New students from the UK & EU

Before starting at Strathclyde you have to register. All students must register online to confirm their personal, financial and academic details. You must also agree to abide by the University rules. This includes payment of your tuition fees and other related costs.

To become a fully registered student you must complete the following steps:

1. Set up your University IT account

When you accepted your offer to study at Strathclyde the Admissions team will have sent you an email with a DS (University) account username.

Before you can access your University IT personal account you’ll need to set a password. If you have not yet set or can’t remember your password, find out how you can reset your password

As a new student you’ll be given a unique university email address which will stay with you throughout the length of your programme of study. This is the email address that the University will use to communicate with you on all matters relating to your studies. We strongly recommend that you get into the habit of logging into this account on a regular basis.

Between now and the start of term it’s important that you continue to regularly check your personal email address as the University may still communicate important information to you in this way.

2. Ensure your tuition fees are paid

Please check that your funding authority has paid your tuition fees or if you’re self-funding ensure you have paid your fees before registering. Find out the latest tuition fees.

You can pay your tuition fees using a number of methods. Take a look at our payment methods.

3. Create your student card

Your student card gives you access to University buildings & facilities such as the library, computer labs and sports facilities. It also gives you a form of identification whilst on campus. 

The card gives you access to student discounts in a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas and online.

Submit your photo

We need you to upload a recent image of yourself which must be a close up of your head and shoulders. You should be facing forward and looking straight at the camera.

You need to submit your photo to us online:

  • Log into PEGASUS (using your username and password)
  • Click on the Personal tab
  • Click on Maintain Personal Details
  • Click on Upload Your Photo. There’s onscreen help available to take you through the process
  • The deadline for submitting your photo is 1st September 2017 (8th August 2017 for PGDE students)

If you’re unable to submit your photo online you’ll need to go to the Registration Hall during the main registration period where we’ll take your photograph. You’ll then be given your student card.

4. Register online

You’ll receive an email from us letting you know when online registration is open. Please do not attempt to register until you’ve received the email.

  1. Logon to PEGASUS using your username and password
  2. Fill out all registration criteria
  3. Click the “register now” button and accept the “Terms and Conditions” to complete your registration

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration process please email or telephone 0141 548 3165.

5. Collect your student card

When you have completed your online registration and submitted your photo online, your student card will be available for collection. Please allow two working days between uploading your photo and collecting your student card.

We recommend collecting your card before the start of term.

Benefits of early card collection

If you collect your card from us between Monday 14 August 2017 and Friday 8 September 2017 then you can access all the card benefits early.

As well as being able to use the student discounts and access our facilities, you’ll benefit from an early release of confirmation to the Student Loan Company. This means you should have your loan in plenty of time before starting your studies.

You can collect your student card on the following dates/locations:

Monday 14 August 2017 to Friday 8 September 2017
Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building

Main registration period

If you can’t collect your student card early you will be able to collect it during welcome week on the following dates/locations:

Monday 11 September 2017 to Friday 15 September 2017
Registration Hall, James Weir building.  You must collect your card on the same day as your Faculty Induction.

Monday 11 September 2017 10am to 4pm Assembly Hall, James Weir Building  Engineering
Tuesday 12 September 2017 10am to 4pm Assembly Hall, James Weir Building  Science
Wednesday 13 September 2017 10am to 4pm Assembly Hall, James Weir Building   Business School
Thursday 14 September 2017 10am to 4pm Assembly Hall, James Weir Building   Humanities & Social  Sciences
Friday 15 September 2017 10am to 2pm Assembly Hall, James Weir Building    All Faculties
Monday 18 September 2017 onwards 10am to 4pm Foyer, McCance Building   All faculties

You must collect your student card in order for your student loan to be released (if applicable). The process usually takes approximately four working days.

6. Welcome to the University of Strathclyde

We’re delighted to welcome you at the start of your student journey.

Studying at Strathclyde is a fantastic experience for our students. In addition to studies, there are a host of clubs and societies to join, volunteering opportunities and there's always an event taking place on campus.

Discover all you need to know about life here at Strathclyde.

Welcome Week

During Welcome Week there are important events organised by your Faculty and/or department, as well as central University teams. These are designed to help you quickly settle into your studies and university life, and which you are strongly recommended to attend.

The content of induction programmes vary, but often include:

  • An induction lecture
  • A meeting with a specific member of academic staff
  • Completion of registration (if required)

As part of your induction to the University, Student Experience Services will also present the UniSmart lecture. This is your 'essential survival guide to university', which will highlight the variety of support services available and help you get off to a good start.

PGDE Primary & Secondary students

You’re required to register online and upload your photo by 8 August 2017 and you should allow two working days between submitting your photo and collecting your card.

You can collect your student card between Thursday 10 August 2017 and Friday 18 August 2017 from the Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XB. The opening times are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

International students (Non Tier 4 Visa holders)

Once you have completed your online registration, you must show your original visa documents. During main registration in September, please bring the documents to the Registration Hall, James Weir Building, on the dates listed in section five above. Outwith these dates please come to the Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ. This should be done within 10 days of the start of your course.

Semester Two Exchange students

You'll be able to complete registration online. Student cards will be available for collection from the McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ.  You'll be given further information on this at the Welcome Meeting. If you hold a visa to enter the UK please bring it with you when you come to collect your card. This should be done within 10 days of the start date of your course.

Non Standard Start Dates

Students registering for a course with a non-standard start date, eg research courses commencing any month except October, should come to the Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ once they have completed online registration, in order to collect their student card. Students holding a visa to enter the UK should bring this with them. This should be done within 10 days of the start of your course.

Part-time & Distance Learning students

If you’ve registered online but are not able to collect your student card then we’ll post the card to you.

Modular & Continuing Professional Development students

We’ll email you if your course falls into this category. You’ll be required to discuss with your academic department the module(s) you’ll take. We’ll then send you a letter confirming your module(s), fee and instructions on how to complete online registration.

Data Protection

The personal data we keep about you will be processed on institutional machinery including web tools and other internet software according to Data Protection Principles.  For more details please see our Data Protection webpages.