thanks a lot for this little guide. Im an international and I really have no clue what the heck is gonna happen in September :-)... well, now I got an idea.. I really appreciate that!
I do, however, have one little question... Is a bank account really necessary? I mean, I have an AmEx credit card so I can get money whenever I need it. Furthermore I have a German debit card and a bank account which allows me to withdraw money in the UK... So why would I need another card in my pocket?