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London and University of Roehampton

London Overview

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom, as well as the most populous city proper in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around the city itself that makes up Greater London.

London is a leading global city, in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport. It is one of the world's leading financial centers and a world cultural capital.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated population is 8.7 million. The city's metropolitan area is one of the most populous in Europe with 13.9 million, while the population of the city-region is about 22.7 million.

London enjoys four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, British Library and West End theatres.  The London Underground (called the Tube) is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

When you aren't busy studying you will be out exploring the many sights and sounds of London. A truly multicultural and diverse city you will enjoy many new experiences – stroll along the Southbank of the river Thames, eat a curry on the famous Brick Lane and see Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre! There is a whole range of incredible student discounts on offer making London much easier to access on a student budget. View further information.

London has a temperate oceanic climate. Despite its reputation as being a rainy city, London receives less precipitation (24 inches in a year) than St. Louis (41 inches in a year) and Leiden, Geneva, and just a little more than Vienna. Summers are generally warm and sometimes hot. London's average July high is 75.2ºF. Winters are generally cool and damp with little temperature variation (37º-50ºF). Snowfall occurs occasionally but is more common in outer London. Spring and autumn are mixed seasons and can be pleasant.

University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, lively academic community with a growing international reputation for the high quality of its teaching and research.

The university’s academic teaching staff work at the cutting edge of their subjects, which means their teaching is based on the very latest knowledge. Unlike many other universities, all of its students are taught by research-active academic staff from their first year of study, which means students will study with staff working at the cutting-edge of their subjects. Roehampton’s size (about 9,000 students) means that students get to know their lecturers and fellow students, giving students a personal learning experience.

Teaching styles are likely to be very different to Webster University; students adapt to a different way of learning and see their subject in a new light, giving them a renewed vigor with which to approach their studies. Study abroad students also bring a different perspective to the classroom, enriching them in class debate.

Study abroad students live and study with Roehampton students from over 130 countries. The collegiate campus experience helps students to really integrate into the community and the newly made friends teach them a lot about different cultural values.