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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

Although you do not need to make COVID-19 specific travel arrangements, when relocating to another country to study there are still a number of things you should prepare beforehand. Things like arranging your accommodation, your travel from the airport when you arrive, registering with the University and getting ready to start your course are all important factors to consider before you arrive.

Check our sections below for some advice on what you may need to make the most out of your time from the University of Sunderland in London right from the start.

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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