Member reviews of King's College London, University of London

  • Radup's avatar by Radup on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    A friendly place with high academic expectations
    University:
    Prices a little high, and lectures too far one from another in the same day, regarding time. overall, great experience
    Course:
    Because logistically, the programe is well constructed, and the information is well delievered. A better communication with students would be a plus.
    Location:
    Because is central, and close to all objectives that can provide a help for documentation.
    Accommodation:
    The quality is excellent, unfortunatelly, the price is quite high for the location, which is not close to the University
    Settling in:
    The professors, tutors and the staff from the accomodation were really helpful, and provide all the information needed.
  • ivan.ivanov's avatar by ivan.ivanov on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    In general KCL is a very good university to choose, it is top 10 in the UK and one of the best in the world. It is very well recognised across the UK and all over the world.
    University:
    The university life is very good, everyone is very friendly, this includes staff and students. We have one of the biggest student libraries in the UK and have lots of other good libraries with lots of resources.
    Course:
    I find my course one of the best in the UK. The department of Informatics in KCL is very strong and we have one of the most experienced people in this sector as our professors. The timetable is very well made, with not a lot of gaps and well distributed.
    Location:
    The location of KCL is very good, it is in central London and is very well connected to the public transport in London. It depends in what campus you are but usually there is a underground station so you can easily go to university.
    Accommodation:
    I live in a private accommodation but as far as I know and have seen on the internet the uni accommodations are very good. Most of them are brand new or renovated one or two years ago.
    Settling in:
    The welcome week and all the events really helped me to settle in to the university. Everything was very well explained in terms of teaching, examinations, and other academic related information.
  • Amro98's avatar by Amro98 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Very well organized. Amazing tutors. Very nice student portal. Very well structured courses. Friendly staff
    University:
    A change in campuses is nice. The different environments of different campuses is a nice way of changing moods. Some things such as the museum adds to this nice feeling of a scientific place.
    Course:
    A very well organized course and clever way of both saving teaching clusters and tutors as well as bringing people from all over the university together to make friends and interact within different departments.
    Location:
    Easy to access from many different locations in London. In central which makes it in a modest and modern place. It is an open space as opposed to a big closed gate building.
    Accommodation:
    I have not lived in any student accommodations however, of what I hear, it is very accessible to the campus and is very friendly.
    Settling in:
    The tutors make you feel at ease. You are free as a student not too many regulations as in school. Their are introductions and inductions that answer all questions.
  • masonjpn123's avatar by masonjpn123 on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Great university for balancing both work and play
    University:
    Plenty of societies, amazing looking campuses giving a real community feel
    Course:
    Great lecturers, great content and variety of learning opportunities. Contact hours are very high in first year. Support network is great
    Location:
    Very easy
    Accommodation:
    Perfect location but very expensive considering the size and facilities of the rooms
    Settling in:
    Very easy
  • nanika's avatar by nanika on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    It’s a good uni overall. But mayb more suitable for social science students.
    University:
    There’s lots of clubs/societies so basically you can find anything you interested in there. The Morghan library is cool, old London style, many books there.
    Course:
    I was expecting to see some advanced maths stuff but actually there’s only computer science courses. The teaching is fine, but some are really making me sleepy. There’s always some problems with the timetable, like clashes between tutorials and seminars.
    Location:
    Central London, got nothing to say. Just too expensive if you want to live somewhere near the uni.
    Accommodation:
    The residence I’m living is in Stratford so it’s kinda far from the campus. But it’s really convenient to live here, got 2 shopping centres there. The price is high but acceptable comparing with other accommodations.
    Settling in:
    Like 1 or 2 weeks?
  • AlicePadfield17's avatar by AlicePadfield17 on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    A fabulous university to attend in the capital city.
    University:
    There is a wonderful array of societies and things to get involved in, the libraries provide a wonderful service on all campuses and we have the unique opportunity of being able to go to Maughan Library.
    Course:
    I have felt so well supported and looked after in my first couple of weeks at university. Every piece of information I could possibly wanted has been explained to me in a wide variety of ways including lectures, emails and in app explanations.
    Location:
    London, is a wonderful city to have the opportunity to study in. It is filled with constant things to do and an amazing culture and vibe. It is a fantastic place to be.
    Accommodation:
    .
    Settling in:
    I already feel so settled and apart of the university and I have only been there two weeks.
  • Hsin-Fang's avatar by Hsin-Fang on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Great courses, great welcome week and nice staff. You will definitely enjoy the life in king's!
    University:
    Overall it's great.
    Course:
    The course so far is really nice and interactive. Definitely we do a lot of studying, but since I love what I major in, I enjoy the reading.
    Location:
    It's in the centre London, which is very convenient. But there are some buildings that are a bit far from the subway, so sometimes I need to walk for minutes. But just see it as exercise and everything is alright.
    Accommodation:
    The living area is really nice and spacious to me. It is convenient since there are gym, tesco and other stores that can serve our daily life near to this place.
    Settling in:
    So far so good. It did take some time at the beginning to adapt to the new environment and get all necessities ready, but after that, everything is going well.
  • ed_stacey's avatar by ed_stacey on 14th May 2018
    Overall:
    I wouldn't want to be anywhere else or studying anything else.
    University:
    King's offers loads of societies and most courses have ample socials and stuff to get involved in. There are plenty of services, as it is London you have everything you could need, libraries especially because you can get passes for all UoL libraries (so can work with you UCL or SOAS friends at their places for example).
    Course:
    The timetable is quite relaxed in first year and although they expect you to do a lot of reading it is quite easy to get by without doing all of it. The modules are all very interesting and taught well (some better than others) and there is A LOT of choice for second year. I have been lucky with my seminar leaders this year (two of them are the lecturers which is very rare) but I have heard mixed opinions from others as their standard in teaching varies quite a bit. Feedback is generally quite helpful and lecturers/seminar leaders are responsive if you need clarification.
    Location:
    Most of my classes are at the Strand with the rest at Waterloo, both are very central and accessible. London generally is a great place to live in first year and uni generally. All things considered it is decent value considering you're living in central London, probably something you will struggle to be able to afford in the future.
    Accommodation:
    I live in intercollegiate halls so it is not ran by Kings but by the UoL. The location is perfect (Bloomsbury) but it is quite expensive at £205 pw. I'm catered but the food is pretty poor. I live in International Hall and we have nowhere to cook (you only get a pantry with a fridge, microwave and kettle) which is annoying. Also as the name suggests there are a lot of international students which might not be what you want.
    Settling in:
    I knew quite a lot of people in London so this wasn't too difficult.
  • Jalouise's avatar by Jalouise on 25th November 2017
    Overall:
    If you want the best of both worlds: great social life and great teaching this is the university for you but keep in mind the social life not be sustainable beyond freshers week as you will come to sadly realise London is just far too expensive!
    University:
    There is always something to do in terms of events going on and there are fantastic support links.
    Course:
    There are really good vibes here, everyone is so friendly and King's take your mental health and well being as a top priority.
    Location:
    It's in London which is great in terms of night life and meeting people from various backgrounds. Despite this being a major pro, it's just really really really expensive!
    Accommodation:
    I'm at Moonraker Point, it's great but really expensive
    Settling in:
    It took awhile to wrap my head around the idea that you have to be the one to look and get information and the information in no way will be just handed to you and that you decide what your university experience is like through your participation in various societies, your commitment to your studies and so on.
  • Bobjim12's avatar by Bobjim12 on 27th May 2017
    Overall:
    It's been quite disappointing in some aspects but there have been a handful of highlights which have made the first year somewhat enjoyable.
    University:
    Lots of sports teams to join, libraries are sufficient for student needs. In London so shopping is great.
    Course:
    The course content is okay, it's not liberating as many would expect. There are a couple of decent lecturers but most are lazy and either take ages to respond to questions or don't bother at all. Timetable is not too bad, fair amount of free time during the week, most lectures in fist year start a 3pm. Feedback can be very slow although model solutions are released quickly which means you can compare your solution.
    Location:
    London is great, the Strand and Waterloo campuses on either side of the Thames.
    Accommodation:
    Expensive. Great location, but you will be paying a fortune for it.
    Settling in:
    Can feel very isolating and difficult to make friends when course mates are spread across London.
  • Meghan De La Rue's avatar by Meghan De La Rue on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    I think its an amazing university if you are looking for city life, its so central and its so easy to get everywhere you may wish to go, especially with both tube lines near my accommodation running all night on Fridays and Saturdays. It is not the best university if you are looking for a very student centred community, with everyone living very close and a huge night life. Night life is amazing because there are so many incredible events around the city, but it is not a university centred around going out, as it can get very expensive. The teaching, and the teaching style is incredible and very diverse.
    University:
    The campus in the day time is very good; there are affordable cafes to visit and lovely outside areas. At night time the services such as the 24 hour library are very good, and there is a gym open late not too far away which is a university gym, but the nightlife provided by the student union is not amazing. It is quite small and doesn't ever have any well known acts to play in the student union bar, as many other universities have. I feel safe on campus as there is always security.
    Course:
    Overall the course is interesting, and the contact hours aren't too heavy which I was expecting, however it is slightly disorganised due to this being the first year of this course structure. Some of the modules feel slightly irrelevant. The teaching quality is excellent, so many of the lecturers are extremely engaging, and having things such as dissections and practicals really reinforces learning.
    Location:
    I think London is the most amazing city, and my university is so central it's incredible. I love living in London as I feel like it presents so many more opportunities that other places would.
    Accommodation:
    My accommodation is amazing, the location is just off of campus and I have it for a decent price due to a reduction in price due to inconvenience. Unfortunately the halls I am staying in are post graduate halls, because of a mix up before starting which meant that the halls I was meant to be staying in were over subscribed. Being in post graduate halls made settling in quite difficult and upsetting.
    Settling in:
    I found it quite difficult to make friends at the beginning due to being in post graduate halls which meant I wasn't around a lot of people my own age and with the same outlook on starting university. Also the university being so large, and the course being so large, meant that it was difficult to find like minded people.
  • jfgratitude's avatar by jfgratitude on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Incredible experience. I would lead back to my answer in the first question for this question also.
    University:
    Once again because it is located in London which is my favorite city in the world.
    Course:
    I loved the individuality and diversity of this course. It in corporated so many areas on a macro and micro level. I was able to accomplish research in an area I am extremely passionate about and achieve my dreams and goals thanks to this program. It is absolutely something I will never forget and will always cherish! The program accepts students with degrees from various scientific backgrounds and from all over the world which is extremely beneficial. I met friends that I will have forever. Would highly recommend it to those interested in pursuing careers related to Neuroimaging.
    Location:
    It is in London which is a priceless location! Absolutely beautiful and incredible anywhere you go in London or anywhere in England.. but maybe I am biased since I am a dual citizen of the U.K. And USA. :)
    Accommodation:
    It was good but of course exspensive for how small it was but that is just how London is.
