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Enjoy Life As A Student In The UK

March 2022

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The UK is one of the most preferred study overseas destinations among many international students including many Indians. The country is highly regarded for its rich and diverse culture and long-standing history. The UK is home to renowned museums, and its scenic beauty is unparalleled. The country houses innumerable colleges and universities. The universities in UK offer a diverse range of courses for students to opt from. Courses in UK are offered across various disciplines viz. Law, Dentistry, Architecture, Engineering, Biosciences, Computer Science, Hotel Management, among others. A student’s budget at times may limit him/her from partaking in a number of activities. Nonetheless, he/she should possess huge imagination if he/she wishes to be a part of recreational activities that require less money. There are a number of economical or free activities that the student can indulge in and spend his/her free time on a student budget.

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Museums/Galleries :

There are a number of free museums in the UK (mainly located in London) that the student can visit. At the museum, upon entry there is an option for donation, however one is not compelled to donate. The most famed and of course, free universities include The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Queen’s House, Museum of London, Natural History Museum, National Maritime Museum, The National Gallery, The Royal Observatory, Museum of London Docklands, The Wallace Collection. The list goes on. Other famous cities in the UK are also home to alluring galleries and museums, for example, the National Museums in Wales and the National Railway Museum in York.

Gardens and Green Spaces :

The UK is home to enormous parks, forests or national parks full of animals and attractive landscapes. Students who study in UK can visit the magnificent nature parks and green spaces on a sunny day for a stroll or even a small gathering or picnic. There are several prominent places in the UK that students’ can visit such as Green Park, Lake District, Richmond Park, Rutland Water, Hampstead Heath, The Regent's Park, Peak District, Hyde Park/ Kensington Gardens, Greenwich Park, St. James’s Park and Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Societies :

One can be a part of various student societies viz. careers and international student associations, sports clubs, fundraising, and volunteering societies, course-based societies, arts, performance and media, and a number of other hobbies and interests related clubs. These societies are an excellent way of coming across a hobby or an activity that keeps the student busy in his/her spare time. Nevertheless, most memberships don’t exceed £5 per annum. Moreover, the university or the university’s Student Unions organize or fund the majority of the student societies. Being a part of sports clubs provides one the opportunity to travel and attend competitions for an exceedingly low price.

Sky Garden :

Not to forget the Sky Garden, London’s highest public garden. It is located at the top of a skyscraper. For one wanting some amazing 360-degree views of the beautiful city of London, whilst at the same time exploring a beautiful public garden, should visit the Sky Garden without fail. For a visit slot, one should book online in advance.

Affordable bus tickets

: London is connected with several European cities. If the student’s budget allows him/her to spend a little more, he/she could travel to these cities. The student can get on a train and land in Paris in just two hours. This however, is slightly more expensive. On the other hand, if the student has a holiday for a few days, he/she could get on a bus and go on a European venture. One can avail Flixbus, a coach company that operates hundreds of cheap routes throughout Europe including London-Paris, London-Amsterdam, and London-Brussels.

Go On Free Walking Tours :

Walking is the best way to explore London and by undertaking these free, self-guided tours, the student can experience all the great places and sights that the UK has to offer. Wherever the student resides, he or she should go for a free walking tour. The student may get to experience several places that are unheard of and in turn, can be a tour guide for his/her family and friends during their visit.

Undertake a course :

A student wishing to learn things from scratch, an array of courses and training are offered by many city and city councils across the UK as part of their adult learning programs. These programs have a duration of several weeks and are comparatively cheaper than other courses or private schools. While undertaking these courses in UK the student meets new people with similar interests while discovering a new hobby or skill.

For further assistance or queries students can contact us, Edwise International, and avail for our wide range of services for students on destinations like Universities in UK, study in UK, study in USA, study in Ireland, study in Canada, study in Australia, study in New-Zealand, study in Singapore and many other countries.

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