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When you arrive

When you arrive in the UK we want you to settle in as quickly as possible so that you get the most out of your overseas visit.

On arrival

Whether you arrive by plane, train or coach you can request to be picked up and taken to your new accommodation. We highly recommend that you use this service if you’re under 18 years old.

A full college induction

Before you start your course you will receive your pre-arrival guide to give you an insight into living and studying in the UK. On your first day at college we will give you a full induction.

This includes:

  • a tour of the college campus so you know where things such as the library, canteen, multi-faith room and your classrooms are
  • how to stay safe – get information on the police, hospital and emergency contact numbers
  • get information on local transport
  • learn about customs and etiquette
  • a tour of the town centre
  • help with registering with a local doctor and dentist
  • setting up a British bank account

A chance to explore

There will be trips to go on as part of your course and others organised by our international team, giving you the chance to explore places of interest and immerse yourself in British history and culture!