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Advice Guides

Advice guides

We have a range of service advice guides which you can pick up from our offices or download from the relevant sections of the website.  For ease and convenience we have also republished a full list here (or search by category in the menu).  However, we would advise that you also refer to the web pages for additional information.

Student Advice Service Information Guides

A-Z of financial terms

ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme)

Bloomsbury Local Area Guide

Budget planner

Childcare - a guide for student parents

Council Tax FAQs

Culture Shock when you are new to the UK

Denmark Hill Local Area Guide

Doctorate Extension Scheme

Financial Forecaster (excel budget calculator)

Guy's Local Area Guide

Hampstead Local Area Guide


7 Steps to a Happy Student Home

House Hunting Notes

Household bills

Housing contracts and Inventories

Housing deposits

Housing repairs and disrepair

Immigration Health Surcharge (UKVI FAQs)

International students in financial hardship

International students opening a UK bank account

International students: inviting your family to visit

International students: working in the UK during studies

Laundry symbols

Money - Credit Scoring and Credit Reference files

Money - Funding Study Abroad

Money - Safe and sensible credit

Money - UK Students & Financial Hardship

Money - Sustainable Living

Police registration

Pre-sessional English students: applying for a Tier 4 visa

Schengen visa

Short-term Study visas

St Thomas' Local Area Guide

Stamford Street Local Area Guide

Strand Campus Local Area Guide

Student Advice Service User Policy

Student Safety

Summer School students - visa options

Temporary accommodation list

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)

Tier 2 (General)

Tier 4 - Online applications (from within the UK)

Tier 4 and Entry Clearance - completing the online form (overseas applicants)

Tier 4 application checklist - applying in the UK

Tier 4 application checklist - applying for entry clearance

Tier 4 - Low Risk Nationals

Tier 4 visas: Foundation Programme (for Postgraduate Doctors & Dentists)

Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange)

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)

Travel Discounts Explained

We welcome your feedback

If you would like us to create a guide on another area of advice we would like to hear your idea and why you think this information would be useful to other students.  We would also like you to contact us if you spot any errors or omissions in the guides or if you feel that the advice needs to be clarified.

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