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Enrolment information

What is Enrolment?

Enrolment is when you formally enrol as a student at the University. The enrolment process usually involves two stages which you must complete:

Step 1 – Pre-Enrolment: An online process where you pre-enrol online, verify personal details, confirm your programme of study and provide identification documentation. We will then verify your identification in order to confirm your enrolment.

Step 2 – Face to Face Session: A face-to-face process session on campus. We will check your personal details and identification, scan passport/visa (if applicable) and provide you with a student ID card.

(Note: Some programmes (e.g. Distance Learning) do not require a Face-to-Face enrolment)


You must complete our pre-enrolment process online in order for us to check your details and confirm your enrolment.

For most students we will send you two emails detailing how and when to pre-enrol:

  1. An email which details the pre-enrolment process and what you need to do
  2. An email which includes your unique password to login to pre-enrolment (if you already have a self-service account you will not receive this email)

Once you have received both your emails then please login and complete pre-enrolment below:

During pre-enrolment process you will must upload:

  • Photographic ID (e.g. valid passport or driving licence)

Where can I get help with pre-enrolment?

If you are having difficulties with online enrolment:

  • Read our guide
  • Watch our video guide (coming soon)

If you need any further assistance, then please contact our online enrolment support team on 0300 303 2772 or email

Face-to-Face Session

If you are studying on campus, then you will need to attend a face to face session where we will check your personal details and identification, scan your passport/visa and provide you with your student ID card.

What do I need to bring to a face to face session?

  • Your eight-digit Student ID Number
  • Your identification which you uploaded during online enrolment (please also bring additional ID such as a bank card in case we need to verify your identification further)

(Note: If you are an international student or non-British passport holder your identification must be a valid passport)

We might also need to see the following so please also bring them with you:

  • Qualification certificates/slips if you have not already submitted them
  • University/College Payment Advice from Student Finance England (or you local funding authority) – loans cannot be paid unless your information is correct and we can access your Student Support Number
  • Accommodation Arrival Information (if you are moving into halls)
  • Mobile number and preferred personal email address

When do face to face sessions take place?

Our upcoming face to face sessions guide provides information on the upcoming sessions including date, time, location and how you need to book onto or attend a session. Please check it regularly as new sessions are added frequently.

If the upcoming face to face sessions guide advises that you need to book a slot, then please complete the form below:

What can I expect at a Face to Face Session?

Due to the Covid-19 situation there will be social distancing measure in place for face to face sessions. This may include:

  • Screening
  • Social distanced queuing systems
  • Social distanced computer screens/printers
  • PPE

It also might take longer than usual to process your enrolment.

At a session we will:

  • Check your student record
  • Check your ID
  • Scan your passport and BRP card (if applicable)
  • Resolve (where possible) your outstanding checks/tasks
  • Give you a Student ID Card
Sanctions and Temp Access

If you have enrolled and have any of the following unresolved or outstanding sanctions, then you may be given a Temp status:

  • Passport or BRP (International Students Only)
  • Visa verification
  • Occupational Health
  • DBS
  • Module choice
  • Qualifications
  • Visa sanction

If you have any of these unresolved sanctions you will then be given a Temp Status which will give you access to university systems so that you can commence your studies however you must resolve the outstanding sanctions by the required dates (as advised by the relevant team) or you may be withdrawn from your programme. Please note that you will be liable for fees from week three of teaching.

Not Ready to Enrol

If you have any of the following issues then you will not be enrolled, will not receive an ID card and will not be allowed to move into halls:

  • Finance sanction involving paying your fees
  • No ID provided
  • U18s confirmation not submitted
  • Residency Status (e.g. home/overseas status) unresolved

How to get to the University?

If you are attending a face to face session then please see our Welcome and Arrival 2020 (link when available) and Travel and Parking pages for more information on how to get to the University.

Campus Access

The University of Northampton is an access-controlled campus therefore, you need to be fully enrolled and have received a student card to be able to access buildings, learning and teaching spaces, academic sessions, resources, and online systems and content. Please ensure that you attend an advertised face to face session (and where required, book on to the session) so that you can complete your enrolment. If you attend the University outside of scheduled enrolment times, you may not be able to receive a student card and access the campus.


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