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UK Food and Culture

A big concern for many of our students is whether they will ‘survive’ the culture and lack of their traditional food availability in the UK. Rest assured that the UK is a very diverse country and you are bound to find restaurants that cater for your local cuisine and/or get together with others from your countries and cook together. However a big part of studying in the UK is all about learning the culture and joining into the British way of life. British cuisine is very diverse; ranging from Chinese, Indian, Italian and French and well as your traditional roast beef, Shepherd’s pie, Haggis, afternoon teas or the world famous fish and chips.

Supermarkets sell a whole range of fruit and vegetables from all over the world; you can also find numerous specialists shops stocking international foods.

In the UK meals reflect the changing season of the year. In winter, soup, casseroles and roasts are popular.  In summer lighter meals and salads are eaten more often.

Although we do not advocate it most cities have a large selection of your main fast food outlets like McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and Pizza Hut.

In cities and larger towns you can find restaurants serving almost any kind of food when eating out in the UK. Most restaurants display their menu outside so that you can check what they have to offer before you go in.

Most students learn to get together and cook in their years at university. This is by far the cheapest and most economical way to get through your studies. The universities we work with have a diverse range of nationalities and as such you are bound to find others from your country or region that you can get together with. Larger cities like London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester have a good selection of Kenyan, Nigeria, Ghanaian and Pakistani food outlets and restaurants.