Induction is an important first step in your student journey here with us at the University of Suffolk. We will provide you with online information and resources but induction is also when you start attending in-person events on campus, and we can’t wait to meet you!
We want to start preparing you for your studies as soon as possible, and so in the weeks leading up to the start of the academic year you will receive an invitation to join our online welcome module in Brightspace, the University’s online learning environment.
As well as this online resource, induction is a time for you to come to campus, meet your fellow students and your course team, find your way around the buildings and where necessary, be introduced to specialist facilities or undertake activities like uniform fittings. The events and activities you will do will depend on your course, but more information about your timetable for the first week will be included in your course timetable. You can view your course timetable in your Applicant Portal or once you have enrolled, you will be able to see this via your calendar. The welcome module does explain how to access your calendar along with guidance from the Digital and IT Team.
Below you will find the details of when you need to first attend and register for your course. You do not need to arrive before the session start time published below, we have allowed plenty of time for you to register and make your way to the room.
If there is no information published yet, please don’t worry. We advise you to check this page regularly as more information will be confirmed, and all information may be subject to change.
More information for students starting courses at Ipswich will be posted here soon.
Courses are due to start from week commencing 2 January 2024.
Course Starts Dates and Times
MSc Radiography, 2 January 2024, 8.30am - 9.00am
MSc Applied Cyber Security, 5 January 2024, 9.00am - 9.30am
MSc Advanced Computing, 5 January 2024, 9.00am - 9.30am
MA Education Studies (Online induction session), 9 January 2024, 11.00am start
MSc Strategic People Management (Hybrid online/on campus induction session), 10 January 2024, 9.00am - 9.30am
Non-Medical Prescribing, 10 January 2024, 9.00am - 9.30am
MSc International Business Management (First time on campus), 15 January 2024, 9.00am - 9.30am
Suffolk Executive Masters in Business Administration (Online induction), 15 January 2024, TBC
Suffolk Executive Masters in Business Administration (First time on campus), 17 January 2024, 4.00pm - 4.30pm
MSc Adult Nursing, 19 February 2024, TBC
FdA Health and Wellbeing (Nursing Associates) (BED) (Online induction session), 26 February 2024, 9.30am start
FdA Health and Wellbeing (Nursing Associates) (IPS) (On campus), 26 February 2024, 9.00am - 9.30am
PdD Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing, 18 March 2024, TBC
More information for students starting courses at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft campuses) will be posted here soon.
More information for students starting courses at the University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College will be posted here soon.
All new students enrolling will be invited to join the dedicated welcome module in Brightspace, the University’s online learning environment. This space is an essential resource as you prepare for your studies. You will be introduced to key pre-arrival information to help you prepare for your studies.
We also recommend downloading the Brightspace Pulse app, so notifications and reminders are delivered straight to your smart phone or device. More information about Pulse can be found in the welcome module.
If you have any questions about the Brightspace welcome module contact the Student Centre.
December 2023 - International Christmas Party
December 2023 - International Pre-arrival Webinar
18th December – 29th December 2023 - Christmas Break
January 2024 onwards - Spring Induction
8th- 12th January 2024 - In-person International Induction for January starters
22 - 27 January 2024 - Refreshers Week
25th March- 5th April 2024 - Easter Break
6 May 2024 - May Day Bank Holiday
27 May 2024 - Spring Bank Holiday
*The above key dates and summer breaks may differ depending on the course you are studying. Please refer to your course timetable once you have received it.
When you first arrive on campus and register for induction you will be asked to show Photo ID (such as passport, driving license, national identity card, PASS card or similar proof of age document.) Please ensure you bring this ID with you. If you cannot present ID at registration, you will be asked to visit the Student Centre to have it checked during Induction week. If you have any questions about acceptable ID documents, please contact the Student Centre.
Once your ID has been checked we will issue you with your University ID card, lanyard and card holder. If you have enrolled and uploaded a photograph for your ID card more than 72 hours before your first day, we will aim to have this available for you to collect when you arrive on campus.