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Spending your Christmas holidays in London

Many international students spend the Christmas holidays in London. And after a busy start to the term with lectures and assignments, it is often the first real opportunity students have to explore the city at length.

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There are beautiful Christmas lights throughout the city and numerous events and seasonal activities are available to encourage Londoners and visitors to wrap up warm and explore.

Whether you have family and friends visiting, or you want to explore London with your new friends, here are a few fun suggestions for the festive season.

Gaze at the Christmas lights xmas lights

The Christmas lights on Oxford Street and Regent Street are a special sight each year, and you will find many more festive lights throughout the city. Take a stroll down some of the most famous London streets and send pictures of the beautiful lights to your family at home to share this experience with them. You can also share them on the Study London Facebook page.

Go Ice Skating skating

Wrap up warm, get your skates on and show off your ice skating skills to all your friends at one of London’s many ice rinks. There are some fantastic locations to choose from with ice rinks located in iconic areas such as Somerset House, the Natural History Museum and the Tower of London.

Explore Winter Wonderland winter wonderland

Experience the Christmas atmosphere at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. This event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities, including shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. If you’re a thrill-seeker, there are plenty of rides for you to try out.

Sing Christmas Carols in Trafalgar square carols

The world-famous Christmas tree at Trafalgar square (an annual gift from Norway since 1947), provides the backdrop for a special recital of classics from the Christmas carol book. Join in the singing or simply observe and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Welcome the New Year in London nye

On New Year’s Eve, London comes alive with celebrations, fireworks and parties in every corner of the capital. London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the London Eye is famous around the world. The event is hugely popular, with hundreds of thousands of people going to see the display each year. Go to to plan your celebrations in London.

Undergraduate scholarships at London universities

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There are many different scholarship options available for students who want to study an undergraduate degree at a London university. The majority of scholarships offer cash awards or tuition fee discounts. The list of scholarships below is only a small selection of scholarships currently available at London universities. Please visit the universities’ websites for complete […]

London Business School tops 2014 Financial Times European Rankings


London Business School (LBS) is top of the 2014 FT ranking of European business schools. LBS has been named as the best business schools in Europe based on the schools’ performance in four of the rankings published by the FT each year: MBA, executive MBA, Masters in Management and executive education. The MBA programme at […]

5 Money-Saving Tips for Students in London

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We know the cost of studying and living in London can be a worry for some students. Luckily, there are lots of different ways to keep the costs down. Here are our top 5 tips: Compare tuition fees Universities in the UK can decide how much they charge international students for tuition fees. A university […]

Made in Brunel – a time for students to shine


Through a series of industry evenings, employer networking events and workshops, Made in Brunel gives design and engineering graduates from Brunel University London a chance to discuss their final projects with industry leaders and kick-start their careers. This year the event theme was ‘only the beginning’ which encouraged students to consider how the learning experience […]

Guildhall School of Music and Drama offers ground-breaking performing arts degree in beatboxing

Guildhall School - BA Beatboxing

For the first time, students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama will be able to study beatboxing and performance poetry thanks to a new, ground-breaking undergraduate degree course. The BA Performance and Creative Enterprise aims to train young musicians, theatre-makers, spoken-word artists and beatboxers to be highly employable artists. Beatboxing is the art […]

LSE student changes lives in Africa

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Maya Linstrum-Newman, a Master of Law student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has founded a project which has helped to improve the lives of a group of under-nourished prisoners in Malawi. The Prison Harvests Project aims to provide inmates of a prison in south east Africa with sustainable farming skills […]

Applying for an undergraduate degree


If you want to study a Bachelor degree in London, read the information below to find out how to apply. How do I apply for a Bachelor degree in the UK? Applications for bachelor degrees are submitted using the UCAS website. ‘UCAS’, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is the official UK government approved application […]

The success of our London Ambassadors


The London Ambassador scheme, organised by a group of London universities (London Universities International Partnership), has been running for two years now, giving international students an opportunity to experience London through a variety of events and sharing their experience with others who are thinking of coming to London. Adil Hossain and Zafar Khurshid are two […]

Studying at Birkbeck – interview with Cemal from Turkey

Cemal Erksun, Student Profile

Cemal studies MSc Sports Management and the Business of Football at Birkbeck, University of London. Having worked for the Turkish Basketball Federation for several years, and being a former athlete himself, Cemal was keen to develop his knowledge of the management of sports and felt the course was the perfect fit for him. He says: […]

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