A recent survey has revealed that university students in London are the ‘happiest’ in the United Kingdom. Results indicate that they are extremely satisfied with their higher education experience and would recommend their current institutions to prospective students. They would also be willing to return for further study in the future.
The survey, titled ‘Living and Learning in London’ polled over 10,000 students, including 1500 originally from the capital, and reported that students in London found their experience overwhelmingly positive. This is a challenge to pre-conceived opinions that London provides many obstacles in terms of student living. There is always a balance to maintain between enjoying the university experience and the rising cost of living in the UK’s capital city, but this latest survey shows students are making the most of their time studying in London.
The capital has a wide range of employment opportunities, making it easier for students based there to find a job after they graduate. There are many international companies that have headquarters in London, as well as start-ups and representatives from many different industries. Many students stay in London after they graduate to make the most of the resources and connections available to them.
There were a minority of students who were dissatisfied with the quality of teaching and the lack of face-to-face contact with lecturers. However, universities are keenly aware of the need to get back to ‘normal’ after Covid and offer the best student experience they possibly can. Students have adjusted well to the change in studying and have shown great resilience during and after the pandemic.
The ‘Living and Learning in London’ survey shows that London is a fantastic place to live, study and work, offering an unparalleled experience that cannot be matched in other locations. The results back up the long-held view that the United Kingdom’s capital city offers a variety of opportunities to students with a range of positive outcomes.