Online Survival Tools for Tech-Savvy Students to Survive in London UKThere’s more to overseas studies than packing suitcases, getting on flights and settling in universities. The entire relocation process is exciting yet daunting as students trying to figure out how their new ‘home’ works. In conjunction with the “Study UK: Discover You Malaysia March 2017 Exhibition”, the official airline partner is continuing its tradition to facilitate students’ transition to study abroad.
According to the UK Council for International Students Affairs, the number of Malaysian students heading to the UK for higher education has been on a steady increase in the past few years. Between 2013/14 to 2015/16, the number has increased by 4.63 per cent to 17,405, making Malaysians the second largest (after China) Asian overseas student group in the UK.
UK is home to some of the most renowned universities in the world. We are proud to be supporting these students to begin a new chapter of their lives abroad. We offer generous baggage allowance so they can bring more things they love and hopefully that helps them to settle in easier and quicker.”
Here below are some online survival tools to help the tech-savvy students facing the new environment; from navigating UK’s public transport system to keeping their tummies filled:
1. UK Bus Checker
What better way to get to know a city than taking a bus? UK Bus Checker is a useful app to find out about all bus schedules and destinations. It can also double up as an impromptu tour bus. Want to get from the Leaky Cauldron (Leadenhall Market) to Warner Bros Studio where Harry Potter was filmed? You can plan your magical journey with UK Bus Checker app!
2. City Mapper
This app allows you to plan journeys using a combination of transport modes. Live tube lines and bus times can be tracked. Rushing for lectures? Students will be able to get on the shortest and most hassle-free journey to their desired destination. It even gives you an estimate on how much it will cost.
3. Hungry House
Burning the midnight oil to make sure to graduate with a first class honours or binge watching favourite show? Why not make things more enjoyable with having Sichuan Kung Po chicken or Chicken Tikka Masala delivered to your doorstep? There are 100,000 restaurants across the UK on the platform with all kinds of cuisine ranging from Chinese to Italian to Thai and many more.
4. UK Museums
There are over 200 museums featuring the most famous and popular exhibits in all the major cities in the UK, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Look up what interests you with all the information at your fingertips!