WLV Welcome

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Whether you're joining us for the first time or returning to continue your studies, we've gathered lots of useful information and resources to help you prepare for life at the University of Wolverhampton.

If you're an international student, we know that travelling overseas to study is a big change, so we've created a pre-arrival guide to support you. Get advice on what to do before you travel, how to adjust to life in the UK once you've arrived, and find a checklist to help you prepare for university.

Welcome Week and Induction activities began on Tuesday 20 September, and are an excellent opportunity to settle in, make new friends, and prepare for your studies.

We are in the process of updating timetables, and ask students to be patient during this time. Please keep an eye on your timetable in the myWLV app and your Canvas induction module for updates.

Please remember that to view your timetable, you need to have fully completed your enrolment and module registration

Make sure you also check your inbox regularly and follow our social channels (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) for the latest information, advice and guidance, plus lots more.

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Complete your enrolment and module registration in e:Vision

Welcome from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Students

Student life essentials

Learn more about your studies, support and services at the University of Wolverhampton in our online Get Set course

The University of Wolverhampton is based in locations across the Midlands. Our main campus is City Campus, based in Wolverhampton city centre. We also have Springfield Campus in Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus and Telford Campus. 

Parking

NCP Parking is available across Wolverhampton city centre. Discounted student parking is also available at the Molineux Stadium - you just need to show your WLV ID card.

On-campus parking is available at Walsall and Telford campuses. 

The University operates a free inter-campus shuttle bus serving the three campuses at Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford (Monday to Friday only). The campus bus is provided to transfer students and staff between campuses to attend lectures or any other University business.

About our service

  • You must produce your student or staff ID card for travel.
  • Our buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Items of luggage can be carried at the driver's discretion.
  • No stopping is allowed between designated bus stops.
  • USB ports are available to charge devices.
  • WIFI is available.
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcomed.

View the timetables and bus stop locations here

Security is an essential aspect of life at university.

At the University of Wolverhampton, Security Services operates 24 hours a day all year round to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors and ensure that the University is an enjoyable place to study, work and visit.

Keeping our community safe is very important.

We can all do our bit by remaining vigilant and reporting anything suspicious. Be alert to anything that seems out of the ordinary or makes you feel concerned. If you see something, say something. If you report it, we can check it out. It may well be nothing, but it may also be something important.

Download the SafeZone app

Accessible to students and staff, the SafeZone app provides a useful source of reassurance to people working and studying on campus. The app promotes safety in a number of ways, including giving fast access to the University’s security team whenever and wherever you are on campus by allowing users to call for help and assistance when they need it most.

To install SafeZone on your phone, download the free app using the links below and sign in using your WLV email address.

You can find out more about using SafeZone on our Campus Security webpage

 

You may find that life at university challenges you in unexpected ways, especially if you're balancing your studies with work and home commitments. If you feel stressed or anxious, you can find support at the University. 

ASK@WLV should be the first point of call to access help and advice, and the easiest way to contact them is by logging a Helpcall in e:Vision. You can also call 01902 518 518 and speak to someone on campus at an ASK@WLV helpdesk. Find out more here: www.wlv.ac.uk/ask. 

All students can access online mental health and wellbeing support 24/7 through Togetherall – an online community monitored by trained professionals. If you need advice or extra help, please check our self-help resources webpage or complete the mental health and wellbeing support registration form. If you are struggling financially, hardship funding is also available. 

Find out more about the student support services available here: www.wlv.ac.uk/support.  

The University of Wolverhampton libraries enrich the academic and creative life of our students and staff by providing access to information, resources and study spaces.  

We have three libraries which can be accessed by any University of Wolverhampton student.  

  • The Harrison Library at City Campus in The Ambika Paul Building 
  • The Walsall Library at Walsall Campus in the Performance Hub 
  • The Hutchison Library at Telford Campus in The Angad Paul Building.  

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/lib for more information, including opening hours, subject resources and skills for learning support. 

Skills for Learning

Our Skills for Learning team can help you to develop more effective approaches to your studies and assessments. You can access a range of online skills resources, academic skills workshops and book appointments for one-to-one support.    

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/skills for more information. 

There is a set of core IT essentials that all students need to access, as well as specialist software for some courses. Whether you are studying from home on your own device or on campus using a University PC, you have access to all our core applications:   

  • Microsoft 365 for your email, file creation, storage and video/chat.   
  • Canvas for your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and online learning.   
  • MyWLV app for central access to your emails and timetable. 
  • E:Vision where you can update your details and log a Help call to ASK@WLV.  

If your course requires specialist software, for example, Adobe Creative Cloud or Matlab, your course team will provide you with more information on how it can be accessed. You can also check the Software Catalogue (you will need to log in); for a full list of all software for you to use both on and off-campus.  

Visit our Digital Services webpages for more information, including how to get support when you need it and your IT Essentials. 

Canvas is our virtual learning environment used by students and staff to support all teaching and learning activities. In Canvas, you will find reading lists, recorded lectures, and module activities such as discussions, collaborations and assignments.

How to access Canvas 

  • Open the Canvas desktop icon that is on all University Windows computers.
  • Download the ‘Canvas’ app on Apple (iOS) and Android mobile devices.

Log in to Canvas using your University IT credentials, e.g. your University email address or user ID and password.

Students must complete their enrolment and module registration in e:Vision to gain access to Canvas and their modules. Please be aware that it can take up to 24 hours after you have completed enrolment before you can access and view your modules in Canvas.

Our campuses are packed with relaxing places to eat and drink. There is also The Campus Shop, where you can pick up snacks, drinks, study essentials and University of Wolverhampton merchandise.

Find out more on our Catering and retail webpages

Download the YOYO app

You can also download the YOYO app to collect points as you shop and make purchases to exchange for drinks, meals and snacks across our outlets.

Our aim at WLV Sport is to enable students to be active in a variety of ways to suit the individual. You can play competitive sports, recreational sports for fun through our new Let's Move Wolves programme and attend the gym and exercise classes. You can also get support to enhance your knowledge, CV and experience whilst studying at the University of Wolverhampton. 

WLV Sport is open to all, and we have a range of available activities for the University community. We have sports and physical activity facilities at Walsall Campus and City Campus run by fully qualified fitness professionals. Memberships are inclusive of both facilities and priced at an excellent rate for students (£10 per month direct debit). In addition to workout and fitness facilities, our sports halls are available for hire, and you can play a number of sports here at the University. 

If you want to keep up to date with all our latest activities, why not check out our Instagram page here: WLV Sport on Instagram

Alternatively, you can find out more information on our web pages here: WLV Sport website

Sign up for a WLV Gym membership here: Join Here

You can also download our WLV Sport app by searching 'WLV Sport' in the Apple or Android app store, where you can find more information, the latest news and book for various activities or sessions.

Find out more about WLV Sport activities during Welcome Week

 

Before starting at the University of Wolverhampton, you should have been vaccinated against certain diseases. 

The UK national immunisation programme has meant that dangerous diseases, such as polio, have disappeared in the UK. But these diseases could come back – they are still present in many countries throughout the world. That's why it's so important for you to protect yourself. Please make sure you are up to date with all routine immunisations as recommended by the Department of Health.

If you haven't had all the vaccinations and you're a UK student, your home GP (general practitioner) should be able to arrange for you to have the vaccines you require. If you're an international student, speak to your doctor - depending on what's available under your local health service, you may be able to have your vaccinations in your home country before you depart for the UK.

If you are not already registered with a local GP and would like to, you can access guidance on finding and registering with a local GP surgery on the NHS website 

Read more on our Vaccinations webpage

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