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    Dear 2018 undergrads,

    Do not attend this institution, you will regret it for the rest of the time you are there.

    - It is so poorly mismanaged that the students begin to suffer. I know during my year I submitted assessments where I got NO response for over a month. There was no proper guidance/teaching.
    - Some of the halls have a too diverse mix of students. E.g in my flat, some were there for 3 yr, some for one, some for only a term, meaning it's difficult socially to make friends.
    - the lecturers do the bare minimum with you and expect you to do the rest. They have a lazy, "couldn't care less" kind of atitude.
    - The staff refuse to listen to any constructive criticism, you are told that students' opinion is invalid (I am a rep for my course so i know this personally).
    - Threaten their students into conformity and provide little/no assistance in times of crisis. (I suffer with anxiety and received no help from KCL)
    - living in London is too expensive for it to be worth it on top of the reasons outlined above. For your own sake, choose another London uni or go to another RG if you are considering this cessepit of a place.
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    (Original post by evabrook)
    - It is so poorly mismanaged that the students begin to suffer. I know during my year I submitted assessments where I got NO response for over a month. There was no proper guidance/teaching.
    What's their marking policy? Do they say it will be less than a month? How big is your course year group?

    (Original post by evabrook)
    - Some of the halls have a too diverse mix of students. E.g in my flat, some were there for 3 yr, some for one, some for only a term, meaning it's difficult socially to make friends.
    Most of the friends you make in halls are friends of convenience and you'll never speak to them after first year. Societies and your course are better for making friends.

    (Original post by evabrook)
    - the lecturers do the bare minimum with you and expect you to do the rest. They have a lazy, "couldn't care less" kind of atitude.
    This happens are universities across the country, especially the research powerhouses. Learn the art of independent learning.

    (Original post by evabrook)
    - The staff refuse to listen to any constructive criticism, you are told that students' opinion is invalid (I am a rep for my course so i know this personally).
    What did the say exactly? Do you have it in writing?

    (Original post by evabrook)
    - Threaten their students into conformity and provide little/no assistance in times of crisis. (I suffer with anxiety and received no help from KCL)

    Fair enough. I've heard numerous times that the pastoral care at King's is terrible. But once again, this happens across the country, especially at bigger universities.

    (Original post by evabrook)
    - living in London is too expensive for it to be worth it on top of the reasons outlined above. For your own sake, choose another London uni or go to another RG if you are considering this cessepit of a place.
    How do you know that these problems don't happen at other London universities? As a UCL graduate, I can tell you that those problems exist there too.
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    (Original post by Volibear)
    What's their marking policy? Do they say it will be less than a month? How big is your course year group?



    Most of the friends you make in halls are friends of convenience and you'll never speak to them after first year. Societies and your course are better for making friends.



    This happens are universities across the country, especially the research powerhouses. Learn the art of independent learning.



    What did the say exactly? Do you have it in writing?




    Fair enough. I've heard numerous times that the pastoral care at King's is terrible. But once again, this happens across the country, especially at bigger universities.



    How do you know that these problems don't happen at other London universities? As a UCL graduate, I can tell you that those problems exist there too.
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    Dissecting it like the surgeon you’ll be one day
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    ecolier my future has been predicted!
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    But the real question is which university is he talking about?
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    (Original post by Zaspo)
    But the real question is which university is he talking about?
    Take a look at the forum it's posted in
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    But the real question is which university is he talking about?
    Kings College London

    Yikes, harsh. But I like all the honesty here
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    Sounds like someone's a bit salty about paying £9250/year for some potassium chloride
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    Their policy is 2/3 weeks usually, however in this instance, we had the UCU strikes but then one or two of my seminar leaders took more time off work so I was not taught properly for the majority of the second part of my module.

    I acknowledge that this is an issue with London universities and UCL included. I was considering going to UCL or simply leaving London altogether.

    I don't think being taught so little is good value for money when we pay £9,250 to be there per annum? Not to mention the accommodation costs and maintenance loan debt at the end of it. We don't pay money to teach ourselves, we pay to be guided properly hence the term "TUITION fees".

    I do a joint hons and my coursemates on one half are all from the same country, and on the other pretty antisocial, so it's hard.
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    Volibear

    Their policy is 2/3 weeks usually, however in this instance, we had the UCU strikes but then one or two of my seminar leaders took more time off work so I was not taught properly for the majority of the second part of my module.

    I acknowledge that this is an issue with London universities and UCL included. I was considering going to UCL or simply leaving London altogether.

    I don't think being taught so little is good value for money when we pay £9,250 to be there per annum? Not to mention the accommodation costs and maintenance loan debt at the end of it. We don't pay money to teach ourselves, we pay to be guided properly hence the term "TUITION fees".

    I do a joint hons and my coursemates on one half are all from the same country, and on the other pretty antisocial, so it's hard.
    Russell groups are notoriously research led amd the higher up ones expect you to do independent study.......

    Nottingham is no different but we get alot of support amd have alot more staff dedicated to us.

    Its also a different vibe because it isnt London.

    But nonetheless its up to you to do the work.

    You can't blame the uni for diversity...thats just the name of the game in a pay for play university system, they take those with the grades and those who will pay

    Toughen up, your heading into second year.
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    (Original post by evabrook)
    Their policy is 2/3 weeks usually, however in this instance, we had the UCU strikes but then one or two of my seminar leaders took more time off work so I was not taught properly for the majority of the second part of my module.
    The general policy may be 2/3 weeks but that doesn't mean they'll stick with it. Especially if the course is big or it's a busy time of the year. Remember that your work is probably first and second marked and there's a lot of work that needs to be marked. I'm not saying it's a good thing, but you have to be realistic. My department's policy at UCL was a month, but most of our feedback came after a month (especially for bigger modules). People complain every single year but it doesn't really change.

    (Original post by evabrook)
    I acknowledge that this is an issue with London universities and UCL included. I was considering going to UCL or simply leaving London altogether.
    It's a problem with non-London universities too.

    (Original post by evabrook)
    I don't think being taught so little is good value for money when we pay £9,250 to be there per annum? Not to mention the accommodation costs and maintenance loan debt at the end of it. We don't pay money to teach ourselves, we pay to be guided properly hence the term "TUITION fees".
    Well yes. I agree it's a rip off. But you're not at school anymore. If you're struggling nobody is going to help and they probably won't notice either. If nobody is offering to help you then you have to help yourself. Most of my lecturers just read off their slides and I learnt more doing extra reading for myself. Also, I don't know what you're studying but the further you get in your degree, the more responsibility you need to take with your own learning to get the top grades.

    (Original post by evabrook)
    I do a joint hons and my coursemates on one half are all from the same country, and on the other pretty antisocial, so it's hard.
    I understand that's rough but there's always socieities. Anyway, King's is one of the most international universities. That doesn't mean that international students won't be your friend if you try.


    I understand your grief, I truly do. But you need to realise that this isn't restricted to King's.
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    ecolier my future has been predicted!
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    Really, I was considering leaving my uni to start again at Kings. Is it really that shiite?
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    Really, I was considering leaving my uni to start again at Kings. Is it really that shiite?
    Yes if you’re in a RG elsewhere, stay put!
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    (Original post by evabrook)
    Dear 2018 undergrads,

    Do not attend this institution, you will regret it for the rest of the time you are there.

    - It is so poorly mismanaged that the students begin to suffer. I know during my year I submitted assessments where I got NO response for over a month. There was no proper guidance/teaching.
    - Some of the halls have a too diverse mix of students. E.g in my flat, some were there for 3 yr, some for one, some for only a term, meaning it's difficult socially to make friends.
    - the lecturers do the bare minimum with you and expect you to do the rest. They have a lazy, "couldn't care less" kind of atitude.
    - The staff refuse to listen to any constructive criticism, you are told that students' opinion is invalid (I am a rep for my course so i know this personally).
    - Threaten their students into conformity and provide little/no assistance in times of crisis. (I suffer with anxiety and received no help from KCL)
    - living in London is too expensive for it to be worth it on top of the reasons outlined above. For your own sake, choose another London uni or go to another RG if you are considering this cessepit of a place.
    - Yep the lecturers don’t reply to emails quickly if at all and the administration just tends to ignore you.

    - you’re lucky you werernt kicked out of your accommodation for summer school students!

    - agreed lecturers seem to care less compared with other RG universities that I’ve heard about.

    - yeah course reps are treated as a joke

    -one was was forced to buy voice dictation software to write his essay. Have you ever used Siri to search for anything!?

    - yep London is pricey why pay £20 club entry and £5 pints when you could get in for free and spend £2.5 a pint!
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    (Original post by AKingsScholar)
    - Yep the lecturers don’t reply to emails quickly if at all and the administration just tends to ignore you.

    - you’re lucky you werernt kicked out of your accommodation for summer school students!

    - agreed lecturers seem to care less compared with other RG universities that I’ve heard about.

    - yeah course reps are treated as a joke

    -one was was forced to buy voice dictation software to write his essay. Have you ever used Siri to search for anything!?

    - yep London is pricey why pay £20 club entry and £5 pints when you could get in for free and spend £2.5 a pint!
    Why did somebody need to use voice dictation?
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    Why did somebody need to use voice dictation?
    He burnt himself severely like third degrees as sin hospital but then the uni said he could either hand in on their 3 weeks deadline extension, or redo the degree year.

    Just not emphatic in the slightest. Even with medical Drs evidence and all!
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    (Original post by evabrook)
    Dear 2018 undergrads,

    Do not attend this institution, you will regret it for the rest of the time you are there.

    - It is so poorly mismanaged that the students begin to suffer. I know during my year I submitted assessments where I got NO response for over a month. There was no proper guidance/teaching.
    - Some of the halls have a too diverse mix of students. E.g in my flat, some were there for 3 yr, some for one, some for only a term, meaning it's difficult socially to make friends.
    - the lecturers do the bare minimum with you and expect you to do the rest. They have a lazy, "couldn't care less" kind of atitude.
    - The staff refuse to listen to any constructive criticism, you are told that students' opinion is invalid (I am a rep for my course so i know this personally).
    - Threaten their students into conformity and provide little/no assistance in times of crisis. (I suffer with anxiety and received no help from KCL)
    - living in London is too expensive for it to be worth it on top of the reasons outlined above. For your own sake, choose another London uni or go to another RG if you are considering this cessepit of a place.
    what course are you taking? and, are you planning to move elsewhere (university) ? Curious.
 
 
 
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