Your guide to: enrolment and induction

Before your studies begin, you will need to set up your university password, access your student portal (UDo) and start online enrolment.

Follow these easy steps to start your university journey.

Step One

Setting up your University Password

You'll receive an email titled 'It's time to set up your University/College password' (please check your spam filters and junk email just in case). You'll receive this email once you've reached unconditional firm status. Follow the guidance in the email to create a password to access your University systems. As part of the set up you'll be asked to verify your identity by entering your date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy).

Please set up your password as soon as you receive this email. Not doing so may delay enrolment onto your course and access to systems. Setting up your password should take about 10-15 minutes.

Once you've created your password, you'll be asked to enter contact details in our password reset system. Providing this will make sure that you don't get locked out of your account in the future.

If you need any further help with either password creation or the password reset steps, please call +44 (0)1332 591234 or email

Step Two

Access to the student portal (UDo)

Once you have set up your password and set up your contact details, you'll be able to access UDo to find information about what to do next. UDo is your student portal, where you'll find a range of information, advice and services to support you. You'll need your student ID number and your newly created password to access UDo.

What's in UDo?

Once you've accessed UDo familiarise yourself with the tiles. More tiles will be added to your view as you progress towards welcome and throughout your time with us.

On UDo you will be able to:

Step Three

Online enrolment

Once the time comes to start online enrolment you'll receive an email invitation and a new 'Enrolment' tile will appear on UDo. You'll need your student ID number and password to access online enrolment. Please follow the instructions provided in UDo and on the online enrolment screens.

You can find more detailed information on the following pages:

Online enrolment is the first step. When you complete this step you will have access to your online course induction schedule through the Getting Started tile in UDo. You're required to engage with your online course induction to officially complete your enrolment. You'll receive a Confirmation of Enrolment email once you have fully engaged. Confirming your enrolment is important, as this is when you'll be formally registered as a student and this will trigger any funding (if applicable).

View our enrolment FAQsRead our student terms and conditions

Online inductions

Your online induction is in two parts; your University induction and Course (Programme) induction.

Your online University induction provides easy to access information about the University. Within this online induction you'll gain insight into studying at Derby, support services, the Union of Students, and Team Derby (sports). You'll also get study advice and top tips from current students. You'll be able to go through this content in your own time and review throughout your journey with us.

Your online course induction gives you the opportunity to find out about your University, your course and to virtually meet all the important people you will be working with. Your online course induction has a schedule of activities for you to complete and sessions for you to engage with. Engaging with your online course induction is very important. It will introduce you to your programme and what is expected, allow you to familiarise yourself with key people, and help you to start making connections with other students. As part of your course induction, we will register your engagement to be able to confirm your enrolment.

Your online inductions will be available through the 'Getting Started' tile on UDo. The Getting Started tile will host your inductions and provide you with access to your virtual learning environment, known as Course Resources (also known as Blackboard).

You'll find your online course induction schedule in your programme area. Click on 'My Programmes' within Course Resources then look for 'Induction September 21' on the next page (this will be on the top left beneath your programme name).

If you have any issues with accessing your online course induction schedule or need support, please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


If you need any help with online enrolment or induction, you can view our FAQs.

Alternatively, if you are starting an Online Learning course, please contact the University of Derby Online Learning directly.