The city of London of overcame rivals such as: Tokyo, Paris and Melbourne to top the list.
What makes London such a desirable city for students despite the lack of affordability?
Whilst living in London, students have access to some of the best: museums, cinemas, theatres and restaurants in the world. However, the culture does not stop there, as there are 827 art galleries as well as four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are over 300 languages spoken in London making it one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world. There is something for everyone with more than 17,000 concerts that take place each year in various venues including the O2. To accompany the 170 museums and 250 festivals that take place each year including Notting Hill carnival.
The employment prospects are higher, as it is a good place for students and graduates to connect with employers. Therefore raising their chances of attaining their dream job. There are a larger number of ways to meet prospective employers such as: recruitment events, Job and Careers Fairs and networking events. There is a higher number of internships and placements opportunities available where students can gain experience and learn about the world of work.
World Class Universities
In London there is a high number of world class universities including: King's College, Imperial College, University College London and London School of Economics. According to the QS World University Rankings, UCL are 7th, Imperial 8th, King's College 23rd and LSE 35th. With 4 London Universities in the Top 35 ranked universities in the world, more than any other city in the world. These global universities are highly ranked on their teaching, research and innovation. Therefore, leading to more students attaining First Class degrees.
The culture in London as well as the higher employment prospects and the large number of world class universities in a single city, make London a highly desirable city for students!