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New international students get a warm London welcome

For the second year, a select group of international students were welcomed to their new home city at an official event hosted by Rajesh Agrawal, the Deputy Mayor of London, last week (17 October 2018).

After meeting Rajesh, students from the US, France, China, Austria, India and Hong Kong, Ghana and Cambodia were treated to a whirlwind afternoon experiencing some of London’s best activities.

After lunch at by Chloe, one of London’s newest trendy spots, students hopped in classic Mini Coopers for a whistle-stop tour of the city’s coolest sites with smallcarBIGCITY, followed by a chocolate-making class at prestigious Hotel Chocolat, before finishing with drinks on the roof of Urbanest Westminster Bridge, a private student accommodation block with panoramic views of the city.

Check out the video below to find out what the students got up to.

Students who took part in the International Student Welcome are enrolled at the University of East London; London Metropolitan University; Istituto Marangoni London; St George’s, University of London; Queen Mary University of London; London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Brunel University London and the Royal College of Art.

6 must-visit museums and galleries for students in London

The recent Times Higher Education Rankings show London remains the top performing city for universities, but there are many more reasons why London is a great place to study. Boasting more than 1,000 museums and galleries, the British capital is the perfect place to develop your skills outside university, or to widen your horizons by […]

Find out why London is the best place in the world to study

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London is the best city in the world for prospective students, with four universities in the top 40, more than any other city, according to the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings. From cutting-edge facilities and world-famous lecturers, to award-winning alumni and fantastic courses, London universities provide everything students need to set them up […]

Budget tips for new students

Make the most of your time as a student in the city and discover all it has to offer with our top budget tips. With more than 1,000 museums and galleries, as well as historical palaces, parks, restaurants and other attractions, there are plenty of places for you to explore in London – and lots […]

London Tech Week 2018

Where creativity, talent and innovation come together. London is a global hub for tech innovation, entrepreneurship and creative talent. London Tech Week, which takes place from 11th – 17th June, is a festival of live events celebrating the best of London’s tech scene, while providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities. The festival brings together […]

Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award 2018 goes to Imperial College London graduates

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The winner of this year’s Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award is WithLula, the inventors of a biodegradable sanitary product which is quick and easy to dispose of and doesn’t cause harmful waste. The Imperial College London graduates behind the product have won £20,000 investment in their start-up from the Mayor of London. WithLula beat nine other […]

Visit our London spring-inspired installation at Penn Station, New York until 27 April

As London buzzes with excitement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, and Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare to welcome their third child; we’ve brought a piece of the city to New York’s Penn Station which you can see and experience until Friday 27th April 2018. Step into United’s store at Penn Station to […]

London comes top in THE’s new ranking of the best university cities

Times Higher Education have today released a new ranking of cities with the highest concentration of elite universities, based on the THE World University Rankings.   London has the largest number of top 500 universities within a city and comes joint first when looking at the top 200 universities. There are 15 London universities in the top 500 and six universities in the top 200. […]

London, the best place to study performing arts

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 confirmed London as the world’s leading city for top ranked universities. London’s universities feature amongst the best universities in the world in many of the subject categories, including in the Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences and Medicine, Accounting & Finance and Business & Management Studies, amongst others. […]

London Venture Crawl: A unique entrepreneurial journey through London

On Wednesday 14 March, 200 university students from across London are embarking on a unique 12-hour entrepreneurial journey. 6 iconic Routemaster buses are transporting students studying subjects as diverse as fashion, computer science, medicine and law, to 30 of London’s top innovation hubs for talks, workshops and behind the scenes tours. Stops on the 6 […]

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