Being a student in London
Can the location influence your student life and determine your plans for career, leisure and other important things?
Certainly, the location matters. Fortunately or maybe unfortunately, the life of the student is not limited only by sitting on the lectures at the university or essay papers execution, at the end of the term. The life of a young person, who gains high education, consists of a number of various factors, concerning the living conditions, food and transportation prices. Due to these and many other factors, there is the difference between province and metropolitan areas, between the modern student cities and sumptuous and luxurious capitals. These discrepancies can be observed in the financial, entertainment or housing aspects, which embody the local peculiarities of student life.
All the above mentioned concerns are especially relevant for the students in London. It is not simply a metropolis. This city occupies the world’s top ratings among the most expensive cities within the whole globe. London has a lot of peculiarities and distinctive characteristics, which the student will face. So how will feel an ordinary student in the capital of Great Britain? Let’s explore the London specific in regard to student realities.
In London some students live in the campus, which of course can be a doubtful experience. Living in halls has a lot of advantages including the financial and distance aspect, but at the same time it can become a challenge for some. A lot of first year students stay with parents or live with their relatives. If the above specified variants do not suit you, you can hire a room. Seems nothing difficult in this regard? It can be so, when we speak about any other city, but not it totally complicated question in London. Room rent is very high and most of students have to hire a room in remote areas, where prices are more or less moderate. The other opportunity is to look for friends, who are ready to become roommates and share your rent.
Those students, who live in the campus have an opportunity not to get early in the morning and can go to the university at an easy pace. But those, who hire rooms in the suburbs or in the remote areas, will suffer from the everyday trips in the overcrowded tube or buses. Be ready to withstand a hard and existing trip to your university.
Hang in! Going out and entertainment possibilities are limited for most of students, as the prices on taxis and pub drinks are stratospheric. Few students in London can afford spending a lot of nights out, since it is really very expensive undertaking. For sure there places, where the prices are lower and you can drink a couple of beers in a bearable price and catch comparatively affordable taxi. But be careful in such places, as attracted by the lower price you can get into unsafe districts. One more issue that is caused by the expensive entertainment and going out activities consists in the difficulty of having romantic relationships. But do not be upset, think how much time you can devote to your study and try not to feel regret to those exciting, incredible evenings with you cannot treat yourself to.
There is too much negative? But still we want to mention some advantages, which can become a success point of any London student. London is not only incredibly expensive city; it is also the city of superb possibilities. When a young specialist comes into London after graduation, he faces an adjustment period. He has lower chances in the career field in comparison to you, the person, who feels like a duck to water in London. Besides during your study at the university, you can already consider the career question and pave the way, by undertaking search of some positions or suitable companies. Who knows, perhaps you will meet necessary people or receive worthy advise that will become decisive aspect of you professional path.
There is no doubt that being a student in London is a challenge in some way, but we are sure that you are strong enough to meet this challenge properly.
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