Course D Arrival Information
Course D begins on April 8th 2013. If you cannot arrive on that day, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you will be late and when you will arrive.
How do I get to Leicester?
Visit the 'Getting to Leicester' page for details on travelling to Leicester.
Where should I go on the first day?
Go to the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) and arrive before 9.30 am on the first day. The ELTU is in Readson House, 96-98 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DF. Visit the 'About the ELTU' page for maps and directions to the ELTU.
What do I need to bring on the first day?
You should bring the following things for registration:
- Your passport
- Your visa
- Your UK postal address. Note that you need your full address, even if you are living in university accommodation. For example: Block B, Room 202, Mary Gee Houses, 101/107 Ratcliffe Road, LE2 3TE.
- Your University of Leicester Student Number. This can be found on the letters which the university has sent to you.
- The full name of the course you have applied for. For example: MA Mass Communications, or MSc Infection and Immunity.
- Your full course fees. You can pay by credit card, debit card, cheque, or banker's draft (the university is unable to accept cash payments). Alternatively, you can pay before you arrive, either by using the university's Online Payments Service, or by Electronic Bank Transfer. If you are sponsored, you must bring your Financial Guarantee Letter.
What happens on the first day?
The first Monday of the course is for welcome, registration and placement. You will:
- Meet the Course Director, Course Co-ordinator, Tutors and Administrators.
- Register with the university in order to get your student card.
- Apply for a Bank Letter. You need this to open a UK bank account.
- Register with a health centre, so that if you become ill, you can see a doctor.
- Do a short grammar/vocabulary test and a short writing test to help us put you in the class which is best for you on the course. All new students do these tests before attending their first lesson.
- Have a tour of the University facilities.
- Pay your full course fees.
When do lessons start?
Lessons start at 9.30 on Tuesday. You should arrive early to see which class you are in and where your classroom is. You will find this information on the class lists on the Course D notice board.
What are the important dates on the course?
Here are some of the most important dates on the course. You will be given more detailed information when you arrive.
|Mon 8th April||Course registration|
|Tues 9th April||Start of lessons|
|Week 5||Mid-course tests|
|Week 10||End-of-course tests|
|Fri 14th June||Results|
Where's the nearest supermarket?
The nearest supermarket to the University is Morrisons. Download a map.
What happens if I have a problem?
If you have a problem before you arrive, please contact us using the details on the left of this page.
If you have a problem during the course, there is always someone who can help you:
- If you have a problem related to your lessons, you can talk to your tutor, or to the Course Director.
- If you have a problem with your University accommodation, you can talk to one of the wardens for your building, or contact Accommodation Services.
- If you are not sure who you need to talk to, you can ask the ELTU administrative staff, and they will help you.
Important information about health care in the UK
The National Health Service (NHS) might seem very complicated if you have not used the system before. The NHS is a public funded system which provides health care for residents in the United Kingdom (UK).
Check our Guide to the NHS to see if you are entitled to free health care treatment. If you are not, we would advise you arrange private health care insurance before you travel to the UK.
We look forward to welcoming you to the University.