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Enrolment information

Enrolment overview

Enrolment is when you are confirmed 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 verify your personal details, confirm your programme of studies and upload personal identification documentation
  • Step 2: Face to Face Enrolment: A face-to-face enrolment session on campus. We will check your personal details and identification, scan your passport/visa (if applicable) and provide you with a student ID card.

Please note that Face to Face enrolments are not currently taking place due to Covid-19.  Please check the below guide for the current process for enrolling onto your programme (excluding partners and distance learning):

September 2020 to February 2021

If you enrolled on a programme which commenced between September 2020 and February 2021 and have not attended a face-to-face enrolment session, then you do not need to attend a session until these have recommenced.

March and April 2021 Enrolments

If you are starting a programme (excluding partners and distance learning) starting in March and April 2021, we will be enrolling students remotely. There is no need to attend a face-to-face enrolment session at this stage. We will process your enrolment as follows:

1. Once you have completed Pre-Enrolment we will complete an internal enrolment check

  • If you have no outstanding sanctions and have provided appropriate ID, we will process your enrolment remotely (e.g. allow you to start engaging with your studies)
  • If you have outstanding sanctions and/or have not provided appropriate ID, we will not process your enrolment remotely until this is resolved. You will need to contact the appropriate team to resolve the outstanding issues

2. If your enrolment has been processed we will send you an enrolment confirmation email and you can start engaging with your studies:

  • If you are studying a programme which are permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching or if you have been permitted to move into University Halls, then you can collect your student card from the Student Information Desk when you attend campus
  • If you are studying any other programme, then your programme is currently being delivered remotely, therefore we will not issue you a student card at the current time. When programmes return to face to face delivery, you will be able to collect a student card


You must complete pre-enrolment for us to process your enrolment. For most students, we will send you two emails detailing how and when to pre-enrol:

  • An email which details the pre-enrolment process and what you need to do
  • 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 your login details then you will need to complete pre-enrolment. During Pre-Enrolment, you must upload photographic ID (e.g. valid passport or UK driving licence) and a photo for your student card

Pre-enrol now

If you have difficulties with pre-enrolment, please read our guide. If you need further assistance or cannot login then please contact us on 0300 303 2772 or

Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions

Note: Face-to-Face enrolment sessions are not currently taking place due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, however when these restrictions are eased, you will be required to attend a face-to-face session. The below information is provided so that you are aware of what you need to do once these sessions recommence.

If you are studying on campus, then you must attend a face-to-face enrolment session where we check your personal details and identification, scan your passport and visa, resolve outstanding checks and provide you with your student ID card.

You will need to bring the following to the enrolment session:

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

Please also bring the following in case we need to see them:

  • 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

Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions Schedule

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are not currently running face to face enrolment sessions. Once the Covid-19 restrictions have eased, we will advertise the dates and times of enrolment sessions.

Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions and Covid-19

Enrolment sessions and spaces have been set up to be Covid-19 compliant. This includes screening, socially distanced queuing systems, socially distanced workstations, PPE. It might also take longer than usual to process your enrolment.

You are required to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) when you attend an enrolment session and in University buildings.

Enrolment Sanctions and TEMP Access

If you have enrolled and having any of the following unresolved, then you may be given a Temporary status:

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

A temp access status means that you will be given access to University systems so that you can study, however you must resolve the outstanding issues by the required dates or you might 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 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
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.

Getting Here

If you are attending a face-to-face session then, please ensure you visit our Travel and Parking pages for more information on how to get to the university.

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