# Print student status letters
Student status letters are proof that you are enrolled on a course. They will show your dates of study, the name of your course and your mode of study (e.g. full time or part time).
You may need a student status letter when you:
- Open a student bank account
- Notify the Council of your student status (for council tax purposes)
- Apply for a job
- Arrange accommodation
If you are a full-time student, you can print letters yourself by following the steps below.
If you are a Part-time, Erasmus or Pre-sessional English student, you will not be able to create your own letter online. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a letter or go to an InfoPoint.
# Log in to Nova
Log in to Nova (opens new window) using your University username and password.
# Create a letter by completing the template
Letters and then
Create Letter from the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the page. Use the drop-down menus to select the letter type (e.g. Bank letter). Once you have completed the information fields, you can
# Print the letter in colour
You will be taken to a new page where you need to download the letter. Once downloaded, select the option to
Student status letters should be printed in colour.
# Get help from the Student Information Desk
Only full-time and top-up students can create their own student status letters online. You will need to request a letter (opens new window) from the Student Information Desk if you are:
- A Pre-sessional English Student
- An Erasmus student
- A part-time student
The following letter types are also not available on Nova:
- Invitation letters (inviting friends and family to the UK)
- Graduation and course completion letters
- Working hours letters
To request an electronic copy of one of these letters, log into the Student Portal (opens new window), select a letter type and complete a letter request form.
If you have difficulty creating or printing a letter, please visit or contact the Student Information Desk.