Welcome to Studying Joint Honours as a part time student
Induction and Enrolment
Induction and Enrolment will help you understand how Joint Honours works and you'll get information about the modules and subjects you'll be studying. You will meet academic and support staff, who'll be important to you during your study. You'll also have the chance to find your way around the university so that you will be ready for the start of teaching on Monday 18 September.
So what's going to happen during Induction and Enrolment?
Step 1 - Before you arrive
We should have already sent you a link to a really useful web guide we call ‘Preparing to start Uni’. This has lots of useful information which will help you settle in to your life as a student with us at Derby. Please find time to take a look – it doesn’t take long. The email with the link will have given you a User ID, which is a 9 digit number: this is your student number and will be your student number for the length of your study with us. The password given in the email will only work for the ‘Preparing to start Uni’ web guide.
Step 2 - Online enrolment
You will receive an email invitation for online enrolment. Our students enrol online, which gives them the opportunity to do it at a time and place that's convenient for them. The email will give you your student number and a password that you will need to use to get to the enrolment screens. This password is case sensitive. Don't worry, this jumble of letters and numbers can be changed to something sensible for you to remember after you've started with us.
The enrolment screens can sometimes seem daunting. The first screens need personal details from you: addresses, phone numbers etc. They move onto screens where we need to gather information for the government, like whether your parents/ guardians or carers have a degree, and their occupations.
Finally you'll reach the exciting screen where the modules you'll be studying are there for you to select. All the modules you'll be doing will be listed, you need to click on them to select them all before you can complete your enrolment. If you're stuck don't worry, there are help buttons on all the screens.
Step 3 - Your Programme Advice and Enrolment
If you would like to discuss your studies we have scheduled the afternoon of Monday 11th September between 2-4pm in room N414 at the Kedleston Road site for you to meet with one of our academic advisers to discuss this. Please report straight to the room on arrival and let the staff know you’re a new student.
When you've had your module selection advice, if you haven't already enrolled online you'll be able to take your signed form to Enrolment and Confirmation of Enrolment in the Library. Don't worry, we'll show you how to get there.
When you arrive at Enrolment, we'll give you your student ID number and a password, and we'll ask you to log onto a pc. You'll work through a few screens where we need to collect some information from you:
- up to date contact details (term and home addresses, phone number etc)
- some information about your study before you came to the university, or your occupation if you're working/have worked before starting the course
- next of kin/emergency contact details and so on
Then you'll enrol onto the modules you're going to be studying for the academic year. You'll need your module selection form for this, so keep it safe.
Don't worry, there'll be enrolment staff available in the Library to help if you get stuck!
Step 4 - Confirmation of Enrolment
After you've enrolled, you'll move around to Confirmation of Enrolment, still in the library. This is important because it's where we do a final check that your module enrolments are right, and that we're charging you the right part time fees for your Joint Honours study.
As you are going to study part-time with us, you will need to pay at least 25% the fees for any Autumn semester modules you'll be studying. We have cashiers available for you to do this and we will invoice you later in the semester for the rest of the fees. Until we've received the 25% of the fees, we can't class you as a fully enrolled student.
If you're eligible for (and have applied for) tuition or maintenance loans or grants support, Confirmation of Enrolment is the process that activates the payments.
At Confirmation of Enrolment we'll also take a digital photograph for your Student ID card. Your ID card will last for the whole of your study at Derby, it'll have your unique Student Number on it, and it gives you access to the library and learning resources.
Remember to carry your ID card around with you at all times, you'll need it to access some parts of the university, for taking out books from the library, and to Tap In to register your attendance in class.
Step 4 - Your Subject Induction Activities
Even though you will have already enrolled, you may want to find out more about the subject you'll be studying and may want to get involved in some of the activities that are happening across week commencing 11th September. Our Induction Activities schedule will be available from 1st September, and it will give move information about what's happening over our full-time student induction week. If you are able to, then please go along. You only need to attend the ones for the subjects you're going to be studying with us from September. The new full-time Joint Honours students will also be attending these sessions, so they might be busy.
Step 5 - Teaching starts from Monday 18 September
Teaching starts from 18 September, so depending on the days that your modules are taught, you need to be prepared to attend your lectures, tutorials or seminars from then. You will have a personalised timetable that you can access from our Uni App once you’ve confirmed your enrolment. To download the app, go to your app store and search for ‘DerbyUni’, it’s available for IOS, Android and Blackberry devices. If you download it early, there’s lots of useful information, the bit with your timetable will appear once you’ve confirmed your enrolment.
If you have any questions, queries or concerns, the Student Centres in the Atrium at Kedleston Road, or Lower Ground Floor at Britannia Mill are there to help. If it's difficult for you to call in person, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 01332 591066.