Pre-departure guide          gINTO UNIVERSITY OF EXETERYOUR BEST ROUTE TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS
Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Welcome                  I am delighted that you have chosen to study at INTO University of E...
In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Meet the INTO University of Exeter teamP...
Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Before you leaveChecklist – before you leave homePlease make sure you have completed everythi...
In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Before you arrive in the UKApplying for ...
Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Arrival at the airportINTO airport taxi transfer                                 If you would...
In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Arriving at INTO University of ExeterYOU...
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In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198✁    Section 4    If you will be under 1...
Pre-departure guide 2010-2011MoneyCurrency                                                 Bank accountsCurrency across th...
In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Orientation programmeInduction programme...
Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Registering for your courseFor registration purposes at the INTO Centre you will     Once you...
In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198“Three words jump into my mind when I th...
Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Making the most of your first weekOn arrival we will provide you with a FREE SIM card      Ot...
In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Social programmeIn addition to your acad...
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  1. 1. Pre-departure guide gINTO UNIVERSITY OF EXETERYOUR BEST ROUTE TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS
  2. 2. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Welcome I am delighted that you have chosen to study at INTO University of Exeter. Whichever INTO programme you are planning to follow with us, you will have excellent teaching to prepare you for your further university study. The University of Exeter has a strong reputation for its teaching and research in various subjects and is an increasingly popular destination for high calibre students from around the world. At INTO we aim to provide you with a rich social experience. More than 40 different nationalities are represented in the Centre, providing the ideal opportunity to make friends with other students from different cultures and backgrounds. INTO will organise its own social events so that you enjoy your time to the full outside the classroom. As a full member of the University, you can use all the study, sport and social facilities on campus and we will introduce you to these in your first week here. The University campus offers a beautiful environment and the City of Exeter is a safe and friendly place. I know that you will settle in quickly and enjoy your time with INTO. I look forward to welcoming you to our Centre. Penny Foster Centre Director, INTO University of Exeter Start dates All students should plan to arrive two days prior to your programme start date - please ensure you arrive on time!
  3. 3. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Meet the INTO University of Exeter teamPenny Foster Jill Bartholomew Ruth Davenport Jemma ClancyCentre Director Head of Student Services Admissions Officer Admissions Co-ordinatorHelen Robinson Bridget Pearse Sarah Pike Paula StoneAdmissions Co-ordinator Accommodation Officer Homestay Co-ordinator Welfare OfficerSuzanne Aburagheb Denisa NewmanovaVisa/Social Co-ordinator ReceptionistContentsWelcome 2 Orientation programme 11Meet the INTO University of Registering for your course 12Exeter team 3 Making the most of your first week 14Before you leave 4 Social programme 15Before you arrive in the UK 5 Health and safety 16Arrival at the airport 6 Key contacts, useful numbersArriving at INTO University of Exeter 7 and websites 17Airport collection form 8 Maps 18Money 10
  4. 4. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Before you leaveChecklist – before you leave homePlease make sure you have completed everything on this checklist before you leave home. 1. Have you paid full fees for your tuition, accommodation and insurance (if applicable)?2. Have you returned your Arrivals Details Form to admissions.finance@into.uk.com?3. Do you require an INTO airport taxi transfer? If so, please complete the Airport Transfer Booking Credit Card form.4. Have you booked your accommodation?5. Have you organised cash and pound sterling traveller’s cheques to bring with you?6. Have you checked your passport is valid for at least six months?7. Have you applied for and received your visa?8. Have you packed all relevant original documentation