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Slide 1: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 INTO UNIVERSITY OF EXETER YOUR BEST ROUTE TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS g
Slide 2: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Welcome I am delighted that you have chosen to study at INTO University of Exeter. Whichever INTO course you are planning to follow with us, you will have excellent teaching to prepare you for your further university study. The University of Exeter has a strong reputation for its teaching and research in various subjects and is an increasingly popular destination for high calibre students from around the world. At INTO we aim to provide you with a rich social experience. More than 50 different nationalities are represented in the Centre, providing the ideal opportunity to make friends with other students from different cultures and backgrounds. INTO will organise its own social events so that you enjoy your time to the full outside the classroom. As a full member of the University, you can use all the study, sport and social facilities on campus and we will introduce you to these in your first week here. The University campus offers a beautiful environment and the City of Exeter is a safe and friendly place. I know that you will settle in quickly and enjoy your time with INTO. Our brand new study centre opened in January 2011, providing an inspiring learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities. I look forward to welcoming you to our Centre. Penny Foster Centre Director, INTO University of Exeter Start dates All students should plan to arrive two days prior to your programme start date – please ensure you arrive on time!
Slide 3: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Meet the INTO University of Exeter team Penny Foster Centre Director Jill Bartholomew Head of Student Services Ruth Davenport Admissions Officer Helen Robinson Admissions Co-ordinator Bridget Pearse Accommodation Officer Sarah Pike Homestay Co-ordinator Paula Stone Welfare Officer Jemma Clancy Visa/Social Co-ordinator Denisa Newmanov Receptionist Melian Kearney Admissions Co-ordinator Contents Welcome Meet the INTO University of Exeter team Before you leave Before you arrive in the UK Arrival at the airport Arriving at INTO University of Exeter Airport collection form Money 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 Orientation programme Registering for your course Making the most of your first week Social programme Health and safety Key contacts, useful numbers and websites Maps 11 12 14 15 16 17 18
Slide 4: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Before you leave Checklist – before you leave home Please make sure you have completed everything on this checklist before you leave home. As soon as possible: 1. Have you paid full fees for your tuition, accommodation and insurance (if applicable)? 2. Have you returned your Arrival Details Form to admissions.finance@into.uk.com? 3. Do you require an INTO airport taxi transfer? If so, please complete Section 3 of the Arrival Details Form and the Credit Card form. 4. Have you booked your accommodation? 5. Have you checked your passport is valid for at least six months? 6. Have you applied for and received your visa? One or two weeks before you leave for the UK: 7. Have you organised cash and pound sterling traveller’s cheques to bring with you? 8. Do you know your airline’s luggage allowance and have you packed accordingly? 9. Have you emailed a passport photograph to m.e.fulcher@exeter.ac.uk for your INTO student card? What to bring with you: 10. Have you packed all relevant original documentation or certified copies including your: • INTO Offer Letter • INTO CAS statement – if required • IELTS certificate or original English Language test result • ny other original documents/transcripts listed in your Offer Letter/CAS Statement, for A example your high school certificate or home university certificates including translations (if originals are not in English). You will need these to register and enrol on your course and to extend your visa in the UK when you need to • Passport and Visa/Identity card • ank statement (no more than 1 month old showing the required funds for 28 days) as evidence to B show the Immigration Officer on arrival at the airport in the UK 11. Have you got your documents for medical registration? • Immunisation History Book • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Visa Tuberculosis Screening Certificate (if you have one) 12. Have you put the emergency telephone numbers into your mobile phone (to be put into your hand luggage)? 13. Do • • • 4  you have: Photographs from home? Waterproof coat and shoes? Addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of friends and family?
