Your first weeks

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

Settling in

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Advice about settling into life in the UK, including dealing with culture shock.

Travel in London

Link to railcards

Information on the different modes of transport for travelling around London.

Staying safe

Link to Evening and weekend support

Information on how to keep yourself and your belongings safe in London.

Healthcare in the UK

Mental Health services

Information on how to register with a doctor on arrival and access other services.

Open a UK bank account


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

Police registration

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Guidance on how to register with the police if this is a condition of your visa.

Information for affiliates

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Information about module registration for affiliate students.

Keep in touch

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Information about mobile phone services in the UK and options for staying in touch.


Link to UCL Shop

Find out where you can buy essential items once you've arrived in London.