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Guide to life in the UK

New2UK? Welcome!

Find out more about life in the UK. 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 us if you need any further assistance, we 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. We try to help international students settle into their new life in university or college.

The guide has been (is being!) edited, with permission, by Friends International in Guildford, 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.  Our services and friendship are offered unconditionally.  If you would like more information please contact us:

Friends International in Guildford,

Friends International,
The Rowan Centre
All Nations Christian College
SG12 8LX
Tel: 01920 460 006
Email: welcoming international students
in Guildford