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Distance Learning Year 1

We're looking forward to welcoming you to join our vibrant, supportive and friendly student community at Arts University Plymouth.

<p>The community at Arts University Plymouth is vibrant, supportive and friendly, and we’re proud to be located in a city that plays host to a wealth of creative, inventive independent businesses and forward-thinking cultural organisations.</p> <p dir="ltr">As a distance-learning student, you’ll be remotely joining a diverse community of learners from the UK and further afield, to study together in real-time through our online connected-campus. Together we are redefining the art school experience for a digital landscape, future-proofing students for success in a rapidly-changing society and workplace.</p> <p dir="ltr">Your time at university is so much more than learning new skills and laying the groundwork for your creative career; it’s a chance to meet new people, expand your horizons, and create unforgettable moments.</p> <p dir="ltr">To get you ready for joining us, we recommend you check out all the information about starting with us below.<br /></p>
<p>There are two key steps you need to complete ahead of joining your course here at Arts University Plymouth. The first step is to activate your online account, and then the second step is to enrol online. Please follow the instructions below.</p> <p>Your student reference number is in your enrolment email, if you haven't had your enrolment email please contact us:<br /><br />Email <a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk">admissions@aup.ac.uk</a>, call +44 (0)1752 203434 or message us via WhatsApp +44 (0)7722 744184.</p> <p>Click here for our '<a href="https://pca.objects.frb.io/production/files/Admissions/Enrolment_2023_FAQs.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Enrolment Frequently Asked Questions</a>'.</p> <p><strong>First Step:</strong></p> <p>To activate your online account, you need to set up your username and password. Your login details are as follows:</p><ol><li>Open an incognito window or private window in your browser and then go to webmail.aup.ac.uk.</li><li>Enter your username - First initial of your first name, first initial of your surname and your student reference number (see above).</li><li>Enter your password - First initial of your first name, first initial of your surname, a full stop and your date of birth. (If you are a returning student with us, use your existing password.)</li></ol> <p>E.g. if your name is Alex Smith, your date of birth is 01/01/2001, and your student reference number is 12345678; your username would be AS12345678 and your password would be AS.01012001</p> <p><strong>Second Step:</strong></p><ol><li>You will receive an email in your university email account with instructions on accessing and completing your online enrolment.</li><li>Click the link in the email and complete your enrolment. You will need a profile photo for your student card and National Insurance number (if you have one) at the ready.</li><li>Remember to click submit once you have completed all of the sections!</li></ol> <p><strong>You must complete this process by Wednesday 3 January.</strong></p> <p>If you have any problems with logging in to your account, please contact our IT Help Desk on +44 (0)1752 203 449 or email <a href="mailto:ithelpdesk@aup.ac.uk">ithelpdesk@aup.ac.uk</a>.</p>
<p dir="ltr">To get you ready for joining us, we recommend you check out all the information about starting with us below.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">Welcome to the creative community at Arts University Plymouth. We are delighted you have chosen to study with us and look forward to working with you.</p> <p dir="ltr">There are lots of ways you can stay in touch with your creativity over the summer - why not have a look at our launchpad for creative inspiration below. (<strong>Password: AUP</strong>)<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">If you are out and about over the summer, making creative work, taking photographs, or visiting exhibitions and events, we would love to see what you have been up to. You can share your work and ideas on social media with us using the hashtag <strong>#KeepCreating </strong>and by tagging us <strong>@artsuniplym</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Don’t worry! You won’t be assessed on <em>any</em> of this as part of your degree, we just wanted to start sharing some inspirational resources with you as you start your journey with us.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Please note, the password for the below padlet is AUP, and this works best viewed on desktop browsers.</strong></p>
<p>Click here to see the AUP Launchpad</p>
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