Registration information for postgraduate research students is available on the Doctoral College website.

Before you can register for each year of your course you need to pay your tuition fees (or confirm alternative funding arrangements if someone is paying fees on your behalf).

All students (including students on a year abroad/in industry) are required to register with the University at the start of each academic year, or upon returning from a period of suspension. (If there is a reason why you should not complete registration you will be notified of this separately.) Registration enables you to:

  • Attend your course
  • Access University facilities, such as the Library and IT Services
  • Access your student loan (if you have applied for one)
  • Obtain your University ID card

When to register

Registration must be completed online as soon as possible after you have been notified that MyStudentRecord is open.

The registration deadline is two weeks after the start of your course. If you have not registered by then, you will not be able to access any resources or facilities and may ultimately be withdrawn as a student.

Please read your responsibilities before registering.

Accessing the online registration portal (MyStudentRecord)

You can access online registration here.

You will be asked to log in using your student ID number, your date of birth and your surname/family name.

Uploading a photograph

As part of the registration process you will need to provide a photograph for use on your student identity card. You can do this before, during or after you’ve completed the registration process. Please ensure you use a standard passport style photograph showing your head and shoulders with your face clearly visible.

Confirming your details

Once you are logged into MyStudentRecord you will be asked to check your course details and check and amend your personal details (such as your term-time address).

If any of this information is incorrect, you will be directed to contact the relevant office, who can assist you with your query.

At this point you will be asked to confirm acceptance of the University's regulations.

You must ensure that your addresses are up to date. You may be incorrectly charged for council tax if we do not have your correct address.

Creating your University computer account

If you are registering for the first time you will be issued with a username and you will be requested to create a password. These details must be kept safe because you will need them to access University IT facilities.

Confirmation of registration

Once you have completed all the parts of registration you will receive an email to confirm that you have been successful. You may also receive a text message, if you asked for this during the registration process.

These may take up to 24 hours to come through after you have completed registration.

If you do not receive an email confirming that you have registered successfully, then please contact Registry.

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Four steps to becoming a student
  1. Pay your fees
  2. Registration
  3. Visa Checkpoint (international non-EU students only)
  4. Departmental induction

Information for new students

Suspension of Studies

If you have taken a suspension from your studies then you may need to provide additional information before you can re-register onto your course. If this is required you will be written to before your expected date of return with instructions on how to register.