Pre-arrival information for students

Ensure you have returned your university card form.  Your department will send you the form once you have met your conditions.
Once your card form is processed, you will receive your IT activation details by email.  Getting started with university IT and what IT kit to bring (NB: Your department may advise additional requirements.  Please check with your department).  Your university card will be sent to college where you will pick it up when you come for your enrolment, or when you arrive at Farndon Court.  
Set-up your university wireless access. This is know as Eduroam.  Most college and university buildings use this wireless access.  
Start your university registration by logging in using your university Self-Service account.  You will complete your enrolment when you register in person at college when you arrive.  
Ensure that you have the necessary visa to enter the UK and check the entry procedures for entering England. If you need a student visa, your department will issue you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) number. If you are arriving between 27 September and 5 October, you can request to collect your BRP card at college.  Please refer to this leaflet for more information.  
Read the college student handbook and contract.
Find out what a GP does for you, register with a GP (ESSENTIAL) and ensure you are updated with immunisations.
Set-up a UK bank account.  
Help and Guidance for students with disabilities.  
Welcome from the Graduate (Advisory) President.  
Familiarise yourself with InkPath
Check out the university's guidance for new studentsnew international students and information for students with families.  
Read up university's updates on Covid-19.  
Oxford Transition Support can help you make the most of your time at Oxford.
Consider purchasing your academic dress.  Some places which offer them in Oxford are Shepherd and Woodward and Walter's.


How to get to Oxford.  If you are arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick, we recommend that you use the Airline Bus.  
Pick-up your BRP permit either at college or the post-office.  If it is part of your visa requirement, remember to register with the police.  
Complete enrolment by making an appointment (you need your SSO to login) to meet with a member of the Academic Office.  
Upload a copy of your passport and visa/BRP permit onto a secure protal. (Further details will be provided)
If you are required to self-isolate, please find some self-isolation support prepared by Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU).  The Graduate Common Room and Welfare team will also prepare some support and activities for you.  Further details will be provided.  
Find your way around Oxford Libraries, Colleges and Departments.  
Find your way around Linacre College, Farndon Court and South Lodge (Academic Office).
Watch Bodleian Libraries' Induction Video
Familiarise yourself with the facilities at Linacre College; dining hall, gym, study space, music room, library.  
Find out what support will be available to you while you are here at Reuben.  
Check out Blackwell's bookshop.  


Prepare for matriculation
Cycling is the quickest way to get around in Oxford.  Please refer to this travelling by bicycle page prepared by the university.  There are many bicycle shops in Oxford, one on Walton Street, in Summertown and on Cowley Road.  If you have not cycled recently or unfamiliar with cycling on roads with traffic, it is worth taking up the free training offered on the website.  
Arrange a one-to-one meeting with your college adviser.  
Learn about Peer Support which is jointly offered with Linacre.  
Know who to contact if you need help.
If you are eligible, register to vote.  
Get to know the Careers Service.