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It can be a daunting experience going to university, especially for the first time. You will be leaving behind family and friends and setting up home in a new city, or even a new country. There will be many things that you have to consider and plan before you set off. These include arrangements for travelling to your new university and for getting your possessions to halls of residence. Send My Bag has put together a set of guides on universities in England and Wales. These guides will tell you a bit about each university, how to travel there by public transport, and what to remember when sending your bags to university.

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The University of Oxford

About the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching began in Oxford in 1096 and great increased from 1167. It is a collegiate university comprising of 38 colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls. From 1920 women were allowed to assume full membership of the University. But it was only in 2008 that the last single-sex college (St Hilda’s) admitted men to what had been a women-only college. The university is currently ranked 3rd in the world and 1st in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014/15. As of 2013/14, Oxford has over 7200 international students.

Getting to the University of Oxford

The closest international airport to the University of Oxford is London Heathrow. Oxford can be easily reached from the airport via ‘The Airline’ bus service run by the Oxford Bus Company (1h 30 mins journey).

This company also runs a service from Gatwick Airport (2h 30 mins).

Oxford can be reached by train from various destinations across the UK, including London. Oxford City Centre is a short walk away from the railway station. Alternatively, there are coach services connecting Oxford to other major destinations in the UK.

‘The Airline’ and other coaches depart from Gloucester Green Coach and Bus Station in the city centre.

The majority of the Oxford colleges are within walking distance of the train and bus station. There is also a frequent local bus service across the city.

Sending your bags to the University of Oxford

Why not avoid the hassle of carrying bags on to public transport and avoid excess baggage fees at the airport by sending your bags to the University of Oxford. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

Each Oxford college is served by a porter’s lodge, where students’ post is kept. The porters are able to accept larger items for students and store them in their office. A note will be left in the student’s pigeonhole informing them of the delivery.

It is advised that you check with your individual college whether or not you can send luggage in advance on your arrival, or whether you must be in college to receive your bags promptly. The reception and storage of your luggage may also be possible if staying in college as a guest or conference delegate.

Cardiff University

About Cardiff University

Cardiff University was formally established in 1884. It was then called the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. It was given its current name in 1999. The University has students from over 100 counties, with over 6600 international students (2013/14). The University performs well in league tables and is ranked in the UK’s top 25 in the Complete University Guide.

Getting to Cardiff University

Both Cardiff and Bristol airports are close to the university. The Cardiff Airport Express bus offers transport from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff City Centre. The airport also has a nearby rail link to Cardiff Central.

Bristol Airport Express runs a bus service from Bristol Airport to Cardiff Bus Station.

Cardiff is also connected to major UK Destinations by coach or train.

To reach the university's two campuses, Cathay Park and Heath Park, you should change train at Cardiff Central and take the rail service to Cathays.

Cardiff Central Train Station is situated opposite Cardiff Bus Station and local buses can be taken to the university campuses.

If travelling to Cardiff by coach, you may find that your coach stops outside the University on Park Place. Alternatively, a local bus can be taken from the bus station.

Sending your bags to Cardiff University

Why not save yourself the hassle of dragging your luggage on public transport or waiting at baggage carousels by sending your luggage. You will also avoid those nasty excess baggage fees. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending to Cardiff University student accommodation you should be aware of the facilities available to receive your luggage. Cardiff University states that you cannot send luggage in advance of your arrival, so make sure your bags will arrive once you are there to receive them.

Coventry University

About Coventry University

Coventry University was established in 1992 but evolved out of a number of previous institutions, such as Coventry College of Art and Lanchester College of Technology. Today, Coventry University is listed as the Sunday Times Modern University of the Year for 2014 and 2015. The university is a global presence, having offices in China, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan and being host to 7,480 international students.

Getting to Coventry University

The closest airport to Coventry University is Birmingham International, which is 20 minutes away from Coventry by bus or train.

Alternatively, you could fly into London and get a train to Coventry, which is on the main national rail network.

Several buses run from the station to the city centre: 8/8A/9/9A/85/585/X30.

The Pool Meadow stop is closest to the university.

National Express also offers connections between Coventry and other cities around the UK.

The Pool Meadow bus and coach station is only a five-minute walk away from the main reception of the University in the Alan Beery building.

Note that some Coventry bus services do not give change, so ensure you have plenty of cash in order to pay the exact amount.

