International Student Handbook - Teesside University

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2015-16

International Student Handbook

Contents

Travel and arrival

Introduction Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley

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Contact list for enquiries

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Immigration Immigration requirements

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Applying for a Tier 4 (General) student visa

5

Research-only students

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Visa refusal

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Length of Visa

6

Pre-sessional English courses

6

International student advisers

6

Extending your student stay in the UK

6

Staying in the UK to seek work

7

Police registration

7

Visiting the United States (US) during studies

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Finance – fees and funding International tuition fees 2015/16

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International scholarship

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Staying-on bonus

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Payment terms

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Sponsored students

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Refund policy

9

Physiotherapy/occupational therapy/radiography courses

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‘Home’ and European Union national fees

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Financial support for undergraduate European students

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Living costs while studying

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Living arrangements

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Student Support Funding

10

Money and banking

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Banks and bank accounts

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Planning your date and time of arrival

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List of residential hotels

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Where to live during your studies at Teesside University

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Air travel to the UK

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Meet and greet service

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Arrival at local airports

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What happens on arrival in the UK

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Difficulties at immigration

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Importing goods and produce into the UK

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Travelling to Middlesbrough

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Trains

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Coaches (buses)

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Local travel

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Driving licences

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Important legal requirements

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International Student Handbook 2015-16

Teesside University

Employment and placements

Pre-sessional academic English and study skills courses to improve your English

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Welcome and orientation event

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Advice services in the University and Students’ Union

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Student Services (in the Student Centre)

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Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU)

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Societies for international students

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Centre for International Development

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Enactus Teesside

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The Learning Hub

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Find out more

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European students

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Non-EEA students

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The Link jobs service

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National minimum wage

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Legal limits

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Useful addresses and telephone numbers Advice and information services

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Useful addresses on Teesside

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Your own details

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Index Campus map

Healthcare Preparing for the British climate

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Looking after yourself

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Registering with a GP (doctor)

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Dental care (caring for your teeth)

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