Student Services

Pre-arrival Guide

Welcome to Global London College! As you are about to join us for an exciting learning experience we want to make your transition to becoming a Global London College student as smooth as possible.

To help you here is information about:

  • What to expect on your first day
  • What you need to do before coming to Global London College
  • Information about the courses you will be taking

Studying in the UK (Your Safety)

The British council has produced 2 brochures `creating confidence – make sure that your time in the UK is safe and enjoyable`and `Safety first – making sure your visit to the UK is safe and enjoyable` for people interested in studying in the UK.

Studying in the UK (UKBA Full Visa & Immigration Rules) http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/

Pre-enrolment

You are welcome to come to the campus during the week before you commence your studies to pay fees, apply for recognition of prior learning and to receive your study timetable.

Induction

Your Induction commences on the first week of your course.

It is essential that you attend all sessions for your course. These sessions provide valuable information about your course and also let you meet your teachers and other students in the course and introduces you to Health and safety policy, student welfare, life in London, attendance policies, examination sessions, personal teaching assistance and disability policy.

Textbooks

You will need to allow for the cost of textbooks if you want to purchase textbooks for your course. Each course textbook will cost £20 to £30. For some courses you may be able to purchase second-hand books from former students at a lower cost. The textbooks are also available in the library, but demand for these is high and you cannot expect to be able to use only the library copy of the text.

Computing Facilities

As a progressive educational institution, Global London College provides unlimited internet access together with limited printing facility to all its students. Students are advised to consider the environment before printing.

Fee payment processes

You need to pay full fees at the time of your admission.
Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Bank Transfers : Please Allow 10 working days for the Bank Transfer to be completed.

Please make sure that you are familiar with out terms and conditions of study (including refund policy) at Global London College. We assume that you have read and agreed to these terms when you enrol with us.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already taken some courses somewhere else or have work experience which may be directly relevant to your course then you may be exempt from some modules of the course.

Open Days

We run Open Days for each of our programs. If you are considering applying to Global London College, they are an excellent opportunity for you to find out how your subject is taught, learn about life at the College and talk to current students.
At each Open Day, there will be sessions run by the various departments or divisions for that particular course, as well as sessions on finance, accommodation and about being at Global London College. There will also be guided tours of the campus where current students will talk about their life at Global London College.

Pre-application Open Days

Please note that the pre-application open days will take place in July, September, January, March.
To book your place for open day email info@glcollege.org.uk or visit the college reception.

 

Accommodation

The College can provide accommodation for every one of our students through our partnership with Britannia Student Services Agency.

You can choose from single, double or triple rooms. All the houses are well- furnished and equipped with everything a house needs.

For further information, please refer to the Accommodation section. Please contact the Welfare Officer for more information.
Email: swesweaung@glcollege.org.uk

Alternative / Privately Arranged Accommodation

GLC Welfare Officer is able to offer assistance to students seeking privately let flats, rooms and lodgings, through suitable agencies and by means of the guarantee scheme. Those students who wish to obtain private lodgings or flats, and those unable to secure a place through our partner Britannia are also advised to contact the College office. For more details, please visit Related Links in Accommodation section.

 

Student Welfare

Ms. Swe Swe is the student`s welfare officer. She is reachable 24 hours a day on the following number in case students have an emergency or need any assistance: 07745824398.

 

Career development counselling

The college provides a counselling service and will assist and advise students on matters regarding their current or future studies and on their career development. Welfare support and counselling is available for students who require additional help in settling in the UK or need guidance in personal matters in order to achieve their full academic potential. Support will also be given for structuring CVs of students.

Health Care

The Student Services team will help students register with a doctor (overseas students are entitled to health care under the National Health Service).

 

Registering with a Doctor

It is very important that you register with a local doctor (GP) as soon as possible. Your doctor can help with all health related matters. In order to register with a doctor you will need a letter from Student Services If you have come to the UK to study for six months or more, you can use the National Health Service (NHS) and register with a family doctor (GP) like all UK citizens. You can then receive NHS medical treatment, including free medical checkups and hospital treatment. If you are in the UK for less than six months, you may only receive free emergency treatment on the NHS, unless you are from a European Economic Area country, or your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with the UK.

If you have come to the UK to study for six months or more, you can use the National Health Service (NHS) and register with a family doctor (GP) like all UK citizens. You can then receive NHS medical treatment, including free medical checkups and hospital treatment. If you are in the UK for less than six months, you may only receive free emergency treatment on the NHS, unless you are from a European Economic Area country, or your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with the UK.

