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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

All students enrolled on an award-bearing course are required to complete Student Registration on an annual basis. This is to make sure that the information held on your student record is correct: It is not a way of registering for, or applying for, a course of study. The Registration Exercise must be completed even if you have studied with us before.

Registration is designed to be a simple process and will only take a few minutes. At the end there is the opportunity to collect your UIS or Raven account if you are a new student.


No action needs to be taken until you receive an email invitation to complete the Student Registration exercise in September. You will also receive a separate email detailing your Unique Student Number (USN). The email will provide details of the closing date for registration and students are requested to complete by that date.

The Registration exercise is accessed via your Self Service page. A link to the Self Service page will be given in the email. Clicking on the link will take you to a Log In page:

If you have not already created a Self Service account click on the Create Account button

Email Address

Please use the main email address you supplied in your application.

Identification Number

Please ignore the information given in the box on the right. Your identification number is the 9 digit USN emailed to you. If you have not received it, please email

After clicking Submit, you will receive an email with your password.

Return to the Registration email and click on the link to the login page. Type in your main email address as your username and the password provided in the recent new account email.

This will log you in to your self service account and you can begin the Student Registration exercise.

There are instructions throughout the Registration process and here is a short preview video showing what to expect. There is no commentary so headphones are not required.

If you require help with completing Registration, please contact ICE Student Records at:

Collecting your Raven/University Information Service account

Your University Information Services account is also referred to as your Raven account. Raven is UIS’ central web authentication service. Your Raven account allows you to access the University systems available for your course.

If you are new to the University, you will have the opportunity to collect your UIS/Raven account once you come to the end of the Student Registration Exercise. You will be given a Cambridge username, known as your CRSid and an initial temporary password.

For help with accessing your Raven account, obtaining your CRSid or setting a new password, please contact the UIS service desk team at, or click here for more information.

Maintaining personal or contact details outside of the Registration window

You can check and update your personal information and contact details throughout your studies using the Self Service facility within CamSIS – the University’s central student records system. You will be able to update these details at any time during the academic year once the term has started.

Data protection

All data collected and/or verified during the registration process will be used in accordance with the University of Cambridge’s data protection statements (click here) on how we use your personal data and Cambridge’s data protection policy.

The data collected during the Registration process forms the requirements of data submission to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) – the designated data body for Higher Education. HESA uses this information in its own right, for example to publish aggregated statistics about students in Higher Education. Please see the HESA Student Collection Notice.

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