Sending your bags to Coventry University

Why not send your bags to Coventry University to save yourself the hassle of dragging them on to public transport and to avoid waiting at baggage carousels or bag drop at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending to student accommodation make sure you find out whether bags can be stored for you or whether you must be there in person to receive your bags. The best option is to make sure you are in residence before your luggage arrives, so that you can receive it in person.

The University of Birmingham

About The University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham was founded in 1900 as England’s first civic university that accepted students from all religions and backgrounds on an equal footing. Today, the University of Birmingham enjoys great performance in university league tables and was named University of the Year 2014 in the Times. Its student body is made up of over 7,700 international students.

Getting to The University of Birmingham

The city of Birmingham is served by Birmingham International Airport, with flights departing for destinations across the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and the Middle East.

Birmingham City Centre (New Street Station) can be reached by train from Birmingham International railway station, which is a short train ride away from the airport via the SkyRail, which is free of charge. The journey to the city centre takes only 10-15 minutes.

The Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham can be reached via the cross-city rail line from New Street Station to University Station. The campus is then a 5-minute walk away

Or, the campus can be reached on the Number 61/X62/ 63 buses.

The Selly Oak Campus can be reached on the same bus routes, or on a local train service to Selly Oak Station. The campus is then a half-mile walk away.

Sending your Bags to The University of Birmingham

Why not send your luggage to The University of Birmingham to avoid the hassle of dragging your bags onto public transport or waiting in line to check your bags at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation, you should check the regulations regarding deliveries before you send your bags. The University of Birmingham will not store any luggage sent in advance, so make sure you arrange for your bags to arrive once you are already in residence.

The University of Cambridge

About The University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world. It is a world-class university that was ranked 2nd in the QS World University Rankings 2012/13. It is a collegiate university with 31 colleges that attracts a large number of international students due to its excellent reputation. The University has over 6400 overseas students (2013/14).

Getting to The University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is within a reasonable bus journey of Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham International Airport but Stansted is the closest at just 30 miles south of Cambridge.

National Express runs coaches to Cambridge from Stansted Airport and from other destinations in the UK.

Cambridge can easily be reached by train. There is a frequent service from London’s King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street.

The majority of Cambridge’s colleges are within walking distance of the city centre.

Sending your bags to The University of Cambridge

Why not save yourself the hassle of dragging your luggage on public transport or waiting at baggage carousels by sending your luggage to The University of Cambridge. You will also avoid those nasty excess baggage fees. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If staying in student accommodation in college, your luggage will most likely be signed for by a porter at the college Porter’s Lodge. If you are planning on shipping your luggage ahead of your arrival, you should check with the Lodge if they are happy to receive it. Otherwise, make sure you are on site to collect your luggage promptly from the lodge.

The University of Liverpool

About The University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool was founded as a college in 1881 and gained its Royal Charter in 1903. It is a founding member of the Russell Group of UK institutes that are committed to the best university research, teaching and learning. The University has a worldwide research network, with exchange partners around the world and over 6000 international students on campus.

Getting to The University of Liverpool

Liverpool Airport is only 8 miles away from the city centre, where the university is also located, around Brownlow Hill. An express bus will take you from the airport to the city centre (buses 500, 96, 80A and 82A also run to the city centre).

Liverpool can also be reached by train or coach from many destinations across the UK.

The University is just 10 minutes’ walk away from the main train station at Lime Street and from the National Express Coach Station.

Sending your bags to The University of Liverpool

Why not send your luggage to The University of Liverpool in order to avoid the hassle of dragging your bags onto public transport or waiting in line to check your bags at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation, you should check the regulations regarding the delivery of large items before you send your bags.  It is best to make sure you are in residence before your bags are due to arrive so that you can receive them in person.

The University of Manchester

About The University of Manchester

Originally under the title of Victoria University (1880) and then Victoria University of Manchester (1903), the University of Manchester (2004) was the first civic university in England. It is today the largest single-site university in the UK, with the biggest student body. It is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and is ranked 38th in the world and 5th in the UK in the 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking. It counts over 11,600 international students (2013/14) among its student body.

Getting to The University of Manchester

Manchester Airport is one of the largest in the UK, with many routes being offered, both domestic and international.

You can reach the city centre from the airport via train or bus.

The University is situated on the Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas. These are both on the south side of Manchester City Centre. The Oxford Road and Sackville Street sites can be reached using a bus travelling from the airport.

