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Your arrival

At London Heathrow and Gatwick – the two main airports of arrival, there are underground trains, rail services, airport buses, coaches and taxis which all come into central London .  From Heathrow you can take the underground Piccadilly Line which goes direct to central London . Heathrow Express rail service to Paddington takes 15 minutes. The Airbus (A1 & A2) services run to central London and the West End . From Gatwick you can take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station.


College libraries, computer Lab are open at specified hours including some evenings, for students to study and research. Both the use of computers and internet access are included in the fees and can be used within specified time periods every day. Printing facilities are available by using pre-paid cards.


Stratford College London will be holding a number of events and induction sessions in order to welcome you into the College and onto your new course. We hope that you will attend as many of these sessions as possible as it is a great way to be introduced to your new classmates and lecturers. Session also covers other areas e.g.: Health & Safety, Assessment , Scheme of Work, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Introduction to Student Representative Council, Complaint Procedure (within college & OIA), Student Finance, registration on Moodle and question & answer.


Familiarise yourself with Moodle and its interface.  There are lots of valuable resources on there that you should make use of to enhance achievement and completion of your tasks. Your programme lecturers and teachers will be using Moodle extensively throughout your course and so it will be best to understand how it works as early on as possible.


We will be informing you of the key contacts you will need to be aware of whilst studying at the College and how we will keep in touch with you throughout your studies. Make sure you are checking your Moodle account messages and College emails on a daily basis to ensure you do not miss anything important.


On registration with the College you will be issued with your ID card that you are required to keep with you at all times whilst in the building. This is to ensure your safety and the safety of others on campus. If you are found not wearing your ID badge whilst in the building, a member of staff will stop you and ask you to put it on.  We take this matter very seriously as it is essential that we know who is in the building at all times.


Advice will be given on how to apply for an Oyster card.  Your Oyster card is the travel card you will need to get around London on the buses and the underground network. Student welfare will also be showing you how to register your Oyster, in case of loss or theft, and explaining how to get a discount as a student on travel.


Your doctor may write a prescription for you if you require a medicine. The prescription authorises a pharmacist to give you a particular medicine. You can get prescriptions and other medicines from your local pharmacy.Please check with your doctor whether you will need to pay for prescriptions.For more detailed information on medical treatment and how to keep healthy please visit the website of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).


At Stratford College London we have multiple computer suites that are accessible to students.
Students are able to benefit from high speed internet free of charge in IT suites whilst working in a controlled and study focussed environment.   There are wireless hotspot zones around the college for students to use with their own laptops or tablets and many black and white photocopiers or printers around the campus.


All records and correspondence relating to an individual would be kept confidential except where the Secretary of State or a body conducting an inspection under section 163 of the 2002 Act requests access for them.

How to get to the college

By Bus

Bus routes : 104, 238, 473, 69, 276, 262, 425, 25, 86

By Underground

The nearest underground station is Stratford on Central line and Jubilee line, DLR , TFL Rail and National Rail.

The college is about 5 – 8 minutes’ walk from the station.

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