When you arrive

Find all the information you need for when you arrive as a new student at AECC University College in the 2022/2023 academic year.

What can I expect?

Get ready for a warm welcome from all our staff at AECC University College and prepare to join our health sciences community. Starting university may seem daunting at first, but we provide academic and social support to guide you through this exciting chapter of your life.

The University College is committed to excellence in teaching, providing you with the best learning environments and materials for your chosen course. The emphasis this year is premium on presence. We aim to hold smaller practical classes and seminars on-campus so that you have a greater opportunity to learn, question and discuss topics with staff. 

From October, our lectures will be online and asynchronous giving you more choice on when you study. You will also have the ability to repeatedly view lecture content, which is especially helpful for students balancing busy lives, work and study.

Your learning will be supported by additional content on the VLE and consolidated during on-campus seminars. Electronic submission of assignments using Turnitin will make it easier to submit work and receive timely feedback. Where appropriate, exams will be in person. 

New Students Welcome Week 2022/2023 

Our staff and current students have worked together to deliver you a memorable Welcome Week, combining online and on campus activities throughout the week.

Welcome Week September 2022 Schedule – the overview of the week for full time students (individual group details will be emailed 21st September for undergraduate students):

* Updated - Master of Chiropractic Welcome week schedule.

Dear class of 2022-23!

We look forward to welcoming you to the institution towards the end of the month.  Please find attached a document containing some ideas for pre-reading and mini study opportunities to help you prepare for the course. 

Please note this is completely voluntary and it is not an expectation of the unit leads that you will have completed this.

Pre-Reading Gateway (Yr0) students

Pre-Reading Year 1 students

Best Wishes, Hazel Jensen and the MCHIRO Course Team

* BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation. BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Health Science Welcome week schedule

*Updated BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging).  BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) Welcome week schedule

* MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) Welcome week schedule

* Postgraduate Enrolment (School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology) Welcome week schedule

 Campus map

What we do at student services

Social Activities Itinerary - view the social activities poster from the Students' Union here. For the most up to date information head on over to the Freshers Facebook group: AECC Freshers 2022/23.


Enrolment & Induction for MSc Medical Ultrasound students

If you are studying on MSc Medical Ultrasound, enrolment, welcome and induction activities are part of the first teaching interactions within the first week of the academic year (which commences on 3 October 2022).  Full teaching dates can be found here.

Admissions will contact you if you are wholly distance learning, or not on campus for taught elements, you must complete your enrolment by Monday 10 October 2022 by verifying your identification and qualifications remotely by completing this form. 


Welcome Week January 2023 Schedule -  Welcome week schedule will be available here closer to your start date.

Want to know more about your timetable and how the academic year unfolds? Check the academic year calendar here. Teaching starts on Monday 3 October 2022. Your timetable will be published during arrivals week - you will receive a notification on your University College email when it is ready to view online on our timetable portal, Publish.


Student Survival Guide

On your arrival, you will be handed a student survival guide from your Students' Union. This useful booklet contains important information which will help you settle into student life. Discover handy tips, information on health providers, travel and shopping, affordable recipes, advice on managing your finances and key contact details. In the meantime, you may like to find out more about the campus, Students' Union, Local Area and Digital Literacy on the links below.  

Campus map

Local area guides

Students Union

Digital Literacy Guide from Library and Learning Services

Preparing for University 

Become a Student Ambassador

Thinking you might like to work while studying?

We rely on our enthusiastic and keen Student Ambassadors to share their first-hand experiences of life as an AECC University College student. Is this something you think you might like to be involved with?

Attending a variety of events and meeting prospective students, their friends and families, our Student Ambassadors provide a reliable insight into University life, playing a vital role in representing the University College.

If you are interested, please contact hrhelpdesk@aecc.ac.uk to find out more.