Applicant Information

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at University Centre South Devon!

The HE team are looking forward to welcoming you to UCSD for the coming academic year.

Programme Welcomes

Our tutors have prepared videos to welcome you onto your course. Use the button below to find your course.

Stepping Up to Higher Education

The Stepping up to Higher Education programme has been developed in conjunction with UCSD students and what they consider to be helpful to know before teaching commences. 

The Stepping Up to Higher Education programme consists of five online guides and two practical workshops. 

The online guides introduce new concepts and provide advice and guidance to help you make the transition to university level study. The two workshops enable you to apply and practice the skills you need to be a university student and successful professional. 

Referencing workshops are held over the summer and the week prior to induction, then your personal tutor will deliver referencing sessions during week 4 of your tutorial.

Go to the Stepping Up to Higher Education programme page here.


Enrolment takes place in the few weeks prior to you commencing your course, once you have a confirmed unconditional place. You will receive an email inviting you to complete the online enrolment form along with some instructions and more information about starting your programme. For apprentices, the enrolment process will be conducted via a member of the apprenticeships team. 

A copy of the enrolment instructions can be found here, please note you will only be able to complete your enrolment once you have confirmed your qualifications with the HE Team (for non-apprentices).

24 hours after enrolling your online induction will be available to you. 

Online Induction

Your online induction has been developed in conjunction with UCSD students and teaching teams to collate together the information you need prior to your onsite induction. 

The online induction consists of three guides, once you have completed them you will be prompted to an online form to confirm that you have watched the videos, actioned the points and understood the information provided. 

Onsite Induction

Onsite induction will usually occur in the week prior to your teaching week, this will be confirmed to you prior to commencing your course.


Your teaching week will be confirmed prior to the start of your course and is dependent on when your course starts (for example, January or September).

Provisional Timetables

Provisional timetables for September 2022 will be available in the summer term of 2022.  


You will be able to access your timetable though SDConnect (our app) after enrolment. Information on how to access this app will be provided to you after enrolment.

Student Finance

Applications for both full and part time Student Finance are now available, please submit your application online at Please note this is not relevant for students on an apprenticeship.

One to ones are available to support you with any questions you may have, please email us for more information.

Student Support Hub

The Student Support Hub (SSH) offers a range of services and is students’ first port of call for study, wellbeing, disability, employability and progression support. 

To find out more about the services and support we provide to our students please click here 

 If you have a disability, make sure you get in touch so we can discuss what support we can put in place for you – email us at [email protected] or call us on 01803 540728.


House shares are available for September, these consist of a room in a house share with other students, at a cost of £425-475 per month, inclusive of all bills and fully furnished! These are located in the local area of Torbay with good travel links to UCSD. 

Read more here.

Other information

Information has been made available via our Essential Information pages including our Student Contract, which is the contract agreed between you and South Devon College when you accept your offer. You can view the contract here: Consumer rights for USCD student 2021/22

If you need a copy of the contract, or any of the other documents in a different format, please contact us by emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to provide this for you.