Full of diversity and difference, London thrives with students, international and national. But why does everyone want to study in the capital? The city has a reputation for having some of the best institutions in the country, and the world, but what else does London offer despite a great learning experience?
London is full to brim of restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs and so much more, so it’s no surprise that the city is reputed to having some of the best places for students seeking entertainment. Make sure you try all the specific student nights, created so that there are exclusive drink offers and clubs that are limited to students only. You’ll be spoilt for choice, , as there really is a plethora of places to choose from and visit. A variety of clubs means a wide range of music, so you can always try something new.
There’s nothing better than being part of a great students’ union, and London hosts some of the best in the country. If its sport teams you’re interested in joining, or raising money for charity, then there is nothing your students’ union cannot offer. Your student bar should be your first port of call on a night out as this is where you’ll pick up the best discounts and is exclusive to students.
Not only is there a great quality and choice of student accommodation in London, it’s also an amazing place to live. You can choose from a wide range of houses and flats, all with their own unique selling points and advantages. If you really fall in love with London, you can take your pick out of a choice of long-stay accommodation, making your own life, away from home. This particular type of accommodation works well for international students, who can’t go home as often as they would like.
Although living costs are a lot higher in the big city, Student Finance does offer a larger amount of loan for those who choose to study in London, so there’s no need to worry about being able to afford your rent.
With some of the best universities situated in London, it’s particularly apparent to see why students feel that the city is their best option. Universities such as Imperial College London, King’s College London and Goldsmiths rank extremely highly in the league tables and offer some of the best university lecturing in the country.
Not only are these universities academically brilliant, they also allow students to bring their own independence and create their own way in life. All offer a stimulating and unique learning experience, encouraging students to take risks and approach ideas and questions with different methods and styles, so there’s always something for every learner.
Famous graduates of universities in London include Alex Zane, radio DJ and comedian; Jeremy Bowen, journalist and BBC Middle East editor; and Chris Martin (along with the rest of Coldplay too).