Key contacts and useful numbers
UEA London Campus
102 Middlesex Street
Phone: +44 (0)207 059 4400
Fax: +44 (0)207 247 9246
Taxi Service: +(0)844 800 6677
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Health and Safety
It is always advisable to have a health check before you leave your home country for a long period, and in some cases you may be asked to produce evidence of a health check when you apply for your UK Tier 4 Student visa. Find out if this applies to you by reviewing information on the UK visa website.
Soon after arriving in London it is essential for you to register with a local doctor (also called ‘general practitioner' or ‘GP'). If you have an Immunisation Book, then please bring this with you. We will help you to register with a local doctor during induction week.
If you already take prescribed drugs, please bring a copy of the original packaging and the prescription with you. If you wear spectacles consider bringing a spare pair with you, or if you wear contact lenses, bring a sufficient supply to use while you are here in the UK or a prescription in English to ensure you can secure a ready supply.
Who is required to register with the Police?
Under UK immigration guidelines, some international students are required to register with the police within seven-days from when they arrive in the U.K. This will be indicated on your entry clearance/student visa. If you are not sure whether this applies to you, please visit the Welcome Desk on the First Floor and we will be happy to advise you.
During Induction Week you will be given additional information about Police Registration.
What documents do I need to take with me?
If it is the first time you have registered with the police, or if you are getting a replacement for a lost or stolen certificate you will need to take the following to your appointment:
- your passport
- two passport size photographs
- registration fee £34
- scholarship/sponsorship letter (if you are being sponsored)
- utility bill or accommodation contract (as proof of address)
It is very important that you attend your appointment on time and bring all required documents.
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.
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
UK banks are open 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays and some are open on Saturday mornings.
For further advice on opening bank accounts in the UK can be found on the UKCISA website.
It is estimated that a single student will need approximately £1000 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 international student calculator may be useful.