    Settling in:
    I made friends very easily and all of the staff and faculty at King's are great!
  • Shecky Shabaz's avatar by Shecky Shabaz on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Overall I recommend King's. It's a high ranking uni that doesn't feel like it misses out on any of the social aspects. The way the subjects are taught also feels high quality.
    University:
    Uni life is fun and more enjoyable than A-levels for the most part. However, it's ultimately what you make of it. If you're not signing up to society events or enjoying the nightlife then it can become boring very quickly if your course isn't particularly interesting.
    Course:
    Overall there is a high quality of study with enough assignments and revision materials to keep students working in between exams. Lecture capture allows students to re-watch lectures they might've missed and lecturers are usually available during their office hours to provide extra assistance as well. However due to the popularity of the course, lectures might become slightly noisy. Also, the size means that you might be stuck studying in the same (unfavourable) lecture theatre for certain modules as no other theatres can fit all the students.
    Location:
    Central London is a nice area to be in everyday..... but the food prices.......
    Accommodation:
    I live at home and haven't heard anything about it.
    Settling in:
    The university welcomes you and makes it easy to adjust. It didn't take long to get used to it.
  • Hanaelrefai's avatar by Hanaelrefai on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    I am really enjoying this university as well as the way the course is being taught and the content that I am learning.
    University:
    There isn't a very strong "uni life". The services offered on campus are rather limited as it is not a very big campus
    Course:
    The professors are very good at getting the topics across. They always answer emails promptly. We are assessed in different ways including exams and group work.
    Location:
    The campus' location is very central. There are very close transportation links all around the university making commuting around London very easy.
    Accommodation:
    The campus is rather small and always very busy. Classes are spread across numerous campuses from Strand to Waterloo
    Settling in:
    It was very easy to settle in to the university as the personal tutors were always there to guide and support us with any issues concerning the university.
  • MackenzieNation's avatar by MackenzieNation on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    I feel like if you're confident in yourself and willing to throw yourself into London and kings life you'll thrive but if you're slightly more timid and shy it's a struggle to settle in
    University:
    Library good but not very big on campus so can be difficult to find a place. Sports facilities good if you can afford to join them but can be quite out of the way. Felt it hard to join societies as all at guys campus and I don't live near
    Course:
    My timetable is quite easy to follow and 9ams can make it structured. Module content is comprehensive and in depth. Use of tutorials and seminars gives good contact hours. Quality of lectures varies on the lecturer giving it. Some very good and some not. Some do very good slides to revise from and some barely at all
    Location:
    Being in London is incredible
    Accommodation:
    Definitely not the most affordable but being in central London is a bonus
    Settling in:
    Due to it not being a famous university there's less of a sense of community so it can be isolating
  • Jaddee_xx's avatar by Jaddee_xx on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    My experience has been amazing! I'm proud to wear my kings university hoodie!!
    University:
    Although I commute, I love the social facilities we have at kings including the canteens and student bar
    Course:
    The course is very broad, we range from 400 AD up to 1945 in the first year and whilst this is very interesting it can be quite intense!
    Location:
    I'm in the heart of central London so it's always buzzing!
    Accommodation:
    I live at home!
    Settling in:
    It took me a while to adjust but I wouldn't change that for the world! Uni is also about growing as a person which I certainly have!
  • Saraa144's avatar by Saraa144 on 9th May 2016
    Overall:
    London is a great place to live.
    University:
    24 hour library in exam season. London is easy for shopping.
    Course:
    Lots of choice for modules. Timetabling in first year is a bit weird (due to common year one) but is more regular in following years.
    Location:
    Guy's campus is really pretty and in a really good location. (Waterloo and Strand are less attractive but also in great locations)
    Accommodation:
    Expensive.
    Settling in:
    Lots of societies, lots of opportunities to meet people in your course as well as on other courses.
  • milashevich's avatar by milashevich on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    it's a great uni, would definitely recommend
    University:
    there's a wide range of activities available on the campus
    Course:
    Everything suits me
    Location:
    it's in the city centre, close to most places i'm interested in
    Accommodation:
    the location is great, it's affordable
    Settling in:
    it took me a bit of time, but the friendly atmosphere made it much easier
  • CiaranAndrew's avatar by CiaranAndrew on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    10/10. The uni is incredible. It is in the heart of London but the small little communities within the accommodation blocks helps to stop you from feeling swamped by the big city and the quality of the lectures is 1st class... We are actually lectured by the people who write our textbooks!!
    University:
    everything is brilliant here, so many opportunities
    Course:
    I think I have a really good balance between contact time and independent study
    Location:
    It's london.. It speaks for itself
    Accommodation:
    very little complaints with the quality of my accommodation, only a few things missing (like a Hoover) to peeve. It getting 5 stars
    Settling in:
    the university was brilliant at helping me with the transition. Within a week I felt like I belonged
  • beezytan's avatar by beezytan on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    4
    University:
    because it deserves it
    Course:
    Because it deserves 4 stars.
    Location:
    convenience
    Accommodation:
    because it reaches my expectations
    Settling in:
    i adapted pretty quickly.
  • Juliaamann's avatar by Juliaamann on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Lots of societies, events, very good services
    Course:
    I really enjoy it, the teachers are very good
    Location:
    Most central location in london
    Accommodation:
    Very good location, cheap but not modern at all and very simple
    Settling in:
    It didn't take me a week to settle in
  • Lornamcghee's avatar by Lornamcghee on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Expensive, but worth it
    University:
    Expensive in London
    Course:
    Would prefer to have a timetable less spread out. 3 days a week I am only at university for 1 hour
    Location:
    Central london, ideal as lots going on!
    Accommodation:
    Location is not ideal. Stabbing down road in first week. Room nice, but kitchen tired.
    Settling in:
    Everyone easy going, but getting used to fending for self is odd!
  • MdTahmid's avatar by MdTahmid on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's okay, takes a while to get settled in. A very big university, for most courses you will need to switch between campuses.
    University:
    I don't really do any extra-curricular activities.
    Course:
    The timetable could be better. Currently I have 5 days a week which I believe is too much. Secondly, the university wants you to be really independent. There is not much guidance or help. Thirdly, the lecturers are foreign, this means they have a heavy accent which can sometimes be difficult to understand.
    Location:
    Good location, dead center of London.
    Accommodation:
    I don't have accommodation.
    Settling in:
    Takes a while, 350 people in a lecture can make you feel uneasy.
  • Knightwars4's avatar by Knightwars4 on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    The best choice for a London experience and a vibrant time in the city.
    University:
    The Maughan library was off campus and thus inconvenient to travel to.
    Course:
    Satisfied all of my intellectual requirements; those being my curiosities that I was keen to study to an advanced degree.
    Location:
    Proximity to Whitehall.
    Accommodation:
    Good quality, albeit a bit far away from the Strand.
    Settling in:
    Quick and easy, no dramas.
  • Falamashinga 's avatar by Falamashinga on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It was easy to settle in really quickly, timetable was good, nice places to explore, easy to commute
    University:
    Loads of societies to join up to, beautiful scenery, loads of places to explore
    Course:
    The timetable is good most of the days. Placements are excellent.
    Location:
    Easy to get to from where I live
    Accommodation:
    NA - I live at home with my parents
    Settling in:
    It didn't take that long to settle in was able to make friends and get comfortable with the environment within the first 2 weeks
  • Pripie's avatar by Pripie on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It is a great university in a great location. There are so many things to do and opportunities available. The course is also very well structured.
    University:
    Great library, lots of societies although for some you have to travel to a different campus.
    Course:
    The course is structured very well. Most of the teachers are good and there are formative assessments to help you keep track of your progress.
    Location:
    The campus is right in central London. You can pretty much walk to all the sights.
    Accommodation:
    It was a nice accommodation but very small for the price paid.
    Settling in:
    There are lots of events and societies to help you meet new people and help you settle in.
  • pmc5445's avatar by pmc5445 on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Worth it.
    University:
    Still getting used to it
    Course:
    The admin is very poor but they ahve some exceptional lecturers
    Location:
    It's in the centre of London
    Accommodation:
    I'm in an intercollegiate catered accommodation
    Settling in:
    Wasn't used to the work load
  • Student8311's avatar by Student8311 on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Its awesome! Definitely would choose this over again.
    University:
    The student union is great! Loads of libraries, facilities, and everything is so happening! I constantly feel owerwhelmed by my uni life.
    Course:
    Its great!
    Location:
    Some of the campus are too far away. One of the campus is just central which is great and near to everything. London is very happening
    Accommodation:
    The rooms are great, catered, and very sociable. However the prices are steep and very high. The location is great though, very central and safe!
    Settling in:
    There are a lot of events to help you with settling in.
  • Walkingonacloud's avatar by Walkingonacloud on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    We are taught by the come of the leading experts in the world, depending on the field and there is a huge range of societies to become involved with. Finding accommodation is somewhat easier than in other universities in london and Overall I've really enjoyed my time here and made some really lovely friends.
    University:
    Guys campus is definitely better than the other campuses in London. however, in comparison to campus live in non-London universities, the facilities are much more limited and spread out
    Course:
    The quality of teaching and overall resources available are fantastic. However the time tabling/administrative side of organisation could be improved
    Location:
    London Bridge is really conveniently located for access to the whole city and there is affordable housing within walking distance. Plus, the Shard.
    Accommodation:
    There is a huge variability in the available student accommodation. Some are fantastic for an expected price considering the location however the increases in price I have witnessed over the few years seems quite unreasonable.
    Settling in:
    There were plenty of events to get to know groups of people to ensure you didn't have time to miss home
  • alexandra.phys's avatar by alexandra.phys on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I cannot judge it yet since I only started two weeks ago. For now my course hasn't lived up to my expectations
    University:
    It offers many new fun and interesting activities, but also requires hard work
    Course:
    Not challenging enough for certain aspects
    Location:
    It's in central London, great and lively location
    Accommodation:
    Overall it's not bad
    Settling in:
    It was easy to get used to it
  • Farhana97's avatar by Farhana97 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Good
    University:
    Lots of services available
    Course:
    Good timetable!
    Location:
    It's nice location in london
    Accommodation:
    I have heard it's nice but quite far from actual lectures
    Settling in:
    Easy to settle in
  • Masryboy94's avatar by Masryboy94 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    NA
    University:
    Na
    Course:
    Its okay
    Location:
    Central
    Accommodation:
    Na
    Settling in:
    Na
  • icantremember's avatar by icantremember on 2nd October 2015
    Overall:
    Kings College is a world class university with an amazing international reputation in particular, which really shows through the high standard of lectures and students admitted. There are a variety of clubs and societies to be joined ranging from subject societies, to sports as well as cultural or religious societies, thus there is something for everyone.
