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 receive and automated link via e-mail to the online DBS application form which you MUST complete before your arrival at university. You will be asked to identify the documents you are using for validation and MUST bring original copies of these to University with you.

You will be sent instructions on making an appointment to complete your check during your initial weeks on the programme, and you must bring the original copies of the documents you have listed in your application with you.

It is extremely important that you read the guidance and understand what ID documents (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 to attend both theory and practice. You will have already completed a health questionnaire and sent this to our Occupational Health department.

During Semester 1, you will receive details of your initial 15-minute remote health consultation. This will be followed by a 15-minute face-to-face consultation. 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

Welcome will take place in the week commencing 21 September 2020. The timetable of activities can be found on the Welcome activities and events page.

Additional information

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