or certified copies including your: • INTO Offer Letter • INTO CAS statement – if required • IELTS certificate or original English Language test result • ny other original documents/transcripts listed in your INTO Visa Letter, for example your A high school certificate or home university certificates. You will need these to FULLY register and enroll on your course, and to make a visa extension in the UK • Passport • ank statements (for the last three months and stamped by the bank) as evidence of sufficient B funds to show the Immigration Officer on arrival at the airport in the UK9. Have you got your documents for medical registration? • Immunisation History Book • UK Foreign Commonwealth Office Visa Tuberculosis Screening Certificate (if you have one)10. Have you put the emergency telephone numbers into your mobile phone (to be put into your hand luggage)?11. Do you know your airline’s luggage allowance and have you packed accordingly?12. Do you have: • P hotographs from home? • W aterproof coat and shoes? • A ddress and phone numbers of friends and family? • A daptor for UK electricity sockets? 4
  5. 5. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Before you arrive in the UKApplying for a UK student visa • When your visa is issued it will include your CAS numberMost international students from outside the European Union as supplied on the CAS Statement.who wish to take a full-time course in the UK must apply for a • If you change your mind and want to study at anothervisa prior to leaving their home country. institution, you have to tell us before you come to the You can check your status on the following website: UK so we can cancel your CAS with UKBA, andwww.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/visadatvnationals you can re-apply for your visa with a CAS from a If you are a visa national you can apply for a Student different sponsor.Visitor Visa for courses of six months or less; a General Changes to your student registration statusStudent Visa (Tier 4) for English language courses at or above We must tell the UK Border Agency about any students whoB2 on the CEFR; or a General Student Visa (Tier 4) for have an entry clearance visa issued under PBS rules who failcourses at Level 3 on the National Qualifications framework to arrive for the start of a course, withdraw from a course,(NQF) at an institution which is deemed to be, or is on, the defer or suspend their studies, or fail to attend for significantRegister of Highly Trusted Sponsors. periods of time.How will the Points Based System (PBS) affect Further information about the points based system canmy entry clearance/student visa application? be found at the following websites. We advise that you checkIf you are a visa national and you apply for a General Student these websites regularly for up to date information.Visa you will need a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for UK Border Agency:Studies’(CAS), which is an electronic number, that http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/we will provide for you. British Embassy/High Commission:Applying for your General Student Visa (TIER 4) http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/wheretoapplyto come to the UK UKCISA (Council for International Student Affairs):When you apply for a General Student Visa (Tier 4) you http://www.ukcosa.org.uk/student/pbs_students.phpmust include a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)number. Meeting immigration staff at the airport• We will send your CAS details when you confirm your When you arrive at a UK airport, you should be prepared to unconditional offer of a place to study and pay your answer some questions about yourself, including where you deposit/full fees. will be staying and what you intend to do during your time• Your CAS will not be sent more than six months before in the UK. the start of your course. You may be asked to undergo a brief, routine health• The CAS number will be included in a letter called a ‘CAS check by the airport doctor, which might include an X-ray. Statement’. This will also include important information The health check will take place in a separate room. needed for your visa application. Afterwards, you will need to return to Immigration Control.• You can only apply for your visa three months or less Please note that if you have already studied in the UK and before the start of your course. are changing your education provider, you will need to apply for a visa for your new course at INTO University of Exeter.• The start date is published on your CAS Statement. If you This could take up to 40 days. It is a criminal offence to plan to arrive on a different date you must let us know. change educational providers before you have received your This is very important as we must inform the UK Border new visa from the Home Office. INTO University of Exeter will not be able to register you on the course unless you have Agency (UKBA) if you do not arrive on time. a valid visa, and will ask you to leave. 5