    University:
    The library is great but perhaps could do with more facilities such as a larger number of computers. The shopping access is great due to being in proximity to Oxford Street and Covent Garden, however, the welfare provision and checks on the well-being of students do not appear to be as consistent.
    Course:
    The lecturers are really engaging and they always ask us if we have any questions or if we need support. The modules are very interesting and as is the reading that we must do each week. I find the seminars are way better than the lectures as we get the opportunity to discuss and debate however, I didn't give it a 5/5 because I feel sometimes the atmosphere on campus lacks a little.
    Location:
    I love that Kings is in central London, on the Strand which is a beautiful campus.
    Accommodation:
    n/a - live at home
    Settling in:
    A total new experience meant it was hard to make friends, especially as I commute and don't live on campus therefore, I can't stay around for too long.The level of independence is a big gap and I feel like we were just expected to cross it within a week.
  • WitchoftheWaste's avatar by WitchoftheWaste on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    So far pleasant and demanding; degree level is a big step up from A-Levels in terms of independent study and motivation. Getting involved in clubs really makes the experience more exciting as there are more socials to go attend.
    University:
    The university offers lots of clubs and societies, most of which are very welcoming. Also, it has its own bar in which you feel secure and safe.
    Course:
    The lectures are detailed but not always clear on the handouts given beforehand. My tutors seem willing to help and are reachable throughout the week.
    Location:
    The campus is directly next to a station which is very convenient but is overshadowed by many large buildings so it feels hidden away.
    Accommodation:
    Some are more well furnished than others. People have complained about a lack of hot water during the first few days of their time in accommodation.
    Settling in:
    The clubs I joined really helped me settle into university life and my course is quite small so it's easier to get to know people.
  • Bbd's avatar by Bbd on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Bbd
    University:
    Bbd
    Course:
    Its boring
    Location:
    Jh
    Accommodation:
    Nothing to say
    Settling in:
    T
  • Chemkeeno's avatar by Chemkeeno on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    High, but still early stages, lots to still get used to. Lecturers and programme administrator are very accommodating and friendly. Course material so far challenging and interesting.
    University:
    .
    Course:
    Timetable great, course structure great, but not all lecturers are amazing, although the material is very interesting and challenging.
    Location:
    Centre of town great location, near everything and loads of shops around.
    Accommodation:
    I cannot answer as I don't live in student housing.
    Settling in:
    Mostly settled in fast but took time to get used to all
  • YellowArmy's avatar by YellowArmy on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Prestigious and an excellent course!
    University:
    Maughan Library is exquisite, London life is amazing.
    Course:
    Really engaging, fantastic staff commitment and enthusiasm.
    Location:
    London is the centre of everything!
    Accommodation:
    Fantastic flatmates, reasonable area.
    Settling in:
    Felt at home within an hour.
  • BaBaBaNaNa's avatar by BaBaBaNaNa on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Kings is amazing
    University:
    Student life is very dynamic!
    Course:
    My course is interesting and I love London!
    Location:
    London is the best!
    Accommodation:
    The location and accommodation is perfect!
    Settling in:
    Due to the welcoming atmosphere at the university
  • Farhana97 's avatar by Farhana97 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good but doesn't feel homely yet
    University:
    Good library system
    Course:
    I like that the contact time is not too long however I feel as though everything is compressed into one lecture which can get overwhelming. Lecturers are nice but I don't feel as close to them yet or feel I can build a rapport.
    Location:
    It's close to the station and has lovely views of London
    Accommodation:
    I live at home, however my friends living in accommodation are still far away from our building and have to then use the transport taking up to 40 mins which is the same as me commuting to and from home.
    Settling in:
    I am only at uni 3 days a week and only for few hours a day so it doesn't feel like home at all yet.
  • StoneColdx's avatar by StoneColdx on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    First year of university really helps you adapt to the more independent style of learning. Lots of societies to join that help you acquaint with new people easily.
    University:
    Too much unnecessary paperwork
    Course:
    Lectures styles need to be more consistent.
    Location:
    Close to transport and shops
    Accommodation:
    Not applicable
    Settling in:
    Made friends quickly
  • Freddy's avatar by Freddy on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    Great location, shopping, restaurants and nightlife
    Course:
    Fantastic library, excellent lecturers and very good location
    Location:
    Strand location is very central
    Accommodation:
    Although the location is good the rooms are tiny.
    Settling in:
    Well organised induction, friendly staff and students
  • Doughnut23's avatar by Doughnut23 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Really friendly.
    University:
    Good facilities and options
    Course:
    Too soon to tell
    Location:
    Central London. Amazing view. Everything near by. If anything, too busy
    Accommodation:
    Small and expensive
    Settling in:
    Friendly place but boring work
  • Zulaykha's avatar by Zulaykha on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's amazing! A lot of studying to be done because of the qualification though.
    University:
    Everything I could possibly require in my home is available on my campus even though it is not the biggest king's college campus
    Course:
    We are given the course content prior to the class and we are required to study it before coming into the class. This is good because I'm not completely lost during the lecture and I can then address whatever concerns I have regarding the topic during the class. We also have self directed learning on the time table which is really good for catching up.
    Location:
    My university is in the middle of London. The centre of UK and everything I need is easily accessible.
    Accommodation:
    I don't stay in university accommodation so the star given is actually for my private hall
    Settling in:
    There have been several orientation and information sessions which have been really enlightening
  • Teuta.h's avatar by Teuta.h on 21st September 2015
    Overall:
    So far it has been very welcoming and good
    University:
    Because the student union is one of the best in the country
    Course:
    Very well organised, course is great so far!
    Location:
    It's in the centre of London, one of my modules is called Wroting London...go figure!
    Accommodation:
    I'm commuting
    Settling in:
    Welcoming
  • Ninjasinpjs's avatar by Ninjasinpjs on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 star
    University:
    Meets all requirements
    Course:
    Meets all my needs
    Location:
    A lot to do
    Accommodation:
    New
    Settling in:
    Easy to meet new people
  • mamba123's avatar by mamba123 on 11th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's difficult to rate universities, when I have such little basis for comparison. KCL's greatest strengths are its location (both a blessing and a curse given the cost of living in London) and the high quality of the tutors / lecturers, as well as the teaching itself. On the downside, one might well have more fun at a campus university, where participation in ECAs, and sports teams etc. is arguably more accessible.
    University:
    Library was great; difficult to comment on ECAs since I rarely partook. The uni nightclub closed in my second year, but ULU was decent enough. Welfare support was great on the one occasion I sought it.
    Course:
    Huge variety of modules; great teaching; feedback slightly inconsistent in terms of quality / speed of delivery; little incentive to do ECAs.
    Location:
    It doesn't get much better than the Strand, nor London generally.
    Accommodation:
    Great locations; not affordable in the slightest.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home very quickly, rarely feeling out of my comfort zone.
  • samitheturtle's avatar by samitheturtle on 7th September 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate it 5 but because of the lack of teaching hours meant I felt like I missed out on the full uni experience. Although my friends and I did spend a lot of time socialising after our lecturers.
    University:
    A large range of societies and clubs to join in, the Maughan library is big and there's always enough space. There are two other libraries.
    Course:
    The module content, course structure and quality of teaching is amazing, always interactive, current and topical. However, there are no seminars and a lack of teaching hours. They give a tremendous amount of feedback which I like because I always know how I can improve my essays.
    Location:
    Amazing. Near the breathtaking waterloo bridge, right in the heart of central london so it was easy to commute, covent garden right nearby, museums and things to do with friends.
    Accommodation:
    I live at home.
    Settling in:
    There was not enough teaching hours. So it didn't feel like I was at university the first year.
  • Igor_Sukhorukov's avatar by Igor_Sukhorukov on 29th August 2015
    Overall:
    from 1 to 5 I would give 4.
    University:
    Libraries and personnel at libraries are really helpful and friendly. There are many sport societies, but unfortunately most of their activities are held in the third zone (quite far away). Student union is quite active and offers many interesting things. Shopping is quite poor.
    Course:
    The course seems to be quite relaxing especially during the first two year. Comparing to IB college program I was disappointed to the level of challenge at uni. Timetable is quite flexible with maximum of 12-14 hours per week. Feedback given by teachers is generally very poor and abstract, usually 'work harder'. Department doesn't provide an explanation on how to achieve high marks for essays and how marks are distributed. Almost impossible to get first-class without math-related subjects (accounting, finance, economics...)
    Location:
    The location is great, I can't say anything bad about it. 1 minute from Waterloo underground, which has connections to many routes and tube lines. Next building to university is BFI cinema, which has the biggest screen in Europe. Waterloo campus is located just next to river Thames, where you can walk down the embankment and enjoy fantastic view of the Central London.
    Accommodation:
    I live in private accommodation, not university one. The process of allocation students to accommodation takes long time and doesn't guarantee you the desired option. You can get into a very good house or you can be given the worst one, the same chances. The problem is this practice takes place in most UK universities.
    Settling in:
    I am a sociable person, so for me the process of 'settled in' was relatively quick. However, university is huge and you will never feel there better than in college, for example.
  • Priyac95's avatar by Priyac95 on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Very social but good work ethic. A good balance
    University:
    Love it
    Course:
    It is fun but a lot of work
    Location:
    Very central and good transport access
    Accommodation:
    Location and price was poor. Accommodation itself excellent however many maintenance issues
    Settling in:
    Felt at home immediately
  • shalini.c's avatar by shalini.c on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Love my uni experience, overall I'm very happy at this uni
    University:
    Not a campus uni so an adult feel of controlling your own life
    Course:
    I love the course but there needs to be improvements in the delivering if teaching. Very few modules have recorded lectures, no power points - just being spoken to for an hour and on top of that no handouts! Sometimes the reading is too much for one week
    Location:
    Central London
    Accommodation:
    Mine were built brand new so we're perfect however I'm aware that others are very dirty and cramped.
    Settling in:
    The uni has a warm feel and is supportive
  • Invalid's avatar by Invalid on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Really good uni, reputation and sullort
    University:
    Its london
    Course:
    Because it's a small course so you get a lot of attention
    Location:
    Central london is a dream
    Accommodation:
    Although it's good, it's obviously expensive because London
    Settling in:
    London is a bit hectic
  • gloriousgloria's avatar by gloriousgloria on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Reputation
    University:
    Because irs fun
    Course:
    The endless amount of oppurtunities are greatt
    Location:
    The support given is great
    Accommodation:
    Decent
    Settling in:
    I made friends
  • rxy's avatar by rxy on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    It's an amazing university that will make sure that you get a fair chance when applying for jobs.
    University:
    I'm a first year student and I love the independence.
    Course:
    They have many links to several hospitals and this would benefit me in the future when applying for jobs. They also broaden your knowledge.
