1. What is registration?
Before you can start your studies, you must register as a student of the University.
2. When will I register?
You will attend a personally scheduled registration event during Orientation Week, whether or not you have completed the online registration task before your arrival. The pack you receive later in the summer will give you full details of your allocated registration event. You must attend at the time you have been allocated and ensure you bring with you relevant documentation.
The registration process involves:
1. Registering for your modules (step 1)
Full-time students - The online module registration system will display the core and option modules assigned to your programme. If your programme has option modules you will be requied to pick your preferred modules. If your programme consists of only core modules you will be required to check and confirm them.
Part-time students - For part-time students the rules about selecting modules are complicated, therefore the online module registration will not allow part-time students to select modules. If you are a part-time student you must consult your School Office who will advise you of the modules available and add the agreed modules to your record manually. When your modules have been added to your record you will be able to proceed with the online registration process.
General Studies/Modules of Study Programmes - There are no specific modules assigned to the General Studies/Modules of Study programmes, therefore the online registration system will not allow students on these programmes to select modules. If you are studying a General Studies/Modules of Study programme, you must consult your School Office who will advise you of the modules available and add the agreed modules to your record manually. When your modules have been added to your record you will be able to proceed with the online registration process.
2. Registering for your programme of study (step 2) - This has three main areas:
- personal details - you will be required to update and confirm your addresses, emergency contact details, nationality etc
- programme and modules - this is a further check of your study details
- finance and tuition fee payment - your tuition fees will be calculated and you will be required to check the fee rate and tell us who will be paying your tuition fees. If you are paying your fees yourself there is an opportunity to make payment or arrange a payment plan
Prior to arrival at Abertay you will be invited to register online via our online registration task on the student portal OASIS and complete the 2 steps above. New students use the username and password sent.
You will be advised of when the online registration facility will be open and given the web link. All students, new and returning, must complete the online registration task, but new students are not fully registered until they have attended their allotted registration event in the Library.
If you can't complete registration online before you arrive at the University, please do not worry - you can complete registration in person at your registration event when you arrive and there will be many willing helpers to assist you through the online process.
International Student Week is the week commencing 6 September 2010.
Orientation Week is the week beginning 13 September 2010.
Teaching commences on Monday 20 September 2010.
You will be authorised to have full access to university facilities and be issued with your student ID card only when you have completed the online registration process and attended your allotted Registration Event. The release of any grants or loans is also dependent on your successful completion of enrolment and registration.
3. Is there anything I should do before I arrive?
- Upload a passport sized colour photo via OASIS which meets the guidelines in your Orientation pack - this ensures that your photo will be acceptable for use in creating your ID card before you arrive at Abertay for your registration event
- Please complete and return the 'Student ID Card' form in your Orientation pack with any amendments clearly marked if you haven't uploaded a photo via OASIS
- Please read the information on when and where to attend, details of which will be issued by your School
- Use the username and password emailed to you along with a link to the student portal, OASIS, to register online prior to your arrival.
- International students (non-EU) cannot register until 50% of the tuition fees are paid. You can make arrangements to pay by contacting the
Student Recruitment Office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)1382 308080
4. What will I need to bring with me?
- Your passport. If you don’t have a passport, bring your original birth certificate (or certified copy) and another form of photographic ID. If you do not have photographic ID, you may wish to apply for a Citizen Card
- Your Student ID number - this number will identify you uniquely for the duration of your course. It appears in your Orientation pack letter and in any email/letter communication that we send you
- Your username and password will be emailed to you along with a link to the student portal, OASIS. If you choose to change your password please remember to keep a note of the new password!
- Where your tuition fees are being paid by a sponsor, for example, SAAS/SLC, or your employer, you should bring the confirmation letter. If you have not had confirmation, please bring evidence of your application
- If you are paying your own tuition fees, your bank account details
- Your original qualification certificates or, where these are not in English, certified translations. (If you applied through the EU Articulation Scheme you do not need to bring qualifications.)
5. At your registration event
- You will be asked to provide proof of your identity, for example your passport
- A member of staff will verify the qualifications that enable you to enrol on your course (if not already verified by UCAS etc). If you do not bring evidence of your qualifications you will not be permitted to register. (If you applied through the EU Articulation Scheme you do not need to bring qualifications.)
- If we have not received a suitable passport-sized colour photograph, you will have a digital photograph taken for your student ID card. Returning your student ID form along with a photo, or uploading a photo, will ensure that you can avoid queuing for a photograph to be taken and will also avoid delay in the issue of your student ID card
- You will be asked to complete the online registration task if you have not fully completed it before your arrival
- You will attend a short IT and Library induction where your University email account will be enabled
- You will pick up your student ID card if you have sent us a photo. If your photo is taken at the registration event you will be issued with a temporary card
6. Registration Guide