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1 Student life in the capital

2 2 Where to start?! Apply for your student Oyster card to receive a discount when using public transport. NUS card (£11) doubles up as International student identity card Consult the My Local Area guides on the Kings website. Find out whats free and whats cheap for students.

3 3 Transport Visit and click Get Oyster. Youll need your Enrolment ID, a photo to upload and £10. Never forget to pay your fare. Full time students are eligible for a Young Persons Railcard, regardless of age. London Transport Museum (and shop!) in Covent Garden.

4 Health You can find health information, including details of local health services at International students can use the National Health Service (NHS) if here for more than 6 months in total. You must register with a doctor, even if you are not ill. The College Health Centre at the Strand is open to all those in Kings halls and in nearby boroughs – check for details. For serious illnesses and accidents, call 999 for an ambulance or visit an Accident and Emergency (A&E) hospital department.

5 5 London for Students Students Union facilities, such as bars, club nights and the gym, are usually cheaper than public facilities. Theatres often run student offers/last minute offers. Cinemas, restaurants, galleries and events often offer student discounts, so always check just in case.

6 Close to Camberwell Brixton – the Ritzy, Brixton Academy Take the 345 towards South Kensington to visit the museums – Natural History; Science; V&A London Bridge – Borough Market, Bankside (trains from Denmark Hill) The Horniman Museum & Gardens Dulwich Picture Gallery

7 Close to Camberwell Ruskin Park (on Denmark Hill) Brockwell Park & Lido (468 or 68 toward South Croydon) The Horniman Museum & Gardens Dulwich Park Crystal Palace Battersea Park (trains from Denmark Hill) Burgess Park

8 8 Shopping Large branches of major supermarkets are cheaper than their smaller, local provision and than corner shops. Major supermarkets are ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco, the Co-Op, Sainsburys and Waitrose. Lidl, Aldi and Iceland are discount supermarkets. For essentials like kettles, crockery or bedding try Argos. Markets are great for bargains, crafts and food. Time Out lists local London markets online.

9 9 Utilities and services Use price comparison websites to shop around for good deals. Use Skype to make calls. Visit Carphone Warehouse or Phones4U for mobile deals. Open a UK bank account. Remember if you have a TV you must buy a license Insure your belongings.

10 10 Help, Advice and Support at KCL Free Impartial Confidential Available to everyone If you need help, just ask!

11 The Compass The first point of contact for support and guidance for students with centres at Strand, Guys and Waterloo Campus Search FAQs or log an enquiry online via the tab in OneSpace Student Records Issue new and replacement Student ID cards and provide Confirmation of Study letters for banks, councils, embassies etc. Host Drop-In Sessions and Dissertation Clinics 11

12 12 KCLSU Student Centres at Guys, Strand and Waterloo Get information on joining Clubs, Societies, Volunteering Buy tickets for events Find part-time work in the Union Get a drink or a coffee and relax Get Academic Advice and support

13 Counselling Free and confidential advice from trained, experienced counsellors Appointments available at each of the main campuses To book an appointment: Download a form from the website Visit one of our offices or the Student Health Centre and pick up a form Telephone the Counselling Service directly on

14 Chaplaincy There for all students, no matter what their beliefs Chaplains based on every site Trained listeners with lots of experience supporting students Organise lots of events and trips during the term Regular services and activities throughout the week Free international lunches 14

15 Most importantly… Enjoy your studies!

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