We provide information on establishing eligibility to work in the UK as well as tips on arranging short or long term accommodation, transfers from the airport and essential things such as ways in which you can pay for things and where to get some dinner that will help you to settle in quickly.
Before you join us
Before joining us, please ensure that you have all paperwork required to show your eligibility to work in the UK.
Making accommodation arrangements before you set off
If you have not been able to arrange longer term accommodation, you can consider options such as AirBnB.
Visit our dedicated pages for full information on organising accommodation.
Moving - storage and removal services
Expatica offers useful advice on shipping belongings for moving to the UK. Bear in mind that you may also need somewhere to store your belongings until you can find a place to live. Some removal companies also offer storage, alternatively self-storage can be a cheaper option.
As in many other countries, the UK has strict rules on bringing plants, animals or food into the country. If you have a pet, make sure you read the regulations before you make arrangements.
Getting here and essentials to consider on arrival
We have provided guidance related to getting here and essentials to consider on arrival.
The University will meet some of your relocation costs but it is important that you find out exactly what costs will be covered before you make any decisions.
Your HR contact will be able to advise you, or you can read our Relocation Policy. Note that if you use a shipping company, you will be asked to provide three quotations as evidence that you have selected the most cost-effective option.
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