 

NHS Walk-In Centres

Walk-in centres offer healthcare advice and treatment without having to make an appointment. You can go there and see a nurse on the same day. They can help you with minor injuries and illnesses (for example colds, flu, stomach upsets) and minor injuries. They can also give you health advice and information.

 

Dentists

Before you go to see a dentist, make sure you complete an HC1 form, then check the dentist will take NHS patients, as private dental work can be very expensive.

  • NHS Dentistry in London EC4A Area
  • Abbey Dental Dentists: Address: 224-226 Whitechapel Road, London , E1 1BJ, Tel: 020 7870 1785
  • (NHS & Private Patients Welcome, Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Orthodontist, Hygienist
  • Early Morning & Evening Appts Same Day Emergency Service . website: www.abbeydentalwhitechapel.co.uk/)
  • Pickering Dental Surgeries Ltd: Address:103-104, Upper St, London , N1 1QN , Tel: 020 7359 6103
  • Dr. Nick Law Dentessentials Dental Care 75 Curtain Road, London , EC2A 3BS ,Tel: 02076133399

 

About Studying in the UK

Studying in the UK provides you with an academic qualification which is respected and valued throughout the world and in addition it also brings an enjoyment of both traditional and modern British culture.The British educational system is subject to rigorous quality assurance audits in order to standardise the quality of education across all institutions in the UK.
The British Education system is based on a system of lectures, seminars, tutorials and self-directed study.
Studying for a degree in the UK also gives students the opportunity to develop important transferable skills. Students are encouraged to ask questions, to discuss and analyse their ideas engaging and developing skills that are useful in future careers.
The quality of UK education is recognised across the world by employers, universities and governments, making it an attractive destination for international students.
The UK is a multi-cultural and multi-faith country. It offers both strong traditions and a diverse culture to any international student choosing to study here. It`s a cosmopolitan society, and it`s home to over a quarter of a million international students at any one time; this holistic knowledge of global relationship experience is a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for you.

 

Useful Websites

The internet is a great place to find information. We have listed some internet websites useful while living in the UK.

Accommodation

Immigration / Visas

Visa & immigration info

  • www.iasuk.org Independent advisory service helping with visas and immigration matters

Studying in the UK

Places of worship

  • Church of England: St Bride’s Church (Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU)
  • Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church (5 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NB)
  • Orthodox Cathedral (67 Ennismore Gardens, London SW7 1NH)
  • London Muslim Centre (46-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX)
  • Shree Sanatan Hindu Mandir (Ealing Road, Wembley, Greater London HA0 4TA)
  • Jamyang Buddhist Centre (The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road, London, SE11 4NA)
  • Jehovah`s Witnesses (IBSA House, The Ridgeway, London,Greater London NW7 1RN)
  • Judaism: Tikun (1117 Finchley Road, London, Greater London NW11 0QB)

Transport and Travel

  • www.gobycoach.com (National Express)
  • www.greenline.co.uk (Green Line information about coaches)
  • www.nationalrail.co.uk (British Railway, Information about trains)
  • www.tfl.gov.uk (Plan your journey in London by Tube, Rail,and
  • Bus using the interactive map)
  • www.easyjet.com
  • www.wizzair.com
  • www.ryanair.com (Economy airlines; a cheap way of travelling to Europe)

Trips & Entertainment

Embassies in Britain

Please check Diplomatic list for UK embassy contact details:

Other Practical/Websites

 

Disability Support

Global London College offers support and personal care to all the students and members of staff who have any kind of disability or dyslexia. Please feel free to speak to a member of the welfare team who will assist in arranging personal tutors trained to deliver teaching to students of special needs. The college has got disabled access in its campus where help is also available for wheelchair users. Guided use of all college facilities for people with disability is provided. Additionally, the college strictly condemns any form of discrimination against disabled people and has strong procedures in place for punitive actions against offenders. The college has security presence; thereby the assistance for disabled people starts from the entrance doors.

Appointments
Basic inquiries can be dealt with by telephone and email. For more detailed and wide-ranging inquiries, we prefer that students book an appointment to see a welfare officer on a one-to-one basis. At busy times it might be difficult to arrange an appointment.

Confidentiality
The welfare team will handle any inquiries sensitively and in confidence. Students will usually continue to see the same adviser throughout their time at the College.

How to book an appointment
To book an appointment, please contact the reception, with your availability:

Tel: 0207-583-7626
Email: info@glcollege.org.uk