Congratulations on your unconditional offer and deciding to join ICP.  We are so excited for you to join us and the ICP family cannot wait to meet you!

Orientation is your introduction to ICP, the city and studying at Higher Education level.

What will happen at Orientation?

Before your lessons start

Document collection - you will collect your Biometric Residence Permit from the University of Portsmouth (within 10 days of your arrival to the UK).

Check in - if you have booked accommodation with ICP, we will help you check in to your property.

Student Card - you will be able to apply for (or collect if you are super organised) your Student Card.  This gives you access to the free University bus, University library and discounts.

Registration - we will check all your documents and confirm your programme, you will get your timetable for the semester and be introduced to the ICP Virtual Learning Environment.  During registration there will be ICP students on hand in green t-shirts so please feel free to ask them questions.

Bank Letter - Once registered, we will provide you with a letter you can use to open a bank account.

First two weeks

Campus tour - One of our current or graduated ICP students will show you around the campus. They will show you the library, Student’s Union, lecture buildings and sports grounds.

Student Services Introduction - You will meet a member of the Student Services Team and will receive a brief introduction of who we are and how we can help.

College Director Introduction - the College Director will introduce you to the College and outline our partnership over the next semester and how we will work together to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Events - We have a jam packed event schedule for students in the first two weeks.  From bowling, film nights, sports sessions to shopping in Gunwharf; we have something going on for everyone.

Student Union - The Sabbatical Officers from the University will introduce you to the array of sports, societies, volunteering and media opportunities you can get involved in.

Welcome Party - ICP will host a welcome party to round up orientation which is for all new ICP students.  This is a great opportunity to meet fellow new students and make friends for life!

What should I bring with me?

  • Your passport
  • Your entrance vignette (this will normally be in your passport)
  • Your house contract / proof of ownership
  • Your original qualifications (the documents you used for your CAS)

What are the dates and where do I go?

You can find the dates for orientation on our important dates page.

What can I do to prepare myself before I arrive?

  • Book an airport reception/arrange your travel to Portsmouth, UK
  • Book your accommodation
  • Read the pre-departure guide
  • Check out our pre-departure microsite
  • Apply for your Student Card
  • Get as excited as we are!

Download our handy guide that's designed to ease you into your life as a student in Portsmouth and aims to provide the key information you will need in order to prepare for your new life in the UK.Pre-Departure Guide