Rightmove Students – Being a Student in London

A survey by QS in 2012 unveiled the best places to live in the world if you are a student.

So how did the UK fare? According to the survey, London is the second best city to live in as a student and was the only UK city to rank in the top 10.


So what makes a city rank highly for students?

  • Educational Rankings – number and quality of institutions
  • Student mix – domestic and international
  • Quality of living – based on Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey 2011.
  • Employer activity – for graduates
  • Affordability – tuition fees, Economist Intelligence Unit figures
  • You may think London is an expensive city to study in but in 2010 The NatWest Student Living Index ranked London as the most cost effective city to live in as a student as part time work wages can offset the expenditure. There are lots of other positives too:


    Transport


    It is so easy to travel round London that is almost doesn’t matter where you live, work, study or socialise as everywhere is only a bus or tube ride away.


    Entertainment


    There is always something going on in London 24 hours a day. From festivals, gigs, exhibitions and shows to shopping, theatre, restaurants, clubs and pubs.


    Culture


    This is a big pull for international students as London is a historical city to study in along with entertainment and tourist spots.


    Education


    There is a diverse mix of 30 universities in London and a student population of 306,000 so you will be in good company if you choose to study in London.


    Accommodation


    Purpose built student accommodation blocks are becoming more and more popular to meet the growing need for suitable and affordable student accommodation in London. These blocks enable you to live with other students in good quality surroundings, many of them offer security and other services all for an inclusive rent. Or if living on a budget isn’t an option for you, London offers the biggest and best in serviced student accommodation too. There is something to suit all students.


    Here’s a selection of some top student accommodation in London available on Rightmove Students:


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