What do students really want when they step away from the family home? Independence, a little fun, a vibrant community? We’ll show you how you can have all that and more, living in Canary Wharf.
With a mix of big businesses, inspiring start-ups, outstanding universities and incredible entertainment, social and shopping options, Canary Wharf has everything you need for an unforgettable student or graduate experience.
Of course, how you live can have a huge impact on your studies. Forget shabby student flat shares - times have moved on. At Vertus, you can live like a young professional, in Canary Wharf’s very own private estate.
Enjoy an abundance of envious on-site facilities from access to gyms, self-service bars, luxury resident lounges and private gardens, to a 24-hour concierge team and a curated events programme.
Summer internships and graduate jobs in Canary Warf
Living like a young professional doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the student experience. Far from it. As a major business and financial centre in London, students and graduates are no strangers to the charms of Canary Wharf.
Every year, thousands of students secure their first graduate roles, undertake internships (such as the popular Barclays summer internship) or start their studies at business schools and universities in the area, including:
- Anglia Ruskin University, Canary Wharf campus
- University of Sunderland in London
- Global Banking School
- University of East London
- Metropolitan School of Business and Management UK
- UCL School of Management.
So whether you’re interested in investment, trading, banking, accountancy or consultancy -there’s a course, internship or graduate programme nearby.
A social lifestyle
Let’s take a break from work and studying for a moment; after all, achieving a great work life balance is also essential. And Canary Wharf has so much more to offer students and graduates.
With over 300 shops, iconic bars, and some of the biggest restaurants names, it’s a great place to build your social life and to sample the London lifestyle - right on your doorstep.
And that’s before we get started on the coveted Canary Wharf events programme, the endless activities (from golfing to cinemas, gyms to public art), the incredible roof top views, rejuvenating river walks and tranquil gardens.
Transport links offer great accessibility
For those who want to explore all that London has to offer, Canary Wharf’s transport links are hugely enviable, with easy access to the London Underground, DLR, bus, riverboat, bike and, of course, car.
In just 7 minutes you can be in London Bridge; make that 17 minutes and you’re in Bond Street. There are also quick connections to mainline rail stations taking you straight into Surrey, Kent, Essex and beyond.
And it gets better. In 2022, when the (Elizabeth Line) Crossrail opens, you’ll also have access to Heathrow Airport in a staggering 39 minutes.
Feel part of the community
If you’re new to London, you can’t ask for a better base than Canary Wharf. We might be part of one of the largest cities in the world, but at Vertus, Canary Wharf feels more like a neighbourhood.
Not only is Canary Wharf reported to be one of the safest areas in London; but with a 24/7 on-site concierge team providing security for you and your apartment; at Vertus you can simply relax and concentrate on your studies.
Make your student or graduate experience stand out from the rest – live in Canary Wharf.