  6. 6. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Arrival at the airportINTO airport taxi transfer If you would like us to meet you at the airport, please complete the attached ‘Airport Transfer BookingINTO University of Exeter can arrange for a local taxi Form’ on page 8 and return it to INTO. Paymentfirm to meet students on arrival at the airport and can be made by completing the attached credittake them directly to their accommodation. Payment card form on page 9 and faxing it to INTO at +44for the transfer must be made seven working days (0)1392 264277.in advance. The costs are as follows: If you DO NOT WANT AN AIRPORT TRANSFER, you must still complete the ‘Arrival Details Form’ onLondon Heathrow airport £205.00 page 10 and email to INTO at into@exeter.ac.uk, orLondon Gatwick airport £225.00 fax to +44 (0)1392 264277.Bristol International airport £100.00 If you have booked an airport transfer, as youExeter International airport £20.00 pass through immigration into the Arrivals Hall, you will see your taxi driver waiting for you holding anIf you want to share a taxi from Heathrow to reduce INTO sign with your name on it. If you cannot findcharges, you will still need to pay full fees seven days your taxi driver on arrival, DO NOT LEAVE thein advance however transfers will be refunded Arrivals Hall. PLEASE DO the following:accordingly (i.e. two students per taxi - £104; 3 or 4 1. Go to the Information Desk and ask them to makestudents per taxi - £85). an announcement asking the taxi driver for YOUR NAME, going to INTO University of Exeter, toPlease note that if you are delayed in meeting come to the Information Desk. Wait there until theyour taxi, either because your flight has been taxi driver arrives.delayed, or because of delays at UK immigration 2. Contact INTO on the Emergency Mobileor baggage collection, the taxi company will Telephone Number 07972 136198.charge ‘waiting time’ and this charge will bepassed on to you. 6
  7. 7. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Arriving at INTO University of ExeterYOU MUST INFORM US OF YOUR ARRIVAL accommodation you can email Sarah atDETAILS SO WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS s.l.pike@exeter.ac.uk or telephone her onFOR SOMEONE TO 01392 725352.MEET YOU. University accommodationPlease note that you are to arrive no earlier than If you are staying in INTO accommodation, you mustthe weekend before your course starts. If you arrive on either the Saturday or Sunday before yourdo, you will need to make your own course starts. Details of where to go on arrival inaccommodation arrangements. Exeter will be provided with your accommodation confirmation. On arrival you will be given your roomIf your flight is delayed, or you are delayed at the key, asked to sign your accommodation contract andairport and will therefore arrive on a date after the shown to your room.weekend prior to your course start date, then you It is important that you complete the Arrivalshould call either the INTO office number during office Details Form and return it to INTO, so that wehours or the INTO Emergency number at all other can make sure that the key to yourtimes to inform us. accommodation is waiting for you. If you are arriving earlier than the weekend before your courseAccommodation – when to arrive starts then you must make your own hoteland where to go arrangements until the Centre opens.Homestay accommodation Private accommodationIf you have requested homestay accommodation, you Sourcing Private Accommodation: INTO iswill be sent details of your accommodation by Sarah unable to assist you directly with the process ofPike, INTO’s Homestay Co-ordinator. As well as your finding private accommodation as this will be ahost’s name and address, you will also receive a host legal agreement between yourself and theprofile, telling you more about your hosts and some landlord. We can however provide a guide to findinginformation about what to expect when you are living private accommodation, which includes contactin homestay accommodation. If you have requested details for local letting agents and relevant websites.and paid for the taxi transfer service, your taxi will If you require this please email s.l.pike@exeter.ac.uktake you directly to your host. When you get there,you will be given information about how to find theINTO Centre and directions on how to get to the ‘Life’s great! Good accommodation, top notchUniversity on the first day of your course. teaching and loads of fun activities. It doesn’t get It is important that you contact your hosts much better than this.’to introduce yourself and also to let them knowwhen you think you will arrive in Exeter, so that El Hannan Lee,they can make sure they are home to greet you. MalaysiaWhen you arrive at your host’s home there willbe instructions on what to do next. If you haveany questions regarding homestay 7
