Now that you are ready to move and you know how much things cost, it's time to think about how you will get here.
As proud winners of the National Student Housing Survey’s 2017 International Accommodation Quality Mark and because we have students from over 130 countries living with us, we want all our international students to feel welcome.
So here's our advice for getting from the airport to your new FRESH home...
When you booked your accommodation, you could select your move-in date and time online meaning everything will run smoothly and you don't have to wait around for hours. If you haven't done that, please log into our Student Portal and get booked in!
After your long flight, you'll just want to get to your new home and relax. The easiest way to do that is by jumping into a taxi at the airport. Depending on the distance from the airport to your accommodation, you may be able to get a bus or train. It all depends on where you're heading...
- You can get a train direct from Birmingham International Aiport to Birmingham New Street and then you're in the city centre.
- You can get the 747 bus from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Leeds City Centre and then you're in walking distance of Asa Briggs House.
- Stansted and Heathrow Airport are close to our London sites and we'd recommend a taxi over public transport.
Book your taxi in advance (and ask how much it will cost) and pay with cash once you arrive at your destination or pay with your card using Uber. 'Black cabs' parked outside airports are very expensive so avoid these if possible.
Buses are the cheapest option. If you want to get a bus to your accommodation, make sure you have coins instead of notes. Most of them will have space for your luggage so make sure it is secure first and then find a seat.
Trains can be booked in advance or paid for on the day - booking in advance is the cheaper option. If you will be using trains regularly in the UK, you should buy a 16-25 railcard to save money on tickets.