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    INTO Scotland Pre-Departure Guide INTO Scotland Pre-Departure Guide Document Transcript

    • Pre-departure guide
    • Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Welcome Dear student Welcome to INTO Scotland at Glasgow Caledonian University. We are delighted that you have chosen us for your future study plans and we promise you will enjoy your educational journey with us. INTO Scotland is home to students from different cultures and nationalities around the world. This diverse environment will be ideal for you to make new friends while learning and studying in a very positive place. We pride ourselves in being a friendly and welcoming centre. Our INTO Scotland staff are experienced in dealing with international students and will always be there for you if you need any help or guidance throughout your time with us. As the time is getting closer we are excited to meet and welcome you at INTO Scotland. I would like to encourage you to always come and see me if you have any enquiries. As you are starting a new phase of your life, moving to a different country and studying in a UK university, I would strongly advise you to read the attached pre-departure guide. We have designed this guide to provide you with important information regarding your arrival in the UK and your life as a student. Please read it carefully and make sure you have understood the information included in this guide. We wish you a safe flight and will be looking forward to meeting you soon. Brenda McMahon Start dates All students should plan to arrive two days prior to your programme start date - please ensure you arrive on time!
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040Meet the INTO Scotland teamBrenda McMahon Amanda Brooks Lisa Freckleton Kristen NicholCentre Director Head of Student Services Student Services and Student Services Coordinator and Systems Welfare CoordinatorKaty Beasley Monica Smith Ibrahim Alkhader Katya ZharovaStudent Services & Accom- Student Services Coordinator Arabic Language Advisor Russian Language Advisormodation CoordinatorLilly Hou Robert Graham Lorna CampbellChinese Language Advisor Head of Marketing Marketing and and Sales Communications CoordinatorContentsWelcome 2 Orientation programme 11Meet the INTO Scotland team 3 Registering for your course 12Before you leave 4 Making the most of your first week 14Before you arrive in the UK 5 Social programme 15Arrival at the airport 6 Health and safety 16Arriving at INTO Scotland 7 Key contacts, useful numbersAirport collection form 8 and websites 17Money 10 Maps 18
    • 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: • Photographs from home? • Waterproof coat and shoes? • Address and phone numbers of friends and family? • Adaptor for UK electricity sockets?4
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040Before 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) http://www.ukcosa.org.uk/student/pbs_students.phpyou must 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 Scotland. This could• The start date is published on your CAS Statement. If you take up to 40 days. It is a criminal offence to change plan to arrive on a different date you must let us know. educational providers before you have received your new visa This is very important as we must inform the UK Border from the Home Office. INTO Scotland will not be able to register you on the course unless you have a valid visa, and Agency (UKBA) if you do not arrive on time. will ask you to leave. 5
    • Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Arrival at the airportPlanning your journey GLASGOW PRESTWICK AIRPORT Tel: +44 (0) 129 251 1000We would recommend that you travel by air direct to www.gpia.co.ukGlasgow through any of the airports serving the city. www.prestwick-airport-guide.co.ukOnce you have booked and confirmed your flight By train from Prestwick Airport you can take a traindetails, you must inform us of your travel and arrival straight to Glasgow Central Station. Tickets toplans. All students must complete the Arrival Details Central Station can be bought at the desk in theForm (attached) and send it to us by fax or email. airport, and there are signs to point you in the direction of the correct platform.Arriving in Scotland by air All flight passengers are entitled to a 50%There are two airports serving Glasgow: Glasgow discount off the price of a rail ticket – simply showInternational Airport (13 km from the city), which is your flight details when you are buying your ticket.the city’s most convenient airport to get to and from Time: around 50 minutes.Europe and the rest of the world; and Glasgow Cost: between £5 and £10.Prestwick Airport (46 km from the city). EdinburghAirport is approximately one hour from Glasgow. By bus: service number X77 runs outside of train service hours.GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Time: Between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours.Tel: +44 (0) 870 040 0008 Cost: Approximately £8.www.glasgowairport.comBy bus: several services leave from the terminal EDINBURGH AIRPORTforecourt and terminate at Buchanan Street Bus Tel: +44 (0) 870 040 0007Station, just next to Glasgow Caledonian University. www.edinburghairport.comTravel time is approximately 25 minutes and there The easiest way to get from Edinburgh Airport toare frequent services on offer from the following Glasgow is by taxi, although it is cheaper to travelcompanies. by bus into Edinburgh city centre (there are several Airlink 747 runs from 7.00 - 22.30 (Bus Stop 3), services which depart from outside the UK ArrivalsService 905 runs 6.00 - 24.00 (Bus Stop 2), doors on the terminal forecourt), then travel toThe Glasgow Flyer (service 500) runs 24 hours a day Glasgow by bus or train. The journey should take(Bus Stop 1). See www.glasgowflyer.com for from 1-2 hours. See www.travelinescotland.com formore information. Fares range from £2.90-£4.20. detailed journey information.6
