Welcome to Kent!
You have chosen well! <ul><li>Established in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming and supportive environment </li></ul><ul><li...
We’re going to talk about..… <ul><li>What you need to do this week </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Financ...
This week
To do list for this week <ul><li>Registration  </li></ul><ul><li>Pay your fees  </li></ul><ul><li>Open a bank account </li...
Registration <ul><li>With the University </li></ul><ul><li>With the Medical Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/me...
Pay your tuition fees <ul><li>You can pay the tuition fees:  </li></ul><ul><li>in full  by direct bank payment or by credi...
Pay your accommodation fees <ul><li>Payment is due each term, in advance, by the 2nd Friday of each term  </li></ul><ul><l...
Open a bank account <ul><li>You may need to take these documents to the bank:  </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of identity (passpo...
Open a bank account <ul><li>Do some research: </li></ul><ul><li>Banking terms/conditions may vary for different banks </li...
Attend welcome events Page  International Dinner  –  Tuesday 7pm (Doors close at 7.30pm) Darwin, Eliot, Rutherford College...
Get to know the campus <ul><li>Use the interactive campus map  www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury  </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings...
Page  Templeman Library Registry Essentials Shop Park Wood
Your new home
Accommodation Office <ul><li>Accommodation Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanglewood, Keynes car park  </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Your home on campus <ul><li>TV licence  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need a licence for TVs  and  for watching TV online! </l...
Don’t lose your £300 deposit!  Page
Living off campus <ul><li>Support available from Off-campus Housing Officer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackie Warden </li></ul...
Your studies
UK university expectations <ul><li>The UK system:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasises independent learning/research;  </li><...
Getting help with your studies <ul><li>Personal tutor; exchange co-ordinator/advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Student Learning Ad...
Special events at SLAS <ul><li>First event: Traditional High Tea </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday 9th October  3.30pm – 5.30pm </l...
Personal support
<ul><li>Dedicated to welcoming and helping international students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full degree  </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Personal support services <ul><li>Counselling Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, confidential counselling </li></ul></ul>...
Top tips for homesickness  <ul><li>It’s normal! </li></ul><ul><li>Give yourself time to settle in </li></ul><ul><li>Get to...
What do I do if I get ill? Dr Timothy Noble & Dr Alyson Bowhay
University Medical Centre <ul><li>Register online:  www.kent.ac.uk/medical </li></ul><ul><li>NHS (National Health Service)...
University Medical Centre <ul><li>Accessing health care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
How do I stay safe?
Campus safety <ul><li>Campus watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 hr security service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office is next ...
Off-campus safety <ul><li>Emergencies  – phone  999  and ask for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Staying safe  <ul><li>Canterbury is the  UK’s safest university city  but you should still take care! </li></ul><ul><li>Ke...
Protecting your belongings <ul><li>Your room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you leave your room, lock the door and close the w...
Fire safety Page  <ul><li>Read the “Fire action” instructions </li></ul><ul><li>No smoking in any buildings </li></ul><ul>...
Behaviour <ul><li>Be aware that the UK’s laws may differ from your home country’s:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol:  </li><...
What if I haven’t been listening and I’m going to forget  everything you’ve just told me?
Watch the presentation again! <ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/international </li></ul>Page  See you at the  Welcome ...
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Canterbury Welcome Meeting

  1. 1. Welcome to Kent!
