Before you arrive

Joining us in January?

Choosing your electives before you arrive is easy and helps make your induction week much smoother, with one less thing to worry about. Once you confirm your place at the International Study Centre, you should receive an elective form to be submitted to your representative. If you haven’t already confirmed your choices then you can submit your choices using this form.

Full information about all the modules across all the pathways can be found on the relevant course pages on this site.

Pre-arrival information

If you are a new student joining us at the International Study Centre, you may have some questions about what it's like to live and study in the UK. To help you plan your journey, we’ve put together a useful guide with information on what to do once you have confirmed your place, including what to pack and much more.

Download the pre-arrival guide.

Living in the UK

Life on campus will be different from what you are used to and we’re sure you’ll have many questions. We’ve compiled a list of the top three most frequently asked below, together with our answers.

Q: What’s it like to live in the UK? 

A: Britain is home to residents from around the world, giving it a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel. You’ll soon be able to adapt to a whole variety of situations, from understanding British etiquette and slang to cooking your own food and going out with your new friends. 

Q: How will I meet people and make friends?

A: It won’t take you long to make friends, but whilst you settle in, we will organise events designed to help you meet your classmates and build new friendships. There are also many societies you can join to meet people with similar interests to you. 

Q: Will I be able to find food from my home country? 

A: The UK is a multicultural country and you will find local shops will sell most things you will need. If you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, some of the larger supermarkets stock a wider range of international products. There are also restaurants serving cuisine from around the world so if you’re looking for a something to remind you of home you’ll be able to find just what you want.

Advice from UK study buddies