office document, 18kB) for your registration slot.
  3. Attend your School registration activities. Please ensure that you attend your school registration event and any Welcome Week activities in your school. Welcome Week timetables are available on our New Students website.
  4. Request a Certification or Bank Letter. Students may request certification letters to confirm their registration and Bank Letters to enable them to open bank accounts in the UK. You must be fully registered for your programme of study and have received your student card to be eligible for this service. For more information about letters, please visit our academic transcripts and official documents page.
    On 19 and 20 September the Faculty Office will be closed as staff will be attending the registration events for new students. On 21, 22 and 23 September students may visit the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Office, 1st Floor, Senate House between 10 am and 4 pm to request letters. These will be printed while you wait, and there is likely to be a queue for this service so please allow plenty of time for your visit. The online shop will not be monitored during this period. From 26 September please submit all letter requests via our online shop.
  5. Request a Council Tax Certificate. Students living outside of the Bristol City Council area or in private accommodation who have been requested by their local Council to provide a Certificate of Full-Time Study can request this via the online shop from Monday 26 September 2016. Students living in Halls of Residence or University-owned student houses are automatically exempt from paying council tax.
    The University will provide Bristol City Council with a list of all full-time students at the beginning of November, and so it is not necessary for most students to prove their student status by providing the Council with a Certificate of Full-Time Study, however, it is vital that you keep your Term Address up-to-date on MyBristol.
    Part-time, visiting or occasional students are not eligible for council tax exemption.
  6. All Other Activities. For full information on all the services available to you as a University of Bristol student, events during Welcome Week, sport, library and IT, clubs and societies please see the Registration Guide for New Postgraduates or the University of Bristol Students' Union.
  7. Attend a Welcome Reception. All new research students and ESRC 1+3 students in the MRes part of the programme are invited to attend an informal welcome reception with drinks to meet the Graduate Dean.
All Research Students Thursday 29 September 5 - 7 pm Psychology Common Room, 2D17, Priory Road Complex
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