***IMPORTANT*** If you do not register within the dates you are provded, a late registration charge of £50 may apply and you will lose your IT access and library borrowing rights. If you think you have registered but are still receiving reminders to register, you have not yet completed registration***


Registration is the process by which you agree to the University’s current regulations. It is a requirement for both new and returning students to complete registration at the start of your studies in each academic year. 

Registration for most students takes place online in the Student Record System.

All students will receive a notification when they need to register:

  • New Students receive this notification in your Welcome email from Admissions. Before you can register online, you will need to activate your University IT account
  • Returning students receive this notification by email to your University account.
  • New international students usually cannot complete University registration until you have completed International Student Clearance, as detailed in your Welcome email from Admissions.
  • International students returning to study after an interruption may not be able to complete University registration until you have completed International Student Clearance, please check your "Returning from interruption" e-mail.


How to access online registration

  • Log in to the Student Record System using your short username and password 
  • In the Student Record System, if you have been cleared to register you will see a red box "Welcome to online registration". Click on the "REGISTER NOW" link to enter the online registration pages

If you have not been cleared to register, or do not need to register, you should see a message telling you why you cannot or do not need to register


Online Registration dates for the 2016/17 academic year

Online registration is no longer available for the 2016/17 academic year.

If you wish to register for 2016/17, you will need to complete a paper registration form. Please contact your college or SID if you need to register.


Online Registration dates for the 2017/18 academic year

The following table details the online registration periods for students commencing or resuming their studies during the 2017/18 academic year. Specific information regarding these periods of registration will be sent to all relevant students, either from Admissions (new students) or Student Records (returning students).

PeriodOpening DateClosing Date
September (PG) 23/08/2017 06/10/2017
September (UG) 06/09/2017 06/10/2017
October 10/10/2017 25/10/2017
November 01/11/2017 18/11/2017
December 01/12/2017 18/12/2017
January 02/01/2018


February 01/02/2018


March 01/03/2018 18/03/2018
April 01/04/2018 18/04/2018
May 30/04/2018 18/05/2018
June 01/06/2018 18/06/2018
July 01/07/2018 20/07/2018
August * Closed *

Please note that the release of your Student Maintenance Loan (if due) is linked to the registration process. The Student Loans Company should pay your loan directly into your bank account within four working days of either the start of your programme, the date you register online, or the date your student funding application is fully approved - whichever is later.

For information on applying for or collecting your UniCard, please see our UniCard webpages

Problems registering?

Your password is case-sensitive – check that the Caps Lock is not on and try re-typing again. If this does not work, please contact Please include your student number.

The screen says I have not progressed from last year but my College has confirmed my progression. What should I do?

Please contact us:

Student Records - Exeter campuses:
Registry Services - Cornwall campuses:

My programme is incorrect when I try to register online. What should I do?

Please do not continue with the registration process. Select the appropriate option on the registration screen to tell us about the problem. This will create an enquiry in SID Online and we will reply via SID Online within five working days to let you know what you need to do next.

How do I register if I miss the deadline?

Please contact us:

Student Records - Exeter campuses:
Registry Services - Cornwall campuses: