Whether you're coming from the other side of the world or just across the English Channel, you should make sure you have everything ready before you set off.
You will need to register with a local doctor if you are going to be in the UK for six months or more. Students from some countries will also need to register with the local police. Don't worry - it's quick and simple.
An account with a UK bank provides safety and security. You will need a UK account if you get part-time work or want to extend your visa.
Leicester is within easy reach of several international airports - or you can come here by train on the Eurostar.