Over a million international students come to the UK every year. As personal safety is a major influence on choices of countries for international students, it is vital that you are aware of the factors which contribute to a student’s feeling of security and safety in a host country. Creating confidence, Making sure that your time studying in the UK is safe and enjoyable. In the excitement of arriving in any new country, it can be easy to get distracted and misplace things, especially as you get on and off planes, trains and coaches.
HERE ARE SOME PRACTICAL REMINDERS TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE IN THE UK
Police in the UK
The police in the UK are friendly and helpful. They have a duty to protect everyone and can always be safely approached. The police are committed to promoting crime prevention and work in partnership with educational institutions, their student bodies, and their staff and students to promote and reinforce student safety messages.
It’s important that you have safe and suitable accommodation while you are studying in the UK as well. Start making these arrangements as soon as you have been accepted on your course.
Streets in the UK
Recent research suggests it is generally safe to walk on the streets in the UK, although you should always be aware of your surroundings and use your common sense wherever you are.
Public transport in the UK
Public transport in the UK is reliable, relatively inexpensive and convenient to use. Put out your hand for the bus to stop for you.