    Location:
    It's London, and it's capital.
    Accommodation:
    Its clean, noise-friendly and a healthy environment.
    Settling in:
    I am an outgoing person so I always make sure that I give others a chance to share their ideas.
  • Virensareen's avatar by Virensareen on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Little expensive but living in London is, however the university itself offers alot
    Course:
    The structure and course was set out really nice and was taught strategically
    Location:
    Gorgeous and amazing scenery and services
    Accommodation:
    I commute
    Settling in:
    Everyone was very welcoming
  • Sophiedew's avatar by Sophiedew on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    4 stars
    University:
    Good facilities but expensive
    Course:
    Some modules seemed irrelevant, and the marking was unfair. Overall I enjoyed it though
    Location:
    Central London is lovely
    Accommodation:
    Far too expensive, student loan unable to cover it
    Settling in:
    Everyone was welcoming
  • I don't remember sorry 's avatar by I don't remember sorry on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's really great to feel the international experience, however, the campus is quite old and complicated to be oriented. The structure of the classrooms make no sense and the desks are very old and uncomfortable. I couldn't believe that my campus in Mexico (Tecnologico de Monterrey) is way much organized and the classrooms are way much better.
    University:
    Overall is very active in each of the fields you mentioned
    Course:
    Modules are given according to the syllabus but certain teachers don't respect the schedule of the lectures and seminars. Some teachers are very fast covering the content and it is not comprehensible
    Location:
    Center of London is great.
    Accommodation:
    I am not living at the university accommodation. Great Suffolk House is great to live in. It is very close to King's and you have all the luxuries.
    Settling in:
    I really planned months ago of what to do and buy before arriving so that I would have everything as soon as I arrive.
  • milo88888888's avatar by milo88888888 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    I'd rate my uni experience so far a very good, with the possibility to be amazing once the year proper gets going, you meet so many people from different backgrounds so it's really eye-opening.
    University:
    There's a lot on offer, the library facilities are excellent and there always seems like there's things to do!
    Course:
    The course is interesting and has lots of great concepts but it is a little challenging and I have a lot of lectures.
    Location:
    It's in the heart of London, the best city in the world!
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation is not very near to my main campus although it is cheaper than most of the other accommodations offered by the uni (still quite expensive though)
    Settling in:
    Moving to university didn't feel like a big life change to me because I already tried to be independent before I arrived
  • hamlet.coriolanus's avatar by hamlet.coriolanus on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's a great Uni and a great experience. Their processing is a bit slow, but they want to get you sorted so it's been lovely.
    University:
    King's offers a lot for it's students and there is always plenty going on.
    Course:
    The course I wonderful and the professors are very open. I would prefer a few more option modules from contemporary culture.
    Location:
    It's really in the heart of London and there are so many things to do close by.
    Accommodation:
    I wish there was more affordable housing offered close to the campus.
    Settling in:
    My uni hosted an International Students orientation for 3 days and it really helped. It was a perfect introduction to the city and the university.
  • MissColly7's avatar by MissColly7 on 6th October 2015
    Overall:
    They have been unorganised in terms of administration and also not straight forward when setting tasks. The seminar teaching could be better and I have mass give 3 hour gaps in my time table.
    University:
    There's loads of stuff to do around the university and within the uni. Lots of societies. Even for people who aren't the party type! The Facebook pages and groups are useful in finding interesting events.
    Course:
    There have been timetable issues and the teachers for seminars/tutorials don't seem to be in sync with what the lecturers are teaching.
    Location:
    It's in a nice tourist area next to London Eye and has a massive cinema and eating places nearby. Train station is super close too and there's a nice park about 10 minutes walk away.
    Accommodation:
    It looks absolutely amazing even though I don't stay in their accommodation. I have heard from friends that prices are reasonable from
    Settling in:
    There are so many international students on my course I feel a little bit alienated especially because during long breaks I can't go home because of the commute time but the overseas students can just walk five minutes and go home. They seem to have stronger friendships and easily made while I gotta work hard to make friends!
  • stephenhenihan's avatar by stephenhenihan on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's a great university and gives lots of opportunities in the future.
    University:
    It has everything I need
    Course:
    It is really good course and gives you a clear path to academia after it.
    Location:
    It's London
    Accommodation:
    I didn't stay in student housing
    Settling in:
    I settled in well from day one
  • Sam301's avatar by Sam301 on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's not amazing, and it's not bad
    University:
    Just pretty good
    Course:
    Because overall it's not that bad, nor that good
    Location:
    It's not that far, and I'm an international student either way so it doesn't really matter
    Accommodation:
    Because of the services provided compared to the price
    Settling in:
    It took some time to get used to that, but the coordinators were more than nice and helped me out
  • Polmoody's avatar by Polmoody on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I've really enjoyed my experience at KCL. I found I settled in quickly and it's a good course for me, and everyone here is very welcoming.
    University:
    The union is great but you do miss out on somethings that you would get from a campus uni like nightlife.
    Course:
    I don't get that many contact hours but that's made me get better at doing independent study. I really like the course structure and the modules; in first year the all modules are compulsory and are only exam based, but you still do a few formative essays to give you an idea of what it's like to be examined by both exam and essay so you can find your strengths for the following year.
    Location:
    You can't beat london!
    Accommodation:
    Very expensive because it's in London, but some of the accommodation is the nicest student accommodation I've ever seen.
    Settling in:
    Felt very welcomed by my course mates and flat mates. The philosophy department is quite small and we have our own society, bar and common room which makes it easy to meet people.
  • Imanaljabbar1 (I think)'s avatar by Imanaljabbar1 (I think) on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Think about the course over anything else, you can have an amazing time at uni and be broke or not have as much fun as expected but doing the right course is the main thing that will keep you going!
    University:
    It's as I expected
    Course:
    The course hours, teaching, time to study, and the course overall is extremely interesting
    Location:
    I'm in central London, I get to walk over Waterloo bridge every morning and my campus is literally on Somerset house..I love it!
    Accommodation:
    40 minute walk from campus and pretty expensive per week, however lidl is only 10 minutes away, area and people in flats are lovely
    Settling in:
    It's been good
  • Hermione18's avatar by Hermione18 on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing
    University:
    London nightlife is perf
    Course:
    Hgggg
    Location:
    It's London!! The
    Accommodation:
    Hhhhh
    Settling in:
    Hhh
  • thatdentalchick's avatar by thatdentalchick on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I'm enjoying all parts of university life thus far. King's has been living up to my expectations and I'm very pleased. It's a beautiful university, enriched with brilliant students and lecturers. It is indeed an intimidating experience. But what's university life without pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and trying new things.
    University:
    I feel like there are countless ways to build myself in all sorts of different aspects. There are too many societies in King's to count and I'm excited to try them out (I've already tried some and loved it). It's highly challenging as the teaching style in university is very different from education systems I previously endured but I love new challenges. The university staff are all ever ready to help whenever I need (friendly faces, wherever I go)
    Course:
    I haven't had much going on thus far as there has only been 2 weeks of class. I'm enjoying my course very much and I love the student environment around the university. I feel comfortable and at ease wherever I go. I'm just slightly frustrated with the lifts in the hospital leading to some of the classes I have as there are 30 floors to climb, but I don't see a fast solution to it anyway. Also, 1 or 2 lecturers do not look like they want to be doing what they are doing. However, most lecturers are very good.
    Location:
    It's the most central university in London. There's nothing to complain about besides the traffic but in comparison to where I come from, it's hardly anything. And the rain. Which is also a very petty issue.
    Accommodation:
    My university accommodation is half an hour to 40 minutes from my campus by bus (I take it as it's the cheapest option). Additionally, the bus journey can be so unpredictable due to traffic conditions. There is nonetheless, a train option which would take me 10 minutes to reach my campus however it is on the pricier side. Besides the location issue, I'm very satisfied with the quality and affordability of the accommodation.
    Settling in:
    I'm used to living by myself as I was from a boarding school. So, it was pretty quick. However, a completely new country poses new challenges undoubtedly. For example, commuting by tube/bus daily, putting the groceries into bags by myself and opening a bank account all by myself and many more.
  • Mathgurl's avatar by Mathgurl on 2nd October 2015
    Overall:
    3 stars but because u can't socialise and was unfortunate with my course year being the most unsociable of them all (literally)
    University:
    I didn't use them much but there were plenty of societies, however it's hard being in London where sports facilities are far from centre - lots if travelling especially if you live in North London (as many are in south). I feel like there are more societies this year, ones is wold have gone to if I weren't graduated
    Course:
    3rd year modules were not well-organised, not enough help picking right modules, so,e lecturers not good, relying on notes mostly, seminars were mostly poor, need to go to specific tutor for best teaching
    Location:
    Amazing location, campuses lining the Thames. Best thing about the uni, and beautiful views. Better than having an office job in city as you have more freedom and there are three campuses lining the Thames - Waterloo, strand, London bridge, (and Westminster invldung st Thomas). Many scattered libraries, many casually awesome views
    Accommodation:
    Expensive
    Settling in:
    I found it hard to talk to people. I would talk, they wouldn't talk back. However, I wasn't sure what I was interested in so couldn't join right clubs
  • Sophie<3's avatar by Sophie<3 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Best uni in London!! Great societies, interesting lectures, amazing research opportunities.
    University:
    Easy lectures so far, amazing but tiring nightife.
    Course:
    Because it gives me the knowledge I've been craving for.
    Location:
    In the middle of central London, just under the Shard!! Everything is so close.
    Accommodation:
    It's a brand new building, quite far, but with good connection.
    Settling in:
    It was easy
  • abyanm's avatar by abyanm on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's alright great people mediocr establishment
    University:
    bars are massively underwhelming
    Course:
    wits alright
    Location:
    in the heart of London Town
    Accommodation:
    accommodation team sucks
    Settling in:
    I'm a Londoner
  • -'s avatar by - on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    -
    University:
    Good library services.
    Course:
    I love the time table.
    Location:
    It is located in the centre of London.
    Accommodation:
    Brand new accomodation.
    Settling in:
    It's perfect.
  • cant remember's avatar by cant remember on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    pretty good
    University:
    lots going on
    Course:
    Its good
    Location:
    central london is cool
    Accommodation:
    its alright for the price
    Settling in:
    qwertyu
  • ZAPATA ARIAS's avatar by ZAPATA ARIAS on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    100/100
    University:
    There are many societies to join.
    Course:
    It is a good course and teaching is ok but I would change some of tge lecturers for others who are more motivated to teach students.
    Location:
    It is located in central London.
    Accommodation:
    I suppose it is good, however I am living at home so I don't know
    Settling in:
    The university is in London and very central so that's the most important factor to take into account.
