The UK is a world leader in education, business, communications and the arts, reinforced by a spirit of bold experimentation, creativity and growth, as well as healthy celebration of heritage and tradition.
The UK is a fantastic destination for students of the arts, who can easily take advantage of access to some of the most revered names in music, theatre, opera, film, new media, broadcasting and journalism.
Some of the world's most respected higher education institutions are based in the UK and the country's reputation for educational excellence is well known, drawing in more than 400,000 international students each year. UK teaching and research is regularly rated first-class, thanks in part to an excellent reputation for academic innovation over the last 1,000 years.
A welcoming society
British people are friendly and welcoming. They will happily to show you around and give you tips on where to go and what to see. It's easy to enjoy the full richness of British culture on a reasonable budget thanks to the country's compact size. Modern art galleries, ancient monuments, dramatic mountains, beautiful coastlines, towering cities and rolling countryside are all within easy reach.