Meet the UK in a day at StudyWorld
You want to meet UK educators? Then StudyWorld is the place to be.
We have got quality educators from every nation and region in the UK who are keen to meet you and explain what they have to offer your students.
You can find them all easily once our scheduling software goes live on Thursday 11 July.
What are the nations and regions of the UK? How are they different?
The different regions of the UK have lots in common – language, TV channels, shops and so on. But the culture can be different.
Studying in England for international students
The biggest country in the UK offers a large variety of places to study.
The South-West is one of the sunniest parts of the UK with a long coastline and many seaside towns. Cities and towns with universities, colleges or ELT centres include Bristol and Exeter and many seaside towns.
Places to visit in the South-West include pretty seaside towns of Cornwall and Devon, the round greenhouses of the Eden Project, and the cathedral cities of Exeter and Plymouth. Bristol, with its famous harbour, suspension bridge and the historic ship SS Great Britain is also worth a visit. The South-West is a good place for surfers, walkers and spending time on the beach in summer.
The South is another sunny area of the UK famous for its coastline. University and further education college towns include Winchester, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton and Bournemouth is a major destination for ELT.
The South includes Stonehenge, the Jurassic Coast, and the seaside town of Bournemouth. The busy cities of Southampton and Portsmouth are also worth visiting, especially the Historic Dockyard museum in Portsmouth, which includes some amazing old ships.
The South-East combines the coastline with great transport links to London and Europe. Cities and towns with universities, colleges or ELT centres include Canterbury, Brighton, Margate and Eastbourne. The South-East has great links to Europe through the channel ports of Dover and Folkestone, the Channel Tunnel and the Eurostar train station of Ashford in Kent.
Places to visit in the South-East include Canterbury and its cathedral, the seaside towns of Margate and Eastbourne and the long beach of Camber Sands. It’s also worth exploring the Kent countryside and visiting Brighton, with the Royal Pavilion, the pier and the i360.
The East is slightly quieter, with plenty of little towns and villages and the North Sea coastline. Cities and towns with universities, colleges or ELT provision include Bedford, Norwich and Cambridge.
The East includes the university town of Cambridge and the Queen’s country estate at Sandringham.
Central England borders Wales and has no coastline, but beautiful countryside and busy towns and cities. Cities and towns with universities, colleges and ELT centres include Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Wolverhampton and Oxford.
Places to visit in Central England include the revitalised city centre of Birmingham with its famous library and canals, and the university city of Oxford. There are many beautiful towns and villages in Shropshire and Worcestershire.
London is the obvious first destination for many students, with a huge variety of places to study. The city includes some of the UK’s top universities, most of which are very popular with international students, as well as excellent further education colleges and a wide variety of ELT centres. London has fabulous transport links to the rest of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, and a very diverse culture.
Things to do in London include visiting Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, world-class museums and art galleries and open spaces such as the Royal Parks.
The North is a huge region with the Scottish border to the North, the North Sea to the East and the Irish Sea to the West. It includes the glorious lakes and mountains of the Cumbrian Lake District, the busy cities and lovely countryside of Yorkshire, and the quieter area Northumberland. Cities and towns with universities, colleges or ELT provision include Manchester, Durham, Leeds, York, Sheffield, Chester, Newcastle and Lancaster. Living and studying in the North can be a cheaper option than much of southern and central England.
Places to visit in the North include the historic cities of York, Chester and Durham, Newcastle with its nightlife and revitalised river area, the beautiful coast of Northumberland and the Lake District.
Studying in Scotland for international students
This country has its own parliament and very strong traditions including major celebrations for New Year’s Eve, a series of festivals in Edinburgh and much more. Many Scots live in remote parts of the country or even remoter islands, and it has many mountains and lakes. University, college and ELT towns and cities include Aberdeen, Inverness, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some Scots speak Gaelic as well as English.
Places to visit in Scotland include Edinburgh with its museums and castle, Glasgow that includes the Riverside and Kelvingrove museums and the beautiful countryside of the Highlands and the islands.
Studying in Wales for international students
Wales also has its own strong culture and traditions, with a poetry festival (the Eisteddfod) held every summer. Wales also has beautiful beaches and some of the UK’s highest mountains. It has its own assembly government and many people speak Welsh as well as English. Cardiff is the capital city of Wales: other cities and towns with universities, colleges or ELT centres include Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth.
Places to visit in Wales include the mountain of Snowdon (you can reach the top on a train), the cities of Cardiff and Swansea, the picturesque village of Portmeirion and the grand castles along the coast and border – Wales has more than 600!
Studying in Northern Ireland for international students
Northern Ireland is the northernmost part of the island of Ireland, which can be reached by boat or plane
from the rest of the UK. Northern Ireland also has very strong cultural and academic traditions, and beautiful countryside to visit. Towns and cities with universities, colleges and ELT provision include Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Places to visit in Northern Ireland include Belfast and its Titanic museum, the Giant’s Causeway rock formation, and film locations for Game of Thrones.