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IMPORTANT
Arrival Information
for International Students
Courses starting in 2010/11
Chelmsford Campus




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                              www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals
Welcome to Anglia Ruskin University!

This guidance note provides you with important last minute reminders and information about your arrival,
induction and immediate practicalities for your first few days in Chelmsford. Please read it carefully.

MEETING ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please check the offer letter sent to you by our Admissions Office.

      If you have an unconditional offer and have informed us that you have accepted this offer then
       you simply need to arrive in time to attend the International Orientation Programme on 20th
       January 2011

      If you have a conditional offer, it is important that you obtain confirmation from our University
       that you have met the conditions of your offer. If you have been waiting for exam/test results you
       must send/fax photocopies of your results to us as soon as they become available. Remember to
       state your Anglia Ruskin University Student Identification Number (SID) when corresponding with
       us. Copies of the results should be sent to your Admissions Officer who will then confirm your
       place if your results meet the entry requirements for the course.

REMEMBER YOU WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER(ENROL) WITH THIS UNIVERSITY IF
YOU HAVE AN UNCONDITIONAL OFFER.

If you do not wish to take up your place at our University please inform the Admissions Office as soon as
possible by emailing admissions@anglia.ac.uk.

WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE TO START MY COURSE?

The first activity offered by Anglia Ruskin is the International Orientation Programme. You MUST reserve
a place on the International Orientation Programme by completing the online Arrivals and Orientation
Confirmation Form found at www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals.

      The International Orientation Programme begins at 10:00hrs in Room QB101 in the Michael
       Ashcroft Building. Please come to the International Help Desk located near the Main Reception,
       by 09:45hrs.

      Your Faculty Welcome Day will take place on the 21st January. Further details will be made
       available to you upon arrival.

A campus map can be downloaded by visiting www.anglia.ac.uk and clicking on the ‘Find us’ tab and
‘How to find the Chelmsford Campus’.

REMINDER: To reserve your place on the International Orientation Programme please complete the
Arrival and Orientation Confirmation Form at www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals as soon as possible
and no later than Monday 17th January.

If you wish to know more about the content of the International Orientation Programme please read page
10 of the ‘Welcome Guide for International Applicants 2010/11’ which you should have received from the
Admissions Office. This guide is sent to you by post but can also be accessed at the following pages of
the Anglia Ruskin website: www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals

The International Orientation Programme is an important part of your induction to our University. It is
therefore essential that you make your travel arrangements early to enable you to arrive in time. If you
are unable to arrive for the International Orientation Programme then you must make every effort to
arrive in time for the start of the semester on Monday 24th January.
If your visa is delayed and you know that you will be arriving after the 24th January it is essential that you
inform our University immediately, please e-mail internationalarrivals@anglia.ac.uk.


WHEN DO I REGISTER (ENROL) WITH THE UNIVERSITY?

From December 7th 2010 you will be able to register with our University on-line. It is important that you
do this before you arrive. Please read the extra guidance notes that accompany this information to help
you with the process. We have also included a list of e-mail addresses to contact if you have any
problems. To register you simply need to go to https://e-vision.anglia.ac.uk and follow the instructions.
You will need to type in your username (student ID number) and your date of birth. Your Student ID
number is the seven digit number which can be found on your offer letter. Only after you have registered
will you be able to access all the University facilities such as the library, e-mail, Student Union etc.

Upon arrival you will be issued with an Anglia Ruskin Student Identification Card (SID card) by our
University i-Centre. This credit card sized card will show your picture and your unique SID number and
is also your library card.

 IMPORTANT: Students with a Tier 4 student visa must have their passport and visa photocopied for
our student records. Please take your passport and visa to the University i-Centre so that a scan of
these documents can be taken. Your new Student ID card will only be given to you after these copies
have been made.

ACTION: Please e-mail a passport photo to us now. Our University i-Centre (Information Centre) will
prepare your Student ID card for your arrival. If for any reason you are unable to register before the start
of the course you should still email or send this photograph to the i-Centre.

When sending your photos you should provide your Student Identification Number, full name, date of
birth and Campus in your email, or write on the reverse of the photograph.

Email: StudentID-Chelmsford@anglia.ac.uk
Post: i-Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ


HOW DO I PAY MY TUITION FEES?

Please read the ‘Welcome Guide for International Students 2010/11’ where you will find further
information and guidance at www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals. Payment of fees or confirmation of a
scholarship or loan to pay your fees are required as part of the University registration process.

