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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 2023 11:00am Register for 5 June Webinar
16 June 2023 12:00pm Register for 16 June Webinar
26 June 2023 2:00pm Register for 26 June Webinar
10 July 2023 2:30pm Register for 10 July Webinar
20 July 2023 10:30am Register for 20 July Webinar
7 August 2023 10:00am Register for 7 August Webinar
18 August 2023 11:30am Register for 18 August Webinar
4  September 20232:00pmRegister for 4 September Webinar
13 September 2023 11:00am Register for 13 September Webinar

Dependents: How to Support Your Spouse and/or Children

In this live webinar, participants will get information about daycare, schools, housing for families, and other community-related topics.

Factors to consider when deciding if and when to bring your spouse and/or children and what they will be able to do will be discussed.

There will be opportunities for questions at the end of the webinar.

Dependents Webinars
Date Time (BST) Registration  Link
28 June 2023 2:30pm Register for 28 June Webinar
25 August 2023 11:30am Register for 25 August Webinar

Preparation Time: UUniReady

In this live webinar, participants will learn about UUni Ready, 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
17 July 2023 10:00am Register for 17 July Webinar
19 July 2023 3:00pm Register for 19 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
23 August 2023 2:00pm Register for 23 August  Webinar
12 September 2023 10:00am Register for 12 September Webinar

Understanding Orientation: Expectations and Your Responsibilities

In this live webinar, participants will learn about how to successfully participate in international student 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 International 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
5 September 2023 10:30am Register for  5 September Webinar
11 September 2023 14:00pm Register for 11 September Webinar

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