Archive for April, 2012

 Find out what shops to go to both on the high street and online.   Grocery shopping If you live in a city you’re likely to find a small local shop that will stock many of the things you’ll need on a regular basis like milk and bread – so you can buy these as …

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If you have just arrived in the UK you might need to put a deposit down before you can get a mobile phone. You might also be restricted to getting a prepaid account known as Pay As You Go. Once you have a credit or debit card you should be able to apply for a …

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Categories: Shopping

Although some house shares don’t require you to have a job, rooms in house shares in london is competitive and preference will likely be given to people in a secure financial position. Finding a place to rent in the UK can be hard work – especially in large cities where competition is fierce. To make …

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Before you leave Get your visa organised Start looking for work Sort out a UK bank account Book your flights (and organise travel you plan to do on your way over) Write a packing list and start packing Organise how you will transport your belongings Check how much notice you are required to give your …

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It can be difficult to setup a bank account when you first arrive in the UK, especially if you don’t have a job lined up. Banks will want to verify your details with you before they give you an account and it’s difficult if you don’t have any credit history in the UK. Without a …

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Before you leave Make sure your CV is up to date and can be easily modified for each position you apply for. Checkout these CV tips from the BBC. See whether your current workplace has any offices in the UK where you might be able to transfer. See whether your current employer is considering setting up …

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By far the easiest way to get around the UK and many parts of Europe is on the train. The rail network in the UK is extensive and if you book in advance you can find some really good rates. Remember to pick your tickets up before you travel though, as the queues at main …

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In the UK you can order your contact lenses online and get them delivered to you. All you need is the information from your prescription including the power required in each eye, the base curve and the diameter of the lens.  I buy my lenses and solution from Contact for Lenses. They’ll even send a reminder email …

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Categories: Shopping, Live

Want to rent films and TV shows without having to visit a video store? If you sign up to one of the following subscription services you can either: stream the video to your computer, Blu-ray player, smart television, iPad or  games console*.  rent DVDs or Blu-Ray discs that are delivered and returned in the post …

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