If you need help with your studies
The Advice Team is a professional service always here to help you resolve your problems.

We offer support and advice to EU and international students on a range of issues including, employment, academic concerns and money matters

Below is a list of links to information about international and EU student issues that you may find helpful. If you cannot find the information here that you need or you would like to discuss something in confidence, then get in touch with us.

The team can help with:

Visa advice

If you need advice on visas or CAS letters please contact the International Student Visa Advice Team.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

If you need mental health and wellbeing support please contact the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team.

Health and Healthcare

For advice on looking after yourself, as well as practical information on how to obtain medical treatment see here.


Fraud and scams - some criminals specifically target international students, see here for more information.

Bullying, harassment, hate crime or sexual misconduct - all students have the right to study in a safe, supportive environment. Report it here if you have experienced any form of bullying, harassment, hate crime or sexual misconduct.

Safer Students has advice on how to keep safe in the UK. If you are at immediate risk, please call 999. If it is not an emergency but you need support from campus security call 0121 331 6969.



Useful information

International Office - provides an International Advice Service to BCU students including advice on visas, funding and employment.

Prepare for success - a free web learning resource for international students coming to study in the UK.

Save the student -  a guide with a table of the best bank accounts for international students.

UKCISA - the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provide information and advice to international students.

Centre for Academic Success - this University department offers English language support and study advice to international students.  Read their guide to using sources and avoiding plagiarism.

HOST UK - a scheme that arranges for international students to enjoy short stays in the homes of friendly British residents.

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