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Nursing and midwifery students based in Yeovil or Portsmouth

As a new nursing or midwifery student based on one of our satellite-campuses at University Centre Yeovil or St Mary’s Community Health Campus in Portsmouth, we appreciate the start of term will be slightly different.

This page will take you through your next steps and direct you to information that is relevant to you.

Register for your course

It’s important that your register for your course before you start your course – emails with instructions on how to do this will be sent from 19 August and after your place at BU is confirmed.

Week one and enrolment

You should expect to be at your study base (University Centre Yeovil or St Mary’s Community Health Campus, Portsmouth), on Monday 23 September to start your induction - check your registration email for details of your first session.

Arrangements are usually made for you to visit our Lansdowne Campus in Bournemouth during Week One – full details will be in your induction timetable which will be shared with you at the start of term.

Read our what to bring information for details of important documents you will need to enrol on your course.  You’ll also find some top tips on what to pack if you are moving to student accommodation – even if it’s not BU managed, the advice is still really valuable. 

Note: Yeovil District Hospital offer some accommodation options which you may be interested in.

Pre-arrivals activities

A series of pre-arrivals activities will be available in our virtual learning environment, Brightspace, which you can access once you have registered online. Information on these, and other things you can do get in the right mind set for your course, is  available on our new student pages, preparing for your course.

Study support and student life

As a BU student you can access all BU support services and arrangements can be made for appointments by phone, email or video call. Check our student support and get ahead information for all new students.

You’ll have the added benefit of experiencing campus life in either Yeovil or Portsmouth and the facilities designed for your course. Current students and staff based where you’ll be studying will be available at the start of term during your induction to welcome you to your course and campus.

What’s on

Your induction timetable will typically include at least one visit to Bournemouth during Week One. As part of that you are welcome to get involved with any of the social activities during the evening - although you may need to arrange your own accommodation or transport home afterwards if you’re planning on staying out late!

You’re also invited to Freshers’ Fair at Talbot Campus on Saturday 28 September when you can bag loads of freebies and enjoy a day in Bournemouth.