WHEN CAN I MOVE INTO THE ACCOMMODATION I HAVE RESERVED?

Accommodation arrival logistics and maps are available to download within the “links and downloads”
section of www.anglia.ac.uk/housing. You will also receive a personal email invite to complete an
accommodation pre arrival welcome induction and confirm the date and time of your arrival.


      If you have been allocated a room at the Student Village (University residence) keys will be
       available from the University Accommodation Services (UAS) Office Ashby House. You will be
       welcome to move into it from Wednesday 19th January 2011 to enable you to attend the
       International Orientation Programme on 20th January. The Accommodation office will be open
       between 0930 and 1800 on this date, and also Thursday 20th and Friday 21st.

      The University Accommodation Services (UAS) Office in located in Ashby House (Ground floor).

      The office will not be open over the weekend, so please contact us to make a special advance
       arrangement if you will be arriving after 1800 or over the weekend.
      The Chelmsford accommodation office can be contacted by email at essexaccom@anglia.ac.uk.

      Keys will also be available from the UAS Office each weekday from Monday 24th January
       between 0930 and 1630.

If you will be arriving out of office hours please inform them in advance by e-mail at
essexaccom@anglia.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1245 493131 ext 3110. They will then arrange to leave
your keys with the Security Staff.

Remember that you are required to pay the remainder of the first instalment of your University
accommodation rent (as outlined in your accommodation occupancy agreement) BEFORE you will be
able to obtain the keys to your room in University halls of residence or student house. You will therefore
need to make sure that you set up your online web payment in good time (in advance of coming to the
UK). If you have not set up this payment you will need to have a suitable credit or debit card to set it up
on arrival. Keys will NOT be issued without a payment regime being organised. Please remember that it
can take up to 7 days to open a bank account in the UK.


If you have not applied for or have not been allocated University accommodation, you are strongly
advised to organise in advance temporary accommodation for several nights while you make longer-
term arrangements. A Bed and Breakfast list is available at www.anglia.ac.uk/housing or by contacting
the University Accommodation Service at essexaccom@anglia.ac.uk.

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE IN THE UK WITHOUT ANYWHERE TO STAY FOR YOUR FIRST FEW
DAYS.


WHAT IF MY PLANE IS DELAYED?

If you have started your journey and need to contact Anglia Ruskin in an emergency, you can call us
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 on +44 (0)1245 493131 extension 4297/4285/4240/4242/. At all
other times please call +44 (0)1245 493131 ext 6444 – this is an out of hours (Emergency only) security
contact number. If you are ringing from within the UK dial 01245 493131 ext 6444. Please remember
that detailed travel instructions from all London’s airports and railways stations are located in the
‘Welcome Guide for International Students 2010/11’ at www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals. We would
recommend that you carry the section on travelling to the Chelmsford campus with you.

WHICH DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO SHOW WHEN I ENTER THE UK?

Remember to keep all important documents in your hand luggage. Please refer to the check list on page
1 of the ‘Welcome Guide for International Students 2010/11’.

HOW DO I TRAVEL TO THE CAMPUS FROM THE AIRPORT?

We will be offering an airport pick up service from Heathrow Airport at 12.00 (midday) on Wednesday
19th January.     You MUST reserve your seat on the airport coach in advance by visiting
www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals and clicking on ‘Meet and Greet’ where you will find the on-line
booking form and full details of our Meet and Greet Service.

Comprehensive information on how to travel to the Chelmsford campus is included in the ‘ Welcome
Guide for International Students 2010/11’, pages 49-50

HOW DO I ORGANISE MY NEW LIFE IN CHELMSFORD?

Bedding
Bedding is not supplied in any University accommodation. You may choose to buy sheets, pillows, duvet,
blankets etc from shops in the city when you arrive or you may decide to buy a bedding pack from the
Accommodation Office. A section on the Accommodation Application Form allows you to pre order a
bedding pack comprising pillow, sheet and duvet.

