LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE?
We continue to welcome international students to study with us for a year and immersing themselves in the local British culture. Our innovative approach to leadership development is not exclusive to the UK, people from all walks of life and nationalities can access and apply for it. In fact, this is one of our core purposes for launching Leadership College.
We want to resource Europe and every continent with individuals who desire to influence and transform their contexts upon their return. We desire to see every sphere of life in every community moved by the power of leaders who have capacity, competency and maturity in their faith.
Overseas students will be immersed in the UK culture as part of a thriving church community in the heart of the country. They will also forge powerful friendships, grow under great biblical teaching and experience a side to life they never thought possible, not forgetting the additional travel to other nations.
DON’T WORRY, WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK.
Our team work hard to communicate well with those applying from other nations as well as help them plan their visit and stay here. This relational and accessible approach has had excellent feedback from past international students as well as making their travel here much easier.
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
HOW WILL I FIND FRIENDS OR OTHERS TO CONNECT WITH?
We look after our students, don’t worry! We will connect you with relevant Community Groups and Freshers Week mean that you get to know your fellow students before the year begins!
HOW DO I FIND ACCOMMODATION?
Students find their own accommodation on Leadership College and many websites in the UK that help match lodgers and renters together. If you are looking for a place to stay, let us know on your application as there may be people within our community who may offer lodgings.
WHAT IS THE COST OF LIVING?
Excluding any tuition fee payments, we’d recommend that students have around £500-£600 per month for living expenses. To give you a better idea, here’s a breakdown. Average monthly costs to live in a shared house are between £400-£450 per month (which usually means rent, utilities, internet, etc). You will typically need an additional £100-£150 per month for food and socialising. These costs will vary depending the type of accommodation the student chooses to live in and the standard they wish to live at. For example, renting a room or lodging may be less hassle to organise and cheaper each month.
For help in planning how to fund Leadership College, take a look at this free resource: Four Ways To Fund Your Year.
HOW EASY IS IT TO FIND WORK?
Wigan is a large town of over 300,000 with many different sectors including retail, catering and industry. As you would expect, the current economic climate means finding a job can be a challenge, so we are happy to pass on a students’ details to Edge Conferencing who may offer paid hours from time to time. This is not a guarantee of work and, is of course, subject to a students’ suitability.
WILL BREXIT AFFECT ME?
Due to Britain leaving the EU, in March 2019, regulations surrounding travel and study may change for students coming from the EEA (Economic European Area). It should not affect your overall ability to study here but may mean a change to the current border control systems. We will release details and help here when the government publishes the new guidelines. Any students coming from outside the EEA need to obtain a Tier 4 Visa or Tier 5 Visa.
Have you got more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us using the form below. We’d love to help you on your way to your biggest adventure yet!