We understand that arriving in a new country can be both exciting and a bit scary! That’s why we offer an airport pick-up service for new students living in the local area. Simply book your flight for the pick-up date and register online. We’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation.
Who will meet me?
A friendly Future Advisers representative will be in the arrivals area to meet you. You won’t miss them – they’ll be wearing a holding a sign of your name! They’ll take you to your transport when it arrives.
How long will it take?
At the airport, you may have to wait with other students for a coach or taxi, and your transport may make a number of stops before you arrive at your destination. We estimate that you’ll arrive at your halls of residence, or at the International Welcome Centre, up to four hours after we’ve met you at the airport.
We recommend you travel with a reasonable amount of luggage that isn’t too heavy, so that you’re able to carry all of it on your own. There is a fair distance to walk to the coach or taxi at the airport and you might also need to walk with your luggage when you arrive at your accommodation.
What if I can’t find a representative?
If you can’t find a Future Advisers representative, please go to the airport information desk in the arrivals hall and ask for a public announcement to be made for any Future Advisers representatives to meet you there.
Can relatives or friends use the service?
Unfortunately, we can’t reserve spaces on the pick-up service for your relatives or friends. However, we can advise on public or private transport options.
What else do I need to know/do?
- Check that your accommodation is located in the local area.
- Please note that buses and trains do not operate throughout the night.
- You and your accompanying luggage will be transported to your accommodation after you are met. If you have luggage that needs to be collected from the airport’s cargo department, you will need to make separate arrangements for this.