A variety of organisations produce useful information for exchange students. We particularly recommend those listed below.
Life in the UK
Find out more about UK culture, the experience of studying the UK and other useful hints.
UK Council for Student Affairs (UKCISA)
Study UK (British Council)
The RCM enjoys a close connection with Imperial College Health Centre, which is just a few minutes’ walk away. Students who live at the RCM's halls of residence, Prince Consort Village, may register at Imperial College Health Centre as NHS (National Health Service) patients.
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Our Student Services team offers free and informed advice on finding suitable accommodation. However, you may wish to look at these websites for listings of short let rooms.
London has a wide range of travel options, including an excellent public transport network. London’s streets are well signposted and many people choose to make shorter journeys by foot or by bike.
Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for the local transport system. TfL controls the London Underground, which is also known as ‘the Tube’, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the London Overground, London Buses and several other transport options. TfL operates a contactless pay-as-you-go scheme, which is cheaper than buying paper tickets on most services. The scheme works with contactless bank cards, Oyster Cards and NFC-enabled mobile phones.