  • Can't remember 's avatar by Can't remember on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Really enjoying it - hard work though
    University:
    London is amazing
    Course:
    I love my course and I get good contact hours
    Location:
    Close to tube stations and amenities
    Accommodation:
    A bit expensive but good distance so save on travel cost.
    Settling in:
    Easy to make friends good activities to do so
  • Shonjangwon's avatar by Shonjangwon on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing
    University:
    So fun
    Course:
    I like the course
    Location:
    Its in centre of london
    Accommodation:
    Big room
    Settling in:
    London is amazing
  • Naziyaf 's avatar by Naziyaf on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I have really enjoyed it so far and would recommend this to other students because the university is great and so are the tutors.
    University:
    So far I have enjoyed everything I have experienced and am willing to try out new things such as joining a few societies.
    Course:
    The university has a very friendly atmosphere and all the tutors seem really helpful so far. There is a lot of facilities for studying as well as opportunities to explore a variety of social activities.
    Location:
    It is close to my home and is in London which means there's a lot of places to exlpore. There is also an easy transport system
    Accommodation:
    I commute thus I am not fully aware of how the accommodation is but I have heard it is very good.
    Settling in:
    I feel I have settled in very well but am a little hesitant as I am new to the place.
  • I don't know what this means. 's avatar by I don't know what this means. on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Incredible. I am glad I made the decision to go here.
    University:
    There are always lots of events going on for students.
    Course:
    King's courses are unique and provide great collaboration.
    Location:
    Great location.
    Accommodation:
    My room is great as well as the staff and the accommodation in general.
    Settling in:
    Everyone is extremely helpful.
  • Can't remember 's avatar by Can't remember on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Amazing societies
    Course:
    Lectures are sometimes not interactive at all
    Location:
    London has amazing opportunities
    Accommodation:
    Expensive but nice
    Settling in:
    Was easy to settle in
  • Listy81's avatar by Listy81 on 19th September 2015
    Overall:
    The uni is fantastic, with excellent quality lecturers, and a robust social life. The only cause for irritation is regular problems with admin - delays and last minute changes
    University:
    Varied and friendly
    Course:
    Interesting, engaging, lots of opportunity. Let down by admin.
    Location:
    Perfect central London locations
    Accommodation:
    Haven't used it
    Settling in:
    Very easy to do, lots of social activities available
  • Na's avatar by Na on 18th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's okay
    University:
    Because.
    Course:
    Teaching quality is good.
    Location:
    Perfect, easily accessible from all over London and greater London.
    Accommodation:
    Not Applicable
    Settling in:
    I commute and everyone already had friendship groups from halls
  • TheRandyMushroom's avatar by TheRandyMushroom on 14th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's very independent and you have to make and effort and put a lot of time in to make it work
    University:
    Didn't enjoy my year and went into depression as I didn't feel homely
    Course:
    It's very dull and not what I expected, it's not engaging and not well organized.
    Location:
    It's in Central London, what more could I ask for?
    Accommodation:
    The halls themselves were pretty standard but the location was amazing, I lived just off of Oxford Street
    Settling in:
    I never felt at home, it wasn't for me
  • N/a's avatar by N/a on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    N/a
    University:
    N/a
    Course:
    N/a
    Location:
    N/a
    Accommodation:
    N/a
    Settling in:
    N/a
  • KrazyHusy's avatar by KrazyHusy on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    My course and teachers were fantastic. Socially it was slightly uninteresting.
    University:
    Its a little bit less exciting than other universities. The libraries are fantastic. Otherwise its qite difficult to get involved in things though they are available because their are formed networks.
    Course:
    The quality of teaching was superb, with some very fantastic tutors. The module content was quite eurocentric though, not as far reaching as if expect from university. The timetable had hardly anything on it, which means so much independent reading.
    Location:
    Strand was the liveliest place. Although not a campus university I enjyed being with only arts and humanities students. Besides as a History student it was close to every sphere I needed to access being in central london.
    Accommodation:
    The location was the most fantastic thing, as I was bang in central London and a 10 minute walk from university which was lovely. It was incredibly expensive for such a small room and a little bit antisocial.
    Settling in:
    The university experience is what you make of it, I felt settled in quite early but it wasnt a big jump from A-Levels at all really.
  • mels19's avatar by mels19 on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing
    University:
    Just
    Course:
    Fantastic all rounder
    Location:
    Perfect area of London
    Accommodation:
    OK
    Settling in:
    OK
  • geogmol's avatar by geogmol on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    it has been amazing and london is a great place for students
    University:
    loads of stuff to do and the best services
    Course:
    amazing teaching and fantastic things to learn
    Location:
    i love london!
    Accommodation:
    i liked the place but it was slightly out of the way
    Settling in:
    great activities which enabled me to meet new people
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    Kings is friendly, and will show you a great time. It's really interesting in terms of the course but also the people you'll come into contact with. Kings students are prepared to do things differently and enjoy a wide range of interest above and beyond their course. We set high standards and thus kings probably won't do well in this survey. But that's because we forget that compared to somewhere else, we're doing far better. But we don't settle for things perhaps like others do, we just won't let kings stop trying to improve and satisfy our high standards.
    University:
    Kings does have everything and talking to friends I think most students don't know what they're missing out on until they hear about what we take for granted and realise they're missing out.
    Course:
    My course is well rounded and makes sure that everyone has an opportunity to study areas they're interested in. Be that more culture or politics
    Location:
    Kings is in the centre of London with anything and everything on the doorstep. You can't ask for more
    Accommodation:
    It's nice but far to expensive. All of London is now treating students as cash cows.
    Settling in:
    I've always wanted to move back to london so settling in was almost second nature. I was also very lucky to move into a flat where we've all become very good friends - that made home seem boring compared to surrounded by 6 great friends whom even now I still see.
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing and recommend for those who don't want to be overwhelmed by loads of events in comparison to campus unis
    University:
    Met many people brought clubs and societies
    Course:
    Really suits my interest and goals for a future career
    Location:
    Capital city and so much to do both in and outside university
    Accommodation:
    A bit far from my main campus
    Settling in:
    Making amazing friends
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    great!
    University:
    just back from social!
    Course:
    like it
    Location:
    just across the road
    Accommodation:
    location is great!
    Settling in:
    people are great!
  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    Overall:
    Almost perfect
    University:
    Hundreds of activities and services provided
    Course:
    Lectures are very interesting and I feel like what I'm learning will be very useful In my future
    Location:
    Very central
    Accommodation:
    Great uni and very professional
    Settling in:
    It's been pretty easy
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very poor, I get little support from the uni whether it be financial, pastoral or clerical. King's need to sort out their admin issues and really start caring best the happiness of their students. It fells like once the fees are paid kings stop caring.
    University:
    Hard to join societies, no society funding so have to pay to join most societies, societies very cliquey, lots of focus on medical school so you feel excluded if you're not a medic. Good SU bars though.
    Course:
    Poor venues for lectures, timetable mistakes But good lectures and good practical teaching
    Location:
    Central London, fantastic campus locations
    Accommodation:
    Unaffordable, awful quality and 1 hour commute to uni
    Settling in:
    No welcome talks, left to find our own way. I still don't feel like the uni value their students.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Fine
    University:
    It's ok.
    Course:
    Quality of teaching depends on lecturers.
    Location:
    It's in city but I want to experience more on real uni campus.
    Accommodation:
    The staff there are not very nice and not helpful at all.
    Settling in:
    It's london.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    The university is good. Yes it will push you to achieve the absolute best, and some of the course material will seem very challenging, but push through it! King's is a very prestigious university, well respected by potential graduate employers and therefore graduating with a good degree will lead you to great places in life.
    University:
    I like it
    Course:
    I believe the timetable could be altered to be over fewer days each week. I am in 5 days a week so it can be difficult to fit in extra reading. Some of the modules have quite dull content but others are great. However I am still only a few weeks in so still acclimatising to the uni lifestyle.
    Location:
    In the heart of London, a lot to do around the area and lovely walks to be made down the river bank.
    Accommodation:
    I don't live in student accommodation so I am unsure.Living in London is quite expensive though.
    Settling in:
    I've quickly become used to it after recently finishing college.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great university.
    University:
    There is always so much to do and so many different people to interact with.
    Course:
    The lecturers are incredible and there is a good range of modules.
    Location:
    Central London is vibrant and interesting.
    Accommodation:
    I live at home.
    Settling in:
    It was an adjustment from school life but it was easy to adapt.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's in a good place, easy to get too, need to be a lot more independent during studying
    University:
    Good social activities
    Course:
    Not much help
    Location:
    Central to lots of shops and places but not much surrounding the actual campus
    Accommodation:
    Neutral, don't live out
    Settling in:
    Easy to socialise
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Kings is a mixture of geeks and fun people...
    University:
    It's amazing I love my uni it's like my second home
    Course:
    Love the way they have structured the course
    Location:
    It's at an amazing location but it gets crowded at times
    Accommodation:
    My friends live in student accommodation n they love it
    Settling in:
    It took 1-2 months to settle in uni but my seniors and professors are where friendly and made me feel comfortable
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Loved the university experience
    University:
    Everything perfect
    Course:
    Loved this uni, it's community and facilities were out of this world! I made friends quite quickly everyone was super nice and friendly
    Location:
    Loved the uni
    Accommodation:
    Haven't lived out
    Settling in:
    Loved the experience at uni, doing t again for a last year
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's honestly excellent - just don't expect the 'cosy' campus feel as it's more widespread.
    University:
    No SU club!
    Course:
    It's everything I want!
    Location:
    It's London!
    Accommodation:
    Location - halls very far away and very few are affordable at all.
    Settling in:
    Halls were fantastic but not much was done within university itself to encourage settling/making friends
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Academically King's is fantastic for Biomed. You're being taught by professors and Doctors who are usually experts in the field they are teaching and all are very happy to answer additional q's. You are also given lecture handouts which I know a lot of other courses do not provide. Social side theres something for everyone I think. There are a lot of societies and for me the worst thing is having to limit what you can do because there arent enough hours in the week.
    University:
    Guy's is a beatiful campus but at the end of the day you're in London so theres plenty to do always.
    Course:
    Overall good professors and good organisation (for my departments)
    Location:
    London innit
    Accommodation:
    Never used it
    Settling in:
    I enjoyed the environment and liked how many people there were. Being at Guy's meant I could only really meet other sciencey people so all the friends I made at freshers I never spoke to again. Despite that I still found it really easy to make friends and settle
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    So far my experience has been great. All of my lecturers are very experienced and are at the top of their field which is why they turned to KCL to share their knowledge. King's especially pride themselves on their Nursing Faculty due to its history!
    University:
    Lots of varied facilities located all over different campuses.