  8. 8. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011 ✁Airport collection formArrivals details formAll students MUST complete this arrivals details form and returnone week before your course start date by email to admissions.finance@into.uk.comor fax to +44 (0)1273 328595 / +44 (0)1273 329746Section 1Personal detailsFamily name (surname)Other/given names (first name)Email addressMobile phone numberINTO number (please refer to offer letter)Section 2Arrival details into the UK and confirmation of accommodationCountry flight departs fromDate of arrival Time of arrival (am/pm)UK airport TerminalFlight number Name of airlineArrival date in Exeter Arrival time in ExeterAny special requirementsPlease make sure that you book a flight which arrives on the weekend before your course start date. If on arrivalyou require a taxi to meet you and will be staying in a hotel or other accommodation not arranged by INTO thenplease provide the addressSection 3Airport transfer bookingPlease tick one of the following boxes to show whether you would like a taxi to meet you at your UK arrival airportand take you to your accommodation £205 London Heathrow Airport £225 Gatwick Airport £100 Bristol International Airport £20 Exeter International Airport I do not require an airport transfer 8
  9. 9. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198✁ Section 4 If you will be under 18 on arrival and do not require INTO to meet you at the airport and arrange a transfer then the following section must be completed Name of person meeting the student: Address of person meeting the student: Mobile telephone number: Name of parent: Signature of parent: Date: Credit card form Payments over £50 by credit card are subject to a 2% surcharge and debit cards to a £1 surcharge. This will be taken from the card in addition to the amount stated in section 3 of this form. CREDIT CARD DETAILS To enable fees to be debited from your credit card, please complete the details below. VISA CREDIT MASTERCARD DEBIT If DEBIT, please specify type: Please note, the University will only accept transactions using the following cards: Mastercard, Visa, Solo, Maestro, Electron or Visa debit. Credit/debit card number / Card start date —— —— (mm/yy) / Card expiry date —— —— (mm/yy) Issue number Security code This is the last three digits of the code found on the back of your card. Cardholder name Billing address Please return this form by email to admissions.finance@into.uk.com or fax to +44 (0)1273 328595 / +44 (0)1273 329746 9
  10. 10. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011MoneyCurrency Bank accountsCurrency across the UK is the pound sterling (£GBP). If you are going to be here for longer than six months,One pound is divided into one hundred pence (100p). we strongly recommended you open a UK bankNotes are issued to the value of £50, £20, £10, and account, as soon as possible, after arriving in the UK.£5 and coins to the value of £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, UK banks are open 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays5p, 2p and 1p. Please note that £50 notes are very and some are open on Saturday mornings. If you bringuncommon and should be avoided as they can often a banker’s draft in sterling with you (payable to yourself)be the target of counterfeiters. We do not advise or arrange for it to be sent, then you can open ancarrying large sums of cash with you on arrival. account at a bank after you have registered on your We recommend that you bring enough money course. It may also be useful to bring a letter from yourwith you to cover the first couple of weeks after your bank at home (or some other documentation) toarrival – no more than £250 in cash for your confirm your credit status. We will provide you withimmediate needs should suffice. It is safer to bring further information and support on opening accountslarge sums of money in travellers’ cheques, which can during your induction week. In order to open a bankbe cashed in banks, post offices and airports but be account you will need the following:aware that there is often a minimum commission • Your passportcharge. Please avoid carrying large sums of cash or • Proof you are a student – we will issue you with ankeeping large amounts in your room for safety official bank letter after registrationreasons. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted • Proof of address.in the UK, MasterCard (Access) and Visa credit cards For further advice on opening bank accounts in thebeing the most common. Diners Club and American UK, you can visit:Express are less so. You can withdraw cash from a www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/bank_account.phpcashpoint machine (also known as an ‘ATM’) if youhave a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for that Living costscard. You may want to inform your current bank thatyou are going to the UK and to ask if you can use It is estimated that a single student will needyour card here. approximately £650 - £750 a month to meet their basic living expenses. This is just an indication and will alter depending on your lifestyle and spending habits. It is important to plan and budget your finances for living in the UK; it’s not just your course fees you need to think about. If you want help with planning and budgeting your finances, the following international student website may be useful: www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international/ index.asp 10
