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What should international students pack and bring with them to UK?

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    What should an international student bring from home when they're coming to study in the UK? I would just say something that you really love bring something that reminds you of your family, something that remind you of home. It might be your favourite pair of slippers. It might be your favourite bedding, but everything else is replaceable. We've got shops for everything here.

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    Queen Mary University of London

    Queen Mary University of London

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    My name is Megan and the deputy head of international student recruitment here at Queen Mary, University of London. What should students pack when they come to the UK? Don't bring too much. Of course, bring the clothes that you need and any creature comforts from home. But London has lots of stores where you can buy things like clothing, kitchen accessories and school supplies. So you can do some of your shopping when you get here. There are a few things that might be different from home, like different electrical plugs or different bed sizes. So it's good to leave those and items to purchase when you come to the UK.

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    University of Derby

    University of Derby

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    My name is Monica, I'm an international student at the University of Derby. Make sure you pack all your important documents, including passport, visa, educational documents, etc. Don't forget to pack all your essential electronic gadgets, including a mobile phone with a working SIM card. Appropriate clothing, facemask, sanitizers and medicines are essential. Kitchenware and room essentials are easily available. Don't forget to pack some cash as it's of great help as.

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    UWE Bristol

    UWE Bristol

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    So there are three areas that I would recommend No one over, documents you would need. So this could be to do with your study visa and your passport. Number two would be your hand luggage. So this is going to be charges, adapters, cash, medication are things that you would easily want to have to hand to travel with you. Number three is your main luggage. So this would be clothing, pictures, anything that's personal to you that you want to bring, but not too much, because we do have plenty of shopping in the UK.

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    Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University

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    Hi, I am a diabetic and an international engagement assistant at Nottingham Trent University, I would recommend students who get their electronic devices with you get up to and do not forget to carry all your documents and cash for initial days. I would not recommend students to carry such heavy utensils as these are easily available in the UK. Please don't forget to get some warm clothes and do carry lots of family and friends. But just.

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    Liverpool John Moores University

    Liverpool John Moores University

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    The most important thing for an international student to travel with is the correct documentation to help them through the UK border, check the UK government website before you leave your home country and make sure that all of this documentation is up to date. Also, bring something that reminds you of home, something that will help you settle into your new accommodation and help you with any homesickness that you may have. And remember that we have lots of shops here that sell clothes that suit our climate. So don't bring too many things with you.

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    Hi, guys, Selma from Coventry University, London, here are the three things that you should pack when coming to the UK is, 1. your original academic documents and your car's 2., a warm jumper or jacket for the journey because it can be cold on the plane and of course, when you land and the 3. I would say is special memories from home could be a picture of your family. It could be your mother's favorite recipe, anything that would give you some home comfort. Those are my top three.

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    Hi, guys, Florizza from Coventry University here. So three things that you should bring with you when you move to the UK to study. I recommend number one to bring a waterproof jacket. This can be a life jacket or a thick jacket that you should bring with you to keep you dry. Number two, to a compact umbrella and number three Wellington boots. Now, you may choose to buy them here in the UK, maybe too Wookey for your suitcase, but those are the three things that will keep you warm when you walk to your lectures from your accommodation.

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    University of Reading

    University of Reading

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    Hi again, this is Ludo from the University of Reading. So as an international student myself when I came into the UK, I wasn't fully aware of the weather. So my advice to you will be to get a) an umbrella with you, a pair of gloves and a pair of waterproof shoes. The weather can change quite quickly, so therefore it's important that you keep yourself warm, especially your feet.

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    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University

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    Hello from Cardiff, Matt. So let's start with the essentials you're going to need your passport and I.D. cards, import and travel documents such as your car's visa and travel documents. You're going to need credit cards and some cash, any prescribed medicines to keep you going until you register with the UK doctor. And if you got all that, you will survive. But we recommend you bring a mixture of clothing, warm clothing, some treats, your mask, woolly hat, and the rest is up to you.

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    Katheeja

    Katheeja

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    Hi, my name is Meritza and I am from Aberystwyth University. So, the top three things that we recommend to international students to bring with them and coming to the U.K. are as follows. 1. bring a nice warm winter coat to keep you warm, especially if you are travelling from a tropical country, you will definitely need one 2. bring a raincoat for the rainy days. 3. bring some walking boots, especially if you're coming to Aberystwyth.

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    Anglia Ruskin University

    Anglia Ruskin University

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    So what should you pack when you come to the UK? Definitely think about the clothing, especially at the time of year that you may be coming, whether it's a September or a January intake. Think about the weather conditions. But really important. I always say to students, make sure that you bring home comforts. Obviously, things are allowed to be well with you, but home comforts that remind you of home, that make your accommodation or where you're living more homely and of course, your documentation that you would need in order to travel and arrive in the UK.

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    Leeds Beckett University

    Leeds Beckett University

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    Hi, my name is David and I'm international development officer at Leeds Beckett University. Make sure you pack important documents such as Visa Passport, offer to study, of course, your laptop, phone its charges. And don't forget our flight adapters for the U.K., I think appropriate clothing is very important. So please check weather before your traveling hand sanitizer and mask essential these days. And lastly, having a bit of cash upon arrival are going to be useful.

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