This is where you’ll find a full picture of life in the UK, plus some practical information; including information of the visa application process and advice on holidays, studying and living in the UK.
There are many excellent opportunities to work in the UK. In our working in the UK section, you can find out about our tax and healthcare system. There’s practical advice too, on where to find permanent and temporary work, and how much it is likely to cost you to live in the UK.
If you are interested in studying in the UK, we can help you with information on finding and applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course. We also tell you about the scholarships available, student loans and grants, and give you a flavour of what it is like to be a student in the UK.
Our culture and heritage pages give a picture of the range of performing and visual arts in the UK, together with interesting facts about our history and heritage.
The UK is home to a vibrant and creative scientific and technological community. In science and technology, you’ll discover how the UK government promotes the UK’s scientific expertise, funds research and development projects and helps UK companies overseas.
In people and politics, you’ll find a wide range of information to help you understand who we are and what our political system looks like.
Our environment pages show how the UK is combating climate change, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.
The UK is a nation of sports-lovers. You’ll find out about the wide range of common, and not so common, sports enjoyed in the UK in our sport section.
Sample an extraordinarily rich and diverse heritage.
The UK is a powerhouse of knowledge and innovation, and is internationally renowned for its excellence in scientific research and development (R&D).
The UK is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch as the Head of State.
Protecting the environment against avoidable damage
More than half of the UK population actively participate in some form of physical activity regularly