Stepping Up to Higher Education 2024 – 25

The Stepping Up to Higher Education programme contains the steps you need to undertake as an applicant, up until the first six weeks of the semester.

Between now and the 10th of November, there is a lot for you to do to get ready to be a student at UCSD. To help you in this process we have broken down the things you need to do into the three periods; pre-enrolment, enrolment and induction. 

To help you stay on track, print off this checklist


Applicant stage

Pre-enrolment is from when you apply to study with us until the point you come to campus and enrol. It is a time to apply for student finance, declare disabilities, meet your teaching team, and start preparing and developing the skills you need to transition into studying in higher education. 


The first step to becoming a student

The enrolment process of becoming a student has multiple elements, some you can do online and others on campus at the University Centre. The 4th, 5th, and 6th of September 2023 is when you will come on to campus and have your photograph taken, receive your student lanyard, gain access to your student computing accounts, and be able to start your welcome to UCSD activities online.

Induction period

Settling into being a student

The induction period is when you have your onsite induction, undertake an online induction and teaching begins. This year onsite induction starts the week commencing the 18th of September 2023.

Learning disabilities or difficulties support

If you have a disability or learning difficulty, our HE Disability Team can help you access additional study support to enable you to reach your full potential at UCSD.  

For more information on learning difficulties and the support available please click here.

Progression and employability opportunities

If you would like support with careers and employability visit Employability and Next Steps or contact [email protected] to book a one-to-one session.

Contact details

UCSD Faculty Office: [email protected] 

Study Partner: [email protected] 

Wellbeing Team: [email protected] 

Disability Team: [email protected] 

Progression and Employability: [email protected]