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其他華裔學生信息 / Websites useful for Chinese & other international students

其它受多塞特郡國際學生歡迎的網站,例如語言交流項目/學費,住宿,兼職工作機會等等。  見語言

其它受多塞特郡国际学生欢迎的网站,例如语言交流项目/学费,住宿,兼职工作机会等等。  见语言

Other websites popular with international students residing in the Dorset area seeking for example language exchange / tuition, accommodation, temporary or part-time work  opportunities, and more.    See also Language


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Some useful practical resources for Chinese students and members of the Chinese community in the Bournemouth area:

Medical:

Medical Art: The traditional Chinese Medicine Practice of Dr John Guan (Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and subsequently an Associate Professor and Supervisor in acupuncture working in a Chinese university and hospital).  Dr Guan's medical practice -- offering Acupuncture, Chinese Medical Massage, and high quality herbal medicine -- is located at 346A Holdenhurst Road (near to Bournemouth's railway station).  Telephone: 01202 390 808.  Email: iamdrjohn@yahoo.co.uk

Chinese food store:

Jia Jia Oriental Food: Chinese food and drink providing store providing a wide range of products for home cooking, and much more.  Address: 156 Holdenhurst Road (near Bournemouth station) BH8 8AS.  Telephone: 01202 265 559.  Email: xudayoo@yahoo.co.uk

 

Telephoning abroad from the UK, and Mobile Phones:

International Telephone Cards:

These international phone cards, typically costing £5 or £10 and available at many venues such as grocery stores and off-licences run by overseas proprietors, offer the best value for money for making calls from the UK to all countries abroad.  Landline and mobile phone companies cannot compete with these cards in terms of their very low tariffs.  The only matter to remember is that typically the card has to be used within a month of purchase -- check the small print (or ask the vendor about this).

How to use the International Telephone Cards, such as Asia First, etc (the shopkeeper will be able to advise you which are the best cards for making calls to destinations in the Far East, Africa, etc):  Scratch off the covering to reveal the authentication code.  You can then use this number prior to making your call, and can do so via landlines, call boxes, and via mobiles (but check the small print about using via mobiles, some conditions may apply).

Warning: regarding international students entering into Mobile Phone Contracts:

Wherever possible international students should avoid entering into mobile phone contracts, the clauses of the latter frequently leaving opportunity for one to be billed at a much higher tariff than what it was believed had been signed for.  For example a Chinese student, new to Bournemouth University within a few weeks of arriving took out a mobile phone contract through one of the UK's major mobile phone networks. The contract was supposed to give a good amount of international calls talktime, but in practise this did not transfer to making calls to China.  The result was the student's first monthly bill came to an additional £800!!

In practice the staff at the store could not explain the clauses and conditions that enabled such charging to take place -- in contradiction to the seemingly good tariff the student thought she had signed for.  Thus much stress was caused, as well as cost, to the student by the shortcomings of taking out a mobile phone contract without being warned of the dangers.

This is an extreme but not uncommon ocurrence: the guidance offered is to NOT ENTER INTO MOBILE PHONE CONTRACTS, and to use International Phone Cards instead for international calls.

 

General useful information websites for international students

Education UK: website detailing helpful information about Education and Life in the UK for international students. The website has been created by the British Council and contains information about courses and grants and much more:  http://www.educationuk.org/

  UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA): the UKCISA website   provides important information for the promotion and protection of the needs of international students in the UK: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/


Bournemouth University

  Bournemouth University, visithttp://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/futurestudents/international

Bournemouth University Students Union, visit: http://www.subu.org.uk

Bournemouth University Students Union (SUBU) Advice Centre:

The SUBU Advice Centre provides university international students with valuable practical information covering such topics as housing / accomodation (they provide a housing checklist for your safety and protection), and much more.  Their friendly and experienced staff are there to help you and should be your first point of call at the university if you require any advice about practical living in the UK matters, and about your rights and responsibilities. 

The SUBU Advice Centre is found in the Students Union office area on the 2nd floor of Poole House (above Dylan's Bar).  They can be contacted on 01202 965 778Website: www.subu.org.uk/advice

Bournemouth University International Students Association, visithttp://www.subu.org.uk/isa 

 

Other useful links of use for Chinese students residing in the Dorset area

Gumtree, visit: http://www.gumtree.com

Gumtree Bournemouth, visit: http://bournemouth.gumtree.com

Gumtree tuition adverts, visit: http://bournemouth.gumtree.com/bournemouth/15046_1.html

British Chinese Society, visit: http://www.britishchinese.org.uk

Dimsum.co.uk, visit: http://www.dimsum.co.uk

Chinese Savvy, visit: http://www.chinesesavvy.com/savvy/content/membersguide/whyjoin.html

Overseas Chinese Students online Community, visit: http://www.cnoverseas.com

Powerapple, visit: http://bbs.powerapple.com/ext

Tigtag, visit: www.tigtag.com

 

Information about work permit matters, visit: http://www.workpermit.com/uk/uk.htm


How to report a labour provider who is exploiting the welfare and rights of workers (information provided by the UK Gangmasters Licensing Authority [GLA]), visit: https://www.gla.gov.uk/report/Default.aspx

 

 

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