Slide 5: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Before you arrive in the UK Applying for a UK student visa Most international students from outside the European Union who wish to take a full-time course in the UK must apply for a visa prior to leaving their home country. You can check your status on the following website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/policyandlaw/ immigrationlaw/immigrationrules/appendix1/ If you are a visa national you can apply for a • Student Visitor Visa for courses of six months or less; • an Extended Student Visitor Visa for English language courses only for courses of between 6–11 months; • a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for English language courses at or above B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the UK Border agency have assessed this as equivalent to an IELTS score of 4.0 – with no less than 4.0 in each sub-skill; • or a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for courses at Level 3 or above on the National Qualifications framework (NQF) at an institution which is a Highly Trusted Sponsor. • The start date is published on your CAS Statement. If you plan to arrive on a different date you must let us know. This is very important as we must inform the UK Border Agency (UKBA) if you do not arrive on time. • If you change your mind and want to study at another institution, you have to tell us before you come to the UK so we can cancel your CAS with UKBA, and you can re-apply for your visa with a CAS from a different sponsor. Changes to your student registration status We must tell the UK Border Agency about any students who have an entry clearance visa issued under PBS rules who fail to arrive for the start of a course, withdraw from a course, defer or suspend their studies, or fail to attend for significant periods of time. Meeting immigration staff at the airport When you arrive at a UK airport, you should be prepared to answer some questions about yourself, including where you will be staying and what you intend to do during your time in the UK. You may be asked to undergo a brief, routine health check by the airport doctor, which might include an X-ray. The health check will take place in a separate room. Afterwards, you will need to return to Immigration Control. Please note that if you have already studied in the UK and are changing your education provider, you will need to apply for a visa for your new course with us. This could take up to 40 days. It is a criminal offence to start a course with a different educational provider before you have applied for your new visa from the Home Office. We will not be able to register you on the course unless you have a valid visa. How will the Points Based System (PBS) affect my entry clearance/student visa application? If you are a visa national and you apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa you will need a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’(CAS), which is an electronic number we will provide for you. Applying for your Tier 4 (General) Student visa to come to the UK When you apply for a Tier 4 (General) Student visa you must include a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. • We will send your CAS details when you confirm your unconditional offer of a place to study and pay your deposit/full fees. • Your CAS will not be sent more than six months before the start of your course. • The CAS number will be included in a letter called a ‘CAS Statement’. This will also include important information needed for your visa application. • You can only apply for your visa three months or less before the start of your course. To find out more: We advise that you check these websites regularly for up to date and accurate information. UK Border Agency: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/ British Embassy/High Commission – advice on where you can apply for a visa: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/ wheretoapply UKCISA (Council for International Student Affairs) – Advice for international students: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/immigration.php 5
Slide 6: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Arrival at the airport INTO airport taxi transfer INTO University of Exeter can arrange for a local taxi firm to meet students on arrival at the airport and take them directly to their accommodation. Payment for the transfer must be made seven working days in advance. The costs are as follows: Prices until Fri 23 Sep 2011: London Heathrow airport London Gatwick airport Bristol International airport Exeter International airport Prices from Sat 24 Sep 2011: London Heathrow airport London Gatwick airport Bristol International airport Exeter International airport £205.00 £225.00 £100.00 £20.00 £210.00 £230.00 £105.00 £20.00 If you want to share a taxi from Heathrow to reduce charges, you will still need to pay full fees seven days in advance however transfers will be refunded accordingly (i.e. two students per taxi – £104; 3 or 4 students per taxi – £85). Please note that if you are delayed in meeting your taxi, either because your flight has been delayed, or because of delays at UK immigration or baggage collection, the taxi company will charge ‘waiting time’ and this charge will be passed on to you. If you would like us to meet you at the airport, please complete the attached ‘Airport Transfer Booking Form’ on page 8 and return it to INTO. Payment can be made by completing the attached credit card form on page 9 and faxing it to INTO at +44 (0) 1392 264 277. If you do not want an airport transfer, you must still complete the ‘Arrival Details Form’ on page 10 and email to INTO at into@exeter.ac.uk, or fax to +44 (0) 1392 264 277. If you have booked an airport transfer, as you pass through immigration into the Arrivals Hall, you will see your taxi driver waiting for you holding an INTO sign with your name on it. If you cannot find your taxi driver on arrival, DO NOT LEAVE the Hall. Please Do The following: 1. Go to the Information Desk and ask them to make an announcement asking the taxi driver for YOUR NAME, going to INTO University of Exeter, to come to the Information Desk. Wait there until the taxi driver arrives. 2. Contact INTO on the Emergency Mobile Telephone Number +44 (0) 7972 136 198. 6
