We know that it can be hard getting settled in a new country so want to make it as easy as possible for you! Below you’ll find information on how to open a bank account, getting a UK phone number, finding a doctor as well as many other things. If you need more help, please speak to someone in Reception.

1) Buying/hiring a cycle

Portsmouth is a great city for cycling around – find out about buying or hiring a bicycle for your stay to make the most out of this great city.

2) Renting a car

Fancy exploring another city in the UK or heading to the countryside? Here you can find out where you can rent a car and the things to be careful of!

3) Medical care

We hope you won’t need to visit a doctor whilst you’re here but in case you do, here’s all the local information you’ll need.

4) Opening a bank account

Please don’t carry large amounts of cash around with you. If you can, open a bank account here in the UK.

5) Mobile phones

Keep in touch easily with new friends by getting a UK sim card and phone number.

6) Finding a job

If you’re looking for a job whilst you’re here, read this to see how we can help you.

7) Further study

There are so many learning opportunities available in the UK – explore your options!

8) Student Academic Help

Here you can use your personal login to access Edmodo or Schoology.

9) UK Law - What you need to know

It is important that you understand the laws in the UK whilst you are studying at LSI Portsmouth. Click here to find out more.