  11. 11. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Orientation programmeInduction programmeAt the start of your course you will receive a fullinduction (providing you arrive the weekend beforethe start date of the course). This will vary in lengthaccording to which course you will be studying andit is a great opportunity to meet staff and students ‘When I first came to Exeter the INTO staff were aand find out more about the University and the local great support to me. The events in the welcome weekarea. You should attend all sessions. The induction such as trips to Sidmouth and Topsham, Bowling,programme will usually include: Cream Tea and visits to the city centre helped me a lot.• Welcome talks I also found many friends from different nations of the• Information sessions with INTO Student Services, world.’ the Students’ Union, security staff• A test! Muhammad Umeed• Social activities Pakistan• A city orientation tour of Exeter• A campus tour.The following is an example time table for theSeptember and January orientation programme.TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY09.00 STUDENT SERVICES SOCIAL PROGRAMME TALK PRESENTATION09.30 UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PRESENTATION10.00 WELCOME FROM THE TALK FOR STUDENTS INTRODUCTION TO POLICE REGISTRATION CENTRE DIRECTOR UNDER 18 YOUR COURSE (IF APPLICABLE)10.30 UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR11.00 MATHS TEST FOR INDEPENDENT FOUNDATION LEARNING STUDENTS (NOT ALL PRESENTATION PATHWAYS)11.30 LUNCH12.00 LUNCH12.30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH13.00 COURSE REGISTRATION13.30 INFORMATION FAIR – LEARN ABOUT THE 14.00 ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE STUDENTS UNION, PLACEMENT TEST REGISTRATION CLUB AND SOCIETIES14.3015.00 EXETER CITY TOUR CREAM TEA RECEPTION15.30 SPORTS AFTERNOON16.0016.30EVENING BOWLING NIGHT BARN DANCEStudents starting programmes not in September and January will enjoy a shorter orientation 11programme
  12. 12. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Registering for your courseFor registration purposes at the INTO Centre you will Once your UniCard is ready you can collect it frombe required to provide original academic transcripts Reception two or three days after registration.and certificates, you must bring these documents UniCards have the user’s name and photo, expirywith you. date and a barcode with a number under it. The We need a passport photograph of you to barcode/number is encoded on the reverse of theprepare your INTO Student Card. The INTO Student card and this magnetic strip is used for buildingCard gives you access to the library, 24 hour access access control. The UniCard is issued to all staff andto the computer centre a range of student discounts students and serves as your library card. It will(e.g. for travel). To supply your photograph by email identify you as a member of the University and allowsplease attach a passport style photograph in jpeg you appropriate access to services and facilities. Youformat and send to into@exeter.ac.uk (please cc in can also use this card to get student discounts inc.j.hunt@exeter.ac.uk). Make sure your name and some shops. To use the University printers you needINTO Reference Number are clearly written in the to put money on your student card. You can do thissubject/title of the email. We can also accept online at www.epay.exeter.ac.uk/printing. You mustphotographs that have been sent by post. If you send keep your card with you at all times.them by post then you should send two passportphotographs with your name written clearly on the Registering for computer accessback of each one. If we do not receive your Once you have your UniCard then you can registerphotographs before you arrive, it will take at for computer access. You can do this in differentleast five working days to prepare your UniCard. ways:During this time you will not be able to access • You can use the computer in Reception (Oldcomputers, the internet or your emails. The INTO Library).Student Card acts as identification for you on • You can register online https://srs.exeter.ac.uk/campus and you should keep it with you at all times. resource/itreg/index.php.It also acts as your library card and gives you 24 hour • You can visit I.T. services in the Main Library.access to the University computer rooms. 12