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040Arriving at INTO ScotlandINTO Scotland Airport Transfer We strongly recommend that you arrive at INTOService (Meet and Greet) Scotland on the weekend before your orientation programme begins. This will allow us to give you theWe look forward to arranging your airport collection. warmest of welcomes and ensure that you moveThis service can be arranged from Glasgow directly into your accommodation. If you have notInternational Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and reserved an airport collection – or are living in privateEdinburgh Airport. Payment for the transfer service accommodation – you can still confirm your arrivalmust be made at least seven working days in by calling us on our arrival number (07810 883 040),advance as per the charges below: and by completing your arrival form. Please check your welcome information uponGlasgow International Airport £40 arrival which gives details on where to go on the firstGlasgow Prestwick Airport £80 day of your course which will be the INTO Centre.Edinburgh Airport £115 You should report to the INTO Centre at 9.00 am. All students will take an English Language TestIf you have booked an airport transfer, you should during induction week and need to achieve thepass through Immigration and Baggage Reclaim into required grade to progress to their chosen course.the Arrivals Hall. Our ‘Meet & Greet’ representativewill be carrying a name card for you. The taxi driver It is important that you attend all inductionwill have your address details and will know your activities which commence at 9.00am on thedestination but have it ready with you as well. first day of the course. Failure to do so may If you have any problems with the airport transfer result in you being unable to register on timeservice, please contact us on the INTO Scotland for your course.Arrival Number (07810 883 040) or phone GlasgowTaxis (0141 429 7070). 7
    • 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)Airport Glasgow International Airport Glasgow Prestwick Airport Edinburgh AirportFlight number Name of airlineArrival date Arrival timeAny special requirementsPlease make sure that you book a flight which arrives on the weekend before your course start date. If onarrival you require a taxi to meet you and will be staying in a hotel or other accommodation not arranged byINTO then please 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 £40 Glasgow International Airport £80 Glasgow Prestwick Airport £115 Edinburgh Airport I do not require an airport transfer8
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040✁ 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
    • 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 £5 account, as soon as possible, after arriving in the UK.and coins to the value of £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, UK banks are open 9am to 4.30pm on weekdays2p 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. In addition to Bank of or arrange for it to be sent, then you can open anEngland Sterling notes, the major banks in Northern account at a bank after you have registered on yourIreland and Scotland are entitled to issue their own course. It may also be useful to bring a letter from yoursterling notes, so it may take some time to get used to bank at home (or some other documentation) toall these different types of paper money! We do not confirm your credit status. We will provide you withadvise carrying large sums of cash with you on arrival. further information and support on opening accounts We recommend that you bring enough money with during your induction week. In order to open a bankyou to cover the first couple of weeks after your arrival account you will need the following:– no more than £250 in cash for your immediate needs • Your passportshould suffice. It is safer to bring large sums of money • Proof you are a student – we will issue you with anin travellers’ cheques, which can be cashed in banks, official bank letter after registrationpost offices and airports but often there is a minimum • Proof of address.commission charge. Please avoid carrying large sums For further advice on opening bank accounts in theof cash or keeping large amounts in your room for UK, you can visit:safety reasons. Credit and debit cards are widely www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/bank_account.phpaccepted in the UK, MasterCard (Access) and Visacredit cards being the most common. Diner’s Club and Living costsAmerican Express are less so. You can withdraw cashfrom a cashpoint machine (also known as an ‘ATM’) if It is estimated that a single student will needyou have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for that approximately £650 - £750 a month to meet theircard. You may want to inform your current bank that basic living expenses. This is just an indication and willyou are going to the UK and to ask if you can use your alter depending on your lifestyle and spending habits. Itcard here. 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.asp10