    Course:
    For my course in particular the timetable changes completely every week which isn't always the best as I struggle to get into a set pattern of work, but everyone from other courses don't have this issue so it may just be like this for Nursing. The module content is fine but the way lectures are laid out doesn't agree with how I learn, it's a very personal experience.
    Location:
    My university is based in London, lots to do and full of life!
    Accommodation:
    My accommodation was newly built (September 2014) and is very modern due to the refurbishing. It is very eco friendly, clean and spacious.
    Settling in:
    Personally, I was lucky to settle in easily because my sisters don't live too far away so I could visit them in the first week or two. Everyone is new and a bit shy so it can be hard to make friends, but after a while people start coming out of their shell and when you're on good terms with your flatmates it can make living at university feel a lot more like home.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    It is a great university
    University:
    Fantastic in this sense
    Course:
    I like the course structure
    Location:
    Centre of London
    Accommodation:
    It is fantastic and well-priced for being London
    Settling in:
    It is very welcoming
  • by Anonymous on 6th October 2015
    Overall:
    They really help you adjust on moving to a big city. the facilities are amazing and the staff are really encouraging and approachable.
    University:
    As it is a city uni you have to travel to everything. All the facilities are amazing
    Course:
    I like it alot but parts are very challenging
    Location:
    I love london and its the campuses are all over london
    Accommodation:
    my accomdation is really good quality but is quite far out (about 40 mins away and expensive for me personally
    Settling in:
    I felt at home almost instantly. i adjusted to moving to london very quickly
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    The university experience is really nice and something that each person deserves to experience.
    University:
    Poor the cafeteria on my campus and library are both very small compared to the amount of students attending that campus.
    Course:
    Because it is an interesting course.
    Location:
    It is in the centre of London.
    Accommodation:
    Had many problems.
    Settling in:
    The first year was really difficult because i was away from my home, friends and family.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Plenty of societies to join, resources are fantastic, unions do their utmost to support as well.
    Course:
    Occasionally, organisation in terms of admin isn't the best, however, the teaching style and support is great.
    Location:
    Central London offers many opportunities and literally everything is on your doorstep.
    Accommodation:
    Quality and location are good however the price is far too much.
    Settling in:
    The university offers many opportunities to settle in and everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It is very god and exciting, and the university has definitely helped me to feel at home and settle quickly.
    University:
    Lots of bars and societies, but the price can be quite steep due to the location.
    Course:
    The course is engaging and interesting, and the lecturers help deliver this. There is plenty of contact time and the content is interesting.
    Location:
    London is an exciting city with lots of things to do, and the location is very central.
    Accommodation:
    The location is about half an hour from campus, but the rooms are nice and spacious and security is very good. It is quite expensive but that is the cost of London.
    Settling in:
    I have made some friends and my room instantly felt like home.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It is a great university with many good professors
    University:
    I'm more less happy with everything
    Course:
    It is rather interesting but I was hoping we would go a bit more in depth
    Location:
    Great location, many tube stops, shops and restaurants
    Accommodation:
    Everything is quite ok, but I have also seen better.
    Settling in:
    It is easy to settle in
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars
    University:
    The facilities are impressive, library open most of the time, a museum just for Kings students, student union bar is on campus, nice coffee shops on site etc.
    Course:
    There is a good combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials and independent study time. And when going over lectures, all the slides are on the virtual campus, alongside a recording of the actual lecture.
    Location:
    It's in London, which in my opinion is the best city! Campus is so close to the shard and tube stations for transport anywhere.
    Accommodation:
    It's 10 minutes away from campus, close to tube stations and supermarkets. I have an en suite and it's a manageable amout to pay per month.
    Settling in:
    Initially getting used to the higher level of noise in a city and becoming orientated in the local area.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Academic excellence, good residence halls, good environment, well located, and you are given so many opportunities the moment you step in !
    University:
    Great gym available, amazing proffessors, central London, good enviroment and people, very responsive student union, hundreds of societies
    Course:
    THe modules are very interesting, the way practicals and seminars are organised is very efficient and we are given so many opportunities and can work with current researchers !
    Location:
    Central London, good communicated
    Accommodation:
    clean and big spaces
    Settling in:
    It was easy to feel confortable at uni, anyone would quickly help, there is a very good environment
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Everyone was really helpful and friendly which helps you to settle in.
    University:
    Uhm, its London!
    Course:
    I like everything about both the college and the course!
    Location:
    Uhm, it's London!
    Accommodation:
    I see that accommodation is in a very good price for London, but still... Pricey!
    Settling in:
    There's always a moment of feeling homesick
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    4
    University:
    Not many clubs
    Course:
    It's interesting
    Location:
    London near a lot
    Accommodation:
    Very pricey
    Settling in:
    People were nice
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I love the independence
    University:
    Thats my feeling
    Course:
    My experience so far, although i just started
    Location:
    The neighbourhood isn't amazing, but its close to the center and has good transport
    Accommodation:
    I love my room, although the neighbourhood could be a little nicer
    Settling in:
    Didn't take me long to feel at home
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    KCL is a great uni for undergrad but for postgrad I would go elsewhere. If you want to come to London there are really just 4 places: IC, LSE, UCL and KCL.
    University:
    Great parties but the Uni could take more initiatives in this regard.
    Course:
    Great curriculum and profs, need more electives.
    Location:
    London is London.
    Accommodation:
    Insufficient and expensive.
    Settling in:
    Pretty good, extracurriculars helped a lot.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Very sociable just what I like
    Course:
    It's what I love to do and I love the university too
    Location:
    It's central London can't get much better
    Accommodation:
    The accomodation is clean and really good to live in as well as being in a great location
    Settling in:
    Everyone is so welcoming
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent but has really bad organisation
    University:
    Absolutely love everything except the commute from my accommodation
    Course:
    Really interesting and varied
    Location:
    In central London, a short walk from everywhere
    Accommodation:
    Very nice, but also expensive and far away so have to spend a lot on travel
    Settling in:
    All my flatmates were really nice
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    So far it's good. The environment is nice. The quality of teaching however could be further improved.
    University:
    There's lots of events for everyone at anytime.
    Course:
    Timetable is good. Course structure and module content too. However the quality of teaching is not as descriptive as I expected. And there is only few lectures you can re-watch online.
    Location:
    King's College London is the most centrally located university in London. It gives me the chance to look at some of its most famous landmarks everyday; London eye, Big ben..
    Accommodation:
    For stratford one, he price seems high for me, considering the fact that it's not in central london. The quality seems fine.
    Settling in:
    The kind of welfare in the university is not as good as it should be. I was homesick for a while.
  • by Anonymous on 2nd October 2015
    Overall:
    n/a
    University:
    i love uni
    Course:
    The lectures/ seminars are not as informative as I thought they would be.
    Location:
    I love central london
    Accommodation:
    Champion hill - amazing accommodation but far from the King's building and expensive
    Settling in:
    Having independence is good
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    The university is amazing, from reputation through to general atmosphere and support they make anyone feel at home and they are very genuine.
    University:
    The campus offer everything from sports facilities to very good eating places as well as 24/7 access to library and computer facilities
    Course:
    The course structure is half practical placements and half university lectures so its perfect for me as I cant imagine spending 3 years simply going to lectures
    Location:
    It is in the heart of London, perfect location for people who love a city lifestyle.
    Accommodation:
    I do not live on campus so I am unaware of the accomodation
    Settling in:
    The atmosphere and support at this university is great, it is very easy to settle in especially when everybody else is on the same boat as you.
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Quite good, very interesting, meeting lots of new people.
    University:
    I have not really explored other facilities my university has on offer.
    Course:
    My timetable is good, nothing lasts longer than 2 hours and the breaks in between are quite short, so I don't have to worry about waiting around for my next lesson. The module content will full prepare me for my job in the future due to practicals.
    Location:
    Only takes 45 minutes by train from my house.
    Accommodation:
    My friends who live in accomodation like it alot.
    Settling in:
    It was quite difficult finding people to talk to, had to make friends on my own very quickly, there were no activities to allow me to form friendships with people on my course.
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Difficult to be amazingly social because of the location
    Course:
    Could be better, it is a bit disorganised and I would like more content hours. I really enjoy most of the content though
    Location:
    Central London is amazing
    Accommodation:
    Expensive, far out, do not fix problems quickly
    Settling in:
    Friendly people, big city
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent university. Almost everyone is friendly and helpful, the course and lecturers are great, and the location really saves transport costs of you live nearby.
    University:
    There are tons of things to do! I have joined three societies and met a lot of new people. There is always something new to try out.
    Course:
    Quality of teaching, timetable, and course structure is great.
    Location:
    Campus is in central London, within walking distance to housing and everything else in the city.
    Accommodation:
    Good quality, big rooms, but very expensive. Location is close to campus.
    Settling in:
    I settled in quickly and everyone has been helpful.
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Ranked 19th in the world in QS 2015 and ranked 27 in the world in times higher education rankings. Member of golden triangle.
    University:
    So many societies
    Course:
    Lecture's are fun and interesting
    Location:
    Central of London
    Accommodation:
    En-suite
    Settling in:
    Feels like home
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    It's a great place to be.
    University:
    The recourses at King's is phenomenal. They have everything you could possibly imagine.
    Course:
    The course is diverse and interesting. The first year acts as a perfect foundation for later years.
    Location:
    London is the perfect place to be. It's pricey, but the pros certainly outweigh the cons.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation I received is brand new and absolutely perfect. I couldn't get any luckier.
    Settling in:
    London is a big city, so it takes a while to adjust into a pattern and find people you connect with. But there's always something to do and new people to see. It's surprising how quickly you fall into a routine.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    GREAT
    University:
    Definitely lots of opportunities.
    Course:
    It's nicely taught but it's very basic so far.
    Location:
    It's the most central uni in London.
    Accommodation:
    It's okay price-wise.
    Settling in:
    The uni was very helpful and I could find all the info I need very easily.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Not great
    University:
    No 'campus' to speak of, very poor welfare position - tried to have counselling but was not helped.
    Course:
    It was enjoyable
    Location:
    King's is located in Central London - hard to beat.
    Accommodation:
    Very expensive, put into intercollegiate halls where hard to meet people, terrible food, little option to make your own.
    Settling in:
    Never fully settled in in 3 years.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5 out of 5 stars
    University:
    Plenty of active and engaging societies and a devoted student union.
    Course:
    It has exceeded my expectations in terms of professionalism, content and teaching.
    Location:
    The most central London University and with the best campus.
    Accommodation:
    It is a brand new accomodation 20 minutes away from my campus.
    Settling in:
    All the welcome events helped me settle in without any issues.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    This is an awesome place to study but also to socialise. Everyone is really nice. Most students are from European countries, followed by Indians and then very little Asians. But everyone make friends well.
    University:
    Good gym and library facilities. Pretty expensive though
    Course:
    Great support by the staff
    Location:
    Great location right beside the Shard.