  13. 13. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198“Three words jump into my mind when I think about life as an internationalstudent in Exeter; safe, equality and friendly. I never ever feel lonely.”Ji YingjinChina 13
  14. 14. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Making the most of your first weekOn arrival we will provide you with a FREE SIM card Other things to remember:to use in the UK which also has one free international • Attend ALL your classes and tutorials.call on it, so you can call home and let your family • Always be on time!know you have arrived safely. This will give you cheap • Be prepared for your classes!rates to phone internationally and will be much • Care for others’ feelings and cultures.cheaper than your current SIM card or any other UK • Feel free to ask questions whenever you need to.network providers. • Join social events and sports clubs. There are lots Alternatively, you can always download Skype, a to choose from so ask the INTO staff.free computer programme that allows you to use • Keep your accommodation clean and tidy.your computer like a phone and place international • Overcome problems by sharing them with yourcalls for free to other Skype users. Depending on friends, teachers and INTO staff.your computer, web cameras are also supported. • Practise English as much as you can and in as Please remember that when you arrive in the UK many places as you can.you will have travelled a long way from home and • Your academic progress and your behaviour willalthough this will be an exciting time, please do always be monitored.remember that your family and friends may worryabout you. REMEMBER to contact them and let themknow that you are safe! 14
  15. 15. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Social programmeIn addition to your academic study, INTO organises a Social events include:regular programme of activities designed to help you • Sports eventsmake the most of your time in the UK. The social • Day trips to nearby cities. These trips will vary inprogramme includes trips to nearby cities (for price from £15-£25 depending on the place andexample Bath, Bristol or Cardiff); sights of interest like also whether there are any admission chargesStonehenge and the Eden Project; local events such • Partiesas the South West Festival of Food and Drink or the • Bowling.theatre; and other activities to encourage students to Some of the activities are free but some may have asocialise with each other and those at the University. small charge. Places for the coach trips will be limitedDay trips are normally scheduled on a Saturday and so you must sign up and pay as early as possible.can involve 50 to 250 students. The sign up sheets will be kept in reception. Details of all the social programme events will beavailable on the student notice boards in the Centre. ‘I participated in many of the INTO social programmeSome events will be based on the University campus, activities. I especially liked the day trips away because Iothers may require walking to the city centre which is got the chance to see many places that I probablyabout 15 minutes away. wouldn’t have seen if it hadn’t been organised for me. I also got to try a traditional cream tea.’ Nikos Giannakidis Greece 15
  16. 16. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Health and safetySafety HealthcareThe City of Exeter, despite being located amidst the If you are on a course lasting six months or more youlargely rural environment of the South West, suffers can get most health care free of charge from themany of the problems of the modern urban National Health Service (NHS). This applies from theenvironment. Whilst the City is generally a safe place, first day of your stay in the UK. If you are from ait would be unfair to deny that incidents involving country with a reciprocal agreement with the UK, youpersonal safety do occasionally happen. will be covered for hospital treatment even if your The most effective way to minimise the risk of course is less than six months, but generally only ifattack is by taking sensible precautions. Most people the need for your treatment arose after you came toalready do this as part of their everyday lives, often the UK. All EEA countries are covered. If drugs arewithout realising it. Try to avoid walking alone at night. prescribed by a general practitioner or family doctor,If you often walk home in the dark, get a personal a prescription charge is made per item - currentlyattack alarm. These can be purchased at the INTO £7.10. If you are not eligible for free health care weCentre on arrival. cannot guarantee that the University Health Centre or your doctor will provide this for you, but you will stillCash and credit cards/personal be given