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040Orientation 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 studentsand find out more about the University and local area.You should attend all sessions. The inductionprogramme will usually include:• Welcome talks• Information sessions with INTO Student Services, the Students’ Union, security staff• A test!• Social activities• A city orientation tour of Glasgow• A campus tour.The following is an example time table for the September and January orientation programme.TImE mONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY09.30 WELCOmE FrOm SPEAKINg TESTS STUdENT NOrmAL CLASSES AS NOrmAL CLASSES AS HEAd OF STUdENT (STUdENTS gIVEN ASSOCIATION PEr TImETABLE PEr TImETABLE SErVICES ANd APPOINTmENTS ON PrESENTATION ANd CENTrE dIrECTOr MONDAy) TOUR9.50 WELCOmE FrOm FINANCE CHECKS ACAdEmIC / ENgLISH 10.00 PrOgrAmmE INTErNATIONAL INFOrmATION mOP UP STUdENT SUPPOrT mANAgEr SESSION SErVICES 10.10 HEALTH ANd SAFETy CAmPUS TOUrS PrESENTATION PrESENTATION10.20 ATTENdANCE PrESENTATION10.30 BrEAK BrEAK11.00 rEgISTrATION SOCIAL PrOgrAmmE SESSION PrESENTATION11.30 QUESTION ANd ANSWEr SESSION12.00 LUNCH LUNCH12.30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH13.0013.30 ENgLISH LANgUAgE UNIVErSITy gLASgOW CITy BUS NOrmAL CLASSES AS NOrmAL CLASSES AS TESTINg rEgISTrATION TOUR PEr TImETABLE PEr TImETABLE14.00 (IUPT ANd WrITINg)14.3015.00 gLASgOW CITy WALKINg TOUr15.3016.0016.30 SOCIAL EVENT TO BE CONFIrmEd17.00Students starting programmes not in September and January will enjoy a shorter orientation programme
    • Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Registering for your courseEnglish language testingYou must come to the INTO Scotland centre to register Police registrationfor your course at 9.30am on the first working day after Some nationalities are required to complete policeyour arrival. registration within seven days of arrival (please check You will be met at the reception desk by a member your Visa conditions to see if this applies to you). Theof our reception team who will direct you to the INTO Scotland Office require a copy of the policeinduction room where you will be welcomed by registration certificate.members of the INTO Scotland team. You will be required to bring the following GP registrationdocumentation on the first day to allow you to register:• Passport and Visa (Tier 4, sponsor licence number: All students must register with a GP. INTO Scotland J5TNG1750). will assist students wishing to register with Woodside• Fees (if not already paid). Health Centre.• IELTS or other relevant evidence of English proficiency. Embassy registration• Original qualification certificates relevant to the ALL INTO Scotland students MUST register with the course you have applied for. embassy of their home country after arrival in the UK.• Up to date address for home country and next of kin details. VERY IMPORTANT• Contact details for your residence in the UK, including mobile telephone number. Any change to personal details (phone number, address etc.) must be reported to INTODuring induction you will have a welcome talk from SCOTLAND (forms are kept at reception).The Head of Student Services, the relevantprogramme manager and the Centre Director. Therest of the week’s timetable will also be explainedby the Induction Coordinator, which will include theregistration process and the English verification tests. You will have already provided evidence of yourEnglish language qualifications and we will give youan online test so that we can verify your ability. Once you are fully registered on your course youwill be able to collect your username and passwordwhich will allow you to register with the Universityand your student ID card. This will also give youaccess to University computers – essential foraccessing Blackboard where all programme handoutswill be uploaded. All students will be given a GCUemail account.12
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040‘On the first day at INTO Scotland and the University, the staff showed us aroundthe city of Glasgow; they will show you the direction of the banks, shops, postoffice and police station and help you to open a bank account. The team at INTOScotland also gives new students welcome packs that contain information aboutthe university, the city and everything else you need to know about living andstudying in Glasgow. If you have any problems and questions about the city orthe classes, the Students Services team at INTO Scotland is always there to giveyou some good advice and help the students work out the problem.’Yolanda GuoChina 13
    • 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
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040Social programmeA number of events will be organised during your Attractions we have previously run at INTO Scotlandstay with INTO Scotland. We hope that by attending include trips to:these, you will become a little more familiar with the • Pollock Country Parklocal area, and will have the opportunity to make • Glasgow’s West End –Botanic Gardens andfriends and practise speaking English in social Kelvingrove Parksituations. • Edinburgh Castle There will be many occasions when you can mix • Loch Lomondsocially with both staff and other students. We will • Stirling Castleattempt to give you a flavour of the kinds of things • Lanark and New LanarkBritish people do in their spare time. Regular features • Whisky Distillersare football, basketball, trips to the cinema and • Trips to the Glasgow transport museum.international lunches. We also have a social events Some attractions also include an entrance fee andsuggestion box and welcome ideas for days out from you will be required to bring or buy lunch. Alwaysour current students. take waterproof and warm clothes, and strong shoes As well as our own social programme our if you want to walk long distances.International Student Service department offers arange of events and activities, all of which aredisplayed on our social programme notice board inthe main reception area. 15