National rail services operate through Manchester. The Sackville Street area of the university can be reached within 5 minutes-walk of Piccadilly station (the train from London arrives here) and this station has bus links to the Oxford Road site.

National coach services stop at the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is a short walk from both university sites.

Sending your Bags to The University of Manchester

Why not send your bags to the University of Manchester and save yourself the hassle of dragging around heavy baggage on public transport. You can also avoid having to wait in bag-drop queues at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

Before you send your bags, check with your accommodation that they are able to receive your bags. The University of Manchester student accommodation services state that student halls of residence administration offices are not able to store items larger than 30 x 30 x 40 cm or that weigh over 11 kg. If you wish to send items of this kind, you must be in residence ad must provide the office with a number on which they can contact you once your items arrive.

The University of Sheffield

About The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield was founded in 1897 with the merging of Sheffield Medical School, Firth College and the Sheffield Technical School. Then it was called the University College of Sheffield, and, in 1905, it gained its current title. A Russell Group university, the University of Sheffield was ranked 69th in the 2014 QS World University Ranking and was in the top 10% of UK universities according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The University counts over 7,900 international students (2013/14) among its student body.

Getting to The University of Sheffield

The nearest airport to Sheffield is the Robin Hood Airport, which is 30 minutes away by road. This airport offers routes to the UK, Europe and the US. Larger airports are an hour’s journey away, at Manchester Leeds/ Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands.

An hourly shuttle bus links the airport to Doncaster railway station, which has links all over Britain, including Sheffield.

The Sheffield University site can be reached using local public transport. Buses stop at or close to the university, including the 51, 52 and 95 from the city centre and the 120 from the Sheffield Transport Interchange. Or you can take the Supertram to the campus from the city centre (blue route to Malin Bridge and yellow route to Middlewood stop at the university).

There are many coach routes to the Sheffield Transport Interchange and Meadowhill Interchange. Sheffield is also an integral part of the national rail network.

Sending your Bags to The University of Sheffield

Why not send your bags to the University of Sheffield to save you the hassle of trailing baggage onto public transport and in order to avoid long waits at bag drop and luggage carousels at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

Before you send your bags, check with your accommodation that they are able to receive your luggage. The University of Sheffield accommodation services advise that some halls may be able to store parcels, while other do not have his facility, and you should make arrangements to receive this luggage yourself. Please check with your specific residence before your book the delivery of your luggage.

University of Southampton

About the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton was opened in 1862 as the Hartley Institute, which offered day and night courses to anyone who could attend. The institute became a university in 1952. The University is a founding member of the Russell Group and is today ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. It was ranked 86th in the world and 16th in the UK in the QS world university ranking 2013. The university has over 6800 international students (2013/14).

Getting to the University of Southampton

The closest airport to the University is Southampton International Airport, just a few minutes away from the campuses by bus.

The airport offers flights to UK airports and mainland Europe

You can catch the Unilink bus: U1 from the airport to the university campuses.

Alternatively you can fly to London Gatwick or Heathrow, which are 60 and 90 miles away from Southampton, respectively. You can catch a National Express bus from either of these airports to Southampton. Some buses from Heathrow stop at the University’s Highfield Interchange, and others go to Southampton Coach Station. The coach from Gatwick goes direct to the coach station.

Coaches also link Southampton to other major destinations in the UK and the city is situated on the national rail network. Trains tend to stop at either Southampton Airport Parkway or Southampton Central.

The Highfield Campus can be reached from either train stop via the Unilink bus, U.

The Avenue Campus is reached from Southampton Central on the Unilink bus, U2B.

The Boldrewood Campus is reached from either stop on Unilink bus, U1.

The Waterfront Campus is reached from Southampton Central on Unilink bus, U1.

The Hospital Campus is reached from Southampton Central on Unilink bus, U6H.

Sending your Bags to The University of Southampton

Why not send your bags to the University of Southampton and save yourself the hassle of lugging around heavy baggage on public transport. You can also avoid having to wait in bag-drop queues at the airport and avoid excess baggage fees. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

Before you send your bags, check with your accommodation that they are able to receive your bags and whether or not you need to be there in person to receive them.

The University of Warwick

About The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick was officially established in 1961 as the first university in Coventry.  It is today a well-respected institution that performs consistently well in university league tables, frequently appearing in the top 10 of UK universities. The University has a large international student body. Currently there are 8,340 overseas students, which constitutes around a third of the overall student community.

