University of Bristol welcomes international students
[MUSIC] We have a couple of major themes
that people ask questions about. Things like accommodation
and where to get the things they need like their mobile phones
and where to register for their courses. We also get a lot of general questions
about the best coffee shop in Bristol or the best Italian restaurant
or where to buy a bike. The International Office in Bristol
is very helpful and they told me what to do in order
to be able to register since my passport, my visa, is still not out
and I’m really happy I came here because now I know I can
start classes on Monday as planned. So you can also meet our ambassadors
at any of the 4 arrivals points that we go to.
We go the first weekend before term starts
and we go to Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Coach Station, Bristol Airport
and London Heathrow. The process of arriving here was just amazing.
I actually was in a bit of trouble as soon as I arrived at Temple Meads Station
because my phone stopped working and I had all my addresses
of where I was staying on my phone and I didn’t know what to do
and I see there is a table with these two volunteers
and they just said “come on over, we’ll help you out”
and it was unbelievable because after that every everything was just sorted. [MUSIC] We have tidbits, and snacks for people to eat, so it’s fine.
We have brochures all around and events for people to go to. So it’s a very homely and welcoming Welcome Lounge. Yeah. It’s a really nice place to socialize.
You meet people from all over the world so it’s really fantastic
and easy to make friends. [MUSIC] Our tours and events programme
runs all the way through October, November and December.
And we go to Paris, Stonehenge and we also run trips to London. We end our welcoming activities with our Welcome Reception
which is held in the Wills Memorial Building and we have all of Student Services present
and we also have lots of free things for students to have,
and we also usually have a live performance on that day
and it’s a great opportunity to meet other students again
and meet all of our ambassadors if you haven’t already. [MUSIC] You can still get advice and support throughout the year
by visiting our web page or you can use Facebook and Twitter
to contact us. Or even better come in
in person to the office and one of our advice and support team
will talk to you in person there. When you’re new,
International Office should be your first stop then, from there, everything else will follow. They will show you everything else. There is nothing that I can say that
I wanted and wasn’t provided by this facility,
it’s just amazing. I’m really floored by
the experience that I’ve had in this building
and I wake up in the morning, the only place that I want to come is here. [MUSIC]