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good site for students
« on: April 08, 2006, 09:38:11 AM »
I stumbled across this site.  It looks like a good resourse for people planning to come to the UK as students.   :)

http://www.ukstudentlife.com/index.htm

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 06:25:16 PM »
Here is another important website:

http://www.ukcosa.org.uk/pages/advice.htm

It's the UK Council for International Education's website and it pretty much answers any question you may have about coming over as a student.
had a bit of a wobble.

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006, 11:33:57 AM »
Thanks!  Also there is this if you are a US national:

http://www.britainusa.com/sections/index_nt1.asp?i=41009&d=9
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Re: good site for students
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 01:38:47 PM »
I came across this quite by accident and thought it might be helpful for those completely unfamiliar with UK housing.

www.accommodationforstudents.com

If not for actually getting a place - then certainly for shopping and getting ideas of where to start and what to expect.
   Ironically I spend four months searching for a site like this and never found one....then just when I'm not looking for it.....
I hope it helps someone ;D
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Re: good site for students
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 02:49:08 AM »
I didn't intend for the double post...(it has been 7 months since I posted this thread)

BUT, I found this in a search from 2003 and thought it should be here.

http://www.ljnelson.com/personal/musings/ustouk.htm

hope it helps.
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Re: good site for students
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 08:03:57 AM »
UKCOSA has changed its name to UKCISA and their website accordingly:

http://www.ukcisa.org.uk

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008, 10:07:10 AM »
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk

A forum (with wikipedia pages) on UK universities.  Not a place to get official information on visas or studying, but it's good for when you want a student's opinion on where you are thinking about studying, pictures of accomodation, and other stuff that you just wouldn't find on an official website.
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Re: good site for students
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 05:33:10 AM »
UKCOSA has changed its name to UKCISA and their website accordingly:

http://www.ukcisa.org.uk

I have to highly recommend this website. It answered a lot of serious questions I had, in particular issues with health care. It really eased my mind on some issues.

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 10:40:36 AM »
If, having looked through the UKCISA site, you have further questions about how the information on their site applies to your individual situation, they have a student helpline which is open 1300 to 1600 London time every weekday.  It's a UK (London) number.  Details on the site.

Please note they don't answer questions about academic matters or individual colleges, just about the practicalities like immigration, fees and funding, etc.

I should declare my interest, I work on the helpline some days.


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Re: good site for students
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008, 04:19:18 AM »
One more great site for students. Provides info on practical things like credit cards,accommodation,loans,social life and  ;D Freebies, ha ha I love it.
Check it here - http://www.smartukstudent.com

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2009, 01:31:34 PM »
Thanks much - very helpful links!

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2011, 02:34:08 PM »
Have a look at this for useful tips and countdown to applying to a UK university.
http://www.move-to-england.com/study.html
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Re: good site for students
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 04:47:14 PM »
The UK Council for International Student Affairs, mentioned above, is now tweeting useful info for students, with links to detailed guidance.  Recent topics include:

* Can I become a 'home' fee payer after starting my course as an 'overseas' fee payer?

* Can I work while I wait for a decision on my Tier 1 (Post-Study Work) application?

* Most students are exempt from paying Council Tax, but you still need to let your local borough know you are a student

See www.ukcisa.org.uk or www.twitter.com/ukcisa

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 08:40:15 AM »
Hi guys this is first time i visit here and glad to see the way you guys define here everything sounds so nice,many information related to students site i got from here.Will back soon for more updates.

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Re: good site for students
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2012, 02:05:19 PM »
UKCISA now has a Twitter feed, regularly posting updates and information for international students in the UK.  Essential!

www.twitter.com/ukcisa