I moved to London to study my masters degree in Applied Linguistics at UCL. Before that, I studied at the University of Nottingham for my bachelor degree. Looking back, I can now compare my study experiences in the two different cities and I feel that choosing to study in London is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Here I want to share with you my top four reasons for studying in London:
1. Academic alliance and cooperation
There are many prestigious universities in London, such as Imperial College London, LSE, UCL and KCL, to name just a few. When studying in London, it is so convenient for me to attend various lectures held in different universities. I can always find the one that suits my research interests and I can easily reach the different institutions by public transport. Besides, London is often one of the first cities when world-leading researchers choose to give an academic presentation or organise a conference. No other city can attract pioneers from various academic fields like London.
2. Great employability
At the heart of many different industries, London provides great opportunities for graduate students to begin their careers. Firstly, the university supports us to find a job through various methods. The career service provides a lot of useful advice and we can book an appointment with them to receive tailored help. Also, employers regularly make presentations on campus and we have the opportunities to talk with the human resources departments of these companies. I find the information session taking place at companies most useful. We can usually book to visit our dream company easily.
3. International atmosphere and inter-cultural opportunities
As an international student, I have found it easy to settle into living in London. There are lots of international students studying in London which offers many opportunities to learn from each other, experience cultural differences and try different cuisines. Besides, London’s global network provides great opportunities to join in different activities. For example, we can volunteer to teach our mother tongue to others who need this language skill or take part in inter-cultural exhibitions and promote our own culture.
4. Tourist attractions to explore
In my spare time, I often go to visit different museums and exhibitions. London has a lot of world-famous museums, there is something for everyone. There are also regular fairs and markets in London which sell numerous items, such as vintage bags, wine, old fashion clothes and CDs from previous decades. London creates an energetic and vivid atmosphere for us to explore, relax and enjoy.
So this is why I chose to study in London rather than another city in the United Kingdom. If you are attracted by the many opportunities that London provides, why not consider pursuing a degree in London next year!
London is a global hub for technology innovation, entrepreneurship and creative talent. London Technology Week, which takes place from 12 – 16 June 2017, is a festival of live events celebrating the best of London’s tech scene, while providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities. This tech festival connects people, ideas and businesses from all […]
London remains the world’s leading hub for higher education The new QS World University Rankings 2018 indicate that London remains home to more top universities than any city in the world, with four London universities in the top 40. In total, London has 17 universities represented in the rankings. University College London has retained its […]
Imperial students collaborate on drug discovery for neglected diseases Gaining ‘real-life experience’ is a top priority for any student deciding on a degree course. At Imperial College London, a new partnership with the research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), is giving students exactly that. DNDi is part of the Open Synthesis Network (OSN), […]
Every year, over 100,000 international students make London their temporary home while they study for a bachelor, master or PhD degree. UK universities are familiar with a wide variety of different qualifications. When you apply to study at a London university, your application will be reviewed by the admissions team at the university who are […]
Science talk festival in local pubs across London and the UK Pint of Science is a three day science festival (15-17 May 2017) which will see more than 1000 scientists head to pubs across the UK to discuss their latest research. The events bring some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to […]
As a student in London, your accommodation plays a big part in your overall student experience. Your living environment is very important as you need to feel comfortable and safe to enjoy your time at university. There are three popular accommodation options for international students in London. University Halls of Residence The majority of universities […]
Imperial College London, one of the world’s top universities, will once again host the Imperial Festival on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May at the College’s South Kensington Campus. Flying robots, immersive art and delicious food are just some of the hands-on experiences visitors can look forward to in 2017. The Festival is designed to share […]
Join our vibrant SOAS community and choose from 13 different summer courses – apply now or find out more! The SOAS Academic Summer School is highly international: since its start, the Academic Summer School has welcomed students from close to 80 different countries. 90% of the 2016 summer students would recommend the Academic Summer School […]
Michael is studying Fashion (Womenswear) at the University of the Arts London. Here he shares his top reasons for studying fashion in London. London is home to the best art and design universities London has some of the best art and design universities in the world. The University of the Arts London is Europe’s largest specialist university […]