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Set Yourself Up for Success

We understand that studying abroad is hugely exciting as well as a fantastic opportunity for your career, but comes with challenges too. This short course will give you the confidence and knowledge to make the most of your experience. Through a series of short videos by experts and students, you’ll discover everything you need to prepare for, plus there are lots of great money-saving tips that will enhance your time in the UK.
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What Students say

I learnt so much on this course, really enjoyable and informative.
It helped me settle so much quicker!
My parents and I loved finding out more about UK student life.
I learnt so much on this course, really enjoyable and informative
It helped me settle so much quicker
My parents and I loved finding out more about UK student life


The Pre-Departure Briefing is aimed at international students who have accepted a place at a UK university and are preparing for their time abroad, however it would be of benefit to any student considering degree-level study in the UK.


Beginning student journey


Continuing education

Learning Outcomes

Enhanced preparation

Discover what you need to know about accommodation, managing costs, packing, and how to deal with a new culture. 

Confidence in travel

Know how to navigate the airport, choose trains, coaches and taxis, and get tips on how to save money. 

Smooth transition

Understand how to get settled and make friends, register at the university and cope with any feelings of culture shock. 

Insight into UK universities

Develop an understanding of the structure of UK universities and the support, opportunities and events available to students.

Better knowledge of life in the UK

Learn how to set up your healthcare and banking, what to expect in terms of food, and discover some UK cultural norms. 

Ready for study

Build a solid foundation of knowledge that will help you to get the best value from your student experience.

Course Lessons

How You'll Learn

The Pre-Departure Briefing is taught online via a series of topics.
In each topic, you’ll watch an engaging and informative short video and then answer questions or explore associated information. 
At your own pace.
Each topic should take no more than about 15 minutes. There is no start date or deadline within the duration of your subscription to the course, so you can do as many topics as you like within your sessions, allowing you to learn at your own pace, and at times that suit you.
Certified results.
Once you have completed all the topics, you will gain a digital certificate that you can share with your university so they know you have a good understanding of student life in the UK, and know where to find more help should you need it.

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