Everything you need to know if you're coming from overseas
Relocating to the UK can be a daunting experience. At Student Living, we’re here to make the move from overseas as informed and stress free as possible.
All of our employees are highly trained to understand the geographical, religious and cultural needs of overseas students to ensure that you feel settled and comfortable with your new life with us.
Travelling to the airport with a whole bedroom’s worth of luggage isn’t ideal – not to mention it’s costly. That’s why we’ve partnered with Seven Seas International, a company who will help you ship your belongings safely and, most importantly, cheaply! They look after you every step of the way. When you book, they’ll send you out everything you need to pack, including some handy tips and tricks (and usually – a spare box or two!)
They will then come and collect your belongings from you before shipping them over to your new home.
The best part? They’ll help you store them here in the UK over the summer if you need it, too, and they’ll also help you ship it home!
We are more than happy to order a taxi to collect you from the airport. Just let us know your arrival date and time as well as your flight number and we’ll send someone to collect you. We’ll give you an estimate fare too, so all you need to do is make sure you have enough UK cash with you to pay the fare.
When you book you can choose to pay the full amount in advance or alternatively you can pay in instalments. In order to be able to pay in instalments you will need to provide a UK guarantor. Don’t worry if you don’t have a UK guarantor – we work with HousingHand who will be able to act as a guarantor on you behalf. For more information on the guarantor services, please click here.
We want you to make this your home, and we’d be delighted for you to stay with us over the summer. Let your local team know that you’re thinking of staying and they’ll help you sort out everything you need.
Yes, we can help you arrange storage over the summer, just let us know! This is done with our partner, Seven Seas International, who have storage facilities all across the UK at much cheaper rates than commercial storage!