- Age: 30
- Address: Battersea, London
- Qualifications: Primary Teacher
- Work: Supply/long-term, primary/secondary and contracts like maternity cover
- From: Queensland, Australia
What do you wish you had known before coming?
How much fun it would be!
Why did you choose to come to the UK?
For a change in life circumstances and adventure.
How was your transfer to the UK?
Easy, thanks to TimePlan!
What helped you settle in once you were in the UK?
The girls at the Surrey Office – they were so organised and knew EVERYTHING!
What do you wish you had brought with you?
Some Australian story books and photos.
Are there any British words or phrases you’ve adopted since moving to the UK?
‘Hoovering’; ‘plasters’; ‘hiya’; ‘faffing around’ and ‘you alright?’
In what areas of the UK do you live?
Streatham and Clapham Junction
How did you find the cost of living compared to home?
Don’t convert your money – live within your means just like back home! ASDA is fabulous as is Pound Land!
What are your favourite inexpensive things to do in the UK?
Hanging out with friends in a common, weekend road trips and walking the streets of central London.
What do you miss about being away from home?
Friends and family. But they can visit and you make new ones to add to the old ones.
What will you miss about the UK when you leave?
Friends, experiences, being able to plan trips so frequently.
Has your experience advanced you professionally?
Yes, it’s made me more adaptable and multi-skilled.
What did TimePlan do well?
EVERYTHING FANTASTIC – from touchdown to takeoff. No stress, no hassles. Very organised, extremely friendly, helpful and caring. TimePlan is not just any employer to work for - they are friends who support and encourage your overseas journey.
Any other comments?
Life can provide many challenges and there are no guarantees. Embrace everything that comes your way. Travelling to the UK will DEFINITELY provide you with new experiences, adventure, friendship and a wider perspective on the world!