Why London Is Perfect for International Students
London is a global hub of knowledge and learning, jam packed with brilliant students from every culture on Earth. So why do students from all over the world flock to London each year? Let us tell you!
1. Unrivalled intern and career opportunities
London is where many of the world’s leading businesses decide to operate from, making it an incredible place to study business, IT or professional service degrees. Two of the Big Four accountants are based here (PwC and EY), plus Magic Circle law firms like Clifford Chance, global institutions like the BBC and professional services agencies like MediaCom and WPP plc.
Studying in London gives you unrivalled access to opportunities at these world-leading businesses when you finish your degree.
2. A huge student population
In 2014/15, there were 360,000 students in London. This large number ensures a rich network of student life in the city, with societies, support groups and social clubs to appeal to every conceivable niche and culture.
It also means that wherever you are from, you can find people from a similar background, going in a similar direction to hang out with as you tackle your degree – and of course, give you contacts from all over the world.
3. A global hub
While London is the capital of the UK, it is also a truly global city. With strong mayoral powers, hundreds of company headquarters and 300 languages spoken on its streets, from Bantu to Bengali, studying in London is a global experience, not an English one.
Here, you’re always just around the corner from a new cultural experience, from the Anglo-Indian curries of Brick Lane, to the authentic Sichuan cuisine of Chinatown. You’re also only an email away from an interview for a job in India or China.
4. An amazing place to spend a year – or more!
London is one of the world’s most exciting places to live. From museums and galleries to concerts and clubs, ancient traditions to cutting edge innovations, London simply has everything a city could ever boast.
Our London Campus, near Liverpool Street is right in the heart of the vibrant East End, surrounded by exciting technology companies, cool bars and art galleries. It’s easily accessible from a range of student accommodation, giving you the perfect base to explore and enjoy everything London has to offer.
5. International Students House
London is one of the most welcoming cities in the world for international students. Our London Campus students receive membership to International Students House, who regularly organise social events and activities, from trips away to cinema nights and quizzes. Visit their site here.
If you’re an international student looking to develop your business skills in one of the world’s major business hubs, find out more about the courses available at Northumbria University London Campus today.