Whether you're coming straight from completing your undergraduate degree or returning to education as a mature student, we understand how helpful it is to complete a task related to your course before you get here. After you have registered for your course you’ll be able to log in to our virtual learning environment, Brightspace, to complete a range of pre-arrival activities.
These activities will vary - some will relate to your course while others will give you the chance to reflect on your skills and offer advice on how to develop them once you're here. You will have the chance to review your course-related activities as part of your induction.
Lecture notes, reading lists and other learning resources like online journals and past exam papers will also be available in Brightspace.
Your tutor will share relevant materials as your study progresses to help structure your learning, and you can usually start to access them about a week before your course begins. Brightspace will also be where you hear faculty news, submit assignments and engage with your learning throughout your degree, so it is important that you visit often.
Our interactive skills4study package is also a good way of preparing for your course, which you can do at any time.
When you access Brightspace for the first time, you will need to register for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). To do this, you will need to go to office.com and register with your new BU email address. You can find out more about MFA in the IT information section of our website.