With the London Olympics 2012 literally around the corner, we´ve compiled a list of ten reasons why it is a great city to live and study in as a postgraduate student.
#1 There are plenty of world-renowned unis to choose from, all offering highly-ranked postgraduate programmes.
#2 With nearly 1 million students – London has a really buzzing social scene not to mention the opportunity to make some great contacts for your future career.
#3 People come to London to study from over 200 different countries – making it a fantastically cosmopolitan city to live in full of opportunities.
#4 Britain has finally got its act together regarding food and now delivers world-class cuisine. You can literally eat anything and everything – it´s a foodie´s paradise!
#5 There is always an exciting free event going on, from festivals on the South Bank to parties in the parks, of which there are plenty leading us on to…
#6 Despite its initial appearance as an urban jungle, London has lots of green space, with eight royal parks, as well as commons and heaths, not to mention tucked away squares and public gardens.
#7 London is the perfect transport hub for the rest of the world. With five airports to choose from (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Southend) you can easily get to the rest of Europe as well as explore the rest of the world!
#8 London offers unparalleled cultural experiences with over 200 museums and art galleries (many of which offer free entry), over 100 theatres and some stunning monuments and historic buildings.
#9 By living in London you will be able to emerse yourself in all things English, this is guaranteed to result in a fluency of the English language that will set you up for life – whatever career you go on to pursue.
#10 2012 is the year for all things British – and London is the capital city. We´ve had the Queen´s Jubilee celebrations in June and now with the Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner London is proving to be the most exciting place to live!