Getting to The University of Warwick

The closest airport to The University of Warwick is Birmingham International, which is 20 minutes away from Coventry by bus or train.

Alternatively, you could fly into London and get a train to Coventry Rail Station, which is on the main national rail network.

National Express also offers connections between Coventry and other cities around the UK.

The University of Warwick is located 3 miles from Coventry City Centre and can be reached using local public transport.  The University has a number of campuses – Central Campus and two smaller campuses, Westwood and Gibbet Hill, which are all within walking distance of each other.

You will find the entrance to Central Campus and Gibbet Hill on Gibbet Hill Road, and the entrance to the Westwood campus is on Kirby Corner Road.

Coventry Rail Station is about 4 miles aware from the campuses. There are frequent local buses from the station to the campus. Travel Coventry services 12/ 12A or U1 depart from Warwick Road close to the station and stop at the Central Campus.

To travel from the main bus station (Pool Meadow), the National Express Coventry Number 12 service can be taken, which passes the Westwood campus en route to the Central Campus.

Note that some Coventry bus services do not give change, so ensure you have plenty of cash in order to pay the exact amount.

Sending you Bags to The University of Warwick

Why not send your bags to The University of Warwick and avoid dragging your luggage on to public transport. You can also skip bag drop queues and waiting at luggage carousels at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending your bags, you need to be aware of the facilities available for receiving them. If staying in the University of Warwick student accommodation, you may have to collect larger items that have been delivered to you from the Student Post Room, which is open from 10.30am – 6 pm Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday. It is best to be in residence before your items are due to arrive so that you can receive them in person, if necessary.

Newcastle University

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University gained its current name only recently, having evolved from a number of earlier institutions and as a result of mergers. The University is a member of the Russell Group and was ranked 127 in the QS World University Rankings 2014. The University awarded an honorary degree to Dr Martin Luther King, who attended the ceremony in 1967. The University has a large international community, with over 6300 overseas students (2013/14).

Getting to Newcastle University

Newcastle International Airport is only 7 miles away from the city centre. A Metro service links the airport to Haymarket, the stop closest to the University, which is located in the city centre.

Buses also run from the airport to the University.

The main coach station is at St James Boulevard, 15 mins walk from the city centre and 18 mins from the University.

Newcastle can also be reached by train from other UK towns and cities. It takes only 10-15 minutes to walk from the train station to the University campus.

Sending your Bags to Newcastle University

Why not send your bags to Newcastle University and avoid dragging your luggage on to public transport, as well as waiting at bag drop and luggage carousels at the airport. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending your bags, you need to be aware of the facilities available for receiving them. If staying in Newcastle University student accommodation, your delivery will be accepted at reception. Luggage cannot be accepted if you are not in residence at the time of delivery.

Durham University

About durham university

Durham University is the third oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge. Also like Oxbridge, it is a collegiate university with sixteen different colleges. The University is spread across two campuses – one in Durham City and one in Stockton. Durham is one of the UK’s top universities and is ranked 5th in The Complete University Guide, 2015. Durham has many international students, with 21% of its overall student population being of non-UK origin.

getting to durham university

Durham City campus

Newcastle Airport is the airport closest to Durham (around 30 minutes’ drive away). Durham Tees Valley is slightly further away (40 minutes’ drive). Both airports offer international routes.

If travelling to Newcastle Airport, you can take the train or metro into Durham city centre. If travelling to Durham Tees Valley Airport, you can avail of the free Sky Express bus that links to Darlington railway station, which has regular connections to Durham.

There are also rail links to Durham from most major UK cities.

To get from Durham train station to the Durham City campus, take the 56, 57 or 57A bus. Or, it will only take you around 22 minutes to walk there.

Queen’s Campus, Stockton

Durham Tees Valley Airport is only 8 miles away from Stockton. (Newcastle Airport is 50 minutes’ drive away). The best option is to take a taxi from Tees Valley Airport to the University campus (13 minutes’ drive).

Or, you can travel by train, going first to Darlington and then connecting to Thornaby Railway Station. Or, the Transpennine Express offers a direct service from Manchester, Leeds and York to Thornaby. The campus can be easily reached by foot from Thornaby Railway Station (approx. 11 minutes’ walk).

sending your bags to durham university

Why not send your bags to Durham University in order to save yourself plenty of hassle. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation, you should check the regulations regarding the delivery of large items before you send your bags.  It is best to make sure you are in residence before your bags are due to arrive so that you can receive them in person or pick them up promptly from the reception at your hall of residence.

