For Expatriates

Smart Move is designed to support you if you are relocating. Whether you’re moving within the UK, coming to the UK, or relocating overseas on an international assignment, we’re here to help, with the latest news, articles and practical advice on a range of key subjects, from property and schools to lifestyle, partner’s career options and settling in your new area. From new graduates and young professionals, through families with children, to senior executives, we have something for everyone.

Education & Schools

Paris Sciences & Lettres university debuts in world rankings

Paris Sciences & Lettres university debuts in world rankings

Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) Research University has entered the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings as the highest French institution, despite the fact that it is only seven years old.

Expatriate life

Language and cultural immersion

UK-based international study centres and immersion programmes for overseas students of all ages are experiencing steady increases in enrolment. Rebecca Marriage takes a closer look at this growing sector of the British education market for families moving to the UK.
Learning languages improves children’s career prospects

Learning languages improves children’s career prospects

Peter Kotrc, CEO of Berlin Brandenburg International School, exhorts us to embrace the language opportunities that relocating to a new country brings and explains how to choose a school that develops them.
New research reveals the difficulties faced by expats

New research reveals the difficulties faced by expats

New research shows that 40 per cent of expats consider being away from their family and friends one of the most difficult parts of moving overseas and 20 per cent find making friends an issue.

Health

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House price slowdown in London comes to a halt

A shortage of housing is supporting continued house price growth across the UK. What else is fuelling this trend?
Paris Sciences & Lettres university debuts in world rankings

Paris Sciences & Lettres university debuts in world rankings

Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) Research University has entered the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings as the highest French institution, despite the fact that it is only seven years old.
New serviced apartments to open in Strasbourg and Nantes

New serviced apartments to open in Strasbourg and Nantes

Two new Citadines apart’hotel serviced apartments, located in Strasbourg and Nantes are scheduled to open in 2019. The two cities are attractive destinations for both business and leisure guests.

Partners & Family

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The impact of mobility on children

While a relocation offers a multitude of opportunities, it can also be daunting, particularly for children, who are leaving behind their home, school and friends, says child psychologist Douglas Ota.
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Women sidelined in global assignments selection: BCG

Following its research debunking the impact of motherhood on career aspirations, management consultants Boston Consulting Group reveal new insights on women and global mobility.
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New advice targets root of STEM skill shortages

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and trade union Prospect have published new guidance for science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM) employers looking to attract a more diverse talent pool.

Residential Property

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House price slowdown in London comes to a halt

A shortage of housing is supporting continued house price growth across the UK. What else is fuelling this trend?
Property prices see first June fall since 2009

Property prices see first June fall since 2009

Research by property website Rightmove, which is used by the majority of British estate agents, has shown that asking prices for homes in Britain have fallen for the first time since 2009.
Analysts cast their votes on UK election outcome

Analysts cast their votes on UK election outcome

Leaders from a wide range of disciplines discuss the economy, Brexit, employment, business, property, Sterling and social care following the hung parliament result in the UK’s general election.
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