free emergency treatment (but not freepossessions follow-up treatment or hospitalisation). Full details onA thief only needs a moment to make off with your how to register with a doctor (GP) will be available onvaluables. Cash is a favourite target for thieves, so try arrival; there is a Student Health Centre on Campus.to avoid carrying large amounts. If your credit card is Dentists: If you are eligible for NHS treatment youstolen, inform the card company immediately. If you will be eligible for treatment from a dentist acceptingdelay reporting the loss, it could lead to a crime being NHS patients. Please note that dentists acceptingcommitted in your name, as a thief could make new patients are extremely limited.fraudulent use of your card. Thieves can use credit Opticians: Eye tests are available at opticians,cards for over the counter and telephone purchases. which can be found on the High Street. You will haveNever carry the personal identification number (PIN) to pay a charge of around £25 for an eye test. Youwith your cash dispensing cards. Sign new plastic will need to pay for lenses and frames which costcards as soon as they arrive and cut up old ones from £35 upwards.when they expire. 16
  17. 17. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Key contacts, useful numbersand websitesIMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERSThe INTO office number from 08.30hrs to 17.30hrs Monday to Friday is 01392 264282The INTO emergency number for use outside office hours is 07972 136198If you have problems at passport control, please contact one of the following numbers:• Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) for free advice: 020 79671200. Web: www.iasuk.orgExeter taxi firmsGemini (01392) 666666 (INTO’s preferred company) Capital (01392) 4334331st Call (01392) 661122 Dartline (01392) 422888IMPORTANT: Keep these numbers with you at all times while in the UK, and when travelling fromthe UK to your home countryWebsitesINTO University of Exeter Home Page: www.intohigher.com/exeterUniversity of Exeter Home Page: www.exeter.ac.ukUniversity of Exeter Students’ Guide: www.exeter.ac.uk/internationalFacebook: search for our group using “INTO University of Exeter”Useful websites for information about living in the UK:• UK living and culture: www.britishcouncil.org• UK weather: www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather• International Student Calculator: www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international• Food: www.tesco.com/pricecheck• Books: www.bookshop.blackwell.co.uk; www.amazon.co.uk• UKCISA: Opening a Bank Account: www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/bank_account.php• National Health Service: www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx• Keeping healthy: A Practical Guide to Medical Services: www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/info_sheets/keeping_healthy.php• For more information about Exeter Council Tax charges see www.exeter.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=800 17
  18. 18. Pre-departure guide 2010-2011MapsExeter city centre University of Exeter Streatham Campus Prince Charles Rd n Rd Unio Rd les a W e of Princ d bo y R Black St David’s station Exeter central station Bus and coach station Harlequins shopping centre Princesshay University of Exeter shopping centre Bomb Guilhall St Luke’s Campus shopping centre Exeter Cathedral ay R d Heavitre e Rd Fr o g St EXETER CITY B arn f i e l d R d CENTRE Quay Ho llo t w Royal Devon and ay c kS S County Hall Exeter hospital wi t A l p h in g Co ton To ps St ha m Rd 18
  19. 19. In case of emergency call +44 (0) 1392 264282 (08.30–17.30) or +44 (0) 7972 136198Campus map INTO university residence 2 7 6 INTO University of Exeter 1 4 8 3 5 10 9 Key AcAdemic/sociAl/non-residentiAl 1 into university of exeter cAtered residence 2 into university residence self-cAtered residence PedestriAn route to cAmPus ADMINISTRATION/SOCIAL P PArking 3 northcote house t tennis courts InternatIonal StUDent SUPPort offIce footPAth 4 exeter northcott theAtre • Bus stoP one-wAy 5 6 shoPPing centre sPorts PArk 7 tennis centre UNIVeRSITy ReSIDeNCeS 8, 9, 10 19
  20. 20. INTO University of ExeterUniversity of ExeterThe Old LibraryPrince of Wales RoadExeter EX4 4SBUnited KingdomT: (+44) (0) 1392 264282F: (+44) (0) 1392 264277E: into@exeter.ac.ukwww.intohigher.com/exeter© INTO University of Exeter LLP, June 2010. All content published in this document isbelieved accurate at time of publication. INTO reserves the right to alter details of allaspects of its operation without notice.INTO University Partnerships Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales,registered number 05507863. Registered office: 102 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZUniversity of Exeter education provider sponsor number EFMMCWWY2

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