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Keeping healthy

For many students, starting university in the UK will be their first experience of living away from home, and it’s important to remember to look after your own well-being to help keep yourself happy and healthy

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Contacting home

When you’re in the UK, you’ll want to hear the voices of your friends and family back home. Or at least be able to communicate with them and find out what’s going on in each other’s lives

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English language courses

The UK is the world centre for English language tuition. Over 500,000 people come to the UK each year to learn English. UK institutions offer a variety of English language courses to suit all needs

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Returning home

Going back home will not just involve packing your belongings and catching a plane. There will be many things that you have to do to pick up your life as seamlessly as possible back home and to take full advantage of your time in the UK

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Adjusting to life in the UK

The UK is a great place to live as well as study. It is a vibrant, fun multicultural country with beautiful scenery, historic sights and some of the best museums, art galleries and cinemas in the world

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Food and drink

If you want to branch out from food in your halls of residence, or indeed your own cooking, no matter where you come from, you will usually find an eating establishment that suits your tastes and budget

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Study methods

There are a great number of different courses and institutions in the UK. Whatever you choose, you can expect to experience a variety of teaching methods and a certain amount of study support

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Living costs in the UK

In addition to tuition fees, your other main cost is living expenses. Living in the UK is generally good value for money. It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and so the standard of living is high

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Banking in the UK

If you are planning on staying in the UK for longer than a few months you will need to get a bank account. This will be more secure than carrying large amounts of cash and travellers’ cheques around with you