Living in UK

Four countries in one

The UK is made up of four countries which are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each country has its own distinct identity and language. While English is the main language spoken in the UK, other languages include Welsh, Irish, Ulster Scots, Cornish, Scots and Scottish Gaelic.

UK weather

The UK has four distinct seasons which are winter, spring, summer and autumn. The temperature varies depending on the season but usually does not go beyond 32 degrees Celsius and rarely goes below -5 degrees Celsius. It gets dark by 10pm during summer months and 4pm during the winter.

Multicultural society

The UK is a cosmopolitan place to live as it is home to people from many different ethnic backgrounds. About 8% of the UK population is made up of ethnic minorities that have migrated from all over the world. Though most people are Christian, many other religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism are practised. The multicultural influence has brought about widespread availability of international cuisine in the UK as well as having a great impact on music, art, sports, science and literature.

Fun and exciting student culture

Students in the UK are able to explore the length and breadth of the UK inexpensively as they eligible for discounted travel. A couple of highlights include the yearly Edinburgh Festivals and Glastonbury Festival. There is a lot of choice for students interested in art and culture as the UK has over 2000 museums and art galleries, many offering free entry. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy major sports events held over weekends and a wide range of sporting activities which are ongoing at university campuses.

UK landscape

The UK boasts of ancient historical architecture, picturesque countryside villages, lively seaside towns and stunning natural attractions. The spectacular UK landscape is made up of impressive views of dramatic cliffs along the coastal lines, amazing lakes and rivers and magnificent valleys and mountains.

Vibrant capital cities

The UK’s vibrant capital cities are London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast. While all these capital cities are very modern and have gone through a lot of development, the history and landscape of the surrounding areas have been maintained thus retaining its identity and individuality.

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