There is information about finding a home on Brighton and Hove Council’s website, from renting to buying a home.
The gov.uk website also has useful information about buying and renting a property in the UK.
For longer-term lets, you may find the following websites helpful:
In addition, the university has an information board where staff and students can post their available or required accommodation needs.
UK bank account
You will need to open a UK bank or building society account, as your salary will be paid into your account directly. You may open an account with any UK bank.
The university has a partnership with Santander which offer a fast track service for employees, as well as having a branch on one of its campuses. Find out more about opening an account with them, as well as their partnership with the university.
There is information on the HMRC website about income tax for employees coming from overseas.
You will also be asked to complete a Starter Checklist when you arrive which helps the university work out your correct tax code.
You will need to pay National Insurance contributions (NICs) whilst you work for the University of Brighton. You will need to obtain a National Insurance Number and let Human Resources know your number as soon as you have it. This number is a unique identifier for you, and will allow any social security benefits that you may be entitled to, to accrue against your record. The gov.uk website has information on how to apply for a national insurance number.
If you have a Biometric Residents Permit (BRP), you might have a National Insurance number already - it will be printed on the back of your BRP if you do.
If you do not have a National Insurance number, you must apply for one if you plan to work. You can only apply when you are in the UK.
The National Health Service (NHS) provides a range of healthcare services, including finding a GP and dentist. More information can be found on the NHS website.
Local council information
Local councils provide a range of education and training related services plus information on a wide range of childcare, services for parents and young people, as well as a broad range of practical information for people moving into the area.