UCL Human Resources


Relocating to the UK

This guidance contains information for staff relocating to the UK


This guidance provides a wide range or resources for new employee of UCL and their families who are moving to the UK from abroad. It recommends suppliers for key services and provides hints on important aspects of university and UK life. The guidance outlines the UCL Relocation Scheme and explains who is eligible to use it. It provides links to information about visas and the right to work in the UK. 

Contents include

-Key Aspects of the Move

  • Accommodation
  • Household Goods Removal
  • Visa - Permission to Work

-Settling-in and Useful Information

  • Activities in London
  • Bank Account
  • Benefits for Employees
  • Childcare and Education
  • Council Tax
  • Driving in the UK
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Essential Travel Items for the UK
  • Healthcare
  • Induction
  • Outside of London
  • Pension
  • Pet Travel
  • Postcodes
  • Research and Teaching
  • Tax and National Insurance
  • Transport
  • Weather

Who should read this policy

  • New members of staff moving to the UK
  • Recruiters
  • Managers of staff moving to the UK


Last updated: Friday, September 29, 2017