INTO City, University of London pre-arrival guide
London: the city of bright lights and big possibilities. It’s home to some of the world’s top universities, an ever-growing career economy and endless opportunities to succeed.
Soon, you’ll be beginning your journey to study at INTO City, University of London. There are a few things you can do to prepare for your studies before you travel. Then, once you arrive, our expert Student Services team will be there for you every step of the way.
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Our dedicated teams are here to help you through every stage of the process.
Weather-appropriate clothing. Temperatures in London can range from around 0°C on winter evenings up to around 30°C in the summer. We can experience all types of weather, so it’s best to be prepared for anything. In winter, you’ll need a warm waterproof coat, gloves and a hat.
You should also bring a credit card that works in the UK, a laptop for your studies and some items to remind you of home. Watch our how to pack video for a useful checklist of what to bring in your luggage.
Please make sure that you only pack items that you are allowed to bring into the UK. You can find the list of banned items on the UK Government website along with guidance on bringing food into the UK.
We recommend that you arrive in the UK on the weekend before the start of your course.
Always double check when you can move into your accommodation with your accommodation provider. If you are under the age of 18, you must not arrive in the UK any earlier than the weekend immediately before the start of your course.
INTO City, University of London is located at 102 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EZ.
We are in an excellent location on the edge of the City of London, London’s financial district – and Shoreditch, London’s trendy district full of independent shops, cafés and restaurants.
The center is a short walk from Liverpool Street station which you can reach via the Central, Hammersmith & City, Circle, District or Elizabeth Tube lines as well as overground trains. It’s easy to travel here from anywhere in London.
Use the Google Maps or Citymapper apps to find the best route.
To pay for transport in London, you can either use a contactless credit or debit card, or an Oyster Card. As a student, you can apply for a Student Oyster Card which gives you discounted travel across London.
Your Welcome Week timetable will tell you when to arrive at the center. We usually arrange different timeslots depending on your name and course.
Welcome Week is what we call the first week of term.
You’ll meet your classmates, teachers and support teams here at the center, with plenty of time to settle into London life. We’ll also help you set up your IT accounts, register for your classes, complete any outstanding fee payments, register with a doctor and open a UK bank account.
We'll send you your Welcome Week schedule around one week before the start of term – so make sure to look out for it.
You’ll receive your academic timetable during Welcome Week, usually towards the end of the week. You will receive this via email.
Firstly, these are all perfectly normal emotions to feel when you are going through a major life change. We would encourage you to reach out to our Welfare Team who are on hand to provide help and support. You can ask for them at the Welcome Desk, email them at email@example.com or complete a self-referral form.
Additional support is also available from City, University of London’s Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Service during office hours, as well as the Togetherall app – a confidential, digital mental health service that is available to you 24 hours a day.