Students with families
International Family Network
The International Student Support staff would like to welcome all students with families and their family members. We aim to provide support to help with the transition into UK life. Moving to an unfamiliar country and trying to balance study commitments while raising a family can bring it's challenges . However if you’re an international student parent the good news is that you’re not alone!
We have created the International Family Network in order to bring international families together in a welcoming and informal environment. Our meet-ups allow you to socialise and share experiences/tips with others who may be going through many of the same situations as you.
Our recent trips and events have included: Legoland Windsor; The Tower of London; Kew Gardens; The Lion King Theatre Trip; Hampton Court Palace; Kensington Palace and also our annual Easter Egg Hunt !
Covid-19 and Social Distancing
As we are not able to plan any trips and events for the foreseeable future please join our Facebook Group for lots of ideas for home schooling and entertainment at home for both children and adults. We will also post ideas and information here on our website. Remember that we are still working remotely and you can contact us anytime by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Online Drop-in advice is also available if you would like to have a chat please book for the next session online here:
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY NETWORK AT HOME
Some Home Schooling ideas:
Historic Royal Palaces History Lessons
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have compiled a list of resources that may be of assistance to you and your family:
- Obtaining a visa for your dependant(s)
- First Steps - A British Council pre-departure guide for international students coming to study in the UK
- General information for dependants (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
- Creating Confidence - A British Council publication to help you make sure your stay in the UK is safe and enjoyable
- Finding a school for your children
- Imperial nursery
- Maternity policy for Imperial College students
- Babies and Bumps New Parents' Network
- Emergency financial support for international students
- SureStart Children's Centres
Trip to the Butterfly House at the Natural History Museum
The summer picnic
Easter Egg Hunt
Picnic at London Zoo