Slide 7: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Arriving at INTO University of Exeter YOU MUST INFORM US OF YOUR ARRIVAL DETAILS SO WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOMEONE TO MEET YOU. Please note that you are to arrive no earlier than the weekend before your course starts. If you do, you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements. If your flight is delayed, or you are delayed at the airport and will therefore arrive on a date after the weekend prior to your course start date, then you should call either the INTO office number during office hours or the INTO Emergency number at all other times to inform us. accommodation you can email Sarah at s.l.pike@exeter.ac.uk or telephone her on +44 (0) 1392 725 352. University accommodation If you are staying in INTO accommodation, you must arrive on either the Saturday or Sunday before your course starts. Details of where to go on arrival in Exeter will be provided with your accommodation confirmation. On arrival you will be given your room key, asked to sign your accommodation contract and shown to your room. It is important that you complete the Arrival Details Form and return it to INTO, so that we can make sure that the key to your accommodation is waiting for you. If you are arriving earlier than the weekend before your course starts then you must make your own hotel arrangements until the Centre opens. Accommodation – when to arrive and where to go Homestay accommodation If you have requested homestay accommodation, you will be sent details of your accommodation by Sarah Pike, INTO’s Homestay Co-ordinator. As well as your host’s name and address, you will also receive a host profile, telling you more about your hosts and some information about what to expect when you are living in homestay accommodation. If you have requested and paid for the taxi transfer service, your taxi will take you directly to your host. When you get there, you will be given information about how to find the INTO Centre and directions on how to get to the University on the first day of your course. It is important that you contact your hosts to introduce yourself and also to let them know when you think you will arrive in Exeter, so that they can make sure they are home to greet you. When you arrive at your host’s home there will be instructions on what to do next. If you have any questions regarding homestay Private accommodation Sourcing Private Accommodation: INTO is unable to assist you directly with the process of finding private accommodation as this will be a legal agreement between yourself and the landlord. We can however provide a guide to finding private accommodation, which includes contact details for local letting agents and relevant websites. If you require this please email s.l.pike@exeter.ac.uk ‘Life’s great! Good accommodation, top notch teaching and loads of fun activities. It doesn’t get much better than this.’ El Hannan Lee, Malaysia 7
Slide 8: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Arrival details form All students MUST complete this arrival details form and return one week before your course start date by email to admissions.finance@into.uk.com or fax to +44 (0) 1273 328 595 / +44 (0) 1273 329 746 Section 1 (compulsory) Personal details Family name (surname) Other/given names (first name) Male Email address INTO number (please refer to offer letter) Female Mobile phone number Section 2 (compulsory) Arrival details into the UK and confirmation of accommodation Country flight departs from Date of arrival in the UK Arrival Airport Flight number Time of arrival in the UK (am/pm) Terminal Name of airline If you are organising your own transfer from the airport: Arrival date at INTO University of Exeter: Accommodation/Centre Arrival time at INTO University of Exeter (am/pm): Accommodation/Centre Any special requirements Please make sure that you book a flight which arrives on the weekend before your course start date. If on arrival you require a taxi to meet you and will be staying in a hotel or other accommodation not arranged by INTO then please provide the address Section 3 (optional) Airport transfer booking If you would like a taxi to meet you at your UK arrival airport and take you to your accommodation please tick one of the following boxes and complete the credit card section below. For further details on the cost of the Airport Transfer, please see page 6. London Heathrow Airport Exeter International Airport Gatwick Airport Bristol International Airport I do not require an airport transfer 8 ✁
Slide 9: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 ✁ Section 4 If you will be under 18 on arrival and do not require INTO to meet you at the airport and arrange a transfer then the following section must be completed Name of person meeting the student: Address of person meeting the student: Mobile telephone number: Name of parent: Signature of parent: Date: Credit card form Payments over £50 by credit card are subject to a 2% surcharge and debit cards to a £1 surcharge. This will be taken from the card in addition to the amount stated in section 3 of this form. CREDIT CARD DETAILS To enable fees to be debited from your credit card, please complete the details below. VISA CREDIT MASTERCARD DEBIT If DEBIT, please specify type: Please note, the University will only accept transactions using the following cards: Mastercard, Visa, Solo, Maestro, Electron or Visa debit. Credit/debit card number Card start date —— —— (mm/yy) Issue number Security code This is the last three digits of the code found on the back of your card. Cardholder name Billing address / Card expiry date —— —— (mm/yy) / Please return this form by email to admissions.finance@into.uk.com or fax to +44 (0) 1273 328 595 / +44 (0) 1273 329 746 9
