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 ensure that you’ve made arrangements to pay your tuition fees before you register. Get further details about tuition fees & methods of payment:

Scottish/EU students

You must apply every year for your funding. SAAS aims to have your funding in place at the start of your course for all correctly completed applications received before 30 June 2018.

Student loans/grant/bursary payments (UK students only)

If you’re eligible and have applied for a Student Loan, Grant or Bursary, we must hold your Student Support Number (SSN) on our records and confirm your registration and attendance at the University to your funding body before any payments can be made.

Once we have your SSN and you have completed registration and collected your student card, the first instalment of your loan, grant or bursary will be paid directly into your bank/building society account on the first day of your programme (or within four working days of the funding body receiving confirmation of your registration).

If we do not have your SSN, you should complete registration, collect your student card then present your SLC Payment Schedule Letter to Student Business Team in the McCance Building so that your record can be updated.

All payments are subject to provision of accurate bank/building society details and all other details eg National Insurance number, as requested by your funding body.

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.

The photo for your student ID card should be similar to a passport photo and must:

  • be a recent image
  • be a close up of your head and shoulders
  • be taken against a plain, light-coloured background
  • contain no other objects or people
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you
  • be a colour photo, NOT black & white

In your photo you must:

  • be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • have your eyes open and visible
  • not have hair covering your eyes
  • not be wearing headgear or sunglasses  

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 Friday 31 August 2018 (Wednesday 8 August 2018 for PGDE students). 

If you’re unable to submit your photo online, or if your photo is rejected for not meeting the above criteria, then you’ll need to go to the Registration Hall during the main registration period where we’ll take your photograph and issue you with a 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 a minimum of two working days between uploading your photo and collecting your student card.

We recommend collecting your card before the start of term as you won't be able to access systems and facilities without it (class information, the library etc).

Benefits of early card collection

If you collect your card from us between Monday 13 August 2018 and Friday 7 September 2018 you can then access all the card benefits early such as student discounts, access to our facilities and the early release of confirmation to the Student Loan Company (if applicable). This means you should have your loan in time for starting your studies.

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

Monday 13 August 2018 to Friday 7 September 2018 (10am to 3pm) – Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building

Main registration period

If you can’t collect your student card early, you'll be able to collect it during Welcome Week on the following dates/locations. Please note that you must collect your card on the date and time listed for your Faculty in the table below.´╗┐

Monday 10 September 2018 to Thursday 13 September 2018 (10am to 3pm) – Assembly Hall, James Weir Building

Card Collection Times By Faculty
Engineering Monday 10 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building
Science Tuesday 11 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building
Business School Wednesday 12 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building 
Humanities & Social Sciences Thursday 13 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building 
All Faculties Friday 14 September 2018 onwards 10am to 3pm Foyer,
McCance Building  
6. Student Loan Company Payment

Before we can confirm your registration to the Student Loan Company, which in turn triggers the release of your student loan (if applicable), you must attend the University and collect your student card.

Please note: the process can take approximately 10 working days (from when you collect your student card) so we recommend that you collect your card as early as possible. 

7. 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.

Important additional information

PGDE Primary & Secondary students

You’re required to register online and upload your photo no later than Wednesday 8 August 2018 and you should allow a minimum of two working days between submitting your photo and collecting your card.

You can collect your student card between Monday 13 August 2018 and Wednesday 22 August 2018 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)

You cannot complete online registration until you have submitted your original visa documents. This should be done within 10 working days of the start of your course. During main registration in September, please bring your documents to the Registration Hall, James Weir Building, on the dates listed in section five above. Out with these dates please come to the Student Lifecycle Services Office, ground floor,  McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Semester Two Exchange students

You'll be able to complete registration online and 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 your 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 you have completed online registration, in order to collect your student card. If you hold a visa to enter the UK you should bring this with you. 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 it will be posted out to you as soon as possible after your start date.

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.