The University of Leeds

about the university of leeds

The University of Leeds grew out of the Yorkshire College of Science, which incorporated the Leeds School of Medicine (founded in 1831) and became part of Victoria University together with Owens College and University College Liverpool. In 1904 the University of Leeds was granted its Royal Charter. The Yorkshire College of Science was one of the first to welcome people of all faiths and social backgrounds. Today, the University of Leeds is a member of the Russell Group and has recently performed well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessments, which found that over 80% of research at Leeds is either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

getting to the university of leeds

Leeds Bradford Airport has routes to/from Europe, the US, Australia, the Middle East, Asia and South Africa.

You can reach Leeds city centre from the airport by taking the Flying Tiger bus no. 757. The bus terminus is Leeds Coach and Bus Station but it also stops at Leeds Train Station.

You can also take a train or coach to Leeds from all major UK cities.

To get from Leeds Train Station to Leeds University Campus, you can either go by foot (20 minutes’ walk) or by bus. Take bus no. 1, which departs from Infirmary Street, and get off just outside the Parkinson Building. There is also a £1 Leeds City Bus, which stops at the lower end of the campus.

To get from the bus/ coach station to the campus, take bus nos. 6, 28 or 97 to the Parkinson Building.

sending your bags to the university of leeds

Why not send your luggage to The University of Leeds in order to avoid the hassle of dragging your bags onto public transport or waiting in line to check your bags at the airport. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation, you should check the regulations regarding the delivery of large items before you send your bags. Most of the halls of residence at Leeds have facilities for accepting larger items on your behalf. Reception staff will leave a note in your pigeon-hole/ letter box to let you know that something has arrived for you. You will need student ID to collect these from the reception of the hall of residence. It is, however, best to make sure you are in residence before your bags are due to arrive so that you can pick them up promptly.

Manchester Metropolitan University

about manchester metropolitan university

Manchester Met became a university in 1992 and is the largest campus-based undergraduate university in the UK, with over 37,000 students. The emphasis at this university is on employability and vocational education. It is a popular university among potential undergraduates. In 2011 the University received a massive 56,000 applications. In the National Student Survey, 83% of students agreed they were satisfied with the quality of their course and with the teaching on their course.

getting to manchester metropolitan university

The University is based at two campuses – one in Manchester and one in Crewe, Cheshire.

The closest airport to both is Manchester International Airport. You can reach Manchester from the airport by train, bus or Metrolink. You can also take the train to Crewe.

You can easily reach Manchester by train from all major UK cities. The campus is just a five-minute walk away from the Oxford Road Railway Station, and a bus-ride away from Piccadilly Railway Station (bus no. 147), or a 10-15 minute walk away. If you arrive at Victoria Railway Station, take the free metro shuttle bus no. 2 (green) to Chester Street, which is close to the Manchester campus.

The Manchester campus is in the city centre. You can avail of the city’s free hop-on/hop-off shuttle service, which covers the main city-centre areas. The campus is in the vicinity of Oxford Road, which is served well by bus routes, for example, nos. 41, 42, 43, 85, 111, 250 and 256, heading south. The closest Metrolink stop is St Peter’s Square (10 minutes’ walk from the campus).

Cheshire campus is a five-minute walk away from Crewe station. Turn right on leaving the station, cross the road and pass the petrol station, then cross Macon Way. Walk down Crewe Green Road, past the fire station and the Cheshire campus is on the left.

sending your bags to manchester metropolitan university

Why not send your bags to Manchester Metropolitan University and save yourself the hassle of check-in, baggage carousels and dragging your luggage onto public transport. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying at student residences, you should check what facilities are available for receiving your luggage and whether or not you can send your bags in advance of your arrival. It is best to be in residence before the arrival date of your luggage so that you can receive it in person.

Aston University

about aston university

Aston University is situated in the centre of the city of Birmingham on a 40-acre campus that houses all academic, social and accommodation facilities for their 9,500 students. Aston became a university in 1966 when it received its royal charter but was founded in 1895. The University is currently ranked 22nd in The Guardian University League Table, 2015 is ranked 8th for graduate employment in the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide.

getting to aston university

The city of Birmingham is served by the Birmingham International Airport, with flights departing for destinations across the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and the Middle East.

