Guide to life in the UK
New to the UK? Welcome!
Life in Britain may seem very different. Perhaps you are
already missing your family and friends. Perhaps you are finding
British culture unfamiliar and sometimes puzzling.
We hope this guide will help you learn a little more about the way of life here. Many of the habits or actions of British people may seem strange in comparison to your culture. This guide has been put together to help you understand British people a little better!
We will not be able to cover every aspect, so please contact Friends International if you need any further assistance; they will be very pleased to help.
Who put the Guide together?
This guide has been put together by a charity called Friends International, a UK-based organisation made up of people who wish to offer friendship to international students when they come to stay in Britain. They try to help international students settle into their new life in university or college.
The guide has been edited, with permission, by me, to provide specific information relevant to internationals in Guildford.
Local-specific information is highlighted like this.
Friends International is a Christian organisation that helps students of all faiths, or no faith, during their stay in the UK. Their services and friendship are offered unconditionally. If you would like more information please contact them:
The Rowan Centre
All Nations Christian College
Tel: 01920 460 006
This guide is copyrighted © Friends International 2005. No part of this work may be reproduced without the written permission of Friends International.
Additional local information provided by Friends International in Guildford, 2007.