Your years as a student could form some of the best memories of your life! While you work hard to achieve your goals and prepare for a successful career, you also get to open your world to other people, new cultures and different ways of thinking. When you take IELTS so you can study abroad, you are making a move to own your future.

Students from all over the world are choosing to study at institutions in the UK for a variety of reasons including the joys of student life. Read more about why the UK is an ideal study destination for those who want to get a degree abroad.

Cutting-Edge Institutions

There are 8 universities in the UK which rank among the top 100 in the world. Institutions like Oxford University, Cambridge University and the University of Manchester maintain an excellent academic reputation and welcome thousands of international students to their campuses every year.

Post-graduate studies at UK institutions are an increasingly popular choice for people who want to further their qualifications abroad and gain a competitive edge in the working world. Students who want to excel in healthcare and social work are finding a world-class level of education at universities in the UK. You could find similar opportunities for academic achievement when you take IELTS. If you want to complete university applications well ahead of the deadlines, consider taking IELTS on Computer so you can see a preview of your results 3 – 5 calendar days after taking the test – read more here.

Home away from Home

When your student life is in the UK, you will quickly find a home away from home. Many people find it difficult to move away and start a new life in a new country, but the UK is home to students from all over the world. This means you will easily come across peers from your home country when you arrive on campus. Take the opportunity to make new friends and find living arrangements that keep you close to familiar faces.

Making friends with fellow students from your home country gives you the chance to celebrate special events and key cultural moments that others in the UK may not know about. What may seem like a lonely journey is likely to be filled with new friends when you know where to look!

New Experiences

There is so much to learn from the people around you when you arrive in the UK. Your formal education may take place on campus but you can also learn much about the world in a multicultural city. When you study in a UK city, make a point of trying all the different food from international vendors, take in the sights and sounds of the bustling streets and visit the countryside during holidays for breath-taking views.  

Use your time in the UK to share your own culture with the people you meet there. When you form bonds with students from other countries, you can share each other’s traditions and even start to form your own traditions together. If you want to feel more confident about speaking English in the city you’ve chosen to study in, we offer free practice tests to help you prepare for the IELTS test which you can use for general practice too – access the practice tests here.

When you have your degree from a UK institution, the world opens up for you to own your future. Take IELTS today and start your journey to success – register here.