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AGGY
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HELLO people,
I have applied for a (postgrad) course at Kings and would like to know people's thoughts on it regarding reputation, quality, housing, and anything else you might like to reveal.
I have read a number of times on these threads about the G5 unis - and then lots about places like Warwick, Nottingham, Exeter, York, etc etc - but what about Kings??? It seems to get left out. Is this is because it is not too good??? I was under the impression that it was a very well respected university and in the UK top ten - that is why I applied - but now I am getting worried that this might not be the case. Any info would be much appreciated.
Thanx.
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The member Gnostic has a v. positive view on KCL - so if he finds this thread expect a long account on the brilliance of KCL!
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I'm firmly accepting my conditional offer from kings, it looks fantastic as far as I'm concerned. Just give me a year and i'll turn into another version of gnostic, prasiing kings at every opportunity
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Kings is a cool uni.

I'm here studying Physics with Computer Science.
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Seem like a really nice place, though avoid the halls in Camberwell like the plague, they are truly horrible.
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(Original post by samd294)
Seem like a really nice place, though avoid the halls in Camberwell like the plague, they are truly horrible.
LOL, true. That's where I am - King's College Hall. That said, the social life at KCH is wonderful, if not the best out of all the halls.

At Stamford Street and Dover Street you would be lucky to meet and make friends with anyone who's not in your flat or adjacent to your flat. At KCH, with the bar and parties etc even though there's 500 of us everyone pretty much knows everyone else.
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(Original post by dazmanultra)
LOL, true. That's where I am - King's College Hall. That said, the social life at KCH is wonderful, if not the best out of all the halls.

At Stamford Street and Dover Street you would be lucky to meet and make friends with anyone who's not in your flat or adjacent to your flat. At KCH, with the bar and parties etc even though there's 500 of us everyone pretty much knows everyone else.
Heh that's what makes Stamford & dover street appeal to me!!
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Heh that's what makes Stamford & dover street appeal to me!!
LOL yeah, I suppose it's nice to get work done every now and then... I think I would get lonely there though.
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I think i'm going to put KCL as my firm offer. However i don't feel particularly eager about going there, or any of the other five universities i have offers from. Is there something wrong with me?
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(Original post by AGGY)
It seems to get left out. Is this is because it is not too good??? I was under the impression that it was a very well respected university and in the UK top ten - that is why I applied - but now I am getting worried that this might not be the case. Any info would be much appreciated.
Thanx.
it is a very good university but only for a select range of subjects-medicine, law and philosophy..any others? it is unlikely to be regarded as top 10 but even so it is a good university and my friends there all seem to like it
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it is a very good university but only for a select range of subjects-medicine, law and philosophy..any others? it is unlikely to be regarded as top 10 but even so it is a good university and my friends there all seem to like it
Eh?

Maybe Philosophy, but Law and Medicine it seems average for.
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Eh?

Maybe Philosophy, but Law and Medicine it seems average for.
It's actually quite highly rated for Law
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Eh?

Maybe Philosophy, but Law and Medicine it seems average for.
It's not average for law or medicine. In fact for Law, it's one of the best.
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On what do you base this?
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(Original post by Gnostic)
http://www.uk-learning.net/t29626.html

Read and weep Bath boy
So your opinion on the "fluctuation" and its recent rankings (which aren't particularly impressive) are meant to win me over? Doubtful....
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Kings is a respectable institution, but not one of the best.
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(Original post by rah)
it is a very good university but only for a select range of subjects-medicine, law and philosophy..any others? it is unlikely to be regarded as top 10 but even so it is a good university and my friends there all seem to like it
very good for music - the course is pretty much the same as cambridge but there is more of a focus on formal analysisin terms of research.

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(Original post by rah)
it is a very good university but only for a select range of subjects-medicine, law and philosophy..any others? it is unlikely to be regarded as top 10 but even so it is a good university and my friends there all seem to like it
It is always rated very highly for Classics also.
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(Original post by Gnostic)
You wouldn't be a great stockbroker, mate, if you applied your attitude of looking at only the past two years of an economy - since the Times League Tables have existed King's has been within the top 4 for law until 2002.
I really don't care.... well... compared to you.
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Kings is 5* rated for History, also.
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