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Once we have finalised your choice of courses and, together, we’ve agreed your residential arrangements, we’ll send you more information regarding our college and the opportunities that await you.

We will keep in close contact and make all necessary arrangements with you regarding visas, travel, and International student orientation events. These early events help friendships form quickly, as you adjust to life and study in the UK.

Here is a basic list of things for you to consider as you prepare to join us:

  • It is a good idea to be in contact with your host family before you meet them in person. Maybe ‘friend’ them on Facebook, or maybe Skype, email, or Instant Message them.
  • Obtain original copies of your examination certificates for processing during enrolment (these will be returned to you).
  • Make sure that we are aware of when your flight will arrive as soon as you have booked it so we can arrange for you to be collected from the airport.
  • Arrange personal insurance for yourself, not only for your travel but the duration of your stay.
  • Check your government’s restrictions on taking money out of the country. You must declare cash of 10,000 Euros or more (or the equivalent in any other currency).
  • Check the HM Revenues and Customs website to see what you can bring into the UK. You may not bring any meat or dairy products and many other items are restricted. Check carefully.
  • Make sure that you will have some British currency for use during the first few days or weeks until your bank account is set up (we will help you with this).
  • If you have any ongoing medical issues, get a letter from your doctor to explain the issues and any medication you may be on.
  • Bring 2 passport size colour photographs and your Biometric Residence Permit (if you have one) with you, as you will need to register with the police when you arrive if you are from one of a selected group of countries (there is a list here).
  • Keep your paperwork from the college (including your unconditional offer and CAS number) and recent bank statements in your hand luggage when you fly into the UK. Border Force officers may ask to see this information.

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