Study hard, play hard(er)?
With one of the largest concentrations of universities and higher education institutions in the world, London is certainly an attractive place to study. Its student population of more than 400.000 and 100.000 students from over 200 different nations puts the city at forefront, with more international students than in any other city in the world.
At the same time, studying in a global city like London allows you to enjoy a very exciting social life and establish an international network of friends. It gives as well different opportunities to participate in events outside the classroom.
But how do you keep your student life in balance? One of our tenants shared how his life as a student in London was.
The 23-year-old ex TLS tenant had been admitted in September 2013 for a six months master’s programme at a very prestigious international business school in the city. When asked why he decided to come to London to finish his studies, he promptly told us: “London offers the best of everything – finance, business, fashion, music, arts.”
He also stressed out the fact that life is not only about studying or working and London is ready to provide you with a diverse social life.
“The city never stops”, he says.
Although studying hard on weekdays and facing challenges during the programme, he also kept the balance having fun with his friends, not forgetting about giving some “peace” to his flatmates when partying at his flat.
“I’m fascinated by museums, theatres, shopping and nightlife. I recommend this experience to everyone planning to study abroad”.
Because he was living in a very trendy area (Shoreditch) and staying in one of TLS Group properties, he certainly experienced the most during the period living in London.
How about you? Are you keeping the balance?
- HEFCE, Universities and Colleges : Higher Education institutions funded by the Council
- Higher Education Statistics Agency