Your First Day At Leeds English Language School
Here’s a useful guide to what to expect on your first day, plus some suggestions for things you might want to do in the first week.
1 – Arrive at our Burley Road school (LS4 2PX)
When you arrive, the student services team will welcome you to the school. You will complete an enrolment form and we will take your photo (for staff use only).
2 – Testing
A member of the Academic team will ask you to do the writing test (if it was not completed online) and a short speaking test (5-10 minutes).
Students are placed in a class according to their level: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Upper Intermediate or Advanced.
We will give you information about your teacher, your classroom and the timetable.
3 – Take a tour around the city
On your first day of school, you will be taken on a guided “welcome tour” of Leeds city centre. This usually happens on Monday afternoon at around 12:30pm. This tour is not obligatory, but many students find it useful.
The tour usually includes:
- The central post office
- The biggest supermarkets and Leeds City Market
- Leeds train station
- Leeds bus station and the useful bus stops around the city
- STA student travel centre (where you can buy a student card)
4 – Induction
New students will have a school induction meeting. This usually takes place at 3pm. It is a detailed introduction, welcoming you to the school and gives you the opportunity to ask us any questions.
5 – Access your email
Log in to your account and create your own password. You will use your Leeds English Google mail account in the classroom.
It is also required for the bus ticket on your smartphone.
6 – Get a student bus ticket
You can purchase a bus ticket on your phone from an app called First Bus m-Tickets. The monthly student bus pass is around £45. Please register using your Leeds English email address and upload your photo ID (e.g. passport or identity card).
Your First Week At Leeds English Language School
Check what’s on
Go to the events calendar HERE
Get a student card
A student card (ISIC) can be purchased from STA Travel. It is used to get discounts in shops and for travel and entertainment. We would recommend this option for students studying for 3 months or more.
You will need your Photo ID and a letter from the school to prove your student status. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) can also be purchased online: www.statravel.co.uk/ISIC-card.htm
Register with a doctor
Before you come to Leeds, we strongly advise you to organise medical insurance for the period of your studies.
If you are studying in Leeds for more than a month, then it is a good idea to register with a GP (doctor). You can find your local GP using the website www.nhs.uk and then clicking on the link find a GP. Read more in the Student Handbook.
Open a bank account
To open a bank account you will need a valid UK address (not a hotel) and a letter from the school to prove your student status.
The bank is called Santander, but others may also be available. Remember to make an appointment first and bring your Photo ID documents.
Register with the Police
Some students will need to register with the police and are required to create an account using the online system, here:
Enter your details and upload a photograph, then choose a date and time for an appointment. You cannot visit the police station without an appointment.
You will need:
- Valid passport
- BRP card
- Proof of address (we can provide this)
- £34 card or cash payment (not £50 notes)
Visit the Student zone!
There is a lot of useful information in the Student zone of our website.
You will find the forms you need to book a holiday, request to change class or level, as well as videos and the events calendar!
Apply today and we will send an application pack to your email.