The housing situation in London was one of my main hesitations when I considered moving to the city. It’s intimidating to face as a young student, especially if you’re on a budget (like me). The good news is that tens of thousands of students navigate this process in London every year, and it shouldn’t be a deterrent for living in one of the best cities in the world. To help prepare you, I’ve rounded up some of your options and the most helpful information for conquering the London housing market.
I have always envied the people who can enter new situations and immediately become best friends with someone else. Although I like to think of myself as friendly, it always takes me a bit of time and multiple interactions to form a close and lasting relationship, making travelling across the world, away from my friends and family quite intimidating. Would people like me? Would I make friends? Would I find travel buddies to pop over to Europe with? Would I have people to grab a coffee or pint with on a Friday? If you are also agonizing over these types of questions, let me assure you that the answer to all them is a resounding yes! But if my word is simply not enough, let me highlight a few tips to make the friend-making process a little easier.
Now that you’ve sorted your accommodation and successfully applied for your student visa, the hardest parts of preparing for your studies overseas are behind you, right? Maybe not.
One of the hardest parts of first arriving in the UK is missing family and friends. In today’s world, we can speak to anyone whenever we want! There are so many ways to stay connected with everyone back home. When our ATP Advisors studied abroad, the majority found the easiest communication tool was Facebook, followed by an app called WhatsApp- both will be discussed in more detail below, but before that here is some information on getting your phone set up.
Meet our new Across The Pond Ambassadors! We are pleased to welcome 13 of our students to write some great stories about their UK study adventures over the next academic year. But first, let’s introduce them…
One of the biggest concerns students have about studying abroad is finding a ways of funding the degree. However, the cost should in no way inhibit you from looking to study in the UK. There are many ways to cover the cost of tuition and living in Britain; from Canadian Federal loans to working part-time during your studies, there are many creative ways to help you make money in order to help offset the cost.
Here's some additional tips for applying for UK Graduate funding:
Make the most of your time studying in the UK by visiting some of the best attractions in the world. From fascinating museums, to thrilling theme parks, you’re bound to find a brilliant places to spend your weekend in this A-Z guide for Canadian students of the best UK tourist attractions…
The UK is the world’s second most popular destination for international students to study abroad. A degree from a UK university continues to provide graduates a distinct advantage in acquiring a job of their liking in a highly-competitive marketplace.
UK universities believe all of their resources keep them competitive in attracting international students to study away from home.