YOUR STAY IN THE UK
Opening a Bank Account
When Students arrives in the UK, one of the things that is necessary to do is to open a bank account. Most banks will require that the College issues a letter to certify that the Student is regularly enrolled and for how long. The letter together with the other documents, such as: an identity card or passport, the address where the Student is residing in the U.K. is normally sufficient for the bank to assist the Student in opening the account.
New regulations set down by the Home Office, regulates whether a Student has a right to work while studying in the UK.
So that Students can get up-to-date information, regarding work it is advisable to visit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/
Overseas students are advised to bring warm clothing (e.g. jerseys/pullovers, coat, jacket) and an umbrella. The climate in the U.K. is seasonal and winters can be harsh, wet and windy.
For many overseas students, the effects of an unfamiliar climate and the pressures of living far from home and family can sometimes give rise to medical problems. On arrival, students are advised to register with a doctor as soon as possible. They are also advised to register with a local dentist, as it is far easier to get emergency treatment if they are registered.
Extending your Stay
When you enter the U.K. you will be given ‘leave to enter’, for a specified period. If you wish to stay longer, then it is important to apply to the Home Office for an extension of stay before your Visa expires. You will need to complete a form, and enclose documents including your passport, a letter from the College that confirms your enrolment to a new advanced course and that you have sufficient funds.