Completing Registration University of Greenwich

Information for new students who have completed online registration.

To complete your registration, you will need to have the documents that act as proof of your identification and qualifications checked by Student Centre staff. Once you have completed this stage, you will be issued with your Greenwich Gateway Card. You do not have to wait until the start of teaching to complete your registration.

Students who require DBS and Occupational Health clearance for their programme of study will receive their Greenwich Gateway Card but will not be fully registered until both the OH and DBS clearances have been obtained.

Have you completed Part 1: Online Registration?

Part 1: Online Registration commences should be completed before your first day on the programme.  The invitation to register is sent after you have completed all of the application processes and have met the conditions of any offer.  

If you have completed all of the application and admissions stages and our Online Registration service is open you will then receive the invite to the personal email address provided to us.  This will give basic instruction on how to start registering and other important information.  

 If you experience any difficulty registering please use the online query tracker and a member of the team will try and support you through the process.

If you are unable to complete your online registration before you arrive then a member of the registration and student centre team will signpost you to the nearest computer faculties on campus.  

Part 2: Face to Face Registration When:

You can do Part 2 Registration only when you have completed Part 1 Online Registration.  You can refer to your first week timetable or check these pages for early registration opportunities.  

It is worth noting that you do not have to wait till the start of teaching or necessarily register at the campus your programme runs from.  However please note that any early opportunity will only be during the opening times of the Student Centre. 

Part 2: Face to Face Registration Where:

During Welcome Week Part 2: Face to Face Registration will be completed at the relevant campus in registration venues on the site. 

Registration venues for each campus are listed below, but please check your welcome week induction schedule for specific time slots.

CampusBuildingRoomPost Code
GreenwichQueen Anne QA175SE10 9LS
Avery HillSouthwood HouseA004SE9 2UG
Medway NelsonN108ME4 4TB

Part 2: Face to Face Registration What to Bring:

To complete part 2, you must bring:


You have been asked to bring original, valid, authentic identification with you. Please make sure you bring the following:

Student TypeAcceptable forms of Identity
Home Student (UK born)*Current valid passport
OR UK driving licence
OR birth certificate
Home Student (non-UK born)Current valid passport
OR "Travel Document"
AND Any relevant immigration document (e.g. indefinite leave to remain BRP)
EU StudentCurrent valid passport
OR EU identity card
International Student (Non-EU and Tier 4 visa holders)Current valid passport
AND Current Visa

*Students on professional health related degree programmes (nursing, midwifery, speech and language therapy, paramedic science, and social work) must provide a passport as part of the registration checks. This will be checked for authenticity at a pre-registration interview or during part 2 checks and copies stored electronically against the student record.


Evidence of the qualifications used to gain entry to one of our programmes will need to be presented at Part 2: Face to Face Registration.  For the majority of our undergraduate programmes and professional postgraduate programmes this may include level 2 (GCSE) qualifications in Mathematics, English (Language) and the Sciences.

If this evidence is not presented in English then they must be accompanied by a certified translation.  Additionally if the qualification was awarded before a legal name change, evidence of this will be required to be shown (marriage certificate, deed poll).   

Forms of qualification accepted are:

  • Original certificates (scanned or photocopies will not be accepted) 
  • Replacement certificates from the examination board
  • Official letter of confirmation of award from the examination board or educational institution
  • 'Notice of Results' for qualifications awarded within 12 months of the start of the programme 
  • Full academic transcript

If you are unable to provide the relevant evidence please visit the registration and student centre team with any documentation available and colleagues will provide appropriate guidance. 

DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate 

Students registering on certain professional programmes of study will need to complete the DBS application. Invites are sent in advance of starting your programme and after a student has firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer for one of these programmes.

Please follow the link below (identifies the costs involved) and when and where DBS drop in sessions will be taking place. Applicants are advised to book into a planned drop in session as soon as possible.

Planned drop in sessions take place across all three campuses, so the student can attend the campus closest to where they live.  Students who have already received their DBS certificate only need to bring the certificate to the university if it has been requested.

DBS Enhanced Disclosure
How to apply for a DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate (formerly CRB)

Occupational Health Checks

Occupational Health Checks
An important requirement for students studying professional programmes of study within the Faculty of Education and Health is that they are declared "Medically Fit" as part of their registration. (They will not be able to go out on your placement until deemed medically fit)

Health related programmes (nursing, midwifery, speech and language therapy and social work):
Instructions will be sent to you via post. Please make sure that you have made an appointment with one of the medical teams below, as per the instructions in the booklet, prior to starting your programme of study:

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Tel: 01322 428451

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 020 78082139

Education related programmes (teaching):
Joining Instructions will be sent to you via email. Please make sure that you have downloaded and completed the GP Declaration form before finalise the online confidential health questionnaire (you will need to upload the GP Declaration Form).

Health Clearance for your programme
Essential information for students registering on programmes that require health clearance.

TFL Student Oyster Card

You should not apply for a TFL Student Oyster Card until you are fully registered,(including the University receiving confirmation of Occupational Health, and DBS clearances) and are in possession of a Greenwich Gateway Card.

The TFL Student Oyster card is only for full time students and part time NHS-funded students. 

Further information on Student Oyster Cards.

Contact the Student Centres

Visting the Student Centre and using its services.

Greenwich Student Centre 
Avery Hill Student Centre 
Medway Student Centre