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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    A case where he had to blame his under-achieving on someone and grew a distaste for the institution ... more like ..
    Haha, exactly this!

    Let me guess, you study somewhere in London? :p:
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    Really? The bursary seems rather generous and I'm certain there's the hardship fund (Well for undergrads at the v. least)

    You seem an angry case
    That's true; but I do feel that I want to stop students having the same experience that I did. And I have experience of another university (Cambridge, which I genuinely think is the best uni, academically and socially) that I can compare it to, unlike people who have only been to kings, and so don't know any different.

    Another thing; the main Kings library on chancery lane is not particularly well stocked (infact, my college library had more books (for maths, anyway) ).
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    There are actually much better bursaries out there though (or at least there were when I was applying)
    Oh. It's about £1,500 for this year, which seems quite good compared to ~£300 at some unis...but of course, you're at Oxford where they can afford to dish out £4,000! :eek2:
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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    are you there now?
    Nah QMUL, the even more overshadowed 'good' university of London. If people think Kings is overshadowed then have mercy on QMUL.
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    (Original post by Drederick Tatum)
    That's true; but I do feel that I want to stop students having the same experience that I did. And I have experience of another university (Cambridge, which I genuinely think is the best uni, academically and socially) that I can compare it to, unlike people who have only been to kings, and so don't know any different.

    Another thing; the main Kings library on chancery lane is not particularly well stocked (infact, my college library had more books (for maths, anyway) ).
    I guess you're not quite taking into account the obvious differences between an under + a post-graduate. :yes:

    Erm, okay about the library. The Maughan one seems incredible tbh, and they've quite a few, no?
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    Oh. It's about £1,500 for this year, which seems quite good compared to ~£300 at some unis...but of course, you're at Oxford where they can afford to dish out £4,000! :eek2:
    True :yes: The best bursary I saw was Manchester, which was waaaaaaay more than Oxford's IIRC
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    (Original post by Davy-Jones)
    I really like KCL. It just has this charm to it, not to mention it is ranked quite high for many courses. From what I know, it's got a great reputation. I'd be more than happy to go there, but yeah like someone has already said, it's unlucky in that it's overshadowed by neighbouring universities i.e. Imperial, UCL, LSE.
    I don't quite see why UCL is seen as a hell of a lot better than KCL. They seem in the same league to me, just really quite different unis. And as for ICL + LSE, well, they're specialist uni's so I don't quite feel it fair to compare.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    True :yes: The best bursary I saw was Manchester, which was waaaaaaay more than Oxford's IIRC
    It's only £1,000 now :sad:
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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    what a load of horse ****!
    what you need is common sense in terms of how you live your life and how you spend your money.
    And get a part-time job as opposed to scrounging of your parents to do a masters. Do you have no pride or shame?



    People moan about lectures and staff not seeming to give a ****, and when they do, they get beaten down!
    Of course, I am talking about information that I found out about funding for undergraduate courses while I was there. Graduate courses aren't funded. I've had part time jobs from well before I went to uni to fund my degrees, and while I was doing my masters I taught first year classes in both terms and did a lot of private tuition to pay for the degree and my living costs.

    What do you mean lecturers "get beaten down" for not caring?
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    I guess you're not quite taking into account the obvious differences between an under + a post-graduate. :yes:

    Erm, okay about the library. The Maughan one seems incredible tbh, and they've quite a few, no?
    Yes, I think 3 or 4?!? I can't remember how many now ... but then i had too much to drihk
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    I guess you're not quite taking into account the obvious differences between an under + a post-graduate. :yes:

    Erm, okay about the library. The Maughan one seems incredible tbh, and they've quite a few, no?
    The Maughan library is the one that I meant. Maybe it's better for other subjects - I know for a fact that it's good as a law reference.

