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    Victor Omotosho

    As a very popular tourist and study destination, many people wonder whether the UK is a safe place to live in, but even as it is considered one of the safest destinations to travel and live in the whole world, angels do not live there, and so there is the need to have some safety measure working for you during your study time.

    So wherever you might be studying, taking precaution to environmental safety and good health comes first, and is important to living a sustainable life and having an enjoyable memorable experience.

    Here are a few tips on safety for international students in the UK

    Learn the emergency numbers: When you arrive in the UK, if you want to contact the Ambulance, Fire Department and Police, simply dial 999 or 112.

    Accommodation safety: If you do not live in a dorm, you will most likely rent a flat. Make sure you close the windows especially if you’re situated in the ground or first floor, and always lock the door. Keep your keys and other important belongings in your pockets, since if you lose your bag, you will have them with you.

    Get health insurance: Check with the health authorities to see whether any treatment is available for you in the UK through the National Health Service (NHS). If not, get health insurance before you head towards the UK.

    Be cautious of pick-pocketing: Pick-pocketing is quite common in crowded places or urban areas. Make sure to remain attentive of your surroundings, and be careful if you notice any unusual behaviour, since pick-pockets often work in teams.

    Avoid dark and empty streets: Make sure to avoid dark and empty streets when you are alone, especially during the night. Take a licensed cab or use public transport, since it’s always better to stay on the safe side.

    Check this post on How to Apply for a UK Visa to move to the UK

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