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Our pre-arrival webinars series for international students is designed to prepare you for your upcoming journey to Ulster.

You can find out some of what we discuss in these webinars below as well as how to join them.

In these live sessions your key staff contacts as well as current international students will provide you with guidance and advice as a newly-admitted international student.

Our aim is to support students with:

  • Arranging their travel to, and adapting to living in Northern Ireland
  • Understanding their accommodation needs and options
  • Understanding and meeting orientation expectations and responsibilities
  • Transitioning successfully to student and academic life at Ulster University

Accommodation: Your Options

In this extended webinar, participants will begin by learning about on-campus housing application deadlines, how housing assignments work, about on-campus housing options at Ulster, and how you can select the housing appropriate for your needs. We will also go over the move-in process and tips applicable to international students.

Participants will then move on to learning about the advantages and disadvantages of living in privately-owned housing located off-campus during their time at Ulster.

Presenters will discuss the best practices for obtaining off-campus housing, things to consider before signing a rental agreement, and ways to avoid potential pitfalls in the process. Participants will be able to ask questions to current students living in each of these areas.

Accommodation Webinars
Date Time (BST) Registration Link
5 June 2024 10:30amRegister for 5 June Webinar
17 June 2024 11:00am Register for 17 June Webinar
27 June 202411:30am Register for 27 June Webinar
16 July 2024 12:00pm Register for 16 July Webinar
26 July 20242:00pm Register for 26 July Webinar
12 August 2024 12:30pm Register  for 12 August Webinar
22 August 2024 3:00pm Register for 22 August Webinar

Preparation Time: UUniReady

In this live webinar, participants will learn about UUniReady, the Ulster mobile app that international students will use to start preparing for their arrival to Ulster University.

This webinar session will also offer some helpful tips and recommendations for preparing for your travel to Northern Ireland and to your campus.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

Preparation Time Webinars
Date Time (BST) Registration Link
25 July 2024 10:00am Register for 25 July Webinar
29 July 20242:00pm Register for 29 July Webinar

Achieving Success: On-Campus Involvement and Cultural Adjustment

In this live webinar, participants will learn about the benefits of and the opportunities to get involved on campus, and how involvement can help with cultural adjustment.

Current international students will share their experiences about life on campus and highlight how this supported their adjustment. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

Achieving Success Webinars
Date Time (BST) Registration Link
30 August 202412:30pm Register for 30 August Webinar
13 September 2024 10:00am Register for 13 September Webinar

Understanding Week Zero Orientation: Expectations and Your Responsibilities

In this live webinar, participants will learn about how to successfully participate in the international student Week Zero Orientation and university-wide new student welcome week programs that help students find campus resources, meet other students, and work out the logistics of being an international student.

Students will learn more about the mandatory and optional sessions they can expect to encounter during Week Zero Orientation and Ulster's all student Welcome Week.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

Understanding Orientation Webinars
Date Time (BST) Registration Link
2 September 2024 11:00am Register for 2 September Webinar
9 September 2024 2:00pm Register for 9 September Webinar

How to Support Your Dependents

The UK has brought in new rules around students bringing their dependents to the UK, so only certain groups of students will now be able to have their immediate family join them.

Instructions on how to join a webinar

  1. Download Zoom from the download center web page
    Users in mainland China need to use a client version available at
  2. Register for the webinar in advance following the registration links above.
  3. Mark your calendar for the webinar date and start time in your time zone including the joining link.
  4. Connect to the webinar 5-10 minutes prior to the webinar start time.
  5. Each webinar is approximately 1 hour long, this includes presentation and 10-15 minutes for live Question and Answer (Q&A) time. Please plan accordingly.
  6. Ask questions during the webinar using Zoom Q&A function.
  7. Each live webinar will be recorded.  Links to the recordings will be posted next to the broadcast date.  This can take up to 1 week after the webinar date.

If you have any questions regarding the webinars, please contact