Once you've applied
Once you've applied, you can find out about our International Social Network and our buddies programme, both of which will help you to settle in. You can also find out what events are on in Leeds!
When you arrive in Leeds there are several events that will help you start life at our University. It is important that you attend these.
The University Welcome Week will run from 27 January - 2 February 2014 so it is important to aim to arrive before this date. This week provides you with the opportunity to settle into the University and make friends with both International and UK students. You will be able to get information on a wide-range of issues such as study styles, healthcare, safety, banking, working and socialising in the UK. Learn how to register with a doctor, open a UK bank account, learn about study styles, working and socialising in the UK.
There will be a dedicated Induction session for you as an International Student as well as an International Social Network session where you can meet a mentor (buddy) to help you settle in to Leeds and the UK. We will hold an International Welcome Party during Welcome Week where you can meet all your fellow students both current and new and you will be invited to take a trip to the Historical City of York. You will be given a mini-guide to Welcome Week on arrival which contains a checklist so you do not miss any important sessions.
Our International Social Network is an ideal way to make friends and see new parts of the UK. To receive our information about our programme of activities, please e-mail Kathryn and join us on facebook.
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Please ‘Like’ the International Social Network page to keep you up-to-date with all upcoming events.
International Social Network - organised activities
During your time with us at Leeds Met we will organise a variety of activities for you to join in with, including trips to some of the UK attractions such as Alton Towers and historical city of York. We will include you in community events arounds Leeds, you can volunteer to help with Christmas parties and celebrate UK holidays such as Bonfire night and Burns night! These are another great way to make new friends with International and UK students during your time in Leeds.
Leeds Met Buddies Programme
International Social Network - Meet a new buddy!
When you come to a new environment - whether it be a new country, university or community - it can sometimes take a little while to settle in. The International Social Network - meet a new buddy event is here to help. Current International and UK students provide support, advice and valuable experience that new students can learn from. It gives new starters a friendly face at uni who will help with any questions regarding personal, practical and academic matters. The event is about meeting of of new students, you also get the opportunity to find out about studying at Leeds Met and the city of Leeds from your fellow students. This is a great way of making friends and learning about the social side of Leeds Met within the first few weeks of you arriving in Leeds.
If you are interested in taking part, either as a mentor or as a mentee, please e-mail Kathryn Firth.
The International Students' Club (ISC) is run by Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds. You can join in on Wednesdays, 6.00-7.45pm. Come to practice your English and have fun! For more information and details of where to meet, please visit the International Students' Club (ISC) website.
Friends International run The Global Cafe. This is an opportunity to have fun, make friends, practise English and learn about British and other cultures. It takes place on a Friday evening 8-10pm at various locations. Please like their facebook group to find out more.
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There are loads of events on every day across Yorkshire - make the most of your time and check out What's on in Yorkshire.
One important first step is by making connections with people who are from different places and cultures. Here are a few questions for you to think about and some ideas about things you can do to make that first step easier.