Slide 10: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Money Currency Currency across the UK is the pound sterling (£GBP). One pound is divided into one hundred pence (100p). Notes are issued to the value of £50, £20, £10, and £5 and coins to the value of £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p. Please note that £50 notes are very uncommon and should be avoided as they can often be the target of counterfeiters. We do not advise carrying large sums of cash with you on arrival. We recommend that you bring enough money with you to cover the first couple of weeks after your arrival – no more than £250 in cash for your immediate needs should suffice. It is safer to bring large sums of money in travellers’ cheques, which can be cashed in banks, post offices and airports but be aware that there is often a minimum commission charge. Please avoid carrying large sums of cash or keeping large amounts in your room for safety reasons. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in the UK, MasterCard (Access) and Visa credit cards being the most common. Diners Club and American Express are less so. You can withdraw cash from a cashpoint machine (also known as an ‘ATM’) if you have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for that card. You may want to inform your current bank that you are going to the UK and to ask if you can use your card here. Bank accounts If you are going to be here for longer than six months, we strongly recommended you open a UK bank account, as soon as possible, after arriving in the UK. UK banks are open 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays and some are open on Saturday mornings. If you bring a banker’s draft in sterling with you (payable to yourself) or arrange for it to be sent, then you can open an account at a bank after you have registered on your course. It may also be useful to bring a letter from your bank at home (or some other documentation) to confirm your credit status. We will provide you with further information and support on opening accounts during your induction week. In order to open a bank account you will need the following: • your passport • proof you are a student – we will issue you with an official bank letter after registration • proof of address. For further advice on opening bank accounts in the UK, you can visit: www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/bank_account.php Living costs It is estimated that a single student will need approximately £650–£750 a month to meet their basic living expenses. This is just an indication and will alter depending on your lifestyle and spending habits. It is important to plan and budget your finances for living in the UK; it’s not just your course fees you need to think about. If you want help with planning and budgeting your finances, the following international student website may be useful: www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international/ index.asp 10
Slide 11: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Orientation programme Induction programme At the start of your course you will receive a full induction (providing you arrive the weekend before the start date of the course). This will vary in length according to which course you will be studying and it is a great opportunity to meet staff and students and find out more about the University and the local area. You should attend all sessions. The induction programme will usually include: • welcome talks • information sessions with INTO Student Services, the Students’ Union, security staff • an English language placement test • social activities • a city orientation tour of Exeter • a campus tour. ‘When I first came to Exeter the INTO staff were a great support to me. The events in the welcome week such as trips to Sidmouth and Topsham, Bowling, Cream Tea and visits to the city centre helped me a lot. I also found many friends from different nations of the world.’ Muhammad Umeed Pakistan The following is an example time table for the September and January orientation programme. TIME 09.00 09.30 10.00 10.30 11.00 WELCOME FROM THE CENTRE DIRECTOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR MONDAY TUESDAY STUDENT SERVICES TALK WEDNESDAY SOCIAL PROGRAMME PRESENTATION UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PRESENTATION TALK FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18 MATHS TEST FOR FOUNDATION STUDENTS (NOT ALL PATHWAYS) LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH COURSE REGISTRATION ENGLISH LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST EXETER CITY TOUR COURSE REGISTRATION CREAM TEA RECEPTION SPORTS AFTERNOON LUNCH LUNCH INFORMATION FAIR – LEARN ABOUT THE STUDENTS UNION, CLUB AND SOCIETIES INTRODUCTION TO YOUR COURSE INDEPENDENT LEARNING PRESENTATION POLICE REGISTRATION (IF APPLICABLE) THURSDAY FRIDAY 11.30 12.00 12.30 13.00 13.30 14.00 14.30 15.00 15.30 16.00 16.30 EVENING BOWLING NIGHT BARN DANCE Students starting programmes not in September and January will enjoy a shorter orientation programme 11
