Information and Orientation Resources

Opening a UK Bank Account

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Opening a UK bank account is usually top of any new international student’s to do list.  We’ve put together details of some of the main basic bank accounts here to help you compare what they offer, and what they charge for payments from overseas.

Mobile Phone Guide

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Choosing a mobile phone deal can be a confusing process – there seems to be a dizzying number of options and providers. Our quick guide will help you understand the basics and have the resources you need to get set up with a UK mobile number…

Shopping in Brighton and Eastbourne

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Our shopping guide covers which supermarkets are best for shopping on a budget, how to get the best student discounts, and includes a list of local international food suppliers.


Online Orientation Resources

Whether you need a refresher, or you couldn’t our online orientation we’ve got you covered. You can find copies of the presentations from our September 2023 online Orientation sessions below.

If you have questions about anything that is (or is not) covered in these presentations, please contact us at orientation@brighton.ac.uk.

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