If you are a new student, we must confirm your documents before we can issue your student card. Continuing students do not need to complete this stage.

New on-campus students

After finishing online registration, on-campus students should email scans or clear photographs of their identification and qualifications to documentchecks@gre.ac.uk

Please include your full name, Student ID number (i.e. 00XXXXXX) and course in the subject header of your email.

Students should aim to send all required documents to us at least 5 working days before the start of the course.   If documents are not of a suitable quality, certain documents are missing or there is no reference to your Student ID number we might not be able to complete the check and may have to contact you for more information which will delay your registration.  

Identification

You will need to provide original, valid, in date, authentic identification, as follows.

Student TypeAcceptable forms of Identity
Home (born in the UK)Current valid passport or UK driving licence (where it shows you were born in the UK) or UK birth certificate.

Students on professional health related degrees (nursing, midwifery, speech and language therapy, paramedic science, and social work) must provide a passport. The original will be checked once campus life resumes.
Home (born outside the UK)Current valid passport or "Travel Document" plus relevant immigration document (e.g. indefinite leave to remain BRP).
EU national

Current valid passport or EU identity card.

If you have it, evidence of Settled or Pre-Settled Status to the EU Settlement Scheme.
International student (non-EU and Tier 4 visa holder)Current valid passport and current visa.

Qualifications

You will need to provide original, valid, authentic qualifications. Even if you have provided these at the admissions stage, we ask that you please still complete this step.

We will need any qualifications that form part of the entry requirements to your course.

This will usually include GCSEs (notably English Language, Mathematics and Science), and Level 3 qualifications such as BTECs and A levels.

If this evidence is not presented in English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation. 

If your qualifications are in a different name, we will need to see evidence showing your current and previous names (such as a marriage certificate or deed poll).

New distance-learning students

After finishing online registration, distance-learning students should email scans or clear photographs of their identification and qualifications to documentchecks@gre.ac.uk

Please include your full name, Student ID number (i.e. 00XXXXXX) and course in the subject header of your email.

Identification

You will need to provide original, valid, authentic identification, as follows.

Student TypeAcceptable forms of Identity
Home (born in the UK)Current valid passport or UK driving licence or birth certificate
OverseasCurrent valid passport or EU identity card or "Travel Document". If your passport is being held by the immigration authorities, provide the original official receipt and a letter confirming your name, place and date of birth.

Qualifications

You will need to provide original, valid, authentic qualifications. Even if you have provided these at the admissions stage, we ask that you please still complete this step.

We will need any qualifications that form part of the entry requirements to your course.

This will usually include GCSEs (notably English Language, Mathematics and Science), as well as Level 3 qualifications such as BTECs and A levels.

If this evidence is not presented in English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation.

If your qualifications are in a different name, we will also need to see evidence showing your current and previous names (such as a marriage certificate or deed poll).

New Partner and Network College students

After finishing online registration, you will need to contact your college about your identification and qualification checks. Once these have been completed by your college, confirmation will be sent to the university for processing.

Continuing students

Continuing students only need to complete online registration at the start of each year.

Provided there are no issues with your account (overdue fees, pending health checks, etc), your account will remain active and your Student Card will re-activate.

If you are a new student, please now proceed to Part 3: Collecting your student card.