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# 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 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

Click on 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 Create Letter.

You’ll be taken to a new page where you need to download the letter. Once downloaded, select the option to print.


Student status letters should be printed in colour.

# Get help from the InfoPoint team

Only full-time and top-up students can create their own student status letters online. You will need to email from your University email account if you are:

  • A Pre-sessional English student
  • An Erasmus student
  • A part-time student

The following letters are also not available on Nova:

  • Invitation letters (inviting friends and family to the UK)
  • Graduation and course completion letters
  • Working hours letters

If you have difficulty creating or printing a letter, please visit your nearest InfoPoint or email the Student Engagement Centre.

Last updated: 08/08/2023, 14:43:08