Birmingham City Centre (New Street Station) can be reached by train from Birmingham International railway station, which is a short train ride away from the airport via the SkyRail, which is free of charge. The journey to the city centre takes only 10 – 15 minutes.

There are also train and coach routes to Birmingham from many cities across the UK.

The Aston University campus is located in the centre of Birmingham, just 10-15 minutes’ walk from New Street Station.

Other stations, Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street, are also only a 10-minute walk away.

Birmingham Coach Station is similarly within walking distance of Aston University Campus (14 minutes away).

sending your bags to aston university

Why not send your bags to Aston University to save you the hassle of waiting at airport bag drops or luggage carousels and hauling your luggage around London. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending your bags to student accommodation at Aston, it is important to be aware of your residence’s procedure for receiving deliveries. When your bags arrive, a receipt will be left in your post box, and you will be required to pick up the items within two weeks, or they will be returned to the sender. Make sure you bring student ID to receive your bags. Collection times for items are as follows: Mon-Sat, 10.00 – 19.00; Sun, 10.00 – 17.00. It is best to be in residence before your bags are due to arrive so that you can pick them up promptly. Note that when returning home, you will need to hand your bags over to our drivers yourself as reception does not accept items to be handed over to couriers. Keep your phone handy so that the driver can contact you to arrange a pick-up point.

The University of Exeter

about the university of exeter

The University of Exeter was founded in 1955. Today it has 18,000 students from 130 different countries around the world. The University is a member of the Russell Group of top UK research-led universities. Exeter performs extremely well in university league tables. This year’s Guardian league table names Exeter in 12th position out of 120 UK higher education institutions, and the Times lists Exeter as 7th. Exeter has three campuses: Streatham, St Luke’s (both in Exeter), and Penryn. The University sits in the enviable location of Devon, with Streatham Campus being particularly stunning, with its acres of parkland, woodland and gardens.

getting to the university of exeter

Exeter Airport provides flights from numerous locations in the UK and Europe.

You can reach Exeter town centre from the airport by taking bus no 56 A or 56B (operated by Stagecoach).

Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus are within walking distance of the town centre. Or, you can take the D and H bus routes to either campus.

There are rail and coach links to Exeter from other major destinations in the UK. Coaches stop at Exeter Coach Station. This is a short walk to High Street, where you can catch the D bus. There are two railway stations: Exeter St David’s and Central. St David’s is a fifteen minute walk from Streatham. You can take a bus from St David’s to St Luke’s (including service nos. 5A, 5B, 6, 6A, 55B, 56 and 678). From outside Central, you can take the D bus to Streatham or St Luke’s.

The Penryn Campus is 2 ½ hours by train from Exeter (change in Truro to the service to Falmouth and dismount at Penryn). The campus is fifteen minutes’ walk from the station. National Express coaches also stop in Penryn. The U1 bus from Truro drops you right at the campus.

sending your bags to the university of exeter

Why not send your bags to the University of Exeter to save yourself plenty of hassle. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

Bags should be delivered to your accommodation reception and collected by you within seven days. The University states, however, that they can’t accept large bulk items. So, if sending several bags make sure SendMyBag has your correct phone number so that the driver can contact you on the day of delivery if necessary.

The University of the West of England

about the university of the west of england

The University of the West of England (UWE) only became a university in 1992, but has roots that date back to 1595 with the foundation of the Merchant Venturers Navigation School. It is a popular university, with over 27,000 students, including international students from over 140 countries. UWE is based in Bristol and has three campuses: Frenchay (the main campus, just north of Bristol city centre), Glenside (home to the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences) and Bower Ashton (lies beside Ashton Court Estate on the edge of Bristol).

getting to the university of the west of england

The closest airport to the University is Bristol Airport, which has numerous European routes and several North African destinations.

You can reach Bristol city centre from the airport by Airport Flyer bus. It stops at Old Market, the Bus and Coach Station, Colston Avenue and Victoria Street.

You can also reach Bristol by train or coach from many destinations across the UK.

The main Frenchay campus can be reached from the Bus and Coach Station by taking the 12, 14, 70, 71, 73 or X74 bus.

You can reach Glenside from the Bus and Coach Station by taking the 5 or 13 bus and Bower Ashton by taking the X2, X3, 12 or 11A bus.

If you can, take a train to Bristol Parkway Station as this is close to Frenchay campus, with direct buses from there to campus: nos. 18, 81, 83, 312, 319 and X5.

