England is a fascinating place to visit and live, and there is plenty to see and do even outside London. Here, we highlight the uniqueness and quintessential Englishness that can only be found here, and give 5 reasons why studying in England will be a great opportunity!
- England knows how to treat international students England is an incredibly popular choice for international students to gain their education. Generations of students worldwide have gone to England for their studies, which means British universities have decades of experience working with the international market. This means that they are knowledgeable about Canadian academic and work standards, and can give quality academic advise to Canadians, from the time you apply until you graduate. This is especially true for law students, as some universities have specifically built their law programs to cater to Canadians.
- Castles and other historical landmarks Whether you’re into modern palaces, medieval cathedrals or ancient Celtic and Roman ruins, England has it all! Buckingham palace, in the heart of London, gives summer tours, giving guests a unique look at the official residence of the Royal Family, the state rooms, and the Royal Collection. The Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester, about an hour West of London), built between 1084 and 1504, is a beautiful example of medieval architecture. Interred here is King John (of Robin Hood fame), and it was the location of William Shakespeare’s wedding to Anne Hathaway.
- Literature We all have a place in our hearts for a certain British author or character, whether that be the classics like Jane Austin or Charles Dickens, or more modern characters like Harry Potter and the Doctor. Conveniently, there are a number of places to visit to indulge in your favourites, such as the Sherlock Homes Museum at 221b Baker Street or Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
- Unique places to grab a pint Pubs can be some of the most interesting and historical places you can visit. The Bear Inn is the oldest pub in Oxford, being around since the 13th Apparently, it’s not the kind of place to wear a tie, as they have a vast collection of neckwear in glass cases around the room from patrons taking them off and leaving them behind, with a note and the date. There’s also the King Charles House in Worcester, where King Charles hid, and was later squirreled off to France, after losing the English Civil War. This pub has had a lot of remodelling over the years, but is now been restored to its traditional style. No matter where you go in England, there is a pub nearby with just as much history as any museum.
- Weather Despite what you may have seen in the movies, London doesn’t actually get fog very often, nor is it always raining. In fact, in terms of mm of precipitation, most of England sees less rainfall per year than cities like Ottawa! However, it is overcast and dreary a lot of the time, and can start raining at any moment, so you will be well advised to always bring along your brelly. The really nice aspect of English weather is the lack of extremes that we see in Canada. In winter, the temperature may dip below zero, so you’ll see a little snow, but it typically melts away rather quickly, and you won’t need your parka or snowpants. Summertime is more temperate than in Canada, with highs that are typically in the low- to mid-20s. This means that air-conditioning is a rare, but you won’t miss it.
All in all, England is fantastic place to live and visit, with innumerable things to see and do. Extensive history can be found anywhere, and it truly is the opportunity of a lifetime to study there! If you haven’t yet enquired with us, and would like to find out more about studying in the UK and the application process, please contact one of our Advisors.