International student welcome programme
Moving to a university in another country can be both exciting and daunting. The University of Westminster organises a free welcome programme for students who are new to the UK.
The International Student Welcome Programme is a three-day event with a trip to Brighton on Sunday. It will help you meet new people and introduce you to living and studying in the UK. The programme is an excellent opportunity to meet staff and students at the University and become familiar with the University, before your lectures start.
There will be workshops and presentations with lots of useful information such as a talk from the Police about keeping safe in London, information sessions on immigration and visa, the National Health Service and banking in the UK.
Watch the Welcome programme video
Who is the International Student Welcome Programme for?
The International Student Welcome Programme is for international students, including students from the European Union, who are new to the UK and are due to start a degree course at the University in September 2017.
The programme is not for Education Abroad students or Exchange students that are here for one semester/one year, as you will have your own orientation programme organised by the Education Abroad unit.
When and where will the programme be held?
The International Student Welcome Programme will be on Monday 11, 12 and 13 September and will include an enrolment session for students who want to enrol early.
The programme will be held at our Marylebone Campus with an evening boat trip taking place down the River Thames on Wednesday 13 September.
You will need to book to attend the Welcome Programme and the boat trip. There are limited places available for the boat trip, we would strongly recommend that you book early as we cannot guarantee you a ticket.
You will not be able to get a ticket for the boat trip or Brighton trip if you are not attending the main Welcome Programme event.
How do I book my place on the International Student Welcome Programme?
To book a place for the International Student Welcome Programme please complete and submit the online Welcome Programme booking form.
How do I book accommodation for the International Student Welcome Programme
If you have accepted a room for the year at Raffles House or Host (Victoria Hall) you do not need to book additional accommodation: your contract will start before the Welcome Programme starts (on 9 September) so you can just move into your room.
If you have been offered a room at Marylebone, Harrow or Alexander Fleming Hall of Residence for the rest of the academic year, you can book for extra nights at that Hall by using the online Welcome Programme Accommodation booking form. You can book any nights from 9–15 September. Your housing contract starts on 16 September.
If you have made your own arrangements for accommodation for the year but want to book accommodation for the International Student Welcome Programme, you will be able to stay in Marylebone Halls. You need to complete and submit the Welcome Programme Accommodation Booking Form below. You will need to leave the room by 10am on Thursday 14 September.
If you want to attend the Welcome Programme you must also remember to complete the Welcome Programme Booking Form. If you do not need accommodation for the Welcome Programme then you only need to complete and submit the Welcome Programme Booking Form (above).
Our Meet and Greet Scheme is running from Heathrow Airport to Halls of Residences on the 9 and 10 September.
What is the deadline to book a place on the programme?
The deadline to book your place on the programme is 9am Friday 1 September 2017 (unless the programme fills up earlier).
If you have an enquiry about the International Student Welcome Programme either ring +44 (0)20 7911 5000 or email [email protected].