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Registration - New Students

Registration is the process through which you are formally confirmed as a student at the university.  

All students are required to complete online pre-registration and, for most students, attend a registration session on campus. 

If you are required to attend a registration session in person you will be notified about registration arrangements in advance of your course start date.  

You must complete all elements of registration required for your course.

The University provides an online Photograph Resizing Service to create a passport-size photograph for your Cumbria Card.

Full details of Online Pre-registration and Registration sessions are available here: Registration

IT Help is at Hand leaflet (Wifi, printing, free software and apps)

Registration - Continuing Students

All continuing students are required to register on an annual basis prior to the start of the next academic year. This ensures that we hold your correct details and maintain accurate data for statutory reporting purposes.

Please visit Registration for Continuing Students to complete this process.

Registration - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why can't I complete online registration?

    Online registration is the process you complete when our Admissions Department sends you an email about three weeks before the start date of your course.

    The advice below may help you to register online.

    1. Have you received the email from our Admissions Department?

    The Admissions Department sends the email to a personal email address that you provided when you confirmed you were accepting the place on the course.

    Check your personal email account for this. It gives you a link, a username and a password.

    2. Did you complete the online registration form?

    To get help on completing the form, go to the Welcome information covering registration.

    3. Still having problems registering?

    If for some reason you can't complete the online pre-registration, you can complete it on Registration Day. Bring a copy of the email from our Admissions Department with you.

  • Why didn't I get the registration email?

    When you accepted the place on your course, you provided the Admissions Department with a personal email address.

    This is the address that Admissions have used to send you information on how to register.

    Check your personal email account for the information. It gives you a link, a username and a password.

    Also check your Junk, Spam and Deleted emails folders.

    If you have not received an email inviting you to complete online pre-registration within one week of your start date or if you are experiencing difficulties with online pre-registration please email registration support.

  • How do I activate my IT account?

    You will need internet access for this.

    1. Go to in your preferred web browser.

    2. You may be asked to accept a Secure connection to the Internet - click Yes.

    3. You will be taken to a page where you will need to enter your Student Number and then your Date of Birth using the drop down tabs.

    4. Then click on the Proceed to terms button, which will bring up the next screen.

    5. The next screen with give you a password. You must record this password.

    Note: When writing down the password please be careful as this is case sensitive. Once you have done this close your browser.

    Further details about usernames, passwords and your first login are available from Passwords and Logins.

    You can now go to the Student Hub where you can access Email, Blackboard, OneDrive and all other systems and services relating to your course.

  • How do I log in to university computers for the first time?

    See the First Log On tab on the Passwords and Logins page for detailed information.