  2. 2. You have chosen well! <ul><li>Established in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming and supportive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Great student experience </li></ul><ul><li>25% international students 130+ nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>The UK’s European University </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Britain’s only international university’ </li></ul><ul><li>World-leading, internationally recognised research </li></ul><ul><li>Award winning teaching with a reputation for academic excellence. </li></ul>Page
  3. 3. We’re going to talk about..… <ul><li>What you need to do this week </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Financial matters </li></ul><ul><li>Your new home </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and academic support </li></ul><ul><li>Health and safety </li></ul>Page
  4. 4. This week
  5. 5. To do list for this week <ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Pay your fees </li></ul><ul><li>Open a bank account </li></ul><ul><li>Attend welcome events </li></ul><ul><li>Go to your academic school meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Check your timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for the English Language Development Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Some students must attend the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Event (required by the UK Border Agency). If this applies to you, you will be sent the details by email. </li></ul>Page
  6. 6. Registration <ul><li>With the University </li></ul><ul><li>With the Medical Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/medical/register/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With the Police – Non-EU students only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check passport stamp or visa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an appointment with Kent Police within 7 days of arrival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Hall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 01303 297337 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you miss the appointment, you must contact the police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The University has a duty to report you to the UK Border Agency if you withdraw from the University or have poor attendance. </li></ul></ul>Page
  7. 7. Pay your tuition fees <ul><li>You can pay the tuition fees: </li></ul><ul><li>in full by direct bank payment or by credit/debit card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go online for more details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>In instalments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First payment now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second payment by 1 st December </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This can only be arranged online </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exchange students don’t pay fees </li></ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/fee.html </li></ul>Page
  8. 8. Pay your accommodation fees <ul><li>Payment is due each term, in advance, by the 2nd Friday of each term </li></ul><ul><li>If you pay in full by 26 th Sept, a 2% discount can be deducted </li></ul><ul><li>Payments can be collected automatically at the start of each term from your debit/credit card – arrange online: </li></ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/fee.html </li></ul>Page
  9. 9. Open a bank account <ul><li>You may need to take these documents to the bank: </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of identity (passport or national ID card) </li></ul><ul><li>Original letter of acceptance to the University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including proof of your programme of study and its duration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proof of your accommodation here: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your room agreement, officially stamped on your arrival, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your contract for private accommodation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To open an account with Natwest Bank, you should request a letter from the Admissions Office. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It must be addressed to “The Manager, Natwest Bank”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It must include your name, date of birth, course details (including start & end dates), your address in Canterbury and your address in your home country. </li></ul></ul>Page
  10. 10. Open a bank account <ul><li>Do some research: </li></ul><ul><li>Banking terms/conditions may vary for different banks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overdraft rules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investigate the options and ask for what you really want </li></ul><ul><li>Check all the details and charges before signing a contract </li></ul><ul><li>www.bba.org.uk : Publications > Leaflets > “International Students: Opening a UK Bank Account” </li></ul>Page
  11. 11. Attend welcome events Page International Dinner – Tuesday 7pm (Doors close at 7.30pm) Darwin, Eliot, Rutherford Colleges Erasmus buffet - For Erasmus students only Friday 12.30pm – 2pm Darwin conference suite Leeds Castle Tour Sunday 10.30 am   Meet at Darwin bus stop Don’t forget to bring your ticket!
  12. 12. Get to know the campus <ul><li>Use the interactive campus map www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The initial letters refer to the building, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. W = Woolf, CNW = Cornwallis, I = Ingram, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LT = Lecture Theatre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S or SR = Seminar Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab = Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. KLT2 = Keynes Lecture Theatre 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Room information: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kent.ac.uk/timetabling/rooms/index.html </li></ul>Page
  13. 13. Page Templeman Library Registry Essentials Shop Park Wood
  14. 14. Your new home
  15. 15. Accommodation Office <ul><li>Accommodation Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanglewood, Keynes car park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday-Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your room agreement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the dates match your registration period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read and obey the Terms and Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check insurance meets your needs </li></ul></ul>Page
  16. 16. Your home on campus <ul><li>TV licence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need a licence for TVs and for watching TV online! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Laundry facilities in each building </li></ul><ul><li>Access to internet, network and Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Report problems or faults to your residence’s Reception urgently </li></ul><ul><li>No smoking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smoking is illegal in all public buildings in the UK. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No parking </li></ul><ul><li>Be considerate neighbours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Terms and Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look after your home…. </li></ul>Page
  17. 17. Don’t lose your £300 deposit! Page
  18. 18. Living off campus <ul><li>Support available from Off-campus Housing Officer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackie Warden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>01227 (82) 7336 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodation Office, Tanglewood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read general housing and contract advice on accommodation website </li></ul><ul><li>Consider buying an annual bus pass or walking/cycling to campus </li></ul>Page <ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/accommodation/canterbury/off-campus/index.html </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Your studies
  20. 20. UK university expectations <ul><li>The UK system: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasises independent learning/research; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal responsibility; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different teaching methods; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation and contribution; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal development and skills for employment; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good academic practice and avoiding plagiarism; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying another person’s work or ideas; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submitting work which was written by someone else as if it were your own work; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not including clear references for your sources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/ai/students/whatisplagiarism.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Breaking academic or other regulations will result in disciplinary proceedings ( www.kent.ac.uk/regulations/ ) </li></ul>Page
  21. 21. Getting help with your studies <ul><li>Personal tutor; exchange co-ordinator/advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice, study skills workshops, individual appointments, resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>English Language Development Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes in grammar, essays, note-taking, presentations etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.kent.ac.uk/cewl/courses/in-sessional/eldp.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability and Dyslexia Support Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for students with disabilities or specific learning difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/ddss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library international student contact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jane Alderson-Rice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All services are FREE </li></ul>Page
