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' from noreply_passwordcreation@derby.ac.uk (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 view our password reset guide

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:

You will have access to your university induction through the Blackboard (Course Resources) tile in Udo. 

Once you’ve completed online enrolment it is important that you engage with your university induction. This is when you'll be officially registered as a student and this will trigger any funding (if applicable). To be officially registered as a student you’ll also need to have made any required payments and if applicable completed any VISA checks. After this, we will email you with a Confirmation of Enrolment.

View our enrolment FAQsRead our student terms and conditions

Inductions

Your induction is in two parts; your University induction and Programme (course) induction. These can be accessed through your student portal (UDo) by clicking on the Blackboard (Course Resources) tile (please allow 24/48 hours after password creation for access to the tile). Blackboard (Course Resources) is your virtual learning environment. 

University Induction

Your University Induction (which takes place online) 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.

It is important that you undertake your University Induction as this is when you will be officially registered as a student once you have met all the necessary requirements.

You will be able to work through the material in your own time. Some units are good to read before you begin your studies, and some will be more relevant when your programme has started.  Explore the units, taking notes of what you need and what you believe will be most helpful to you.

Programme (course) Induction 

Your programme induction is your opportunity to find out all about the University and your programme and to meet all the important people you will be working with - academics, staff in your College, School and Department, and students that will be studying and living alongside you. We're busy finalising all the arrangements to ensure you have a jam-packed Induction, including a range of online and on-campus activities to help you settle in and feel at home.

As part of Welcome, it is very important for you to attend your programme induction. It will introduce you to your programme and what is expected, allow you to familiarise yourself with the key people, and help you to start making connections with other students. It is vital you attend as this means we can confirm you as a student at the University of Derby.

It is important that you engage with your university induction. This is when you'll be officially registered as a student and this will trigger any funding (if applicable). To be officially registered as a student you’ll also need to have made any required payments and if applicable completed any VISA checks. After this, we will email you with a Confirmation of Enrolment.

Your programme induction schedule will be available via UDo – Blackboard (Course Resources). You will receive an email with details of how to access UDo. Once you have access, (please allow 24/48 hours after password creation) then click on the Blackboard (Course Resources) tile. Here, you will find lots of information to prepare you for starting your studies. Your programme induction schedule will also be hosted here and will provide you with guidance to help you through your first few weeks with us.

You will find everything you need for your programme induction in your programme area on Blackboard (Course Resources) tile:

We will continue to update the programme induction schedule as the full programme of sessions, events and activities are confirmed, so keep an eye out for all the developments.

If you have any issues with accessing your programme induction Schedule or need some support, please watch the video below or read our step-by-step guide. If you still have any issues, please submit an enquiry using the form below.

Accessing your Induction Schedule

a tall building with a glass facade and the text: Accessing your Induction Schedule

View Accessing your Induction Schedule video transcript

Enrolment and induction enquiries

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