We look forward to welcoming you to KSS. To help you to prepare for your arrival, we have put together some useful about what to do before you arrive and what to expect on your arrival.

Welcome meeting

We will schedule an induction meeting with you on arrival to go over key points and to answer any questions.


Our accommodation will be open from midday on Monday 6th September 2021. You must book an arrival slot with the Accommodation Team for the date and time of your arrival to ensure we can manage the arrival in a COVID-secure way.

When planning your journey please note that check in times are between 07:00 and 22:00 only. You must speak with us to plan your arrival before confirming your flights.

Please email us with your travel details.

Quarantine and COVID-19 Test

On arrival in the UK you will be required to take a day 2 Covid-19 test (for green and amber list countries). Students testing all clear will be able to move around within their flat - if they are subject to UK government amber list quarantine - or move around more freely if they are not.

If you are required to undertake quarantine for 10 days on arrival, please plan for this bringing any essentials including medication needed with you.

What to bring with you


The weather in the UK is changeable, so please bring appropriate clothing for all weathers during your stay. Good quality waterproof clothes are also essential for when the weather turns wet in the winter months.

Adaptor plug

Any electrical item will need a 3-pin fused plug to work in the UK. Remember to bring a suitable adaptor for hairdryers, phone/laptop chargers, etc. UK sockets use 240v mains power so please check that your electrical items will work on this voltage. We will need to check your adaptors to make sure these comply with UK safety regulations.


It will be useful to make sure that you have some British Pounds (GBP) with you on arrival to cover any urgent purchases. Please note that the College will be able to provide a letter of introduction so that you can quickly open a UK bank account once term has started.

Medicine and toiletries

Please make sure you have any essential or prescribed medication with you, as well as any of your preferred brand of toiletries.

Bed linen and towels

These will be provided in your room for the duration of your stay.

Kitchen utensils

Your will have access to a kitchen which is equipped with a microwave, fridge and oven. We will provide essential equipment (plates, cutlery, saucepans etc) which you may wish to supplement once you have settled in.

Getting to Birmingham

By Taxi

We ask that you travel from the airport directly to your residence. You should ensure that the Taxi is COVID secure (regularly sanitised, driver wearing a mask) and that you wear a fresh mask for your journey. Your guardian can arrange an airport collection for you which should be booked at least three days in advance.

Taxis from Gatwick or Heathrow to Birmingham will cost between £200 and £275. Taxis from Birmingham International will cost a lot less.

If you would like KSS to arrange your travel please contact us at least five days in advance so that we can provide an accurate quote.

Greenfield Crescent

12-15 Greenfield Crescent, Birmingham B15 3AU

Duty mobile phone: +44 7494 272 918

Edgbaston Studios

197-199 Monument Rd, Birmingham B16 8UU

Duty mobile phone: +44 7494 272 918

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Jasmine, Hong Kong
Thanks for bringing lots of fun to the residence. Gill is so nice! She cares deeply for all of us. I feel blessed to have met her. Everyone here is just so lovely, really don’t want to leave.
Thomas, Hong Kong
I am enjoying my time here and I am finding the staff and students/ friends really helpful and supportive. I have noticed that my English has improved since moving here as well.
Faye, Malaysia
I feel so blessed and fortunate to have two most awesome housemums ever, and helpful housemates who never hesitate to help me out.