    Accommodation:
    Very affordable, wonderful crowd, awesome night events
    Settling in:
    Everyone seems to be very nice. Many people from different culture so You can find someone with the same interest
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I like it but unfortunately I can't rate my university teaching since it is still too early.
    University:
    You have more freedom and fun but home is way more comfortable.
    Course:
    Because they tend to be a little disorganized especially for accommodations.
    Location:
    It is in central London and from there you can practically go anywhere.
    Accommodation:
    Because it is expensive but the position is really good and has good connections to central London.
    Settling in:
    Because I have just started my course and I don't feel at home yet.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Great place. Great teachers.
    University:
    Everything is available
    Course:
    I like the time table and there is enough time to study by yourself.
    Location:
    Located in London
    Accommodation:
    It is so hard to find somewhere!
    Settling in:
    I am shy by nature so it took me slightly longer
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent university in the heart of London with s brilliant student culture.
    University:
    Many society options, great student involvement and a truly inclusive and international student culture.
    Course:
    Great lecturers, interesting and informative course material and delivery.
    Location:
    London is a brilliant location with so many exciting things on your doorstep.
    Accommodation:
    Good halls, but expensive and first years are not guaranteed a place.
    Settling in:
    Good support from students, SU and guidance staff.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    One of the best universities in the world. Couldn't recommend enough.
    University:
    Couldn't be happier with King's and my course
    Course:
    Love the work we are doing at a world class university and psychology institute.
    Location:
    Central London, couldn't get any better.
    Accommodation:
    Central London is expensive but king's accommodation is affordable on a student budget.
    Settling in:
    So many freshers events going on with very friendly people
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    4 stars.
    University:
    Excellent student union with lots of events and societies. Very vibrant and exciting student body with good atmosphere on campus.
    Course:
    It's a great course with very good teachers, but it could be a little better. I love how varied the programme is, but there could be a little more flexibility.
    Location:
    Love being in the heart of London.
    Accommodation:
    It's ok - very expensive and quite far away from the university. The residences team are unprepared and very poorly organised, so I cannot give them higher than 2 stars. The allocation process this year left hundreds of students panicking for weeks purely because of administrative problems.
    Settling in:
    King's is quite a disjointed campus because everybody is spread over such a large city. This means that it takes time to get to know people.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's definitely great being out in central London, you get to see a city balanced both in antiquity and modernity, and there's always something to do, whether it's baking society or Kung fu.
    University:
    Great facilities, catering for a range of student interests.
    Course:
    The structure of the course is great, very logical and systematic, but back to back lectures can really drag on.
    Location:
    It's right in the centre of London, so you get easy access to essentially everything! There's alway something to do, which keeps the area feeling dynamic and exciting
    Accommodation:
    Don't live in student accommodation myself, but haven't heard any complaints about the accommodation apart from how pricy it is! (Considering its in central London, that's no surprise)
    Settling in:
    Still too early to tell!!
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Good
    Course:
    It's great
    Location:
    Central london
    Accommodation:
    I like it
    Settling in:
    It's good
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    10 out of 10, I'm having the time of my life.
    University:
    I have everything I need in one place.
    Course:
    Lectures are informative and seminars are very engaging.
    Location:
    Centre of London.
    Accommodation:
    Great but expensive
    Settling in:
    Everyone is very friendly and the university puts on great events.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's fun and I can see myself enjoying it
    University:
    Still settling in
    Course:
    The content is amazing but almost feel like I don't know what I'm doing and a bit unorganised.
    Location:
    Loveeeeee London
    Accommodation:
    Super expensive
    Settling in:
    Still settling in
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Perfect timetable
    Course:
    It is perfect
    Location:
    Heart of London
    Accommodation:
    Excellent
    Settling in:
    Adapted quickly
  • by Anonymous on 27th September 2015
    Overall:
    I had an amazing first year where I met loads of people in an incredible city. Can be expensive, but I had a part time job that made it bearable.
    University:
    There isn't really a cohesive student union or big societies for those who aren't sporty, but London nightlife and University of London events make up for that.
    Course:
    The first year modules aren't very interesting but there are some good lecturers and staff. We aren't assessed enough but the second year modules are much more interesting and teaching quality improves.
    Location:
    London is an amazing city and King's is in the center of it all. London transport is expensive but worth it for the city and all there is to do.
    Accommodation:
    I was in Stamford Street Apartments, amazing location but a bit pricey for those on low student loans.
    Settling in:
    I settled in very quickly, had amazing flatmates and an amazing first year.
  • by Anonymous on 14th September 2015
    Overall:
    3 stars. Because education is priority. I guess you could argue I'm being "provides the utensils to learn independently" (a textbook). Not getting 5 stars because I was expecting my
    University:
    As explained in previous questions.
    Course:
    The content can be tedious at times although interesting. I think this is mostly due to the quality of the lectures given. Throughout my first year I must have had more than thirty lectures overall, but less than a handful hit the mark on giving a well-informed lecture. The rest usually read off their poorly layed out powerpoints while a few even gave us information that turned out to be incorrect. Considering I'll be paying
    Location:
    Near The Shard which is a nice site. Constant construction can be quite annoying. And the lack of good shops.
    Accommodation:
    I commute. But I've heard it's expensive.
    Settling in:
    In a lecture hall full of 400+ people it was pretty difficult to meet people to hang out with at first. The Freshers' events and such were pretty cramped, and though I met rather nice people then tended to be at different campuses so I would never see them.
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Cannot say at this stage yet
    University:
    The student union is nice! The services provided are also very good even though I have not yet experienced all of them yet.
    Course:
    Sometimes it's quite difficult and some of the modules are challeneging and not what I expected.
    Location:
    It is situated in the city and therefore has a nice view and busy location which international students would truly enjoy.
    Accommodation:
    I wanted took be a neutral rating for this as I commute and therefore have little knowledge on the standard of student accommodation.
    Settling in:
    It was challenging to adjust to the university life and cope with the work load at first.
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Great in terms of all aspects and in the heart of one of the best cities in the world!
    University:
    Great social life
    Course:
    Perfect course and atmosphere
    Location:
    It's in the heart of London
    Accommodation:
    London accommodation is expensive but you get your money's worth!
    Settling in:
    I love and study in the same city
  • by Anonymous on 12th September 2015
    Overall:
    GOOD
    University:
    MEETING FUN PEOPLE
    Course:
    NOT ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY
    Location:
    CENTRAL LONDON
    Accommodation:
    SHOWER DESIGN NOT REALLY PRACTICAL
    Settling in:
    WORRIES WITH COMMUTING TOWARDS CAMPUS
  • by Anonymous on 11th September 2015
    Overall:
    Kings College London is one of the leading and greatest universities in the world!
    University:
    Parties, societies
    Course:
    Impeccable university and course!
    Location:
    It is in the heart of London
    Accommodation:
    Majority of friends recommend the housing here!
    Settling in:
    Quickly settled into a comfortable environment!
  • by Anonymous on 10th September 2015
    Overall:
    f
    University:
    g
    Course:
    :D
    Location:
    b
    Accommodation:
    g
    Settling in:
    :d
  • by Anonymous on 4th September 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing uni amazing location
    University:
    Because it's great
    Course:
    It's a great uni
    Location:
    London is amazing
    Accommodation:
    Accomodation is nice and modern
    Settling in:
    I love london
  • by Anonymous on 3rd September 2015
    Overall:
    It is absolutely amazing. Although accommodation is expensive (as you cannot live in uni accom after 1st year), the cost of living is comparable to other places. After paying for accommodation I have been living off
    University:
    We have several libraries which are incredibly large. We have the best shopping in the UK although food shopping is a pain as living in central London means most of the supermarkets are small (saimburys locals). We also have a lot of sports and societies as you will discover at the freshers fair.
    Course:
    The small group tutorials are run by PhD students therefore you can be lucky and get a good tutor that's erhuastic or someone that has no idea how to teach. Small group tutorials make up a minor part of contact time but they could be improved.
    Location:
    Pretty self explanatory. Studying co.outer science you are based at the strand campus which is overlooking the river Thames. You are a 2 min walk from Covent garden, 10 mins to Leicester square, 10 mins to Trafalgar square, 15 mins to Big Ben; the list goes on! You will never stop being amazed about the location. It doesn't compare to any other uni in the UK.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation I stayed in was zone 1. This accommodation was in an amazing place and at a reasonable price compared to renting in the private sector. It will be hard to live this central again without paying a lot of money!
    Settling in:
    From the first day I arrived at my accommodation we were made to feel extremely welcome. The staff did a great job of getting us familiar with the university and location which made the transition from living in a rural village to the largest and greatest city in the UK extremely easy.
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    Its the best :)
    University:
    Many Societies and great Bars: philosophy bar, guy's bar and the waterfront
    Course:
    It was such a great experience, the department went out of their way to help us.
    Location:
    It's right at the heart of London
    Accommodation:
    Being in London affordable and accommodation don't really go together. However location is the best always something to do in London
    Settling in:
    Everyone was friendly down to earth!
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    I had a great time!! Location is unbeatable, clubs and societies are great, so is teaching :)
    University:
    As it's not a campus uni there wasn't loads of facilities or much going on. People tended to go out in the city instead
    Course:
    Lectures were interesting, teachers were passionate and very helpful.
    Location:
    Kings is as central as you can get in London which was wonderful.
    Accommodation:
    It is expensive, but then it's central London so that's unsurprising. However most accommodation was nice and I well located
    Settling in:
    It took me a few weeks. There could have been more events in halls to help us make friends
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    dno
    University:
    dno
    Course:
    dno
    Location:
    dno
    Accommodation:
    dno
    Settling in:
    dno
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    good
    University:
    london life is good for students although a bit expensive
    Course:
    a bit disorganised
    Location:
    gkt campus is the best
    Accommodation:
    couldnt get one! the residence team are horrible
    Settling in:
    warm community, felt like home
  • by Anonymous on 28th August 2015
    Overall:
    Full stars.
    University:
    Due to the wide range of provisions offered to improve the student experience.
    Course:
    Due to the quality of the teaching and of the level of academic rigor.
    Location:
    It is located in the centre of London.
    Accommodation:
    Based upon my experience at my hall of residence.
    Settling in:
    Due to the tightly knit community at my hall of residence.
  • by Anonymous on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    I am loving it. King's College London is a truly great university.
    University:
    Too many clubbing/drinking activities and not all people enjoy it. Otherwise it is excellent.
    Course:
    Modules are excellent and professors are top in their fields.
    Location:
    The very center of London. Says it all.
    Accommodation:
    Location and quality are good, affordability is fine for me but perhaps not for some other students.
    Settling in:
    It was easy and fun. Again, perhaps it was different for others.
