Studying abroad is not just about gaining qualifications. Student life gives you a unique opportunity to broaden your experiences as well as your mind.
A vibrant social life is very much part of the UK student experience. Most universities are affiliated to the National Union of Students and offer subsidised bars, as well as the chance to create or join interest or sport clubs. International students often form societies offering food, films and speakers relating to their national or cultural backgrounds.
Long vacations, budget fares and student discounts combine to make student travel an opportunity not to be missed. The UK has an outstanding array of hip cities and natural landscapes, so whatever your preference, go visit it! And with continental Europe on your doorstep, you'll never be short of a fresh destination.
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Want to become involved in UK Cultural life?
The UK's culture and history is one of the richest in Europe. Take some time out from the library and find out what is going on in your university town. We provide you with a directory of websites to help you track down the experiences that interest you.
Want to travel during your studies?
UK students have the freedom to explore their world. We tell you how to travel around the UK and provide a comprehensive guide to student travel connections to Europe. And we give you an invaluable directory of budget and student travel services to help you plan your adventures.
Want to hear more about student life in the UK from other international students?
Who better to tell you about studying in the UK than current students? We'd like to hear about your student experiences. If you have stories or photos that you'd like to share then email them to us to include in our student community page.
To use our Student Life guide, simply click on the headings below:
Click here for more information about UK Culture
Click here for more information about student travel
Click here to view our student community page
Click here to contact us with your student stories and photos