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Why choose Woking?

posted on Tuesday 20th November

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Moving to the UK to study English can be a big upheaval, but also a great adventure!

Our school is set in the vibrant town of Woking, on the southwestern edge of Greater London, and offers students a wealth of social, commercial and cultural experiences. We outline the top reasons why you should choose to study English with us.

#1 Exciting and diverse cultural programme

At Harven School of English, we teach a wide range of activities and excursions as part of our Cultural Programme. Whichever course you choose to study with us, you will take part in tours of the local area, visits to the art gallery, countryside walks, card and movie nights, and other organised social events.

You will also be given the opportunity to explore the town and places further afield independently.

#2 Excellent transportation links

Woking boasts many quick and easy ways of getting to its surrounding areas, as well as around the town itself. These include trains, buses, coaches, taxis and a bike rental station.

The UK’s lively capital city, London, is only 30 minutes away by train from Woking, and with both Heathrow and Gatwick airports less than one hour away, we are perfectly placed for receiving international students.

#3 Higher education opportunities

For those looking to enter higher education after completing a course with us, Woking has several highly reputable universities nearby.

These include the University of Surrey and Kingston University, both of which offer a wide range of courses for those students wanting to develop professionally and further their career path.

#4 Local community groups

Woking hosts a variety of clubs, including sports, hobbies and social meet ups.

This means there’s always plenty for our students to get involved in during their free time and offers a great way of meeting people from different backgrounds, as well as making life long friends.

#5 Accessible healthcare

The UK has a free national healthcare service, the NHS, which you will be able to access as a student at Harven School of English.

There are a handful of outstanding GP practices, hospitals and dental practices in Woking, and registering with a local doctor and dentist is a quick, simple process when you arrive.

#6 Good quality of life

Surrey has frequently been ranked as one of the best boroughs to live in the UK for the best quality of life.

With its green parks, open spaces, thriving economy, historic architecture, and top-rated schools, it’s not hard to see why! This makes Woking an ideal location to spend time in during your English language course.

#7 Wide range of local businesses

If you’re looking to stay in the UK long term, Woking and the rest of Surrey is home to many businesses across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, technology, utilities, arts and entertainment, and air transport.

Therefore, finding suitable employment won’t be a worry once you have completed your course with us.

To find out more about studying with us, please visit our Courses, or Contact Us today.