Joining the Hub and Finding your Course Schedule

πŸ’š Hello Students! Welcome to the Foundation Programme πŸ’š

You've arrived at this page on the Rebel Toolkit because you've received an invite email to join the Foundation Programme, and you want support with what to do next.

This page will help you - follow the steps below.

What on earth is the Hub?

The Hub is our own incredible tool which contains all the info about XRUK groups, as well being a one-stop-shop for our other platforms, e.g. Mattermost and UK Cloud, that we use to organise online. Amazingly, all of our platforms run on secure servers in Switzerland using green electricity!

If you are concerned about using new tools and platforms – please don’t panic! The Foundation Programme team are here to help. You can get personal help by:

  1. Registering for the next Introduction to the Foundation Programme on Zoom for a warm welcome and all your questions answered.
    Register here for the Introduction to the Foundation Programme
  2. Emailing us at
  3. Speaking to a human by calling our super-friendly technical support woman - Ned on 07949 069730

If you encounter any issues whilst following the steps below, or you already have a Mattermost account but not a Hub account, you can find additional support at the bottom of this page.


How to Join the Hub and Find Your Course Schedule

Please watch the video below
Foundation Programme | Students Support
and follow the steps on how to:

  • Accept your Hub invite
  • Create your Hub account
  • Find your Course Schedule

Or if you prefer to read written instructions on accepting your 'Invite to XR UK Foundation Programme' , here they are:

  1. Go to your email and find the one from
    Subject: Invite to XR UK Foundation Programme (you may need to check your spam folder).
  2. Click on your invite link. This will open a webpage containing a form that looks like this:

  1. Fill in the form with your name (this is visible to other users, so you can use a nickname if you like) and create a password and then click Confirm.


What Next?

Once you’ve watched the video or read the instructions above, you may want to:
A. Crack on and create your Hub account.
B. Read the section below on 'How to Find your Course Schedule' first.

A. To Create your Hub account

Go back to the email we sent you titled 'Invite to XR UK Foundation Programme' - this is the only place where you can find your invite link to join the Hub.

B. How to Find your Course Schedule

Once you've created your Hub account, you can find your Course Schedule by clicking the green link 'Hub - My Forms' below, and then select the 'Foundation Programme - Course Schedule'

When you click on the green link - Hub - My Forms, this is what you'll see. You may need to log into the Hub first before you get to this page.

To find your Course Schedule form again easily, you can bookmark the link. Click the green link to find out how to do this. How to Bookmark

Communicating with the Foundation Programme

Once you're on the Hub and then Mattermost (XR's dedicated chat platform), use the Students - Foundation Programme private chat channel in Mattermost to say "Hi" to your fellow students and the Foundation Programme coordinators - and you can also ask for support there.

Any Issues?

If you are encountering any issues, read this page for information on how to fix the most common problems, or call Ned on 07949 069730

Already have a Mattermost account?

If you already have a Mattermost account but not a Hub account, watch this video.