Living in the UK may be very different to your home country. There are things you need to consider before you leave and things you need to do as soon as you arrive.
You will need to consider any additional costs such as household utilities such as electricity, gas and water bills. There is lots of information below and living costs is also discussed on the University website.
You need to make sure that any electrical equipment you bring is compatible in the UK, for example hair straighteners or electrical shavers may not be compatible.
Once you arrive on campus, you can connect to the University’s WiFi network using your University email address through eduroam or WIFiGuest. The University has a dedicated IT service site where you can find clear instructions on how to connect.
In the UK your mobile phones may not be compatible. The internet has lots of information about the different types of mobile phones you can have.
There may already be a telephone line in your accommodation. A line with a fixed connection is known as a 'landline'. To activate an existing landline you will need to contact the telephone provider.
In the UK you will need a licence to watch TV - follow this UKCISA link for information about the TV Licence. You will need a TV licence to watch or record programmes as they're being shown on TV live or through an online TV service, such as All4, Sky Go and YouTube, or if you download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.