Studying in London is unforgettable experience, and it’s well worth the effort of finding a higher education institution in the city that can offer you the course you need. There are a huge variety of colleges and universities covering every conceivable subject so if you’re determined to study in London you’ll be able to find somewhere to aspire to!
Whether you grew up in the city, or are living here for the first time, London has plenty of unique experiences to offer students, from nights out on the town to discounts to help stretch your student loan further.
Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting things London has to offer students.
Every business is keen to capture some of your student loan. And while you need to make sure you don’t get carried away and spend a term’s worth of money in a week, there’s plenty you can benefit from.
Transport is one of your biggest costs, and TFL is happy to help out students! As long as you have student ID from a qualifying organisation, a passport photo and £20, you’re able to apply for a Student Oyster Card, which can save you around a third off most journeys, which should make your budgeting a little easier.
Students attract lots of discounts in other areas too, from pizzas to gym membership. Even storage for students can come with some money off, and this is something it’s well worth pursuing. If you have to move out of your accommodation over the holidays, whether it’s halls of residence or a shared house, you’ll need somewhere safe to keep your possessions, or you’ll be forced to take them all the way home with you. A reliable storage company can solve that problem!
Film, Theatre and Festivals
Students also get unique access to the cultural life of the city. The National Theatre offers young people cheap tickets, and special events and workshops, so you can not just see plays but get a real insight into how Britain’s Theatre works.
If that doesn’t interest you, every college and university comes with an array of societies and sports teams that are all uniquely placed to use the resources of the capital city to pursue their goals. If you’re into sports you’ll be playing in high quality facilities with tournaments organised the year round with local student teams you can meet by crossing town, not the country.