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International Student Support Officer

Your Faculty International Student Support Officer can provide advice and support to international students on a wide range of issues relevant to international students.

She is there to support you with any problems you experience at University and with living in a foreign country. Adapting to life in a different country can be challenging and many students will experience a period of transition whilst they adapt, known as “culture shock”. This can be exacerbated when you are away from your natural support systems, such as friends and family. Eileen is happy to answer questions from international students about any issues affecting them and to help support you as you settle into life in Manchester and MMU Faculty of Business and Law.

She is happy to try and help with any issues including:

  • Money issues
  • Part-time work
  • Registering with a doctor
  • Obtaining a Schengen visa
  • Meeting other students from your home country
  • Integrating with other students
  • Information on International Society
  • Providing letters confirming your student status if you need to travel
  • Advice on opening a UK Bank Account
  • Inviting family and friends to visit
  • Advising on completion of exceptional circumstances forms and academic appeals forms

If you are an international student feeling homesick or just a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience then come and have a chat in a totally confidential, friendly atmosphere.

Eileen Seaston

Tel: 0161 247 3821

and Drop In Sessions

You can book an appointment to see Eileen directly or through the Student Hub in the Business School or call in to the term-time drop-in sessions in the Pod G31E located in the Student Hub area on:

(14.00 - 16.00)
(10.00 - 12.00)
(10.00 -12.00 and 14.00-16.00)