  22. 22. Special events at SLAS <ul><li>First event: Traditional High Tea </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday 9th October 3.30pm – 5.30pm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet new people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Win a prize in the ‘Settling in and studying at Kent’ quiz </li></ul></ul>Page <ul><li>Book online soon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/uelt/learning/internationalstudents/isindex.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other SLAS events will take place during the year </li></ul>
  23. 23. Personal support
  24. 24. <ul><li>Dedicated to welcoming and helping international students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange and short-term students (including ERASMUS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First contact point for advice and help </li></ul><ul><li>Links with cultural and international societies </li></ul><ul><li>1 st floor, Registry building, opposite Darwin College </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly the International and European Offices </li></ul>Page International Development
  25. 25. Personal support services <ul><li>Counselling Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, confidential counselling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/counselling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Masters’ offices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal support and discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/studentservices/masters-office/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Advice Centre, Kent Union </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice and help with visas, budgets, landlords etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kentunion.co.uk/advice/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chaplaincy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Represents and supports all faith groups, pastoral care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/chaplaincy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All services are FREE </li></ul></ul>Page
  26. 26. Top tips for homesickness <ul><li>It’s normal! </li></ul><ul><li>Give yourself time to settle in </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know your neighbours </li></ul><ul><li>Keep busy and do things you enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Put up pictures of your family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Phone home (but not too often), text, email and Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to someone about it! </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality email groups </li></ul><ul><li>Eat well, sleep well and exercise! </li></ul>Page
  27. 27. What do I do if I get ill? Dr Timothy Noble & Dr Alyson Bowhay
  28. 28. University Medical Centre <ul><li>Register online: www.kent.ac.uk/medical </li></ul><ul><li>NHS (National Health Service) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE medical or nursing care, investigations or hospital treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charges for medication, eye tests and dental treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University Nursing Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keynes College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7am to midnight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information, go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/information_sheets.php </li></ul></ul>Page
  29. 29. University Medical Centre <ul><li>Accessing health care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dentists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opticians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University Medical Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctors (called GPs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse Practitioner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contraception (including emergency contraception) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Out of hours number </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0844 8001234 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NHS Direct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk ; 0845 46 47 </li></ul></ul>Page
  30. 30. How do I stay safe?
  31. 31. Campus safety <ul><li>Campus watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 hr security service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office is next to the banks on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone extension 3333 or 01227 823333 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call this number if you discover a fire or medical emergency on campus! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Watch will alert the emergency services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-emergencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone extension 3300 or 01227 823300 </li></ul></ul>Page
  32. 32. Off-campus safety <ul><li>Emergencies – phone 999 and ask for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambulance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire brigade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastguard – for lifeboat service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All services are free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-emergencies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See details online or in the Yellow Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Community Support Officer: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T: +44 (0)1227 868253 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M: 07772 226194 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>Page
  33. 33. Staying safe <ul><li>Canterbury is the UK’s safest university city but you should still take care! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep yourself safe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sensible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t take strangers at face value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan journeys, particularly at night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use reputable taxi firms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful about accepting lifts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beware the effects of too much alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look after your friends if they are affected. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Watch offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free personal attack alarms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A free walking escort service around campus at night </li></ul></ul>Page
  34. 34. Protecting your belongings <ul><li>Your room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you leave your room, lock the door and close the window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your key with you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your belongings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your belongings with you or in a safe place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t leave your mobile or wallet lying around </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn your mobile number so you can give it out automatically if asked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a good lock for your bike </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bank cards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your cards safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful at cash points, particularly at night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check bank statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report loss, theft and unusual activity </li></ul></ul>Page
  35. 35. Fire safety Page <ul><li>Read the “Fire action” instructions </li></ul><ul><li>No smoking in any buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful with cooking and electrical appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Keep fire doors closed </li></ul><ul><li>Do not misuse fire alarms or equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It puts you and other people in danger! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will be treated as a criminal offence and will result in severe penalities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you discover a fire on campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound the alarm and call (01227 82)3333 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evacuate the building immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not panic , collect possessions, use lifts or return to the building until allowed to do so. </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Behaviour <ul><li>Be aware that the UK’s laws may differ from your home country’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legal drinking age is 18 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t drink and drive! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possession, selling or use of mind-altering substances (e.g. cannabis/marijuana, Ecstasy, cocaine etc) is illegal ! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road rules (cars, bikes, pedestrians, etc): www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equality and Diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The University seeks to ensure that people are not subject to more or less favourable treatment on the grounds of irrelevant distinctions, including: gender; sexual orientation; colour, race or origin; disability; beliefs, etc </li></ul></ul>Page
  37. 37. What if I haven’t been listening and I’m going to forget everything you’ve just told me?
  38. 38. Watch the presentation again! <ul><li>www.kent.ac.uk/gettingstarted/international </li></ul>Page See you at the Welcome Dinner! Tuesday 20 September, 7pm Bring your ticket! Doors will close at 7.30pm

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