  • by Anonymous on 26th August 2015
    Overall:
    5/5. This is a well-connected university that offers interdisciplinary programmes that hone your skills in whichever fields or practices that you see fit, especially in the arts and humanities. The university also produces an amazing research output and the teaching is superb. Around 30% of students are internationals, so the demographics are very diverse, since the uni proves attractive around the world.
    University:
    All of the campus libraries are filled with resources. Each offers a different kind of atmosphere. The Maughan is absolutely beautiful. Supermarkets and newsagents are never too far away, and there are a wealth of world-renowned cultural and fitness centres in the local area. Even the campuses themselves offer stunning spaces for religious practice (say the listed King's College Chapel, since I am a devout Christian) and reading. The Student Union is highly accessible. The Waterfront Bar offers an exquisite view of the Thames, you can sit right by the windows whilst socialising with friends and catch an amazing view of the London skyline. Guy's Bar possesses its own retro atmosphere. There are an assortment of bars, pubs and clubs located throughout Central London - there's something for everyone! If nightlife isn't your thing then other cultural centres are open until late.
    Course:
    Thorough and extensive background to English literature and theory over the first year; huge range of modules for selection in subsequent years. Though the timetable is relatively demanding in comparison to literature courses at other unis, I have learnt a lot and have obtained extensive skills through lectures and seminars. Course structure is both straightforward and fulfilling. Libraries are full of resources in direct correspondence with the course and the working environment is superb. Feedback is frequent.
    Location:
    Extremely convenient and accessible: there are countless bus stops, underground stations and even a large railway station near the main campus. Other campuses are equally accessible. The two largest campuses (Strand and Guy's) are deeply integrated with local culture. Plenty of coffee shops, fast food, Italian and Japanese restaurants, pubs and bars and useful resources (including nation embassies, law courts, art galleries, world-class libraries, gymnasiums, theatres and museums) surrounding the campuses. Everything is open until late. Guy's campus is located in an extraordinarily beautiful area with medieval cobbled lanes and early modern public houses. Strand Campus is located around Fleet Street (equally dazzling), Somerset House (beyond doubt of London's finest mansions) and St Paul's Cathedral.
    Accommodation:
    Very clean and more than sufficiently staffed and administered. Great atmosphere with a top-notch layout for either socialising or for anonymity (whatever you prefer). Impressive architecture for some of the uni halls (they have renovated and transformed several listed buildings). Although some of the halls are located a few miles from campus, they are strategically positioned near excellent bus stops and railway/underground stations that take you straight to Central London. Most of the halls are located in surprisingly idyllic parts of the city. While not the most affordable in the country (albeit only marginally more expensive than your average Soton or Bristol accommodation), these halls are excellently priced taking into account that they are in the heart of London.
    Settling in:
    It took me perhaps a day or two to settle down into uni life, and this is coming from a relatively sheltered and pampered 18 year-old from the provincial West Country. Within a month I had become well-acquainted with Central London. London doesn't always have to be a countryman's nightmare - once you get back to your accommodation or to a familiar social space on campus then you won't feel at all alone. There's always plenty to do.
  • by Anonymous on 26th August 2015
    Overall:
    I wish I didn't have to stay for two more years. I haven't enjoyed it at all, and much preferred school. Also the reputation of King's is not great for maths compared to other unis, so I basically am just wasting my time/money here.
    University:
    I'm not interested in any societies, so the only relevant thing I can say for this section is that the food sold in the uni is unreasonably expensive.
    Course:
    We learnt less in first year than I did at a level. We don't receive good feedback on our work. There are sometimes marking issues with exams, but it's very tricky to be allowed to see the papers or get them to remark it. Timetable is not good, and often there are massive gaps between lectures, so you have to stay an unnecessarily long time at uni.
    Location:
    London is a good place for students. There's things to do, convenient transport, and the uni is in quite a scenic part of London too.
    Accommodation:
    The hall I stayed in waa great in terms of distance to uni, price compared to similar, private properties, size, distance to shops, etc.
    Settling in:
    Uni doesn't feel like home, but I don't feel homesick.
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars
    University:
    -
    Course:
    -
    Location:
    -
    Accommodation:
    -
    Settling in:
    -
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    There really is something for everyone and my favourite student society that has really made me at home is islamic society.
    Course:
    The module options at King's are brilliant and give you the chance to pursue a wide range of interests. The teaching is also great as is the course content. But the reason I didn't give a 5 is because communication is sometimes slow with timetables not being released very early and module marks sometimes taking a while to come out which can be very frustrating. The quality of teaching can vary over firms quite a bit during clinical years.
    Location:
    Central London is a great location, both in terms of nearby facilities and the diversity of patients.
    Accommodation:
    I can't really comment as I haven't lived out at all.
    Settling in:
    Even thought it took me a good few months to properly settle and make friends, once I had the experience was brilliant! Also, in the first few months, I still felt at ease going wherever I needed to go and approaching whoever I needed to approach as everyone was so friendly!
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Uni life is amazing. The social side is as great as the learning side.
    Course:
    Lectureres are good and topics are great.
    Location:
    Within 30 minutes of campus
    Accommodation:
    Great location. Great people. Great facilities.
    Settling in:
    Because it was very easy to settle in
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars as it has been so enjoyable so far, and I haven't really encountered any major problems yet, and there are just so many opportunities
    University:
    The university offers plenty of facilities and also clubs to join in so there is always something to do
    Course:
    As it is an enjoyable course with a lot of sessions to complement lectures and independent learning, however organisation of the uni is an area for improvement
    Location:
    It's in central London which is a vibrant location.
    Accommodation:
    It was very expensive for what I received
    Settling in:
    Everyone's very friendly and staff are happy to help, societies are in abundance so you always find people to help you settle in
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Overall I would recommend King's. There were definitely low moments, from not settling in fast and a complete lack of organisation of the university's behalf before but retrospectively I really enjoyed my time there including all the little quirks and bumps along the way. It's a vast and great community of people with so many social and society options there's a place for everyone. The quality of the courses is great and King's has a reputation that precedes you.
    University:
    There's is always a massive amount of activities going on at any time through the KCLSU and there is always a hubbub around campuses. The student bars are decent and offer reasonable prices (though not as cheap as you'd want them to be). The services offered are great, especially the library staff but the cleaning and security staff have been rude to me on a few occasions.
    Course:
    The flexibility to pick your own modules makes the degree very malleable to your own specific interests, the teaching quality is very high with a few exceptions and the content is interesting. There is some disorganisation in the school as a whole and between different modules that needs to be addressed to make for a better student experience and some teachers need to be improved to a better teaching standard.
    Location:
    Couldn't ask for a better location in the heart of central london
    Accommodation:
    My accommodation was the newest and therefore was great but the price was outrageous.
    Settling in:
    I didn't settle in until the second semester.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Brill
    University:
    Brill
    Course:
    Brill
    Location:
    Brill
    Accommodation:
    Brill
    Settling in:
    Brill
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    4 stars. Expensive, but it's in London, so its very diverse.
    University:
    excellent student bar! Made lots of new friends on my course and in halls.
    Course:
    Good quality teaching, and course structure. A few lectures weren't as engaging as I expected them to be.
    Location:
    Centre of London, right in the musical hub.
    Accommodation:
    Affordability - living in London in Student Halls that I could not choose for 180 pounds per week is impossible without external financial help.
    Settling in:
    Not many groups to join with my instrument.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars
    University:
    Library gets too packed during busy periods like exams and the choice of where to eat is small and expensive
    Course:
    After first year all biomed students can choose any module they like for their second and third years, I enjoy this freedom of choice as it allowed me to choose subjects I really enjoyed and therefore did well in
    Location:
    I love central London and the fact that our campus is right by the shard and borough market is a bonus!
    Accommodation:
    Too expensive
    Settling in:
    It was harder to make friends if you lived at home and commuted because you are not always able to go on nights out etc
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    It's definitely worth doing, I just had a bad experience socially but I know many others who love everything.
    University:
    It's a good, all round university.
    Course:
    Great teaching and a good variety of lessons and things.
    Location:
    London is expensive but the uni is in a nice part of London.
    Accommodation:
    UNITE students were not a good company to live with. Accommodation was ok but had lots of maintenance issues which was unacceptable for
    Settling in:
    Bad flatmates and found it hard to make friends.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Fairly good
    University:
    Central location with bars and activities
    Course:
    Good lectures
    Location:
    Central location with lots to do
    Accommodation:
    Expensive
    Settling in:
    A lot of international students so hard To make friends
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Absolutely amazing I love every second of it
    University:
    Access to London and all its treasures
    Course:
    I love the course! And the university is amazing!
    Location:
    It's slap bang in the centre of London
    Accommodation:
    I stayed In private accommodation and it was crap
    Settling in:
    So homely!
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    It's perfect for the course I'm doing. The location is amazing, the opportunities are large and it's hard to get bored here!
    University:
    Again, because it's in the heart of London and uni offers so many clubs and societies
    Course:
    It's the course I wanted to do and it has a very high job guarantee at the end
    Location:
    In the centre of London, countless things to do.
    Accommodation:
    London is very expensive, but it is the capital and so there is so much to do
    Settling in:
    Everyone is in the same boat and it's really easy to make friends and find stuff to do
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Kings is a fun and amazing place to be
    University:
    It's amazing
    Course:
    I love the course
    Location:
    The most central university
    Accommodation:
    Champion hill - amazing but pricey
    Settling in:
    London is amazing
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    It was amazing at the end of the year when I did my study exchange.
    University:
    N/a
    Course:
    Because they where all over the place with the coutse
    Location:
    Central London pretty easy to get to.
    Accommodation:
    N/a
    Settling in:
    I struggled in first year
  • by Anonymous on 20th August 2015
    Overall:
    9/10 love the uni and everything surrounding the uni. The course is fantastic too, you won't regret coming here
    University:
    It's good but London is expensive, takes a long time to fully settle in and of course you practically need the tube to get anywhere.
    Course:
    Good lecturer, interesting lessons, amazing university, fantastic location and overall really enjoyable :)
    Location:
    I LOVE LONDON- very accessible university! Great night life, amazing opportunities and plenty of things to do...
    Accommodation:
    Uni accommodation is really nice, only a short walk to the tube which takes me very near to the uni. Houses/flats to rent for by myself in second year will be very expensive though!!
    Settling in:
    Good!
  • by Anonymous on 20th August 2015
    Overall:
    Good nursing placements but didn't feel like a uni experience, not proper campuses
    University:
    Poor student life. Sports very far from campus! No student nights really
    Course:
    Good placements but actual teaching and organisation was poor
    Location:
    In London, very central, easy to get too. But very little student life
    Accommodation:
    Good accommodation at Hampstead but far from uni
    Settling in:
    Settled quickly due to housemates

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