Before starting work at the University you may find it useful to have a look at these sites:
To request an email contact from your home country, please email the International Staff Adviser, firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, department you will be joining, your expected joining date, and your home country.
Here is a checklist of things to do before you leave your home country:
The University has a small selection of accommodation available to new international academic visitors for periods between one month and up to one year. For further information visit the Accommodation Office.
For details and queries about staff accommodation, council tax and related subjects, please email Charlie Done at email@example.com.
There are a range of other options you may wish to consider:
If you need help with your English language skills some of the options below may be able to help you:
Staff Development has links to a selection of English Language resources for international staff on their site.
The City of Bristol College provides full and part-time English courses, starting September/January/April and a summer course in July. You can obtain a prospectus from:
The City of Bristol College
Ashley Down Road
Bristol BS7 9BU
Tel: +44 (0)117 312 5000
Fax: +44 (0)117 312 5051
Minicom: +44 (0)117 312 5503
The Local Education Authority also runs evening/day classes as part of its Community Education programme. These take place once a week in a variety of venues around the city. You can obtain prospectuses from:
Stoke Lodge Community Education Centre
Bristol BS9 1B9
Tel: +44 (0)117 903 8844
Fax: +44 (0)117 903 8802
Central East Bristol Community Education
Alexandra Park Centre
Bristol BS16 2BG
Tel: +44 (0)117 965 6957
You can also obtain prospectuses from public libraries.
The following are recognised by the British Council:
The University's Human Resource Department provides information on immigration and other work-related questions including details of who can work in the UK and what working visas are available to overseas nationals.
For any questions involving your immigration status, please contact the International Staff Advisers.
Tel:+44 (0)117 954 5849
Another source of information is the Home Office Border Immigration Agency's website.
The Visit Bristol website has a wealth of information about shopping in and around Bristol.
The VisitBristol website has a wealth of information about things to do in and around Bristol.
University of Bristol,
Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000