Welcome Week and Registration


Welcome Guides

Guides containing information about the Welcome Week programme and Enrolment and Registration will begin to be despatched from the end of August onwards, to those who have accepted an unconditional offer of a place. If you have submitted your AS12 reply but have not received your Welcome Guide by 9 September, please contact the Enrolment and Registration Helpdesk (028 9097 3223).

The Guide will be sent to your home address so it is important that you notify both UCAS and the Admissions and Access Service of any change to your contact details.

Your Welcome Guide will contain your username (student number) and password. You will be able to use these to login to your new Queen's email address. Please check on a regular basis as the University and your academic department will use your Queen's email to send you crucial information that you need to know before arriving.


Welcome and Induction and 'Welcome Week'

There are three elements to the Welcome and Induction Programme:

  • The Central University Programme 
    Following feedback from students in 2014, who asked for earlier opportunities to engage with the University, this will now also include additional activities. These will take place, during August and September, prior to the traditional Welcome Week, which will run this year from Monday 21 September and is preceded by an event for parents of new students, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor on Sunday 20 September.

  • School Induction Programme during Welcome Week.

  • Enrolment and Registration which must be completed to become a Queen’s student. (see below.) The online registration facility will open on Monday 14 September 2015. Your School will advise you of your scheduled date and time for your on-site registration. For students living in Elms Village, facilities may also be available during the weekend of 19 and 20 September.

Welcome Week (21-25 September) is a compulsory part of your timetable and all students are required to attend, so please ensure that you are available for Welcome Week. During this week, some Schools will start their lecture programmes or run courses, which it is essential for students to undertake.

Your School (which is the name the University gives to your academic department) is responsible for your degree programme. Each School organises an induction programme with activities to help you get to know other students on your course, introduce you to some of the staff from your School, and learn more about your course and the facilities of the University. As part of your School induction programme, you will meet your personal tutor (adviser) and other academic members of staff who will assist you with module selection. Details of the programme and appointments with academic staff will be sent to your Queen’s email address (details on how to access your Queen’s email account will be included in your Welcome Guide – as mentioned above).

The central University Welcome and Induction programme complements your School induction programme and provides you with the opportunity to gain more information on the range of services offered by both the University and the Students’ Union, including details about sports services, clubs and societies, student support and much more. Our programme includes a number of events led by Student Guides – senior students – who can answer your questions, give you useful tips and share their own experiences of university life with you. A very important part of this central University programme is the Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Address to new students which will be held on Monday 21 September in the Whitla Hall.

Full details (including links to our Facebook pages) will be available on the Welcome Week website at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome. Please make sure you visit the website and check your Queen’s email regularly to stay in touch with what’s on.

Information about the ‘early’ events, including our ‘speed friending’ days and campus tours will also be published on this website – keep checking it after A-level results day.


Enrolment and Registration

It is not until you have completed the full registration process that you will be a fully enrolled student of Queen’s and entitled to use the wide range of services and facilities.

Registration consists of:

  • Completing all 10 steps of the online Registration Wizard;
  • ID, visa and qualifications verification;
  • Agreeing arrangements for payment of fees;
  • Getting your student card.

If registration is not fully completed by the end of the fourth week of term, you will be withdrawn from the University. If you wish to re-register and are permitted to do so, a re-registration fee of £50 will be charged.

In order to complete your registration at Queen’s and be fully enrolled, you must bring with you:

  • A valid, original passport, EU National Identity card, or driving licence. No other form of identification will be accepted;
  • If you are an international student you will be required to provide your passport and visa information. The University is legally required to retain a copy of your immigration documents and ATAS certificates.
  • Original documentary evidence of entrance qualifications (except where these are provided by UCAS) and a certified English translation, where applicable;
  • Any financial notification letters received from your Education and Library Board, the Student Loans Company, a sponsor letter or payment.

With the exception of Nursing and Midwifery students (please see below), the Registration Wizard will be live from 10.00am on Monday 14 September. Your username and password will allow you to go online to check emails and start your registration before you arrive at the University. The Registration Wizard leads you through the required steps, but a Registration Wizard Guide is available online and details will be provided in your Welcome Guide.

For Nursing and Midwifery students only, the Registration Wizard will be live from 10.00am on Thursday 3 September and, in advance of this, you will receive details about your enrolment and registration from the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Please note that this normally takes place during the week beginning 7 September.

Depending on your programme of study, you may be allowed to choose your modules, when using the Registration Wizard. Please note that this differs vastly between programmes and Schools. You must check your Queen’s email on an ongoing basis, following receipt, to find out what is required regarding enrolment.

Information will also be available on the Welcome Week website at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome.


Further Information on Welcome and Registration

Information will also be available on the registration website at www.qub.ac.uk/welcome.