Hamid Dehghani

Overseas Students' Page

Tutor: Hamid Dehghani
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Room Number: Computer Science UG38
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8728
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 4281
Email: H.Dehghani@cs.bham.ac.uk


News - Introduction - Important Information - Trip - Useful Links -

News


Introduction

  • Welcome to join the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham! As the International Students Tutor, I am happy to assist you in sorting out problems/difficulties you may encounter while studying at the School of Computer Science. If you would like to see me in person, please come during my office hour for overseas students on Mondays 9.00-10.00 am, or make an appointment with me by sending an email H.Dehghani@cs.bham.ac.uk. In my absence, please arrange a meeting with your programme director.
  • There is an additional mentoring system organized by our student society. This should help you to get settled smoothly in your new environment.
  • Feel free to make use of the University''s International Relations Office. Especially, note that their International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) provides free advice and information to international students, researchers and their families.
  • Please read carefully the important information and bookmark the useful links below.

Important Information

  • For new undergraduate students, there is an induction week that usually takes place in the first week of the first semester each new academic year. For the induction week this year, please see the Timetable.
  • According to current practice, all overseas students (whose first language is not English) must take an English Language Test organized by the English for International Students Unit (EISU). More details will be provided during our introductory meeting on Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 4.00 pm, room UG09 Learning Centre Building.(Red R28 on the campus map)
  • The purpose of this assessment test is to identify international students who would benefit from the free support provided by EISU. For example, some students with fluent spoken English may still require advice on how to write academic essays.
  • All international students MUST take this self assessment and complete a sheet indicating the date this was taken. This will allow me to help you getting support where needed. Please complete this sheet and bring a copy to my office by 9th October 2015.
  • Throughout your study, make use of a special service provided by the EISU: free individual help in any aspects of written/spoken English. These 30 minute sessions are particularly useful when writing dissertations or reports.
  • In general, you are supposed to discuss all ordinary (academic) matters with your academic advisor, academic program managers and/or project coordinators. Specific concerns on specific modules should be addressed to the lecturer concerned. Information about the relevant staff members and their responsibilities can be found at Information for Students.
  • It is very important to register with a general practitioner (GP), which provides you with the National Health Service (NHS) while staying in the UK. Please visit The University Medical Practice for detailed information.
  • In case of a visa problem, please visit International Relations Office. They also provide visa application/extension forms. Click here to see their contact information. In addition, their web page also provides a lot of useful information about medical practice, life in the UK etc.
  • Some overseas students need to register with the police. In such cases your visa should clearly state that you need to have such a registration. The address of the police registration office in West Midlands is:
    West Midlands Police Headquarters
    Lloyd House
    Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ
    Phone: 0845 113 5000

    The address of the local home office is:
    Solihull Home Office
    Birmingham Public Inquiry Office
    Dominion Court, 41 Sation Road,
    Solihull Birmingham B91 3RT.

  • There is a special mail-list for international students at the University of Birmingham. If you would like to join in, then send email to majordomo@bham.ac.uk (leave the subject blank), and have ``subscribe interlink'' in the body of the message.

Trip for Fresh Overseas Students

  • We traditionally offer our new overseas students an opportunity to experience local events. More information will be released soon.

Useful Links