Next Steps for New Postgraduate Students

Please note: the information on this page may be updated as the start of term approaches, so please ensure you check it regularly.

1. University Contract

You should by now have received your University Contract (card form) from your department. Please ensure that this is signed and returned promptly, with the requested photo, to the address provided on the form. This contract will generate your University card and email account and so any delay in returning this can cause problems on arrival. If you have not yet received your University card form, please email us.

2. College Contract and Freshers’ Dinner

Please download the College Contract, complete the sections highlighted in yellow on pages 1 and 5 and save it. The entire document can then be submitted online via our submission portal. When submitting the College Contract, you will also be asked dietary information for the Freshers’ Dinner.

2. Medical Information

The College Doctors have written a letter giving information on how to register with them. Please complete this process as soon as possible, so that you can be registered before you come to Oxford, and will therefore be entitled to medical care from the moment you arrive.

The University have also produced a letter about immunisations.

If you are unsure how the UK healthcare system works, then a useful guide is available on the website of the UK Council for International Student Affairs.

Please ensure that you have your NHS number available, and if you are an international student please register to get an NHS number  as soon as possible. You will need this if you are required to use the use the University’s Early Alert Service.

If you are already registered with a surgery in Oxford and would prefer to stay with your current surgery, please email us with the details.

3. Online IT Induction and Student Registration

Once you have returned your University Contract (card form) to your department (see point 1 above) your University IT account will be set up. You will be sent an email giving you your login details to activate your accounts, and asking you to login to the student self-service to check your details in preparation for enrolment. It is very important that you do this as quickly as possible.

Once you have activated your email account the College’s IT Office will contact you to invite you to one of their online IT inductions, which are taking place on Monday 13th (10am-12pm), Thursday 16th (1.30-3.30pm) and Monday 27th September (10am-12pm). This session will help you set up all the key IT systems and accounts you will need as a Brasenose student.

4. Students with Disabilities or Health Concerns

If you have a disability or medical condition (including dyslexia and dyspraxia) you may wish to contact the Univerisity  Disability Advisory Service (DAS). It is very important that you contact the DAS quickly if you require any adjustments or support so that the College can make suitable arrangements in preparation for your arrival.