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We can’t wait for you to arrive. But first, there are a few things you will need to do to get started. Typically, you need to complete two stages of enrolment and grab the keys to your accommodation on our Welcome Weekend, and then you can begin readying yourself for the academic year during our activity-packed Welcome Week! 

Key dates

12-15 September: International orientation

15 September: Welcome Weekend Stoke-on-Trent including face-to-face enrolment between 8am and 6pm for students living on campus

16 September: Face-to-face enrolment for Stoke-on-Trent campus students commuting from home and Family Fun Day. Move in day for Stafford campus students moving into University accommodation.*

17 September: Face-to-face enrolment for Stafford and Shrewsbury students at the Centres of Excellence 

17-21 September: Welcome Week

*Students moving into University accommodation at Shrewsbury will have arranged this privately with Shire Services – for any queries please contact Shire Services on or 01743 233177

Getting started

Your first days at university can be a bit overwhelming, whether you’re a new student, or you’re returning after a long summer break. Whatever your situation, below are the steps you should take to get started this academic year. 




Look out for emails from us

We will email you as soon as your place is confirmed with a link to enrol onto your course




Complete online enrolment

Enrol online via our student portal e:Vision

Online enrolment



Enrol face-to-face

As part of Welcome Weekend - enrol face-to-face and collect your Student ID Card

Face-to-face enrolment



Pick up your keys

As part of Welcome Weekend - if applicable - pick up the keys to your student accommodation

Welcome Weekend



Enjoy Welcome Week

Take part in a week full of activities and settle into the 2018/19 academic year

Welcome Week




Couldn't find what you need? Don't worry, we have a helpful team of advisors available to help you with any queries.

To speak to our enquiries team, call 01782 294400 or email or contact us on social media.