If you are an international student you are in unfamiliar surroundings and are a potential target to people who may want to take advantage. The British Council have a publication called 'Safety First - A Personal Safety Guide for International Students' that provides useful information. (https://www.nusu.co.uk/pageassets/support/sac/health/Personal-Saferty-Guides-British-Council-125-for-125-inc-delivery.pdf)
Possibly one of the more challenging aspects of coming to study in a different country is the cultural differences. This can be a dramatic shock to some students and can affect you significantly. This will ease with time but if you find this too much to bear then please seek help.
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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies on campus and if worried about your own safety or a fellow student (including physical and mental health concerns). Tel: + 44 (0) 191 208 6817. www.ncl.ac.uk/estates/services/security
Free app for all students and staff that connects directly to the University security team when in need of help while on campus - if feeling threatened, a victim of assault or robbery or in need of first aid or other assistance. www.safezoneapp.com
PC Mick Miller, Neighbourhood Beat Manager, who offers regular drop-in sessions in King’s Gate and in the Students’ Union during term-time. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/estates/about/teams/facilities/security/cbm.htm
Newcastle University London Student Wellbeing: visit the site here. Student Wellbeing provides information, advice and guidance on a wide range of student support issues to enable all students to maximise their potential whilst at university.