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London welcomes new international students with the ultimate London experience

“Welcome to London – you’re going to have a fantastic time studying here!” That was the message from Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal, at a special international student event at London’s City Hall.

Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal welcomes the students at London’s City Hall

At the International Student Welcome event, eleven lucky students from around the world got a whirlwind tour of some of London’s most famous sights and landmarks. The students, who have all recently started studying in London, were representing a wide range of universities and degree subjects, but were united by their excitement at the opportunities ahead. “Studying in London has always been my dream,” said Victoria from Venezuela who is studying International Preparation for Fashion at the University of the Arts London. “I have visited London a few times and I am so excited to finally be living here!”.

The group started their tour at City Hall, with its view of Tower Bridge and the City of London’s skyscrapers, before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s Globe. The Theatre, a replica of Shakespeare’s favourite playhouse, is an amazing place to experience drama just as the Elizabethans would have done.

The students are enjoying traditional Afternoon Tea at Shakespeare’s Globe

Then it was off for a ride in a private capsule at the Coca Cola London Eye, a breath-taking way to see London’s landmarks from a unique perspective.

The group enjoying their private ride on the London Eye

The students then got to experience a thrilling speedboat tour down the Thames with Thames Jet. Everyone hung on tightly as the boat took them for a high-speed journey past the Tower of London and down to Canary Wharf and the O2 – a thousand years of London history flashed by in an exhilarating 45 minutes.

Getting ready for the speedboat tour with Thames Jet

The afternoon finished at Urbanest Westminster Bridge. This private student accommodation enjoys a wonderful position overlooking the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben – a final view of London for the students to admire as they enjoyed drinks and snacks on its rooftop terrace.

A beautiful sunset witnessed from Urbanest Westminster Bridge

“I love London,” said Ayesha from India who is studying a Masters in Business Analytics in Computer Science at UCL. “It’s been exciting to see so much of it, so quickly – every moment was amazing.”

“Being welcomed by the Deputy Mayor was amazing and inspirational,” added Shashank from India who is studying for an MBA at the University of East London. “My university has done so much to help me settle in, and now I feel really at home in London.”

Students who took part in the international student welcome event are studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, Imperial College London, King’s College London, London Metropolitan University, LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science), Middlesex University, Queen Mary University of London, Royal College of Art, UCL (University College London), University of East London and University of the Arts London.

What not to miss as a new student in London

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Stephanie Limuaco, Senior International Officer at King’s College London, shares her top tips for getting to know the centre of London. Have you arrived in London and are ready to have the best time of your life? We’re ready to welcome you to London with open arms, and universities like King’s College London make it possible […]

Discover London: The City’s Top 10 Free Attractions

As a student at one of London’s universities, you have a wealth of sights and experiences right on your door step. The opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, visiting museums and galleries or attending events and festivals are endless. You might be surprised how much there is to do in London that’s free of charge – and […]

London remains higher education capital of the world

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Pint of Science: Meet the experts at the pub

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My top 5 reasons to study at King’s College London

Jivaan from Trinidad & Tobago shares his top reasons for studying at King’s. Jivaan graduated from his LLB (Bachelor of Law) at King’s College London in 2010. He enjoyed his undergraduate studies at King’s so much that he decided to return to pursue his postgraduate studies at King’s as well (LLM, International Tax, 2014/15). His top 5 […]

Six London universities among the best in Europe

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London universities’ masters scholarships for international students

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The University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

What is the University of London? Many students ask this question. The University of London is quite different to many other universities. It was established in 1836 with its two founding members University College London and King’s College London. Today, it consists of 17 independent colleges and a number of smaller specialist research institutes. Each of […]

London revealed as the world’s number one city for international universities

New Times Higher Education (THE) ranking finds London is home to more top-200 international universities than the whole of the US, Canada and France combined. The Times Higher Education has published the 2016 list of the 200 most international universities in the world. London features strongly in the ranking with 15 institutions, led by Imperial […]

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