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    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 
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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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    Stone circles, LEGO and indoor snow: Day trips from London

    by 1st Contact | Aug 10, 2015
    When the hustle and bustle of central London becomes too much, a day-trip to the outskirts and beyond can be just the thing to perk up your spirits. Whether you’re looking for a bit of history or you want a great day out for the kids, this selection gives you a little bit of everything.
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    Get the job: how to write a UK CV

    by 1st Contact | Jul 09, 2015
    If you want to work in the UK one of the first things you need to do is send out your CV. What many applicants don’t realise is that UK CVs follow a distinct structure. But fear not, we’ve put together a brief guide on how you can ensure your CV doesn’t wind up in the rejected pile.
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  • Immigration

    How to bring your cat or dog to the UK

    by 1st Contact | Jun 15, 2015
    Relocating to the UK and want to bring your cat or dog across the ocean? Here are some important tips to help get them to their new home happy and safe.
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    Psychometric testing and how to prepare for it

    by 1st Contact | May 22, 2015
    If you want to ace your next job interview, learning more about psychometric testing can give you a big advantage. These tests are used by employers who want insight into the strengths, weaknesses and character of prospective employees.
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  • Kickstart

    Your guide to London hostels and flatshares

    by 1st Contact | Apr 21, 2015
    You’ve packed up your belongings, your passport is safely tucked away and you’re ready to start a new adventure in the UK, but where are you going to stay? Fear not! 1st Contact Kickstart has some great recommendations for hostels in and around London, as well as options for a slightly longer visit.
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    21 essential apps that will change the way you travel

    by 1st Contact | Feb 24, 2015
    Gone are the days of over-burdened tourists drowning under maps and translation books with cameras strapped around them. These days all you need to get the most out of your travels is your mobile phone.
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    How to choose the right school for your kids when moving to the UK

    by 1st Contact | Nov 03, 2014
    If you have children of school-going age and are planning to migrate to the UK, one of your main concerns will probably be which school to send your kids to. We’ve put together an easy-to-understand guide to help you choose the right school for your children.
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    Phishing? Vishing? Royal Mail? Don’t get caught by these 7 scams

    by 1st Contact | Aug 27, 2014
    If you’ve just arrived in the UK, take 10 minutes to familiarise yourself with the scams doing the rounds at the moment. These are often targeted at second-language English speakers, many of whom are unaware of the tips and tricks to avoid being scammed.
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  • london-bus-ben
    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • 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
 
 

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