Things to do
Things you need to do if you are coming back to GCU for your next year of study:
- Register online - You can now register for the next session through the registration portal
- Apply for your funding - UK undergraduates: apply for funding to SAAS, your LEA or Library Board. Scottish undergraduates: even if you don’t want a student loan, you still need to apply to SAAS for your tuition fees. They will pay them direct to the University. If you don’t apply to SAAS, we will bill you for your fees.
- Student loans and Bursaries - If you received a Student Loan for your course at GCU in 2011/12, you do not need to bring your award letter or Student Loans Company payment schedule letter to us to be scanned.
- If we have your details from scanning your letter for payment last year and have a valid registration for 2011/12, we will confirm your attendance to the Student Loans Company when you start back.
- Loan instalments are made directly into your bank account on the date in your payment schedule letter.
- If you did not receive a loan last year, but will this year, you must bring your student ID card and award letter or SLC Payment Schedule Letter to the Student Administration Services from 29 Aug 2012 to be scanned.
- If you need to get your letter scanned, your loan instalment will be paid directly into your bank account normally 4 working days after your letter is scanned, but no earlier than the date in your payment schedule letter.
- Check your timetable - You can check Celcat from early September. Remember to check back just before you start in case there have been late amendments.
Cards normally last for the duration of your programme. Look after it! If you lose it, a replacement card will cost £10. See the matriculation card page for more information.
If your card has expired, bring it to M201 from 30 August to 17 September to receive a new card.
Council tax exemption
If you are a full time student, see our council tax page for the arrangements for confirming your status.
Things you need to know about
- Assessment Regulations – these cover coursework and exams. They change from year to year. The latest version is on the Exams Guide website.
- Employability – The Careers Service can help you to develop and market the skills employers want and to find suitable graduate vacancies.
- Getting involved –develop your skills, become more employable, make friends, have fun with the Students’ Association
- Graduation – if this will be your final year of study, find out more on the Graduation website
- Plagiarism - the University sees this as a very serious offence. The Coursework website has a lot of information on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it