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It is essential that you register via S3P as early as possible to allow you to access the Induction resources on Canvas and complete a number of other activities by the end of the Induction period. You should make sure you complete each of these actions:

Complete your online registration 

All students need to register each year via the Student Self Service Portal (S3P). Once registered, this is where you can request a Council Tax Certificate or a bank letter and see who your personal tutor is.

Collect your Smartcard

Your smartcard gives you access to the library, sports centre, other University facilities.

Find out more about how to collect your Smartcard.

Access your University email and Canvas

You should check your University email daily for updates relating to your studies.

It is also important to review the material within the School's SNES Community on Canvas, which includes further Induction information and handbooks. Find out how to get started with the University's IT services.

Check your programme timetable for teaching

Your timetable is available online from 6th September and you can also view this on the NU app.

Changes to the timetable may be necessary throughout the year. You should check your timetable regularly as this may vary on a weekly basis.

Visit the Philip Robinson Library

You should familiarise yourself with the Philip Robinson Library and its resources as you will need to make use of these throughout your studies. The Philip Robinson Library is number 35 on the campus map.

Read through the online Induction material and attend your School induction activities

Some activities take place in person during the week and some online. Online material and recordings of live online sessions will be available on the SNES Community on Canvas.

Register with a Doctor

Newcastle University is committed to encouraging all students to register with a Doctor upon arrival. The School requires you to have a tetanus jab for lab work or field trips.

If you plan to spend more weeks of the year at your university address than your family's address, you are advised to register with a doctor near university as soon as possible.

You are encouraged to register with a Doctor online during the Induction period. 

Non-native English speakers only: English Language support

INTO Newcastle offers English Language courses and support during your studies. 


Here is a handy checklist to ensure you have completed all the induction activities for your Stage.