Essential pre-arrival information

Disclosure and Barring Service

A condition of your entry (and continuation) onto the BNurs (Hons) programme is for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to take place and the disclosure be deemed satisfactory.

You will be given instructions on completing your DBS check prior to your arrival at University (via the Post Office route) in your Welcome letter.

It is extremely important that you read the guidance and understand what documents the applicant must provide (PDF) you can use for validation. If you are unsure about your documentation, please contact the BNurs Programme Support team by emailing

For further information about the programme's policies regarding DBS checks and disclosures, please see Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Occupational Health

Your entry to and continuation on the programme is subject to satisfactory health clearance. You will have already completed a health questionnaire and sent this to our Occupational Health department.

During the first weeks of Semester 1, you will receive details of your health consultation. Please note that attendance at these consultations is mandatory and must be completed before you can go out into practice.

If you have any concerns about a health condition/issue and its impact on your ability to undertake the course, please contact the Occupational Health Department as early as possible in the application process.


Welcome timetable

Divisional welcome activities will take place in the week commencing 19 September 2022. Visit the Welcome events and activities page for more information.

Additional information

See further information including term dates, reading weeks, holidays and welcome events on the Additional information page.