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Mobile phones

It is not possible for students to use their mobile phone during lessons (for speaking, texting or internet).

Students are welcome to bring their own mobile phones but they are responsible for looking after them. If bringing a mobile, they should remember to bring a UK adaptor for the charger. The student's name should be put on both the phone and the charger.

There is a public telephone at the college. The students can receive incoming calls on this phone.

All calls in the UK must be paid for. Students must not use their Host Family’s phone without asking permission. 

Most Host Families do not mind incoming calls, so the student's family can call them in the Host Family, but students should ask friends and family not to call before 08.30 or after 22.00.

Students can make calls from their Host Family (with permission) or from any public phone with an international phone card, which is available from local shops. We recommend that students purchase a UK SIM card for their mobile phone to avoid expensive international roaming charges. UK SIM cards can be purchased from a number of local shops.


Students will have Internet access in college and can receive/send emails using Gmail, Hotmail, etc. WiFi is also available throughout the college and at many homestays.