Prepare your students for January with our pre-arrival pages

6 December 2023

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INTO students can arrive in the UK feeling more prepared for their study journey ahead thanks to our UK pre-arrival checklist and updated center-specific pre-arrival pages.

From our INTO Community networking platform to our free online Get Ready to Study program, there are plenty of resources to help students feel ready for their UK studies in January.

January start dates at INTO Lancaster University

We’re excited to announce that our brand-new partnership – INTO Lancaster University – will be accepting their first intake in January 2024. Apply now to secure your students’ places at a UK top 10*, world top 125** university with an excellent reputation for graduate success. Find out more about the INTO Center at INTO Lancaster University here

Prepare for success with our Get Ready to Study program

Get Ready to Study comprises 1.5 hours of study and focuses on life in the UK, study skills and employability. Students can complete the program anywhere, any time and at their own pace. 

1,077 students (46%) engaged with the program between July and October 2023, with 424 students completing one unit – and nearly a quarter completing the whole thing. 

Here are some examples of what students liked most about the program: 

  • “How comprehensive it was in preparing me for starting my new life at university.” 

  • “It prepares international students to know what they will face at INTO and acquire new skills.” 

  • “This program helped me to understand what is required for studying in the UK.” 

  • “I was fully ready to start my program before the start date.” 

Confirmed students will receive an email detailing how they can access and log in to the program’s VLE – they will use their email address as the username and their unique application ID as the password. 

Connect with classmates through INTO Community

Students at INTO Newcastle, INTO London and INTO Stirling have access to INTO Community – a private, invite-only online platform for INTO offer holders. Here, they can:

  • virtually meet their future friends and classmates before they travel 

  • network with current international students, staff and alumni 

  • attend unique digital events 

  • participate in Gen Z focused activities 

  • access valuable resources to help them during the enrollment process.

So far, there are 2,800+ activated members on the INTO Community platform with up to 25% of users returning to the community weekly – demonstrating just how valuable the platform is for new students.

*The Complete University Guide 2024 

**QS World University Rankings 2024

Visit our UK pre-arrival hub