UCA email - the university email is the most common form of communication, so you will need to check it regularly for course updates and other university information. To access your email, go to https://ex.ucreative.ac.uk and login using your UCA username and password. Your UCA email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcements in myUCA - your course team and support services will send you announcements in myUCA, so it is important that you also check this regularly. They will appear on the myUCA homepage under My Announcements as well as inside the course or units area. Your course team will often send you an announcement if they have updated the course material. Also, in severe weather, when there is a likelihood of campus closure, the university will send out regular updates to keep you informed. These will appear at 7.30am each morning and you should check these first before setting out to make your journey in.
The UCA Mobile App - You can also receive announcements via the UCA mobile app and browse your course area in myUCA.
A Printed Letter - If something is extremely important, the university will write to you at your university address.
Text Message - A number of the course teams and support departments use SMS to communicate with students, but text messaging is not used by everyone. Your course team and support department will advise you.
Course Blog or Website - Your course might also choose to communicate with you using a course blog which may have the ability to send RSS feeds to your email, if this is the case, your course team will advise you of the blog's web address which should also be linked from your course area in myUCA.
Twitter - Your course team may choose to communicate with you using a dedicated Twitter feed, this can be very useful in projects and onsite location work. Your course team will advise you of the twitter address if this is the case.