Distance learners registration

If you are a distance learner, there are a couple of tasks you’ll need to complete before beginning your programme.


Browse to Student Self-Service to complete your pre-registration. If you experience any difficulties, please follow the instructions on the screen.

Within Student Self-Service, click on ‘Registration’ at the top of the screen and complete the required steps.

On completion of pre-registration, we’ll send an email to your Surrey email address and you’ll be enrolled for your programme - as a distance learner, you don’t need to attend main registration in person.

To find out more about the IT Services available to you in the coming days, please go to your IT at Surrey. You will continue to use the same username and password details for accessing the IT Systems whilst studying at the University.

Your campus card

When you visit the campus you can take the email sent to you on completion of pre-registration to the University Library, along with photo identification to obtain your campus card, which you will require later if you wish to take your exams on campus.

Your campus card gives you access to many of the facilities the University has to offer. You can use it to visit the Library (and borrow books, pay for photocopying etc.), IT facilities and other buildings.

Your campus card is also your Students’ Union identity card, enabling you to attend Students’ Union events and get student discounts in participating stores or venues.

It’s important to look after your campus card as there may be a charge for lost, damaged or stolen cards. The card should be returned to the Library if you leave the University permanently

Disability and Neurodiversity Service

If you have a disability or a specific learning difference, such as dyslexia, Surrey's Disability and Neurodiversity Service is here to help you. This service aims to make the transition to studying at university as stress-free as possible by providing several support services for people with additional needs.

To book one-to-one learning support, please make an appointment to see a disability advisor.

The deadline for examination adjustments is in the second semester. If you think that you’ll need this kind of support, please contact them within the first four weeks of the first semester.

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