Find Out Fridays: Becoming a Londoner

Dear Fall 2017 students,

Welcome to London! We are excited to have you here and we hope you’ve had a chance to explore London a little bit this week.

We thought we’d give you a few tips to help you settle in this week:

  1. Home purchases – if you need any extra home bits for your flats, the most cost effective places to turn to are Primark (they also sell clothing and more) and Argos (cheap and good delivery options).
  2. Grocery shopping – find a local Sainsbury’s/Tesco/Lidl/Co-op/M&S/Waitrose and don’t forget there’s a decent sized Sainsbury’s right across from Holborn underground station near Faraday House. You will be receiving a £40 gift voucher in two weeks to help you with your shopping for John Lewis/Waitrose.
  3. Travel – today (1 Sept) is the day to apply for your student Oyster cards, in the meantime if you have purchased a temporary Oyster card until your student one arrives, make sure to not throw it away as you can get your £5 deposit back when you return the card at a station.
  4. Start exploring – make sure to pick up a copy of Time Out London magazine every Tuesday at any tube (aka underground) station, we will also have some copies available for you at Faraday House. It’s a great little resource where you can find free/cheap/exciting event recommendations around London and the rest of the UK.
  5. Prepare for classes – now that you’ve all registered and received your syllabi, take some time this weekend to look at your schedule, field trips and plan ahead. Please make sure to keep your class schedule (exam/assignment due dates) in mind when booking travel.
  6. Add/audit/pass-fail deadline – Sunday, 10 September so please make sure to finalise your class schedule with Eugenia (SR 101) by then.
  7. Enjoy Love London Week! If you haven’t paid your deposit yet, please see Stephen in Program Office SR 109.
  8. If you haven’t signed up for UCLU Clubs & Societies yet, you have until 14 September – please see Jovita in SR 101 with your completed form.

Have a lovely weekend and please come see us if you need any help. We’re here to help.



Photo credit: Google, Time Out London magazine cover

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