1. Upload your unicard photograph
It is essential that you upload your photograph to progress through online enrolment and so that we can make your unicard before you arrive on campus. You will receive your unicard from your halls when you arrive or you can pick up from your campus’s Student Information Desk from Monday 26 September. For students starting their course prior this date, please check with your school.
Uploading your photo can be done before online enrolment opens (22 August). All you need is a passport style, colour photo, of your head and shoulders on a plain background, that is ideally less than one month old. Smiling is acceptable, but your face must not be obscured by hair, hats, sunglasses, or flash glare. Alternatively, we recommend enroling via your phone where you can upload a selfie photo with the same requirements.
You will need your unicard to:
- access buildings access computers
- borrow books and resources from the library
- get into your halls of residence.
You can also load money on to your unicard to pay for food and drink from our cafes and restaurants, and photocopying/printing.
TIP: Why not buy your TOTUM card (powered by NUS) at the same time – you can use the same photo and save money with NUS discounts.
2. Confirm your start date
Log in to Student View to check the start date of your course. You’ll find the start date of your course on your offer letter along with your campus and school.
You can also check your application, update your details and check any messages from our Admissions team.
If you have applied via an international agent, please ask them to check your start date for you, or you can do this yourself after you have enrolled online from Monday 22 August.
3. Complete online enrolment
You can enrol online from Monday 22 August.
To complete online enrolment, you need to activate your university account and then log in to Student View.
You must complete online enrolment before you arrive so you can access My Brighton, to see your emails, calendar and timetable, and My Studies, for module content.
You will be able to access My Brighton 60 minutes after you complete online enrolment and My Studies the next day.
We also need to check the details we hold for you are correct. You may need to provide us with missing information such as who to contact in an emergency.
Please make sure you have your photo ID (passport, UK driver’s licence or European ID card) with you when completing online enrolment.
For ease of use we recommend enroling via your phone where you can upload a selfie photo against a plain background. Your face must not be obscured by hair, hats, sunglasses or flash glare.
If you are an international student, you may also need your passport and your visa or a copy of your visa application.
4. Log in to My Brighton
My Brighton is an essential platform that will allow you to quickly access your university email, My Studies, and key information about essential services. It is available as an app from Apple or Google Play stores and is accessible through any browser.
You will receive your university email address an hour after you have completed online enrolment, which you can then use to log in to My Brighton.
Before you arrive, you should use My Brighton to do the following:
- find your welcome timetable (you'll get your academic timetable when you arrive)
- access university services such as Microsoft Cloud Services
- manage your unicard
- check your university email for any updates.
You will be able to access My Studies the day after you enrol. Click on the My Studies tile on My Brighton to access your school and course areas, where you will find information about starting your course.
You can also access Student View via My Brighton to check any messages from our Admissions team and carry out tasks such as uploading any certificates or documents, if required.
5. Access Microsoft Cloud Services
After you completed online enrolment and log in to My Brighton, you will be able to access:
- your university email inbox
- My Studies - for course information
- LinkedIn Learning - all students get access to thousands of courses through the university's subscription
- Microsoft cloud services - including your free copy of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), OneDrive for file storage and Microsoft Teams for face-to-face sessions
You are likely to be using Microsoft Teams regularly throughout your time with us. You can download Teams from My Brighton to your desktop, phone or tablet - we recommend you do this before you arrive.
Sign in with your university email address and password. Your course will provide codes for you to join relevant groups needed for learning.