Hear about the moving to London to study from Idowu A Isaac Ojo
Isaac is a final year BSc (Hons) Economics and Econometrics student at Goldsmiths. Alongside his studies he is a student ambassador, a member of Goldsmiths Gardening Society, and delivers digital media skills workshops at a community photography studio in Newham. When you’re thinking about moving to London, there’s no better guide than someone who already lives there. He talks through some of the key reasons why students move to London and why it is a great place to live, work and study.
Hear more about adapting to university life in London from Olivia Linley
Olivia is a third-year MEng Material Science & Engineering Student at Queen Mary University of London. Originally from Leeds, Olivia provides her favourite student hangouts. Moving to a big city was a great experience for Olivia, and she loves all the things that London has to offer! Queen Mary was one of the only universities to offer her dream course, and with the added bonus of being in London, she never looked back and made this her one and only UCAS choice. Olivia’s love of London mainly stems from her love of the West End and musicals. Studying in London gave her direct access to the thing she loves most, and she wouldn’t change that for the world.
Hear more about student life from Laura Massey, Jacob Brown and Priya Khindria
Laura is the UK Student Recruitment Manager at SOAS University of London. She represents SOAS coordinating and attending higher education activities for SOAS with schools and colleges in the UK. She talks about aspects of student life at university including discussing student numbers and population, academic staff and tutors, and opportunities for work experience and studying abroad.
Jacob is the Student Recruitment – Outreach Manager for St George’s, University of London. This session introduces student life at University and will give insight into what life outside of the classroom might look like whilst studying in London. The session begins by exploring the range of support available to help students transition from school/college to university, including study, academic and disability support, before turning attention to the student union. With over 300 types of sport clubs & societies in London, we’re sure we’ll have one that takes your interest! Finally, the session touches on the types of part time work that students often secure and gives brief insight into becoming a student ambassador.
Priya is the UK Marketing and Recruitment Assistant at City, University of London. She completed her degree in Scotland and was a sabbatical Student Union President and provides insight into student support and adapting socially into university life. Priya will discuss the academic and study skills support provided by universities to students. Particularly focussing on the study skills support for students with dyslexia or a disability and how students can use and access student support and how to contact support teams. The session also looks at transitioning into university and how to make friends in a new and diverse setting – particularly with focus on what University has to offer and meeting people not only through your course but through extra curriculars and the students’ union.
Hear more about student finance from Tara Murphy
Tara is the Schools & Colleges Liaison Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She discusses all the financial support available to you. This section includes student loans, discussing the increased maintenance loan available to students studying within London. Tara gives examples of scholarships and bursaries available to you and where to find them - as well as offering money saving tips from cheaper travel to exploring London for free!