Telephoning Home
To dial an international number from the UK dial 00 then the country code followed by the area code and
then the local telephone number.
  Mobile phones: Using your mobile phone in the UK to call home can be expensive. There are
    many mobile phone shops in Chelmsford where you will be able to purchase UK SIM cards to use
    with your own mobile. Your phone must be ‘unlocked’ to allow you to use this card.
  Phonecards: Swiftcall phonecards are available from the Students’ Union Shop (Tindal Building)
    and can be used from any telephone. Pick up the handset; dial the 0800 number given on the card
    and you will be asked to give your Personal Identification Number (PIN) which is also given on the
    card and you will then be able to make your telephone call.
  Payphones: using coins and credit cards can be found in the following locations: Railway Station
    and New Street

Banks
Branches of all major UK banks can be found in the High Street. Cash dispensing machines, which
usually take cards from banks world wide (look for the appropriate symbol on the cash machine) can be
found at:
 New Street
 Railway Station
 High Street

Opening a bank account
Most students need to open a bank account in the UK especially if they plan to work while they are
studying. Banks are very strict about the documentation they require and as there may be a delay in
opening a bank account once you arrive it is important that you bring enough money to pay for food,
rent, etc. We recommend that you bring either a debit card to enable you to withdraw money at a cash
point (ATM) or approximately £500 in traveller’s cheques and some cash. Further information about
opening a bank account will be provided on arrival.

Bringing money into the UK
Anyone coming to the UK from a country outside the European Union (EU) carrying the cash equivalent
to 10,000 Euros (@£9000) or more (including money in other currencies) must declare it to UK Customs
at the port of entry to the UK. Cash means currency notes, coins, travellers’ cheques and bankers’
drafts.

Shopping

As University accommodation is self-catering, you may want to bring food and drink for the first 24 hours
with you. Otherwise be prepared to go out and shop soon after your arrival or you may prefer to buy a
meal at a café, restaurant or take away.

The closest supermarket to the campus is Tesco. There is also a SPAR food shop on campus. The main
shopping areas in Chelmsford are within walking distance of our University. The majority of shops are in
High Chelmer, along the High Street or in the Meadows shopping centre. These shops are open from
9.00 to 17.30 Monday to Saturday; some are also open from 10.00 to 16.00 on Sundays.

Our Student Union will be running a free bus service to the local Tesco during the International
Orientation Programme. The bus will leave from outside the Student Village, you will get dropped off at
the large Tesco in Chelmsford, and then once you have finished shopping, the Student Union will bring
you back to the Student Village.
Doctor
If you have a medical condition you should bring details of your condition and treatment with you. Details
of any vaccinations will also be required for your medical records. You will be given information about
registering with a doctor during the Orientation Programme. However, should you need a doctor before
then; Student Services (2nd floor, Tindal Building) can provide information. Telephone: 01245 493131 ext
4240/4242 between 9:30 and 16:00. Outside these hours call National Health Service Direct on
0845 46 47. We would recommend that all EU students apply for the free EHIC card (European
medical card) in their home country before travelling to the UK. We also recommend that students
from other countries outside the EU take out some form of medical insurance from their home country
before travelling to the UK. Please read the ‘Welcome Guide for International Students 2010/11’ for
further information.

Dentist/ Opticians
Student Services on the 2nd Floor of the Tindal Building have lists of local dentists and opticians

Emergency
Security: The University has its own security staff who can be contacted in an emergency only by
telephoning 6444 from within the Anglia Ruskin University network. Students are advised to take
responsibility for the safety and security of themselves and their property. In case of difficulties on
campus, the Security Office is located on the Ground Floor of the Michael Ashcroft Building.

HOW CAN I CONTACT OTHER NEW STUDENTS?

If you would like to make contact with other students coming to our University this September and meet
with those who arrived in January you might want to join our new arrivals group on Facebook:
‘International Students Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford’.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=19610658371&ref=ts

Please remember that this site is open to anyone to join and you should not post personal details such
as addresses or telephone numbers.

Useful links to help you prepare for life in the UK

Arrival and Orientation Confirmation: www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals
Meet and Greet Services: www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals
Welcome Guide for International Students 2010/11 www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals
International Student Calculator: www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international
Studying in the UK: www.prepareforsuccess.org.uk
Life in the UK: www.educationuk.org/UK/Life-in-the-UK

We wish you a safe journey and look forward to welcoming you to Anglia Ruskin University

Checklist

   1. Reserved accommodation? YES/ NO

   2. Reserved a place on the International Orientation Programme? YES/NO

   3. Heathrow airport pick up reservation? YES/NO

   4. Read the ‘Welcome Guide for International Students 2010/11’? YES/NO
      www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals


                       International Student Advice Service, Student Services
                       Contact: Telephone + 44 (0) 1245 493131 ext 4240/4242
                 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 698886 e mail:internationalarrivals@anglia.ac.uk
                                www.anglia.ac.uk/internationalarrivals

				
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