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Pre-Arrival Guide

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A very warm welcome to the University of Sunderland in London! It's fantastic to welcome you to our community. Over the past few months, there have been lots of changes to our daily lives and similarly to how you're starting your course.

This guide aims to provide you with the information and support you need in starting this exciting new chapter. The latest information and advice about COVID-19 requirements in the UK is available on the Government website. We advise you to check this frequently to ensure you are following the latest guidance.

Plan ahead

Please note

Due to current government guidance around the UK-wide lockdown, all teaching and support activities are being held online. For more information about what this means for you, visit our COVID-19 Guidance: International Student FAQs.

There are a number of things you can do to plan for your arrival and self-isolation:

  • Make sure your accommodation is ready and suitable for you to live in when you get here
  • Remember you won't be allowed to leave your accommodation if you need to self-isolate - plan for everything you'll need for 10 days
  • Make sure you can get food and other essentials without leaving your accommodation
  • Make sure you have a phone that works in the UK. Complete the pre-arrival Public Health Passenger Locator Form up to 48 hours before you travel
  • Make sure you have a face-covering with you for your journey from the airport. Wearing a face covering on transport is required in the UK
  • Make sure you have access to money and a usable bank card. Many places do not accept cash due to COVID-19.
  • Understand the rules around testing before you travel. It is now a requirement to receive a negative coronavirus test before you travel. Find more information about testing in our COVID-19 Guidance pages.
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Before you get here

This section gives you information on what you need to think about before you travel to the UK. It includes guidance on testing, the forms you need to fill out, your accommodation and the equipment you'll need for your studies.

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When you arrive

Find out about what you need to do when you get to the UK. Read details about what happens at the airport, whether you need to self-isolate and how to do it, police registration, shopping and what support we can give you.

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What's next

Now you're at the University of Sunderland in London, find out what comes next. This section includes details about enrolment, BRP cards, induction, social activities and emergency contacts.

What's next