Thinking about studying in London? You are not alone! London is one of the most popular places to study in the world, with 360,000 students in 2015. But what is it that makes this capital city so special?

1. A city of diversity

The last 100 years in London has seen multiple waves of immigration, making this modern city an incredibly diverse place to live. People from all across the world have settled in the UK, from Commonwealth nationals to refugees and EU neighbours.

You can expect to hear 300 languages and dialects when walking around London today. From the Bangladeshi East End to Caribbean South London, to Soho’s Chinatown, some areas are so highly concentrated with one of London’s vibrant minority cultures that you might even feel like you are in a different country!

2. A renowned tradition

One thing many students love about studying in London is the history, tradition and reputation of the place. From the grandeur of Westminster Palace and the British Museum, to the old, established London universities, the prestige of being a student in London is something many find irresistible.

The University of Roehampton is celebrating its 175th year in 2016. You can learn more about that here, as well as seeing what some of our Alumni have gone on to achieve after graduation.

3. Large student population

If there is one thing students love, it’s other students! In London, you’ll find one of the largest student populations in Europe. With so many students in one place, you’re bound to find your crowd – whether that means going to see one of London’s 6 Premier League football teams every Saturday, to visiting one of London’s prestigious art galleries.

4. World-class shopping

Not only will you find every brand under the sun, you’ll also pick up flagship styles and designs that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Whether you visit the vast Westfield and Oxford Street shopping hubs, or you prefer the small independent stores of Camden Market, shopping could become your biggest hobby.

5. Learn English

The ability to speak comfortable, fluent English is a sought after skill that will help you prosper in jobs throughout the world. It is the world’s most popular language and is often the language of many international institutions and businesses.

If you want to study a degree in London with the University of Roehampton, but need to improve your English language and academic skills first, our pathway courses can give you the skills you need to succeed.

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