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A warm welcome to our international students

By nicsl 15 Sep 2018

Hello, and welcome to the University of Derby, where your university adventure can now begin! We know how overwhelming moving not just to university, but to a new country can be, so here are some places where you can seek support, should you need it.

We hope you have an amazing time!

Help settling in:

Common difficulties for international students include homesickness, problems integrating, language issues, culture shock, family worries and financial issues.
 
If you are having any of these problems, please don’t suffer in silence:
 
•       Speak to your Hall Manager
•       Contact the International Student Centre
•       Get in touch with the Student Wellbeing Service
•       Contact the Students’ Union Help and Advice Service
 
The International Student Centre: 
 
Derby University’s International Student Centre (ISC) is located on the bottom floor of B Block at Kedleston Road.  The staff there can help you with immigration queries, your student visa, finance working and adapting to life in the UK and general personal and welfare problems.
 
Opening times:
Mon- Thurs 9am – 5pm. Fri: 9am – 4.30pm. Closed at weekends.
T: +44 (0)1332 591616
E:internationalstudentcentre@derby.ac.uk

Student Wellbeing:

This is a free and confidential service offering telephone and face to face support on a wide range of health and wellbeing issues.
 
Opening times: (term time)
Mon- Thurs 8.30am – 7pm. Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Closed at weekends.
 
Helpline: 01332 592000 or ext 2000
T: +44 (0)1332 593000 or ext 3000
E:studentwellbeing@derby.ac.uk
W: www.derby.ac.uk/student-wellbeing

Union of Students: 
 
T: +44 (0)1332 591507 or ext 1507
E:SUadvice@udsu.co.uk
W: www.udsu.co.uk/advice

nicsl

nicsl is the Marketing Assistant. She enjoys travelling, music festivals, delicious food and binge watching Rick and Morty.
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