Living in England

The UK, which consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is home to one of the oldest systems of higher education in the world

It’s a small country but there’s a lot of variety; where you choose to live Is it the partying and trendy music scene of Liverpool or Manchester the cultural gentility of Edinburgh or Brighton, or the glorious cacophony of London, the nation’s capital and beating heart, which will draw you in?
Either way you can ride a train or taxi or in a car but remember to drive on the left
Because despite – or rather because of – the rain that blights the nation (not a nation for sun worshipers, though the summers can be good), natural beauty is not something the UK is short of. Be sure to see the lochs of Scotland, the Lake District (the landscape which inspired the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge), Snowdonia, and the Giant’s Causeway if you choose to study there.


The British educational system has a good reputation. Accredited qualifications obtained from British schools and universities are recognized in most parts of the world. There are courses in a wide variety of subjects, including many which are open to international students. Language teaching methods in the UK are well developed, although the quality of teaching at language schools can vary a lot. If a language school is recognised by the British Council, it is regularly checked to check that general standards are high.


British food does not have a good reputation overseas. However, there is in fact a very wide variety of food available (both traditional British food and international cuisine), especially in the bigger cities. There are many fresh ingredients which are delicious when cooked well. However, many busy people don’t pay much attention to preparing food well and prefer instant meals


Britain has an interesting history and is good at preserving its traditions and old buildings and gardens. There are many museums and art galleries.


There are many green areas, including beautiful parks, gardens and public footpaths. There are many coastal areas, but only a few of these have sandy beaches.
The bigger cities sometimes appear dirty and polluted, but usually this isn’t bad enough to cause any serious problems for visitors.


The British weather is quite moderate. In general the summers are not too hot, and the winters are not too cold. Days are short in the middle of winter (it gets dark before 4pm in December), and long in the middle of summer (it remains light until after 10pm in June). There is usually more rain in the west of the country, and more sunshine in the south. Britain is not an ideal location if you want to sunbathe on a beach or swim in the sea, but the weather is pleasant enough for studying or working, especially between the spring and autumn.