Starting at Oak Hill


1. Placement form and programme information

From May, we start asking those with an assured place to complete a placement form, and we also provide you with programme information to discuss with your sending minister.

2. New student information and email account

From late June, we will start giving access to the online new student welcome information to everyone with an assured place. This will include details of your Oak Hill student email account.  During the summer, College communication will start going to this email account.

3. Module choices, forms and study space application

Upon receiving the new student welcome information, you will be asked to make your module choices for the upcoming academic year, as well as complete other forms (such as medical and emergency contact forms). These need to be returned by Tuesday 9 August 2022 (12 noon). You’ll also be given details about how to apply for a study space.

4. Completing online safeguarding training and DBS check

In the weeks prior to starting at Oak Hill, you’ll be required to complete an online safeguarding training module and then provide the certificate of completion when you enrol. You’ll also be asked to complete the first stage of the DBS check process by Tuesday 9 August 2022 (12 noon). The second stage entails bringing in specific documentation during welcome week. Details of both processes will be included in the new student information we give you.

5. Preparation for your Personal Development Plan

Before Welcome Week, you will also be asked to reflect on the Graduate Profile in preparation for drawing up a Personal Development Plan at the start of the academic year.  For full time students this will be with your Tutor; for part time students this will be with your Placement Supervisor.  We’ll give you the appropriate tools to do this in the new student information. 

6. Welcome Week and your fellowship group

All full time students are placed in a fellowship group. The student leaders of your group will be in contact with you in the summer and will welcome you when you arrive and help you settle in. Welcome Week, which starts with enrolment, is when we formally welcome new full time and part time students to the Oak Hill community and give an orientation to life and study here.