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    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Moving to the UK? Here’s some great news about the NHS
    Oct 18, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
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    Read this before immigrating to the UK with your children
    Oct 02, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • atm-hand-cards-bank
    How to open a bank account in the UK
    Sep 14, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london
    Start your life in the UK the stress-free way
    Aug 21, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • Three friends having breakfast
    Roommates, budget and location: Your guide to finding accommodation in the UK
    Aug 11, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
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    Exploring London with our April Instagram takeover

    by 1st Contact | Apr 07, 2016
    In the latest of our Instagram takeover series, we spent the weekend in London with Candice Light, as she showed us around the city she now calls home.
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    Tips to deal with home sickness

    by 1st Contact | Jan 07, 2016
    You’re excited to start your new adventure, but even the most experienced travellers can suffer from home sickness. We share a few tips to help you manage the most common symptoms.
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    Job hunting tips for the new year

    by 1st Contact | Dec 15, 2015
    Hoping for a change of scenery in the new year? Joining a new company or moving overseas can help you take your career to new places. We’ve put together a few job hunting tips to help you land your dream job – wherever that may be.
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    Top 5 places to take your gap year

    by 1st Contact | Dec 10, 2015
    Have you just finished school? With no mortgage, full-time job, homework or studies to worry about, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have more freedom than you do right now. It’s the perfect time to explore and adventure. We look at the top five places to take your gap year.
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    10 free things to do in London these holidays

    by 1st Contact | Dec 09, 2015
    The holidays are officially here. Between end-of-year functions, gifts and nights out, Pounds can seem to fly out of your bank account. We’ve found free things to do in London to keep you entertained these holidays, without costing you a penny.
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  • Immigration

    6 Australian blogs we love

    by 1st Contact | Nov 17, 2015
    There are few better ways to get to know a new country than by looking through the eyes of a local. We’ve scoured the web for the best Australian blogs to help you suss out this incredible country, get great recommendations and embrace its quirky culture.
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    5 ways to build a new community when emigrating

    by 1st Contact | Oct 28, 2015
    Starting an adventure in a new country is a thrilling experience. However, settling in to your new home will also mean having to find a new circle of friends – which can be one of the more difficult aspects of emigrating. We share a few tips that could help you settle in.
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    G’day, mate – an introduction to Australian lingo

    by 1st Contact | Oct 19, 2015
    Known as “Aussie Strine”, Australian slang is one of the most colourful and descriptive forms of speech you’ll encounter. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites – a ripper of a list that will defo help you out next time you’re thinking of cracking a tinnie with a few mates.
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    The kickstart London gig guide

    by 1st Contact | Sep 16, 2015
    There’s nothing quite like a London gig. Whether you’re in the mood for rock, smooth jazz, pop, indie-hipster-folk or doom metal, the Big Smoke’s numerous concert halls and music lounges have you covered. Here we take a look at some of the best venues in the capital.
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    5 quirky London pubs you have to visit

    by 1st Contact | Sep 01, 2015
    So, you’ve just landed in London, you’ve dropped off luggage at your new digs and you’re ready to start experiencing the UK’s famous pub culture. Well, instead of following the herd to the usual spots, we recommend going on a pub crawl with a twist. To help you out we’ve found six unique London pubs, bars and tucked-away speakeasies that will satisfy your thirst for adventure.
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  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • stethoscope-uk-flag-nhs
    Moving to the UK? Here’s some great news about the NHS
    Oct 18, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • House-and-family-in-hand
    Read this before immigrating to the UK with your children
    Oct 02, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • atm-hand-cards-bank
    How to open a bank account in the UK
    Sep 14, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london
    Start your life in the UK the stress-free way
    Aug 21, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • Three friends having breakfast
    Roommates, budget and location: Your guide to finding accommodation in the UK
    Aug 11, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 

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