Useful Information for Students

 

Information for students

 

We want every student to have a great time with us in the UK – in the school, classes, accommodation and during their free time!  That’s why on a student’s first day they will be given an induction and receive a copy of Student Handbook with lots of useful information about our school, how we teach, a code of conduct and some general tips.

Every student will be told who is responsible for their welfare and safeguarding, who can provide first aid, how to travel safely around London and be given a 24-hour emergency contact number.

Things every student should bring:

  • a passport or identification card
  • some pens and paper (notebook) to use during your lessons
  • a dictionary
  • appropriate clothing (London weather can be unpredictable …;-) ) and maybe an umbrella?!
  • toiletries
  • any prescribed medication
  • European to UK adapter for power sockets (for charging phones, laptops etc.)

 

Course Rules

We expect and hope that all students registered with Angle Education will have a course to remember and make every effort to show respect at all times to fellow students and members of Angle Education staff.

The course rules outlined below are designed to ensure that all the students and staff of Angle Education (and it’s agents therein) are able to enjoy their stay free from any unpleasant, intimidating or aggressive behaviour and in safety.

Breaking of any course rule may result in dismissal from the school. Any student who breaks the law or displays aggressive, intimidating or racist behaviour will face instant dismissal from the course. Should a student face instant dismissal, the student will be withdrawn from the course with immediate effect and will need to return home at the parent’s expense at the earliest possible opportunity.

  • Students are expected to attend all meals, classes and arranged activities and excursions.
  • All damage to property, equipment and rooms will be charged to the student.
  • Gratuitous or wilful damage to school property, public property or other students’ property may result in dismissal from the course.
  • Consumption or possession of alcohol by students of any age is not permitted and will result in dismissal from the course.
  • Drug-taking or possession of drugs will result in instant dismissal from the course.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any part of the school and accommodation.
  • Racist or intimidating behaviour towards another student or member of staff will result in dismissal from the course.
  • Any student who leaves the accommodation after lights out may be dismissed from the course.

 

Online safeguarding

Online safeguarding is very important to us. We want to make it as easy as possible to protect children online. The National Crime Agency has a website for this purpose, if you need to report something, please follow this link.

http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Medical services: using National Health Care in the UK.

Visitor from the European Economic Area (EEA)  are strongly advised to bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), otherwise they may be charged for their healthcare. The EHIC is free of charge and everyone can apply or renew a card via the official EHIC online application form: https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do

EHIC provides state healthcare at a reduced cost -sometimes free. It covers individual for necessary treatment allowing them to continue their stay until their planned return.

Dental treatment is not free of charge and the cost of treatment starts from £18.50.

For more information please visit:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/uk-visitors/Pages/accessing-nhs-services.aspx

 Some general health and safety tips for students:

  • Be very careful with your possessions
  • Phone the school emergency number in an emergency
  • Have your phone fully charged when you go out
  • Use taxis safely
  • Never go out without your group leader’s permission and never go out alone!
  • Be very careful when taking cash from ATM machine and make sure no one is looking over your shoulder at your PIN number.
  • Walking around any new city can be dangerous. Remember that in London, we drive on the left, so be extra careful when crossing the road

 

Remember:

  • Think FirstFind the safest place to cross then stop.
  • Stop – Stand on the pavement near the kerb.
  • Use Your Eyes and Ears– Look all around for traffic, and listen.
  • Wait Until it’s Safe to Cross – If traffic is coming, let it pass.
  • Look and Listen – When it’s safe, walk straight across the road.
  • Arrive Alive – Keep looking and listening for traffic while you cross.

 

Problems with luggage:

– If any student’s luggage does not arrive at the airport, they and any Group Leader must contact the airline’s lost luggage counter before leaving the arrivals baggage claim terminal.

– The student or any Group Leader must report any lost luggage to the airline and give them the address and telephone number of their UK accommodation.

– All reference numbers and paperwork given by the airline must be kept.

– Upon arrival at the accommodation, the Manager should be informed of any lost luggage so they can follow up if the luggage does not arrive when indicated by the airline.

 

…..and passports:

– If a passport goes missing student should notify the school/Group Leader and carry out a thorough search of their luggage, room, classroom, and any other places where they have been with their passport.

– If the passport cannot be found a member of staff will take the student to the nearest police station to report to loss of the passport.

– Any reference number and paperwork as proof of loss of passport must be kept.

– The Group Leader must contact the nearest relevant embassy or consulate to organise travel documents so the student can travel back to their country of origin.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

More about London and the UK:

http://www.educationuk.org/global/sub/welcome-to-the-uk/

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Greater_London/London-309228/TravelGuide-London.html