Pre-arrival and orientation

Pre-arrival information

We will send you weekly pre-departure information beginning eight weeks before you are due to arrive. We will provide you with useful information to help you prepare for your exchange, as well as details of the time and location of orientation. It is important that you read the pre-arrival information thoroughly as it will help you prepare for your arrival in the UK.


Please check your pre-arrival emails for confirmation of the day and time of your Orientation.

The Orientation is designed to smooth your transition to life at the University of Westminster and in London. Academic issues and university regulations are covered in detail. You will also attend a Faculty induction where you will discuss issues such as modules and academic life within the schools. Details of the Faculty orientations will be given to you at the main orientation.

During Orientation and throughout the semester, there will also be a number of social events to participate in, including a welcome and a farewell gala event.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Study abroad

Take a look at our varied study abroad programmes including our Summer School.


Contact us

Who to contact for more information about exchanges.