Life in the UK may be very different from that in your home country. You may find the following information useful to help you to make a successful transition to living and studying in the UK. We hope you have a wonderful time here at Staffordshire University.
Life in the UK
One of the most important things for you to do once you arrive in the UK is to set up a bank account.
Travelling to a new country can be a stressful experience. Culture shock is a term used to describe the impact of moving from a familiar culture to one which is unfamiliar.
You should be entitled to free medical advice and treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) if you are at the University for more than 6 months, although a prescription charge is made for medicines prescribed by your doctor.
Travelling in the UK
There are different options available to let you explore the UK.
Most properties in England will be required to pay council tax. This is an annual fee to pay for rubbish collections, the police and fire brigades.
British and local culture
Information about cultural issues, faith and religion and common UK phrases.
UK Festivals, Holidays and Events
A guide to some of the major holidays, festivals and events which take place throughout the year to help you plan your travels and activities whist you are here.
The laws in the UK will likely have some differences to the laws in your own country. Equally, if you travel to another country – they will have different laws again