Culture shock

Leaving home and starting a new job can be both stressful experiences in their own right.

Even though you may feel that you are fully prepared there may be times when your emotions change but you are not sure why.

This culture shock article from UKCISA is geared towards international students but has useful information and advice about what culture shock is and how it can be dealt with.

A personal perspective

Louise Dye is Professor of Nutrition and Behaviour at the University of Leeds and the Deputy Director of Research. Professor Dye has spent three periods of her life working outside the UK and shares her thoughts in this short video.

• It is helpful to find contacts who can support you in the first few weeks and tell you the systems in place at your new institution.
• Immerse yourself into the culture and environment.
• Try to make contacts and friends with a range of people and not just people who share your mother tongue.

You can also find out more about what it’s like to live in the UK by visiting the Life in the UK section.

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