Welcoming you to Cranfield campus

Once you have accepted your offer, you can start to make plans for your arrival at our University. We look forward to welcoming you to our Cranfield campus.

Here’s an overview of some key dates between now and when your studies begin and a few things you'll need to do along the way.

Alison welcomes our new students joining in September and October 2020 and shares some of the ways you can get the most from your Cranfield experience, both inside and outside the classroom

Alison welcomes our new students joining in September and October 2020 and shares some of the ways you can get the most from your Cranfield experience, both inside and outside the classroom

You’ve received an offer – congratulations!

  • You will now have access to our pre-registration site on Canvas, our virtual learning environment, which is full of information on how to prepare for your arrival, the registration process, information specific to your course, as well as details of the services available to you during your studies, including library, careers and IT.
  • Through our 2020/21 Facebook group, you can connect with others due to join the University.

You’ve accepted your offer

  • We’re really pleased that you’re joining our community.
  • Look out for the various communications from our Admissions and Registry teams. Your Student Academic and Support (SAS) team will also be in touch.

Registration – stage one

Runs throughout August and September

  • Registration is an important step in becoming a Cranfield student and takes place in two stages.
  • Stage one takes place online. You will receive an email from our Registry team inviting you to log onto EVE, our student portal, and complete a variety of tasks. Once complete, you will be able to download your registration form which you will need to sign and return to our Registry team via email, along with any other requested documentation.
  • Funding for tuition fees needs to be in place before registration. You can find out more about how to pay your fees, deposits and additional sources of funding on our fees and funding web page.
  • Stage two takes place in person and starts during week commencing 28 September 2020 for most of our courses. If this date is different for your course, your SAS lead will be in touch with you if they haven't already.

Making arrival plans

  • It’s time to think about when you are going to arrive at your accommodation.  
  • If you are travelling from overseas, please check the UK Government’s travel corridor information to find out if the country you are travelling from is exempt for the 14-day quarantine period. If it is not exempt, you will need to factor this in when making your arrival plans.
  • If you are going to be living on campus, please email oncampus@cranfield.ac.uk to make our accommodation team aware of your plans to arrive earlier, so they can ensure your room is ready and can support you when you are isolating.
  • If you are living in private accommodation, we recommend that you talk to your landlord about the possibility of arriving early. If you will be quarantining, please email offcampus@cranfield.ac.uk to let us know so that we can keep in touch. You may also wish to make arrangements for any internet connections to be set up so that you can connect when you arrive.
  • If you are an international student from outside the EU, you can take advantage of our free airport pick-up service. You can book this through EVE, our student portal, when completing your pre-registration tasks.  
  • Information about the support available to you should you need to quarantine is available here.

#HelloCranfield welcome events

From 16 September to 23 October

  • We'll be running a number of welcome events, starting on Wednesday 16 September and running throughout October, to help you settle in, meet your fellow students and course team. For some courses, there may be additional welcome events that are held and your SAS lead will make you aware of these.
  • Ensuring your health and safety is our priority. Some of our orientation and team-building events will be online and others will be in face-to-face groups enabling everyone to observe social distancing.  
  • We want you to get to know each other and our University, including your course team, find out more about how we support your health and wellbeing and get to know about the range of services available to support your studies.
  • We know that international travel is difficult at the moment. There will be plenty of online events for you to join in with, no matter where you are in the world.
  • Our welcome events and activities will continue up until Friday 23 October 2020, which is the latest date that you can arrive to start your course.
  • This is a new experience for all of us and we will be doing our very best to give you a warm Cranfield welcome. Visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/hello-cranfield to get involved.

Life at Cranfield induction

Starts 28 September

  • Taught students
    To help you familiarise yourself with life at Cranfield University and your journey ahead, we invite you to attend our University-wide induction session. This will be held live online and will also be available to view at a later date if you can’t make it.

    Details of each scheduled session will be confirmed to you before you arrive.

    Induction may be earlier for those courses that start before 28 September.
  • Research students
    You will have the opportunity to join a face-to-face induction with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, Director of Student Experience and Director of Research, while adhering to social distancing guidelines. This will be in addition to a live online session.

Registration – stage two

Starts 28 September

  • This is when you will complete registration and collect your ID card and other materials which you will do in person. We have published the dates that each course will complete their registration here. If you are unable to arrive in time for this, please make your Student and Academic Support (SAS) team aware. Contact details of your SAS Lead can be found on the pre-registration site in Canvas.
  • Some of our courses will complete stage two at a different time. If your course is one of them, your SAS Lead will be in touch with you.

Week commencing 5 October

  • If you are joining from overseas, you will need to provide your original passport and visa evidence, including your BRP, in person to our Student Immigration and Funding team. Details of how and when will be provided to you closer to the time.

Course-level inductions

Week commencing 28 September

  • Taught students
    Your course-level induction will provide you with everything you need to know about your course, introduce you to the team that will support you and also meet your fellow cohort. This will take place as small, socially-distanced, face-to-face sessions or online or a mixture of both.
  • Research students
    You will get to meet your supervisory team and learn more about our doctoral network, the research community you have joined and the opportunities available to develop your personal and professional skills through our research core development programme.

Your studies commence

28 September to 5 October

  • Your course start date will have been confirmed to you in your offer letter. The majority of our taught courses start between 28 September and 5 October.
  • If you know you will be unable to arrive in time for the start of your course, please make your SAS team aware so that they can make arrangements for you to engage with your course prior to your arrival.

Latest arrival date

We understand that in some circumstances you may not be able to arrive in as much time as you may have hoped. The latest date you can arrive to begin your taught course is Friday 23 October 2020. If you need to quarantine for 14 days before this date, your latest arrival date will be Friday 9 October 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you and hope you find your time at Cranfield memorable.