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Creating confidence Making sure that your time studying in the UK is safe and enjoyable 2016      17  www.educationuk.org ...
   It   s important to integrate into the local community. I   ve made lots of friends locally and it   s helped me unders...
Contents Welcome to the UK   2  Arriving in the UK   4  Meet the police   6  Protecting your identity   7  Taking out insu...
Welcome to the UK For many of you this may be your first time living away from home in an unfamiliar country. This guide i...
that, for most part, people in the UK do not carry guns and that the country has good medical care, closely following this...
Arriving in the UK In the excitement of arriving in any new country, it can be easy to get distracted and misplace things,...
https   www.gov.uk biometric-residence-permits replace and https   www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk home welcome. You must also repo...
Meet the police The police in the UK are friendly and helpful. They have a duty to protect everyone and can always be safe...
Protecting your identity How to report a crime To report a non-emergency minor crime, just call 101 or your local police s...
Taking out insurance  Frauds and scams  We strongly advise you to insure your belongings when you arrive in case of theft ...
and other associated problems, including not being able to complete your course or your stay in the UK.  n  Making use of ...
Finding private accommodation It   s important that you have safe and suitable accommodation while you are studying in the...
n  Explore and compare crime and outcomes of crime in your neighbourhood. These maps show what crimes have been committed ...
n  If you move into a new home you should change the front and back door locks immediately. If you lose your keys, or if t...
n  If you have a telephone-answering machine, don   t record a message saying     I am not available   , as this reveals t...
n  If you arrive home and do see signs of a break-in     smashed windows or open doors     don   t go in. Go to a friend o...
n  Close all internal doors, especially at night or when you are out. n  Take extra care around your home. Most fires are ...
Safety on the streets Recent research suggests it is generally safe to walk on the streets in the UK, although you should ...
n  Be alert and be brief when using a mobile phone. Be discreet and try to conceal it. Don   t wander along with your earp...
Using public transport Public transport in the UK is reliable, relatively inexpensive and convenient to use. Put out your ...
Using taxis There will probably be times when you need to take a taxi during your stay in the UK     for instance, before ...
Driving in the UK As an international student, you must make sure you fulfil the legal requirements and be aware of the co...
The Highway Code is a government publication that provides a summary of UK traffic law and has pictures of all the road si...
Here are a few more tips to help you drive safely in the UK  n  If you are going on a long journey, plan your route using ...
Cycling in the UK The following advice is intended to help international students with the transition between cycling in y...
Laws in the UK The laws in the UK may be different from those in your home country. This especially applies to the use of ...
Powers of arrest The police help to protect people in the community but are also there to ensure laws are followed. Police...
Discrimination and harassment The population of the UK is increasingly diverse and a great many religions and ethnic group...
Hate crime Hate crime is defined as any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motiva...
Useful helplines and websites The following helplines and websites offer impartial information and support by telephone an...
Childalert.co.uk Comprehensive advice and personal safety guidance for children. www.childalert.co.uk Citizens Advice Bure...
Gamble Aware Promotes responsible gambling only and supports initiatives that help prevent gambling from becoming a proble...
NHS Choices 111 NHS Choices offers confidential health advice and information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. www.nhs....
UKCISA     The UK Council for International Student Affairs Offers advice and comprehensive guidance notes on aspects of s...
Reporting suspicious activity This checklist provides examples of activity that the public may regard as    suspicious   ....
The UK means the United Kingdom and consists of England, Scotland, Wales  Great Britain  and Northern Ireland.  Education ...