07 Feb What You Need to Do After Your Arrival
BUY A OYSTER CARD
Oyster Card is a travel card that used for travelling around the London, you can use your Oyster Card on buses, trains, tubes and etc. Additionally, you can purchase season tickets, weekly, monthly or daily. Check the website for more information. https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/entry.do We strongly advise you to purchase a student Oyster Photo-card, you just need your student ID to sign in and you will have 30% off discount.
BUY A SIM CARD
Most of the student decides to buy a national sim card. In fact, there is a different range of mobile networks in the UK, you can research and find the best package for your needs. For example:
Pay-As-You-Go: you pay one set fee to purchase the handset and mobile date. You can top-up your sim card mostly or whenever you want.
Monthly Payment Plans: monthly billing system is for the calls, messages and data in your contract with the operator.
GET THE RIGHT APP ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Sometimes, having the right app can really save your day. There are some applications that are really useful for living in London and you can’t live without these apps. You will find the list below with the information.
SET UP A BANK ACCOUNT
Setting up a bank account can be very advantageous to avoid any foreign currency charges that you will need to pay if using a bank account of your country, especially if you will stay here for a while. For doing that you need to have an acceptable credit history with a valid ID, a proof of address, proof of income and at last a proof of your student status.