It may take some time to open a bank account in the UK.
Bring enough money (travellers' cheques, banker's draft) to last until your bank account is open.
Do not bring a lot of cash with you - there is a risk it could be lost or stolen.
How to get a bank account
You need a bank letter from the University to open a bank account. You can get a bank letter when you register in person at the University if you are living in University-allocated accommodation.
Students in private rented accommodation
The University will only give a bank letter if you have a tenancy agreement (a contract between you and the person who owns the house).