Introduction to United Kingdom

The U.K., made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.


The United Kingdom straddles the geographic mid-latitudes between 49–61 N. It is on the western seaboard of Afro-Eurasia, the world’s largest land mass. These conditions allow convergence between moist maritime air and dry continental air. In this area, the large temperature variation creates atmospheric instability and this is a major factor that influences the often unsettled weather the country experiences, where many types of weather can be experienced in a single day.

Regional climates in the United Kingdom are influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and latitude. Northern Ireland, Wales and western parts of England and Scotland, being closest to the Atlantic Ocean, are generally the mildest, wettest and windiest regions of the UK, and temperature ranges here are seldom extreme. Eastern areas are drier, cooler, less windy and also experience the greatest daily and seasonal temperature variations. Northern areas are generally cooler, wetter and have slightly larger temperature ranges than southern areas. Though the UK is mostly under the influence of the maritime tropical air mass from the south-west, different regions are more susceptible than others when different air masses affect the country: Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland are the most exposed to the maritime polar air mass which brings cool moist air; the east of Scotland and north-east England are more exposed to the continental polar air mass which brings cold dry air; the south and south-east of England are more exposed to the continental tropical air mass which brings warm dry air (and consequently most of the time the warmest summer temperatures); and Wales and the south-west of England are the most exposed to the maritime tropical air mass which brings warm moist air. If the air masses are strong enough in their respective areas during the summer there can sometimes be a large difference in temperature between the far north of Scotland (including the Islands) and south-east of England – usually around 10–15 °C (18-27 °F) but can be as much as 20 °C (36 °F) or more. An example of this could be that in the height of summer the Northern Isles could have temperatures around 15 °C (59 °F) and areas around London could reach 30 °C (86 °F).

Advantages of Study in United Kingdom

The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. When you study in the UK you meet people from ddifferent nationalities, sharing their backgrounds and discovering new perspectives.

The benefits of studying in the UK

  • The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised.
  • The UK undertakes 5 per cent of the world’s scientific research and produces 14 per cent of the world’s most frequently cited papers.
  • UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.
  • The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
  • As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.
  • UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialised modules.
  • The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.

Education in United Kingdom

Across the UK there are five stages of education: early years, primary, secondary, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE). Education is compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 (4 in Northern Ireland) and 16. FE is not compulsory and covers non-advanced education which can be taken at further (including tertiary) education colleges and HE institutions (HEIs). The fifth stage, HE, is study beyond GCE A levels and their equivalent which, for most full-time students, takes place in universities and other HEIs and colleges.

United Kingdom Universities & Colleges

  1. Bellerbys College- Study Group
  2. Coventry University London Cam- Study Group pus
  3. Keele University- Study Group
  4. Kingston University, London- Study Group
  5. Lancaster University- Study Group
  6. Leeds Beckett University- Study Group
  7. Leeds International Study Centre
  8. Liverpool John Moores University- Study Group
  9. London School of Business & Finance
  10. Royal Holloway, University of London- Study Group
  11. The University of Law- Study Group
  12. The University of Sheffield- Study Group
  13. University of Huddersfield- Study Group
  14. University of Leeds- Study Group
  15. University of Leicester- Study Group
  16. University of Lincoln- Study Group
  17. University of Strathclyde- Study Group
  18. University of Surrey- Study Group
  19. University of Sussex- Study Group


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