    • Pre-departure guide 2010-2011Health and safetyComing to a new country can be difficult, but INTO Private health insurancestaff are here to help you. We provide induction and Full medical and travel insurance is mandatory for allsafety talks and services to help international students. INTO Scotland at Glasgow Caledonian UniversityYou can also call us on our emergency number students, and, Uniplan Insurance will automatically be(07810883040) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. added to your course fees unless proof of suitable Please remember to add this number to your alternative cover is provided.mobile phone. All students MUST provide INTO with evidence that either:Personal health • They have their own valid and comprehensiveYour good health is vital to your studies – make sure medical and accident insurance policy for theyou look after yourself! duration of their stay You will be given information about registering • That they have paid for INTO’s Uniplan Insurancewith a doctor upon your arrival and please make sure before they leave home.you do this. We will also give you information aboutdentists, walk in centres and how to look after Further information on safety matters can be foundyourself in general. You will receive advice about on the University’s website at http://www.gcu.ac.uk/staying safe in Glasgow and what to do in the event healthandsafety/students.htmlof an emergency. NHS Direct is a service provided by the In centregovernment, which gives information on health Health and safety in centre is everyone’sissues. You can search their website for the responsibility. If you do see anything that you think isaddresses of GP surgeries and other health services a concern to you or your classmates then pleasenear where you live (log onto: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk). report it to the reception desk and we will make sure it is attended to or dealt with immediately. Please note that smoking is not permitted in any public place in the UK - so students cannot smoke in the INTO Centre.16
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040Key contacts, useful numbersand websitesIMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERSPlease make sure that you put these numbers in your phone:INTO Office Number 0141 331 8080 SocialINTO Emergency Number 07810 883 040 • Facebook – www.facebook.comLisa Freckleton – Join our facebook group online; register andAccommodation Officer 0141 273 1338 then search for INTO Scotland at GlasgowMagda Pietrzak – Finance Officer 0141 331 8327 Caledonian UniversityNHS 24 08454 242 424 • Twitter – http://twitter.com/intoscotlandMonica Smith – Foundation Business • INTO TV Channel on YouTube – http://www.Administrator 0141 331 8697 youtube.com/INTOTVLorna Weir – Foundation and Diploma • A guide to what’s on in Glasgow –Engineering/Computing Administrator 0141 331 8501 www.seeglasgow.comLouise Reilly – Diploma and Graduate Diploma • Food, entertainment and lifestyle promotions –English with Business Administrator 0141 331 8952 available in conjunction with your complimentaryWalaa Breslin – Undergraduate and Postgraduate student SNAPFAX – www.snapfax.co.ukEnglish Programme Administrator and Arabic • Promotions and group discounts on everythingLanguage Adviser 0141 273 1384 from a quick lunch in the Merchant City to a fourGlasgow Taxi’s 0141 429 7070 course meal in Edinburgh city centre – www.5pm.co.ukImmigration Advisory Service (IAS) for free advice: • Cinema tickets: 2 for the price of 1 everywww.iasuk.org Wednesday for Orange mobile phone customers.+44 (0) 207 9671200 Tickets can be used at a wide range of cinemas including the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) andUseful websites Cineworld, located 5 minutes from campus –• INTO – www.intohigher.com www.orange.co.uk/orangewednesdays• UKBA – www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ studyingintheuk/adult-students Travel• British Council – www.britishcouncil.org Student prices for Scotland, UK and international• Studying in the UK and excellent advice on travel – www.statravel.co.uk Budgeting – www.Education uk.org www.justtheflight.co.uk• UKCISA advice for International Students – www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/information_ Travelling around Scotland: sheets.php www.visitscotland.com/guide/travel/travel-around- scotland www.spt.co.uk www.firstgroup.com 17
    • Pre-departure guide 2010-2011MapsUniversity buildings1 INTO Scotland Centre, John Smith’s Bookshop and Real Learning Café2 Arc Health and Fitness Facility3 Students’ Association4 Govan Mbeki Health Building5 Teaching and International Student Support Service6 Saltire Centre – learning resources7 The Refectory8 University accommodation 818
    • In case of emergency call INTO Scotland on +44 (0) 7816 883 040A Glasgow Caledonian University Local regional travel:B INTO Scotland Train stations F Charing CrossNational and regional travel: G AnderstonTrain stations H Argyle StreetC Central Station M8 J17D Queen Street Station Local travel: Subway stationsBus station I CowcaddensE Buchanan Bus Station J Buchanan Street K St Enoch 19
    • INTO ScotlandGlasgow Caledonian UniversityCowcaddens RoadGlasgow, G4 0BAScotland, United KingdomT: +44 (0)141 331 8080F: +44 (0)141 331 8088E: intoscotland@gcal.ac.ukwww.intohigher.com/scotland© INTO Scotland LLP, June 2010. All content published in this document is believed accurateat time of publication. INTO reserves the right to alter details of all aspects of its operationwithout notice.INTO University Partnerships Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales,registered number 05507863. Registered office: 102 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZScotland education provider sponsor number J5TNG1750