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When you arrive

The following pages provide information on practical matters to help you settle in during your first few weeks at UCL.

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Settling in

Advice about settling into life in the UK, including how to overcome feelings of culture shock.

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Shopping

Find out where you can buy essential items you need upon arrival in London.

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Keeping in touch

Information on how to keep in contact with friends and family back at home.

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Healthcare

Information about the UCL Health Centre and registering with a doctor on arrival.

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Travelling in London

Information on how to get around in London.

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How to open a UK bank account

Information and advice on the process of opening a UK bank account.

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Frequently asked questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions to assist new international students.

Settling in at UCL