    To be fair, the building is very nice, and it was one of the best places to work in.
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    Interesting, especially as I was considering the idea of doing a masters at KCL (mainly because of LSE's extortionate charges). Not that I really need to worry about this atm, considering I still have three years of undergraduate to go!
    Wow, someone else from Torquay? That's a first! (..Sorry for being irrelevant :rolleyes: )
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    (Original post by Yasmeenax)
    Wow, someone else from Torquay? That's a first! (..Sorry for being irrelevant :rolleyes: )
    Yay Torquay! Town of boredom and old people and all the cultural activity of Hiroshima circa 1946. Being serious I did grow up here, so I do have some love for it, nice to see someone else from TQ on here.
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    Yay Torquay! Town of boredom and old people and all the cultural activity of Hiroshima circa 1946. Being serious I did grow up here, so I do have some love for it, nice to see someone else from TQ on here.
    ROFL, thaat's right :yes: For all its joys, it would be nice to escape...
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    (Original post by ajp100688)
    all the cultural activity of Hiroshima circa 1946.

    Bahaha, brilliant.
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    (Original post by Drederick Tatum)
    I did my undergraduate degree at cambridge and then a masters at KCL. And I was convinced KCL was one of the worst "top 20" universities in the country by the end of the year.

    I refer to studying maths in the following:

    1. The teaching was poor - very little intensive tuition.
    2. The standard was very low - infact, my first year undergraduate exams were harder than my masters exams in terms of the depth of the questions.
    3. The facilities were terrible - building work going on all the time in the strand campus to the point that you couldn't even hear the lecturer.
    4. No community of students - particularly among graduates students. Hardly any ents, meals etc. arranged.
    5. I hate london.
    No offence, but that sounds like a lot of Oxbridge post-grads' reactions to universities which aren't Oxbridge. We've had two from the ASNaC department in Cambridge at my department this year and one has absolutely hated it and can't wait to get back to Cambridge.

    I know a lot of other Oxbridge post-grads in London who have similar views.

    As for the building work, that's a really crap complaint. What, you expect them to just let their buildings crumble and decay or just let all their faculties remain stuck in the 80s or whatever and not modernise the place? Don't get me wrong, it's a pain to deal with, but it's highly stupid to make it a serious reason for disliking an entire university.

    In regards to the OP, KCL wishes it were UCL but it's still a damn good uni, even if it is the Strand Polytechnic scumbag. UCL is seen as better because it's got more money, it's older, like ICL it can award UCL degrees, not UoL degrees, better funding, better history, better resources, etc., plus, it has my department. :proud: Generally, UCL is higher in every league table, but that doesn't stop KCL being an amazing university in its own right.
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    My impression has always been that of a highly reputable, academically respected university that is one of the best in the country.
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    No offence, but that sounds like a lot of Oxbridge post-grads' reactions to universities which aren't Oxbridge. We've had two from the ASNaC department in Cambridge at my department this year and one has absolutely hated it and can't wait to get back to Cambridge.

    I know a lot of other Oxbridge post-grads in London who have similar views.

    As for the building work, that's a really crap complaint. What, you expect them to just let their buildings crumble and decay or just let all their faculties remain stuck in the 80s or whatever and not modernise the place? Don't get me wrong, it's a pain to deal with, but it's highly stupid to make it a serious reason for disliking an entire university.

    In regards to the OP, KCL wishes it were UCL but it's still a damn good uni, even if it is the Strand Polytechnic scumbag. UCL is seen as better because it's got more money, it's older, like ICL it can award UCL degrees, not UoL degrees, better funding, better history, better resources, etc., plus, it has my department. Generally, UCL is higher in every league table, but that doesn't stop KCL being an amazing university in its own right.
    KCL stopped awarding UoL degrees last year. I was in the last year to get a University of London degree from KCL.
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    it's pretty renowned in Asia at least, though because I wasn't interested in it I'm only vaguely aware that it's good for the Arts.

    I saw KCL and I thought ... Kirchoff's Current Law? xD
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    (Original post by Afro Sauce)
    What do YOU think of KCL?
    I prefer KFC.
 
 
 
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