I am an italian citizen. I am going to live in England for three years to study (the university will pay me a substantial amount of money), and for personal reasons I would like to be a resident there during this period.
a) Do I automatically obtain the residence in UK, do I have to compile a certificate, or what?
b) About healthcare, how does it work? I am sure italian healthcare will not provide for me in those years and that my EHIC italian card will stop being valid, and I am sure the university guarantees me basic healthcare on UK soil. But do I get a european healthcare (say for example I travel to Germany), do I get an english EHIC card?
Reason for the question: I asked three different offices and received three different answers, so I would like someone well informed or someone who directly experienced that to answer.