Life in the UK may be very different to life in your country in many ways, for example:
It can take some time to get used to living in the UK, especially if you have never lived outside your own country before. This process is known as cultural adjustment. Each student’s experience of UK culture is unique, and your own adjustment will depend on many different factors. It is important to recognise that language is only one aspect of UK culture – even if your English is very good, or you are a native speaker, there will be aspects of UK culture that you will need to get to know.
Many of these aspects of culture are not obvious and you can only get to know these by living here. Getting to know the way of life in the UK will be part of your learning experience.
Here are some steps you can take to assist your adjustment to UK culture:
Do not isolate yourself. If you are feeling isolated and alone, contact the Counselling and Wellbeing team, part of the Student Development and Support Services, and staff will be happy to offer assistance and advice.