Useful Information for Students

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Pre-departure guide

Before you leave for the UK to study at the Language Centre, please read this helpful guide. It contains all kinds of useful information including what to bring with you to London, safety information and what to do on your first day at the Language Centre:‌

You may find it useful to print this out and bring it with you on your journey.

Administration and welfare

Our administration team can help you with Oyster cards (London Underground and buses), course extensions, accommodation, bank letters and general guidance for living in London.

Our Welfare Officer can help you with any other issues, from registering with a doctor to personal problems.

Social programme

Language Centre students have access to a wide range of exciting UAL Social Programme events. Most Social Programme activities are free, but there may be some, especially theatre and trips outside London, which you would need to pay for. The most you could expect to pay would be £25.

The Students’ Union (SUARTS) offers a wide range of clubs and societies which Language Centre students are welcome to join. The cost of joining a club or society is around £7 a year. We also run occasional after school trips to restaurants and other places of interest in London for our students, with a Language Centre teacher.

For regular updates on social programme events:

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Insurance, provided by the company Endsleigh, is included in your tuition fees*. The policy starts from the moment we receive your booking and covers cancellation, medical and theft, among many other things. We hope that this will give you the security you need when coming overseas to study with us.

*Please note, this policy does not cover students on our Languages, Arts and Culture or English Language Support programmes.