Making the most of being here!
It is important that you take time to get involved with all aspects of living in the UK, including your studies. Develop essential life skills and get lifelong friends!
Here are some ideas...
- Get involved in community work (volunteering) - make friends, gain excellent skills, improve your English, experience British communities working together, have fun!
- Join the LINC mentor programme, make British friends and settle in quickly to being in the UK (join at the beginning of your first academic year here)
- Join societies and clubs
- Get involved with sports, a great way to make friends and feel good about yourself...why not pop into the sports training village to see what's on offer?
- Take advantage of the careers advice available at Bath - find out how you can improve your employability for when you are looking for work.
- Explore the UK - travel
around and see some beautiful countryside and towns and cities
full of history.
- There are more than 200 Youth Hostels in England and Wales and 70 in Scotland, in cities, country and coast. They are cheap, often in beautiful places and good fun. To stay you must join the Youth Hostel Association. The Bath hostel is near to the University on Bathwick Hill.
- Spend the weekend with a British family through HOST UK. HOST UK brings together international students from universities and colleges in the UK with British people who welcome students into their homes for a short visit. If you would like to participate in the HOST programme apply online at least 5 weeks in advance. If you have a partner and/or children living with you in the UK as your dependants, they can also join in. The HOST scheme costs £44.44 (payable directly to HOST UK) and you will need to pay for your own travel expenses.
- International Students House (ISH) is in London, at 229 Great Portland Street. It is a great place to stay when visiting the capital city. ISH offers comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices for over 500 students and runs social events. For more information contact ISH, Tel: 020 7631 8300 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org