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Arrival Guide for Students Starting a UK University

1. Contact Home: Upon your arrival, take a moment to connect with your loved ones back home. A quick phone call, text message, or email will provide reassurance that you've safely reached your destination.

2. Check into Your Accommodation: Whether you're residing in university-managed housing or private accommodation, follow the instructions provided by your accommodation provider. If any questions arise, promptly contact them for guidance. If transportation is needed, explore local taxi services, and consider booking in advance.

3. Collect Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP): For those requiring a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), refer to the instructions in the visa letter received. This includes details on the collection location, such as a local post office. Ensure all necessary documents, including your passport, are ready for collection.

4. Complete Your Right to Study Check: Fulfill the right to study check as per the guidelines provided by your educational institution. New and returning students who are not British, Irish, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man nationals may need to complete this check before online enrolment. If you hold a Student visa, complete this check after arriving in the destination country.

5. Complete Online Enrolment and Check Your Timetable: Follow the personalized link sent to you for the right to study check and proceed with online enrolment. Upon completion, access your course timetable and other University systems. Your faculty will guide you on collecting your University Student card, an essential identification document.

6. Register with a Doctor: Consider registering with the medical center on campus as soon as you have a local address. This ensures timely access to medical support. If applicable, understand the process for accessing the National Health Service (NHS) based on your visa's health coverage.

7. Open a UK Bank Account: While not mandatory, opening a UK bank account is beneficial for various financial transactions. Research and choose a bank based on your preferences. Check the bank's website for online application options or visit a branch with required documents, including proof of identity, a UK address, and the student status letter provided by Sahra FEC Ltd.

8. Learn about University Support: Explore the comprehensive support services available at your university. Download the university app for easy access to essential information, including timetables, campus navigation, and academic support resources. Obtain a SIM card for your mobile phone at the Student Hub if needed.

9. Attend Social Events and Make New Friends: Actively participate in social events, activities, societies, and sports clubs to help you settle into your new environment and foster connections with fellow students. Universities often organize a variety of events to facilitate networking and socializing.

10. Sahra FEC Ltd. Continuous Support: Remember that Sahra FEC Ltd. is here to support you throughout your entire educational journey. If you encounter any challenges or have specific questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team. We are committed to ensuring your academic experience is enriching and successful. Wishing you a smooth transition and a fulfilling academic experience with Sahra FEC Ltd. Education Consultancy Services!


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