According to the UK Council for International Student Affairs, the number of international students studying in the UK reached 442,375 during 2016.
The International Facts and Figures report, published by Universities UK, highlights the advantages that international students bring to the UK such motivation in their student peers, improving global networks and the income they contribute to our economy.
Student Shield can help you to attract more international students by offering them the support they need to adjust to life as a student in the UK together with a suite of attractive benefits such as access to a lifestyle discount website and gym membership discounts.
Provide international students with the support they need
Moving to a new country, making new friends and speaking a new language can be challenging, yet thousands of international students travel to the UK each year to embark on university life. Living hundreds, even thousands of miles from their usual support systems, can leave international students struggling to access the support they need to face these challenges.
Many universities provide international students with the information and tools they need to transition to student life in the UK, however this is often aimed at practical and legal issues such as accommodation and student visa’s.
Student Shield helps universities to broaden their support system to include an all embracing health and wellbeing platform, helping international students to access the physical and mental support they need whilst studying and living in the UK.
Student Shield provides international students with 24/7 access to NHS qualified GP’s who will consult, diagnose and if appropriate, prescribe medication via an online pharmacy who will deliver the prescription to your student. This enables international students to access the healthcare they need whilst studying abroad from home.
Make international students feel welcome with Student Shield
Student Shield aims to help universities make international students feel welcome and adjust to living in the UK during their time of study. Complimenting your existing support system, the app enables students to access physical and mental assistance they may otherwise struggle to access when in a foreign country.