Destination of the Week – London !
At Study Smart, we had a brain wave and thought of bringing you something “hatke” from the rut of education abroad.
So, we will be sharing with you, every week from now, a Destination of The Week, bringing you an insight into the various destinations you may wish to spend the best time of your college life at.
We thought of starting with the capital of Great Britain, the city of London. Why? Two things, its beautiful, and we love it!
Here, you go..
The City of London is no ordinary city, it is the land of the extraordinary, the land of the of William Shakespeare, the Royal family, Sir Isaac Newton, and Harry Potter. Walking around the city of London, one feels inspired, by its art galleries, museum, to the Buckingham Palace and the Parliament with the famous Big Ben. A simple walk around this culturally rich city or a ride on the London Tube can inspire you in ways you’d never imagine.
Student Life here..
London is one of Europe’s most fascinating city’s with a diverse and well-aged culture. You don’t just study in London, you study rich heritage and breathe great urban culture. Think of the Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace—and all it has to offer.
London is home to over 1,00,000 International students from over 200 nations. Studying in a global city like this has many advantages including an exciting social life and an international network of friends.
There is no dearth of options for students here as the 45 universities in London offer over 30,000 university courses. Seven of the universities in London feature in the World’s top 100.Work opportunities are immense, and the degree internationally renowned. What else can one ask for?
London, an eye candy
Looking at studying in London has a touristy angle to it too. With the centuries old culture, and traditions, and the marvelous architectural heritage, the city is a sight to see.
If you are a sports enthusiast, London is more than you can handle, with the famous Lord’s cricket ground to Chelsea FC’s home in Stamford, and not to forget Wimbledon.
London is home to some of world’s famous art gallerias and museums of modern history, art, etc. London also has the best theatre scene in the world. From musicals to classical plays, there is no end to it.
Apart from studies
Students here educate themselves not just academically but culturally too. The aim is to develop you into the Global citizen all employers look for in a graduate student.
If you study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course in a university in London, international students are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays. If your course is a lower level then you can work for up to 10 hours a week.
There is much to do in London apart from just studying. Indulge in the best of music and art, watch the best of sports live at the grandest of venues. London makes studying fun.
Popular tourist attraction
The list of places you must visit in London is almost endless. Some of the notable destinations are
The British Museum: Everything right from the prehistoric to modern times from around the world, under a single roof. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection.
The National Gallery: It is a vast space, filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Includes some of the works by masters such as Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.
London Eye: The world’s highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes, and holding up to 25 people, will show you London’s 55 landmarks in just 30 minutes.
Madame Tussauds: The name is enough to describe this world famous wax museum, where you come face to face with some of the world’s most famous faces, right from Brad Pitt to Her Majesty the Queen.
Why Study In London
The world’s top ranked universities here give you , globally recognized degrees. UK universities give as much importance to the welfare of international students as their academics and the social and culture life here is unmatched. The environment here is extremely conducive to study and leisure activities with a great variety of recreational and cultural experiences.
A UK education empowers students with superlative academic and professional skills and enhances their personal skills providing a memorable cultural experience at the same time. Education Style at universities in UK is more emphasized towards practical learning than textbook driven learning. The practical knowledge earned acts as a catalyst to your personal development along with academic excellence. Excellent job opportunities are available here via graduate positions and job fairs.
London has eight universities in the top ten UK universities with some of the best starting salary packages for their graduates. Is home to many blue-chip companies in all industries. The city’s universities have some of the highest graduate employment rates in the UK. Whether you return home or stay in the UK, a degree from London will boost your CV and make you stand out in a crowd.
All non-EU (European Union) students who wish to remain in the UK after they have graduated must apply for a work visa which once granted will provide you a certain period of stay here.
Impressed yet? If not, get in touch with Study Smart Overseas Education Consultants, and we will tell you why you SHOULD be studying in London.