All students, new or returning, need to complete their registration at the start of each academic year for the duration of their studies. Details below outline what you will need to do and the registration process.
Registration is a two-part process:
- Part A - online self-registration. Registration is now open for new students. For returning students this will open on 3 September.
- Part B - on-campus registration (this involves an ID check, collection of your student ID card, finance payment checks, medical registration, selection of optional subject modules, Student Union registration)
When to register
|New UK, EEA and non-EEA students||All returning students (UG and PG)|
|Part A - online self-registration opens||15 August 2019 (you will be sent an email confirming this date)||3 September 2019 (you will be sent an email confirming this date)|
|Part B - on-campus registration|
Undergraduates: 23 September 2019
Postgraduates: 24 September 2019 (alternative dates and times will be shown on the Induction week timetable)
|30 September 2019|
Registration of new and continuing Top-up students
Part A – online self-registration should be completed on the student portal.
- Login with your RAU student ID and password. Your student ID is quoted in your offer letter and is eight digits long (i.e. 12345678). Your password is the same as the one you used to log in to the MyRAU portal. If you have forgotten your password click on the link to reset it
- Once you have logged into the student portal click on the right-hand side menu link, 'How to complete your online Self-Registration new students'
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete all the steps applicable to you
- You will be able to view your modules for the new academic year. If you have any changes to selective modules please let Registry staff know on 23 September 2019. Module changes will not be accepted after 11 October 2019
Part B – on campus registration
- This will take place in the Frank Garner block. You will be given an induction programme advising what time you will need to register. Please collect your Student Registration Passport on arrival at the Frank Garner block
- Confirm SLC, other funding or payment arrangements for tuition fees
- New students will need to have an ID check to be fully registered and collect their RAU student ID card. You will need to bring the following information with you:
- UK students: bring the photo ID document you uploaded during the self-registration (Part A) or, if you do not have a photo ID, your birth/adoption certificate and the completed ID verification form
- EEA students: bring your passport or national ID document
- International students: bring your passport. Students on a study visa (Tier 4 and Short-term study) will also need to attend a separate registration session at the Registry Office on Tuesday 24 September between 9:30am-3:30pm to complete your registration and receive your BRP (Biometric Residence Permit)
- Top-up students continuing from another RAU course: you will need to collect a new RAU student ID. You do not have to bring a photo as this will already have been checked in previous years
- If you want to discuss any elective modules and make changes this can be done on 23 September. The deadline for module changes is 11 October 2019
- Register with the nurse and Phoenix Surgery if you wish to. Ensure you bring your medical forms with you
International students on a Tier 4 visa: you will receive an email with separate instructions on when and how to complete your Visa checks.
All students starting in September are expected to complete their registration by 11 October 2019 which is the last date for you to join your course. Students who have not completed their registration by this date, due to delays in documentation or fee payments, will need to contact the relevant department to agree a course of action.
After you have registered
Once your registration is complete you should attend the induction sessions organised for your programme of study. This will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow students, your tutors and find out more about the facilities and resources available to you.
Registration of returning students
Part A – online self-registration
- RAU student ID number
- Fee payment information – you may need to provide evidence of your support from Student Finance or details of your UK bank account. If you are sponsored you will need to provide an official sponsorship letter
- Address details: you will be asked to provide your home, term time and emergency contact address details and related telephone numbers during the online self-registration
Part B - on-campus registration
- Official ID
- Medical forms completed (if you want to register with Phoenix surgery at the RAU)
All undergraduate and postgraduate taught full-time students should be studying 120 credits in each academic year (or equivalent if they are part-time). These credits consist of core and elective modules. Core modules are modules that are required by the programme of study and you will see them in your curriculum when you do your self-registration online. If your curriculum shows less than 120 credits and you are a full time student you will need to pick up some more credits during registration.
Students who have elective modules to choose (usually in Year 3, some Year 2 and postgraduate taught students) can choose and add their elective modules as part of the registration process. Check the elective modules you want to add before you arrive, make a note and speak to the registry staff on Registration day, who will add them for you on your record.
Once you have choosen, all your modules will show on your timetable and your curriculum.
Remember that you can only change elective modules up to 11 October (end of second week of semester 1).
Overview of your studies at the RAU
If you'd like to read more about what to expect as a Higher Education (HE) student at the RAU, the structure of the academic year, Induction week, pre-sessional activities and about teaching and independent study please take at look at the links below:
Tuition fee arrangements
Find out more about student funding, bursaries and scholarships and how to pay your tuition fees: