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Hey!
I’m just writing my experience with applying to KCL law LLB this year as a word of warning to others who may be looking to apply next year.
I started doing my Access to Higher Education course in law in September 2022. From the very beginning KCL was my top choice uni, so I worked super hard on my course (similar to three a-levels in one year) and in my spare time revised for my LNAT.
I was unsure whether I’d get an offer from kings as I hadn’t managed to do school the traditional way due to a difficult home life growing up, and was going back to do education at 20 with no other qualifications.
By some miracle I got a glowing referral from my teacher and a 30 on my LNAT. Less than a week after my LNAT grade came out I received an unconditional offer from Kings. I was incredibly happy when I received this ( as any one would be), but I was also a little suspicious as I didn’t receive a page with conditions that you have to met, even if it’s an unconditional offer. I was especially concerned as I had applied with contextual grades and circumstances.
So I called the next day, and was told by the lady on the phone gave me the strong impression it could be a mistake but made no further efforts to find out. This was very upsetting, so I called again, a different lady then sent a message to the admissions team about my case. A few days later I received an email that my unconditional offer was correct.
I still called occasionally about the additional paper work I needed to receive and people on the kings college phone line were consistently rude and belittling about worries, concerns and queries.
More than a month later I received a call from Kings college talking to me about my offer, encouraging me to accept it and telling me how excited they were to have me start university. I was thoroughly reassured by this.
As I thought I had an unconditional offer I allowed myself to relax a little on my course work when I got ill, and I wasn’t achieving as well as I was for a short while.
Two weeks after this call, I received a ucas tracked update informing there had been a change to my applications. It said that kings was now offering me a conditional offer, not an unconditional offer. I had had no contact from kings about this, no kings apply update. I phone the university and they confirm this is true but there’s nothing they can do and they advise me to write my concern on my kings apply ( kings apply takes roughly two weeks to get a response)

A week later a receive a kings apply update saying that I must accept the conditions of my offer within five days and that they made an administrative error. I received no apology from the university in this update, and no explanation. I try to contact them about this, about how it’s affected my mental health, about how devastating it has been, as I no longer can meet the conditions of the offer. This again is not acknowledged. I try to complain formally to the university about this but receive no reply as there seems to be no formal avenue for complaints for offer holders from Kings.
I am now in a position where I am unable to go to my choice of university and having to apply through clearing despite achieving extremely highly in my LNAT. I want to get this done as swiftly and painlessly as possible, but although I have my grades, kings will not accept or deny my offer until the 17th of August, so I am left in some what of a university limbo yet again. And yet again their only resolution is to wait for reply that will probably never come from kings apply.

I am truly disgusted with how the university has treated me, consistently belittling me, making me feel stupid for chasing answers and creating an extremely unstable and unenjoyable university application process. This is not to say Kings does not have its charms, it’s a beautiful university with amazing and lovely teachers and students; some of whom I had the pleasure to meet during my offer holder day. But if this is how the administration deals with people it is definitely something to consider when you are thinking of applying.
Original post by KylaC
Hey!
I’m just writing my experience with applying to KCL law LLB this year as a word of warning to others who may be looking to apply next year.
I started doing my Access to Higher Education course in law in September 2022. From the very beginning KCL was my top choice uni, so I worked super hard on my course (similar to three a-levels in one year) and in my spare time revised for my LNAT.
I was unsure whether I’d get an offer from kings as I hadn’t managed to do school the traditional way due to a difficult home life growing up, and was going back to do education at 20 with no other qualifications.
By some miracle I got a glowing referral from my teacher and a 30 on my LNAT. Less than a week after my LNAT grade came out I received an unconditional offer from Kings. I was incredibly happy when I received this ( as any one would be), but I was also a little suspicious as I didn’t receive a page with conditions that you have to met, even if it’s an unconditional offer. I was especially concerned as I had applied with contextual grades and circumstances.
So I called the next day, and was told by the lady on the phone gave me the strong impression it could be a mistake but made no further efforts to find out. This was very upsetting, so I called again, a different lady then sent a message to the admissions team about my case. A few days later I received an email that my unconditional offer was correct.
I still called occasionally about the additional paper work I needed to receive and people on the kings college phone line were consistently rude and belittling about worries, concerns and queries.
More than a month later I received a call from Kings college talking to me about my offer, encouraging me to accept it and telling me how excited they were to have me start university. I was thoroughly reassured by this.
As I thought I had an unconditional offer I allowed myself to relax a little on my course work when I got ill, and I wasn’t achieving as well as I was for a short while.
Two weeks after this call, I received a ucas tracked update informing there had been a change to my applications. It said that kings was now offering me a conditional offer, not an unconditional offer. I had had no contact from kings about this, no kings apply update. I phone the university and they confirm this is true but there’s nothing they can do and they advise me to write my concern on my kings apply ( kings apply takes roughly two weeks to get a response)

A week later a receive a kings apply update saying that I must accept the conditions of my offer within five days and that they made an administrative error. I received no apology from the university in this update, and no explanation. I try to contact them about this, about how it’s affected my mental health, about how devastating it has been, as I no longer can meet the conditions of the offer. This again is not acknowledged. I try to complain formally to the university about this but receive no reply as there seems to be no formal avenue for complaints for offer holders from Kings.
I am now in a position where I am unable to go to my choice of university and having to apply through clearing despite achieving extremely highly in my LNAT. I want to get this done as swiftly and painlessly as possible, but although I have my grades, kings will not accept or deny my offer until the 17th of August, so I am left in some what of a university limbo yet again. And yet again their only resolution is to wait for reply that will probably never come from kings apply.

I am truly disgusted with how the university has treated me, consistently belittling me, making me feel stupid for chasing answers and creating an extremely unstable and unenjoyable university application process. This is not to say Kings does not have its charms, it’s a beautiful university with amazing and lovely teachers and students; some of whom I had the pleasure to meet during my offer holder day. But if this is how the administration deals with people it is definitely something to consider when you are thinking of applying.


I find it funny how you made a new account just to trash KCL. I see a lot of you people on here. Its obvious that you are from a competing university trying to dissuade prospective students from attending KCL. Go get a life
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Original post by babycakes1200
I find it funny how you made a new account just to trash KCL. I see a lot of you people on here. Its obvious that you are from a competing university trying to dissuade prospective students from attending KCL. Go get a life


Hi Babycakes 1200,
I’m sorry you see my post that way. This is my experience and has affected my uni and future. I wanted share what happened to me so others are more aware. If the TSR admins require proof I have plenty.
What happened in the end?
I know what I might say may be irrelevant but Kings is an overreacted uni to attend, I know several people that are currently studding there and all pf there experience has been really back, tutors are not respectful nor do they receive any help from tutors either. People need to stop treating KCL like a God sent university when it is not.
I know what I might say may be irrelevant but Kings is an overreacted uni to attend, I know several people that are currently studying there and their experience has been really bad, tutors are not respectful nor, do they receive any help from tutors either. People need to stop treating KCL like a God sent university when it is not. I am sorry to know you are going through issues but I think it is a sign you should look elsewhere x
How long does KCL
Original post by username6282950
I find it funny how you made a new account just to trash KCL. I see a lot of you people on here. Its obvious that you are from a competing university trying to dissuade prospective students from attending KCL. Go get a life

It sems rather the compete opposite instead. Have you created a profile purely because KCL pays you to watch out for anyone bringing up any reasonable criticism against King's College?
All the criticism through media, social media, and press is absolutely correct and justified. I study there myself. Racism is normalized here by both staff and students. Driving working-class students out by making it impossible for them to stay and graduate is a revolting reality. Nothing of what that person listed is false. I know all too well how low-level and disorganized the admission team and student support teams are—they are a joke. But the truth is that they keep it that way to discourage individuals from non-white, non-upper-class backgrounds from applying. By raising fees quickly and applying increasingly stringent payment options, they easily get rid of them along the way, even if they managed to get in by some miracle. Please, consult your non-existent 'conscience' and let us know what it feels like to crawl like a brown-noser all the time instead of actually working.
On top of all the above, I can also add that at King's they had to modify the marking method because of the clear racist manner in which non-English or non-white, non-rich students were graded. It's all fake anyway because nothing has changed in that department. No matter how brilliant someone is and how good their work is, they will never receive the same grades—however undeserved—that white rich students do. You can jump up and down all you want trying to deny it, but King's continues to make history with these issues.
The university is constantly all over the place because of the dubious and ridiculous links they have with the (parasitic and ignorant criminal) 'royals'. Despite the fact that they committed mass murders and genocide well into the 1960s, and that they have paedophiles among them, [university name] celebrates its links with them. Dressing up like nazis (I refuse to use the capital letter for them), holding on to nazis memorabilia, and they openly advertise their ties with the so called 'royals'. They have student societies trying to reclaim the value of the British 'Empire,' which means literally eugenics, slavery, and genocide. But they have never formally apologised for any of that. King's has one basic racist rule by which they live: harm first and pretend to apologize later. It is not nonsense; that is exactly their policy. In fact, all the racist professors involved in scandals are still happily working there.
The latest news of the pro-colonialist/imperialist society still stands. King's College never apologized for it, they instead tried to have the meeting at UCL to avoid the issues. Have they issued an apology for supporting far-right racist extremists? No way! But the old conservative donors call them 'lefties' whenever at [university name] the higher-ups try to show some decency toward minorities. Their policy has been to intimidate anyone speaking up about this.
Please, grow a decent functioning brain and use to study instead of defending an institution that has thrived on racism and abuse. And sadly, still openly does.
(edited 22:07)
Original post by Anonymous
I know what I might say may be irrelevant but Kings is an overreacted uni to attend, I know several people that are currently studding there and all pf there experience has been really back, tutors are not respectful nor do they receive any help from tutors either. People need to stop treating KCL like a God sent university when it is not.

Ditto. I had so much respect for the university but now I just cannot wait to leave.
Original post by Jess 1803
How long does KCL

What is your question???
Original post by KylaC
Hi Babycakes 1200,
I’m sorry you see my post that way. This is my experience and has affected my uni and future. I wanted share what happened to me so others are more aware. If the TSR admins require proof I have plenty.

Why should you apologise to a complete stranger clearly paid by the university to avoid having to deal with these disgusting issues that at King's are in fact the norm?
Keep looking and keep studying, KCL is beyond racist. So careful what you wish. I have found that out the hard way myself. Discriminating against non-super white and non-super rich is norm here.
(edited 22:13)

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