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Nottingham Trent University

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Nottingham Trent University originates from the Nottingham Government School of Design, opened in 1843. In 1992 Nottingham Trent University was launched. Today the University has 26, 845 students, including 2, 600 international students. In 2008 Nottingham Trent was voted top post-1992 university by the Complete University Guide. The University is located across three campuses: City, Clifton and Brackenhurst.

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East Midlands airport is Nottingham’s main airport. The Skylink bus service can be taken from the airport to Nottingham City Centre. It stops a few minutes’ walk from the University’s City Campus.

You can easily travel by train to Nottingham from other major UK cities. London is under 2 hours away.  The City site is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham Midland Station, or you can take a tram (Nottingham Express Transit). The stop for Nottingham Trent is on Goldsmith Street. A bus runs from Nottingham Midland Station to the Clifton campus regularly (Go2 Uni 4 bus service). To reach the Brackenhurst campus, walk to Market Square and take bus no. 100 from King Street, just off the square.

You can also take a coach to Nottingham. The City site of the University is 10-15 minutes’ walk from Broadmarsh Coach Station. Clifton campus can be reached using the Go2 Uni 4 bus service and Brackenhurst can be reached by taking bus no. 100, as above.

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Liverpool Hope University

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Liverpool Hope University began life as a number of colleges: The Church of England’s Warrington Training College (1844) and the Sisters of Notre Dame’s Our Lady’s Training College (1844), which were established to offer teacher education for women. A century later, in 1964, Christ’s College was opened. These colleges had joined together by 1980 as the Liverpool Institute of Higher Education. This was given the name Liverpool Hope University in 2005. Today, Liverpool Hope has 6, 240 students (2013-14). The University is located on two campuses – Creative Campus in Liverpool City Centre and Hope Park in a suburb of Liverpool.

getting to liverpool hope university

Liverpool Airport is only 8 miles away from the city centre. An express bus will take you from the airport to the city centre (buses 500, 96, 80A and 82A also run to the city centre).

Liverpool can also be reached by train or coach from many destinations across the UK.

The Creative Campus is within walking distance of the main railway station in Liverpool, as well as the coach station.

Hope Park Campus is located in Childwall, close to Queen’s Drive. You can take a bus from Liverpool’s Queen Square Bus Station to Childwall Valley Road or Woolton Road/ Taggart Avenue, which is close to Hope Park. There is also a train station (Broad Green Railway Station) within walking distance of Hope Park.

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Liverpool John Moores University

about liverpool john moores university

Liverpool John Moores University began life in 1825 as the Liverpool Mechanics Institute. It is now one of the largest institutions in the UK, with 21, 315 students. The University counts among its alumni three-time world champion gymnast, Beth Tweddle, who studied for a BSc in Sports Science there. The University has three main campuses – two in Liverpool City Centre, and one on the outskirts of the city.

getting to liverpool john moores university

Liverpool Airport is only 8 miles away from the city centre. An express bus will take you from the airport to the city centre (buses 500, 96, 80A and 82A also run to the city centre).

The University’s City Campus is located near the William Brown Street area, close to the Liverpool Museum and Central Library.

The Mount Pleasant Campus is located between the City’s two cathedrals.

The IM Marsh Campus is 4 miles from the city centre in the Aigburth area of Liverpool.

You can take a train or bus from the city centre to Aigburth.

Liverpool is connected to other UK destinations by coach or train.

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The University of Nottingham

about the university of nottingham

The University of Nottingham grew out of Nottingham’s first civic college, and gained its Royal Charter in 1948. The University is spread across a number of campuses, including ones in Malaysia and China. The University has over 7500 international students, as of the academic year 2013-14. Several notable graduates have emerged from the University, including DR Stewart Adams OBE, the pharmacologist responsible for creating the painkiller Ibuprofen, and Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6.

getting to the university of nottingham

East Midlands airport is Nottingham’s main airport. The Skylink bus service can be taken from the airport to Nottingham City Centre. This bus also goes past the main University Park Campus and a reduced frequency service goes to the Sutton Bonington campus.

You can easily travel by train to Nottingham from other major UK cities. London is under 2 hours away.

The University Park Campus is a short bus ride away from Nottingham Train Station.

The University of Nottingham runs a free hopper bus service from the main University Park Campus to the Jubilee, Sutton Bonington and King’s Meadow campuses, and to the Royal Derby Hospital Centre.

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