Slide 12: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Registering for your course For registration purposes at the INTO Centre you will be required to provide original academic transcripts and certificates, you must bring these documents with you. We need a passport photograph of you to prepare your INTO Student Card. The INTO Student Card gives you access to the library, 24 hour access to the computer centre a range of student discounts (e.g. for travel). To supply your photograph by email please attach a passport style photograph in jpeg format and send to into@exeter.ac.uk (please cc in m.e.fulcher@exeter.ac.uk). Make sure your name and INTO Reference Number are clearly written in the subject/title of the email. We can also accept photographs that have been sent by post. If you send them by post then you should send two passport photographs with your name written clearly on the back of each one. If we do not receive your photographs before you arrive, it will take at least five working days to prepare your UniCard. During this time you will not be able to access computers, the internet or your emails. The INTO Student Card acts as identification for you on campus and you should keep it with you at all times. It also acts as your library card and gives you 24 hour access to the University computer rooms. Once your UniCard is ready you can collect it from Reception two or three days after registration. UniCards have the user’s name and photo, expiry date and a barcode with a number under it. The barcode/number is encoded on the reverse of the card and this magnetic strip is used for building access control. The UniCard is issued to all staff and students and serves as your library card. It will identify you as a member of the University and allows you appropriate access to services and facilities. You can also use this card to get student discounts in some shops. To use the University printers you need to put money on your student card. You can do this online at www.epay.exeter.ac.uk/printing. You must keep your card with you at all times. Registering for computer access Once you have your UniCard then you can register for computer access. You can do this in different ways: • use the computer in Reception • register online https://srs.exeter.ac.uk/resource/ itreg/index.php • visit I.T. services in the Main Library. 12
Slide 13: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 “Three words jump into my mind when I think about life as an international student in Exeter; safe, equality and friendly. I never ever feel lonely.” Ji Yingjin China 13
Slide 14: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Making the most of your first week On arrival we will provide you with a free SIM card to use in the UK which also has one free international call on it, so you can call home and let your family know you have arrived safely. This will give you cheap rates to phone internationally and will be much cheaper than your current SIM card or any other UK network providers. Alternatively, you can always download Skype, a free computer programme that allows you to use your computer like a phone and place international calls for free to other Skype users. Depending on your computer, web cameras are also supported. Please remember that when you arrive in the UK you will have travelled a long way from home and although this will be an exciting time, please do remember that your family and friends may worry about you. Remember to contact them and let them know that you are safe! Other things to remember: • attend ALL your classes and tutorials • always be on time • be prepared for your classes • care for others’ feelings and cultures • feel free to ask questions whenever you need to • join social events and sports clubs. There are lots to choose from so ask the INTO staff • keep your accommodation clean and tidy • overcome problems by sharing them with your friends, teachers and INTO staff • practise English as much as you can and in as many places as you can • your academic progress and your behaviour will always be monitored 14
Slide 15: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Social programme In addition to your academic study, INTO organises a regular programme of activities designed to help you make the most of your time in the UK. The social programme includes: • scorted day trips to nearby cities (for example Bath, Bristol or Cardiff) or sights of interest like Stonehenge and the Eden Project; • Attendance at local events such as the South West Festival of Food and Drink or the theatre; • Internationally themed events such as Chinese New Year and Diwali celebrations; • Sports afternoons and competitions; • Bowling; • Quiz Nights and Film Showings; • Parties and more! Details of all the social programme events will be published on noticeboards in the INTO Building and Duryard. Updates are also regularly to all student via their university email account and often also feature on the INTO facebook page. Where space is limited, such as on the day trips, students will be ask to sign-up in advance as soon as possible and this can be done at reception in the INTO Building. Day trips and the sporting events are normally scheduled on a Saturday and Sunday respectively. The other events will be scheduled for afternoons and early evenings throughout the week. A number of the activities that take place on campus will be provided free, but note that there are some that may have a small charge. The coach trips for instance can cost up to £25 depending on the location and whether there are any admissions charges. On average, you can also expect between 25 to 250 students to be in attendance at each event. The social programme is carefully designed to include a wide range of activities to cater for every taste. It also provides a key opportunity for students to socialise with each other and those at the University and even local residents of the city. 15
