This list is intended to help you plan your time before you travel to the UK and identifies the main things you need to consider before arrival. The information displayed is a checklist to help you before and whilst you are working in the UK.
• Arrange short term accommodation• Prepare essential items for travel to the UK• Choose essential items to bring to the UK• Arrange flight and transport to final destination• Find somewhere to live/accommodation• Know how to stay safe• Save money for rental deposit• Research childcare and schooling• Arrange transport for personal possessions if applicable• Prepare for culture shock• Apply for a visa to work in the UK
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Moving to the UK is a very individual experience. It is important to prepare for the move as fully as possible, yet remember to remain flexible and enjoy the adventure! Dr. Feng Su, Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University specialises in cross-cultural learning contexts and learning development in higher education. He is Editor of Chinese Learning Journeys: chasing the dream, a book that features eight students from mainland China as they chart their learning journeys across national and continental boundaries and socio-cultural contexts.
Essential travel items for your journey
Personal items to bring to the UK
Transport to destination
How to stay safe
Money for rental deposit
Childcare and schooling
Arrange transport for possessions
Apply for a visa