Are you thinking of studying abroad? Are you looking for a city that best suits your academic and personal desires and interests? Look no further than London for as Samuel Johnson succinctly puts it, “You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
Let’s make your search easier by giving you 10 irresistible reasons why you should make London your choice destination for study.
London is a city that perfectly blends together its history with its present. So, if history fascinates you, you’ll be thoroughly entertained in London and learn a lot while studying as well because everywhere you turn, you are met with a place of historic significance or you’re walking the same streets as an acclaimed individual once did centuries ago. Scattered throughout the city are historical landmarks, so exploring London’s history is one of the best parts of living in the city. Some of the “must visit” locations include Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral amongst others.
2.The Beauty of Diversity
Studying in London allows you to meet people from all over the world as it is famous for its multiculturalism and how these different cultures intertwine within the city. You’ll find diverse religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, political views, class, and nationalities. There are all sorts of events you can get involved in and are apparent in everyday life such as the food, clothing and other goods sold in shops around the city; without a doubt, you’ll always find a place to fit in. Plus, you stand a very good chance to increase your wit if you study in London.
3.The Information Power House
London is one of the biggest hubs of education and learning in the world, this powerhouse of information and wisdom has a collection of more than 120 libraries, over 150 million books, with around three million being added each year. This offers students a wide array of resource materials to choose from while studying.
Fraternizing with and collecting valuable contacts while studying in London will give you the opportunity to meet a wide range of professionals in your course of study and in your chosen field as meeting the right contacts could boost your future career prospects. Knowing that London has a generous splash of the best of the best leaves you assured of successful learning and working experience.
- Fantastic Work Opportunities
Major employers have their head offices in London. In fact, London has three times more European multinational headquarters than any other city in Europe many of which offer internships, work experience and graduate schemes. Also, a London degree is highly recognized around the world, so no matter what your speciality is, you’re sure to be in high demand. A lot of affluent industries such as finance, publishing, fashion and media choose to make London their territory and make getting that early experience easy.
- Quality Universities
London holds an immense choice of over 45 universities, so you’re sure to find the right course and campus to suit you, whatever your study preferences or career goals are. In fact, four of the universities are ranked within the Times Higher Education’s Top 40. As a London graduate, you’ll also have a better chance of gaining a higher salary, as eight of the ten universities whose graduates had the best starting salaries were based in London. And there are lots of scholarships to fund your studies in London.
7. Breathtaking Views
London is famous for its many breathtaking sights like the Thames which grants you views of the Eye, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the Shard, St. Paul’s, Regent’s Park, which leads into both the London Zoo and Primrose Hill. The park is filled with beautiful flowers, and when the sun comes out, picnic goers sprawl the lawns. There is also Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and St. James’ park which makes for perfect spots to escape the hustle-and-bustle of London.
8. Travel Easy
London is highly connected to the rest of the United Kingdom as there are trains to take you everywhere on the island, and in just a few short hours, you can be at the beach in Brighton, or hiking in the Lake District. London’s fast tube system with over 270 stations makes getting from place to place in London town fast and easy, and most places are accessible on foot. If you use the tube often, you can get an Oyster card for £5 to get 30% off all your fares, or even a Student Oyster card for just £2.
- One of the World’s Financial Capitals
London is one of the financial capitals of the world, this explains why it is the first choice for many internationally affluent organizations to host their headquarters and overseas branches. With career opportunities spanning from business to science to fashion to media to finance, there’s a place for everyone.
- Student Friendly Fares
London provides student discounts on everything from goods and services to bars and nightclubs, to tours and events, to galleries and museums. In fact, many of the city’s main attractions are free. From the classic British Museum or National Gallery to the newer Tate Modern, there is a museum for every taste and every interest. Although most museums are free, there may be an admission fee for special exhibits.
So there you have it; an extraordinary opportunity to study, work, build a career and have fun by keeping in touch with the past and the present in the most beautiful and artistic way possible. So make that move now; find the school of your choice, send in your application and get ready to have the time of your life!