Slide 16: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Health and safety Deciding to study overseas can be an exciting yet daunting opportunity. To ensure that you can make the most of this experience, once your arrive in the UK our dedicated student support teams will help you settle in to student life. During your induction programme they will deliver safety talks, as well as provide you with information about services available to support international students. In the case of an emergency you can always contact a member of the team by calling +44 (0) 7972 136 198. doctor. Full details of how to register at the University of Exeter Student Health Clinic will be given to you during your induction programme. Private Health Insurance Full travel, medical and health insurance is mandatory for all INTO University of Exeter students. Unless proof of suitable alternative cover is provided during the application process, Uniplan Insurance will automatically be added to your course fees. Before you travel to the UK It is always advisable to have a health check before you leave your home country. In some cases, when you arrive in the UK you may be asked to produce health certificates detailing your vaccinations. For example, if you are coming from a tuberculosis (TB) high-risk area, a chest x-ray report may be required. It’s a good idea to carry these documents in your hand luggage in case you need to show them UK immigration. For more information visit www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/tbscreening If you are undergoing any medical treatment, we advise you to bring your current prescriptions and a doctor’s report (translated into English). Similarly if you wear glasses consider bringing a spare pair with you, or if you wear contact lenses bring a sufficient supply to use while you are in the UK or a prescription (translated into English) to ensure you can secure a ready supply. Personal Safety The UK is a safe place to study and live in. You can make your time here as an international student even safer by using common sense. For practical tips on how keep safe during your studies please visit www.britishcouncil.org/eumd-immigration.htm, where you can download a copy of ‘First Steps’ pre-departure publication. Safety in your accommodation To ensure a safe living environment, students living in INTO University residences must keep to all of the rules and regulations. Within the accommodation we have also appointed a number of Students Wardens to ensure your well-being and provide you with an alternative source of support. Safety in Centre Safety in the INTO Centre is everyone’s responsibility. If you see anything that is a cause of concern, please report it to the reception desk and we will ensure that it is dealt with immediately. Please note that smoking is not permitted in any public place in the UK and so you cannot smoke in the INTO Centre. Health services in the UK If you are coming to the UK as a full-time student on a course lasting six months or more, you will be eligible for free or subsidised treatment in the UK under the National Health Service (NHS). This means that you can see a doctor or go to hospital for free. You only have to pay for prescription medicines, which is currently £7.40 per item. All you have to do when you arrive in the UK is register with a local 16 Useful websites British Council – www.educationuk.org UKCISA – www.ukcisa.org.uk NHS Direct – www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk University of Exeter – http://www.exeter.ac.uk/ newstudents/healthandwelfare/
Slide 17: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Key contacts, useful numbers and websites IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Please make sure that you put these numbers in your phone: INTO University of Exeter +44 (0) 1392 724 282 Our reception is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm for all your questions and to assist you on arrival Website: www.intohigher.com/exeter Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/INTO-University-ofExeter/35518218482 Twitter: twitter.com/INTO_Exeter INTO TV: www.youtube.com/user/INTOTV Exeter taxi firms Gemini (INTO’s preferred company) +44 (0) 1392 666 666 Capital +44 (0) 1392 433 433 1st Call +44 (0) 1392 661 122 Dartline +44 (0) 1392 422 888 Useful websites Visa information www.ukvisas.gov.uk UKBA www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk Studying in the UK and excellent advice on budgeting www.educationuk.org UKCISA advice for International Students www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/ UK living and culture www.britishcouncil.org UK weather www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather International Student Calculator www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international National Health Service www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx Transport for London (underground/tube, buses, etc) www.tfl.gov.uk 17 INTO Emergency number +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Out of office hours for emergency use only Emergencies 999 If you need the Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance Service in an emergency, the telephone number to call is 999. If you are unfortunate enough to experience crime, have been involved in an attack or threatened, you should report it to the police and INTO. Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) +44 (0) 207 967 1200 www.iasuk.org If you have any problems at Immigration Control, please call this number for free advice.
Slide 18: Pre-departure guide 2011–2012 Maps Exeter city centre University of Exeter Streatham Campus Rd n Rd Unio Prince Charles Rd a of W Prince St David’s station les Black Exeter central station Harlequins shopping centre bo y R d Bus and coach station Princesshay shopping centre Guilhall shopping centre Exeter Cathedral University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus Heavitree Rd Bomb ay Rd Fr o g St Quay EXETER CITY CENTRE Ho llo w ay S Barnfield Rd c wi Co t kS t County Hall Royal Devon and Exeter hospital A lphing ton To ps ha m St Rd 18
Slide 19: In case of emergency call INTO University of Exeter on +44 (0) 7972 136 198 Campus map 2 Duryard INTO residence 7 6 INTO University of Exeter 1 8 4 3 5 10 9 Key AcAdemic/sociAl/non-residentiAl cAtered residence self-cAtered residence PedestriAn route from rAil to cAmPus PArking tennis courts footPAth from residence to cAmPus cycle route from residence to cAmPus AlternAte cycle routes Bus route d Bus route h one-wAy 1 2 into university of exeter into university residence P t BUS ROUTE H BUS ROUTE D ADMINISTRATION/SOCIAL 3 northcote house InternatIonal StUDent SUPPort offIce 4 exeter northcott theAtre 5 shoPPing centre 6 sPorts PArk 7 tennis centre UNIVeRSITy ReSIDeNCeS 8, 9, 10 TOWARDS CITY CENTRE 19
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