10 Ways to Make your stay lively in UK


Meridean Overseas

Updated On 22 April 2023 & Read Time 5 minutes



The United Kingdom is one of the most fascinating places you could set foot in. From aesthetically beautiful cathedrals to royal palaces, museums, and theatres with mind-boggling architecture, elegant sports, and more, the UK offers newcomers a whole world of culture. As an international student, along with studies, one can explore the UK’s beauty and interact with diverse groups of people. We have shortlisted 10 ways through which you can enjoy your stay in the United Kingdom.

Unique Ideas to Make Your Stay Memorable in the UK

Moving out to a new country is not easy for an international student and we understand your concerns. After gathering information from all over the world, we have come up with some suggestions to ease your transition to a new house. Here is our advice for international students in the UK to enjoy their stay.


  • Explore the Local Area


Wandering around the neighbourhood where you are staying can help you locate some hidden gems. Spend some time strolling about the area of your college, city or town. There are often a lot of undiscovered attractions, such as parks, museums, galleries, and markets which could become your go-to spot for exploring. As you know, the UK is home to many world-class museums and galleries, with many offering free entry.


  • Become a Member of a Club or Society


Many universities provide facilities for several clubs and societies to join, ranging from athletic teams to cultural groups. Becoming a member of these groups can allow you to meet new people and make friends.


  • University Events


If you are studying at a UK university, you won’t have a chance to be bored as universities organise many events, for instance, from fashion weeks to sports, dance, guest lectures, concerts, exhibitions, civic engagements and much more. Take the initiative in these events by volunteering or actively participating to enjoy your life to the fullest.


  • Explore Local Food


The UK has a rich culinary tradition with many regional specialities. People in England love a wide variety of cuisine, despite being recognised for heavy dishes like stews and meats. Some staple cuisines are Yorkshire pudding, Fish & chips, English pancakes, Black pudding, Trifle, and others.


  • Music Festivals


The United Kingdom is also known for fascinating music festivals like Glastonbury, The Great Escape and English Music Festival. There are several more but as a student you must attend these festivals, to be exposed to the music world. These big festivals hire college students to volunteer, so you can apply for these.


  • Theatres


Going to theatres is one of the simplest and easiest ways to understand the culture of a particular place because, in every movie or series, there are elements of reality mixed with a fictional world. Additionally, the United Kingdom has the world’s most famous theatres, including Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Opera House, Dorfman Theatre, and others.


  • Language Exchange Program


Sometimes life as an international student can be a bit difficult as it can lack interaction, but studying in the UK can give you a chance to develop your individuality. So, use your free time to learn another language and practice and find more international friends. In this way, a student can easily communicate and bond with other foreign students


  • Sports Events


Whether it is football, cricket or rugby, sports are pretty popular in the UK. If you are a sports enthusiast, then you can think about going to watch these matches. Or you can participate in outdoor activities, explore the beautiful countryside, national parks, and beaches, or trek in the forest. These activities are the best way to explore the country on your own.


  • Be an Extrovert


To improve your international student life in the UK, being an extrovert is an advantage as you interact with people with ease and thus get the chance to learn about various cultures and experience them briefly. Moreover, the UK maintains the ratio of students in a particular classroom to maintain diversity. This kind of exposure where you can interact with diverse people is not something you can have in your home country.


  • Capture Historic Beauty


As soon as you reach the United Kingdom, it can be tempting to take snapshots every second because of its eye-catching cathedrals, museums, Victorian buildings, and more. You can build your dream scrapbook or become an Instagram influencer and preserve these memories in your cameras. The local areas in the UK are also historically designed, thus it is preferable to take a walk around different locations, interact with residents, make memories, and live in the moment. These tiny details allow you to capture the nation's true beauty.


To summarise, there are endless benefits for international students in the UK. While academics are important, taking time off and exploring the country is also essential. Don’t limit yourself to your comfort zone, and develop social skills. You can turn anyone into a companion there. Being a student overseas is the best time to explore and make memories.


We hope we have conveyed the 10 ways to enjoy life as an international student in the UK. For deeper insight, we encourage you to have a word with our expert counsellors at Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC). If you cannot travel to our office, you can avail of our free online counselling service via the website. Our team is filled with dedicated counsellors who will provide you with the best guidance and support so that you can enrol yourself at the top universities in the UK and have the opportunity to gain worldly exposure. Please do not stop yourself from contacting us at application02@meridean.org or call us at 1800-1230-00011.

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