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King’s College London, University of London

War Studies MA
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

15 Mar 17

Quite disappointed. The MA programme is very expensive, and what you get is little support with the massive levels of stress from having 5-6 essays due in a 10 week period. They promised help and access to lecturers at orientation, but from my experience its near impossible to get. Also, the facilities which don’t work properly half the time which is irritating given how much is being paid for the degree and what we were sold with the marketing.

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

The services the careers team offer are quite good, but they’re organisation is really poor. The number of times i’ve been emailed something interesting for the first time to find out its the next day and i’ve already committed to something is not funny. Pretty sums up King’s. Lots of potential but poorly delivered.

Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

The quality of the teaching staff and how they challenge you to think much more deeply then you thought you could.

Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

Not much really. Fairly ineffectual and irritating. They have pretty much no presence or influence on campus, but send emails around talking like they do.

Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Pretty poor. They’re old and very poorly maintained. I’ve had problems with mice, and had my water heater leak and was told it “couldn’t be fixed” for two days in winter. Also, the fire alarms a really sensitive and can go off anywhere between midnight and 7 in the morning.

Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?

Pretty poor. At any one time, at least one lift will be broken or the IT won’t work in the lecture rooms. The library facilities are good, but the services aimed at helping you to use them cannot be depended on to work properly.

City Life

What’s the city life like?

London is amazing. Everywhere you go there is something new to see. Pretty much the only redeeming thing about King’s is that it is so central in London.

Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?

Expensive and boring. You pay quite a bit for entry to some of these, and they run like one event a semester.

Student Support

How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

The support is quite poor. The lecturers i have are very hard to contact, and when you can grab them and discuss with them they often give advice like “think about it logically, you’ll be ok”.

Giving back

How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

None that i know of. There could be projects, i wouldn’t be surprised, but given how poorly King’s communicate most people wouldn’t know if they did.

Marie Barrett

King’s College London, University of London

Medicine MB BS
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

26 Dec 16

So far, I’m enjoying university and the medical course. I’m still adjusting to juggling workload and personal stuff. I’ve already learnt a great deal, not only course knowledge, but from different extra-curricular course on offer like languages, philosophy and ethics.

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

I study medicine, I’m in my first year, but job prospects are almost guaranteed.

Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

The course has a lot of content (and it’s quite interesting most of the time). The lectures are very well organised, and delivered in an engaging way. Our lecturers are experts in their field and answer questions well, so far I haven’t had any boring lecturers. The only thing is that we get a lot of lectures in a week. on some days back to back lectures, but we have tutorials, lab work and clinical skills to keep it interesting.

Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

The kclsu is very good, they have a lot of different societies (I’ve joined some that I never thought i would before uni) and regular socials.

Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

I live in private accommodation because it is cheaper than living in university halls. But from I’ve heard from friends is that they seem to be enjoying it, it’s a very social (and loud) atmosphere.

Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?

The libraries are often crowded and sometimes all the core books you need are taken out, but there is a lot of alternative spaces. Some libraries are 24/7. The lab rooms are high-tech and well stocked, and the dissecting rooms are amazing (we have lots of protections, models, and articles on display). Of course the Gordon Museum is a real asset to anatomy learning.

City Life

What’s the city life like?

It’s London, enough said.

Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?

I joined around 4 clubs and societies, it’s a great way to meet new people. develop new skills, and take your mind off the course.

Student Support

How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

We all have a personal pastoral tutor that we can go to for help. There is academic support available for people with learning disabilities or those who are struggling with the course. I’m part of a peer-mentoring system where older medical students help us with harder topics in the course, it’s super helpful. We have counselling services and Kings Wellbeing (which promotes mindfulness, and having a stress-free time). There is Wellbeing Week, where a lot of different activities are on offer in exam periods.

Giving back

How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

There’s the King’s Experience Awards that commend students who conduct positive projects globally and in London, but I’m not too familiar with it.

Jessica Beverley

King’s College London, University of London

English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

17 Dec 16

Good, I would have liked to be more involved in societies or clubs, but I’ve made some friends and overall I’m happy Work load is basically what I expected 🙂

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

I’ve only just finished my first semester, so there hasn’t been much talk about careers just yet

Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Some of the lectures are really passionate about the subject which comes through in their teaching

Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

I don’t really get involved because my student halls is pretty far away from campus, so it costs me a lot of money to travel to and from

Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Great facilities, sharing a kitchen with 9 people is a bit of a squeeze though

Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?

It’s almost impossible to find a free computer at the library at my campus, or even somewhere to sit and eat lunch, IT facilities have been faulty lately so it’s not very dependable

City Life

What’s the city life like?

The location is the main reason I came to this university and probably the only reason I’ll be staying. London life is expensive, but incomparable

Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?

Clubs are great, but very expensive for entry/drinks Not really into any societies

Student Support

How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

I can schedule an appointment with my PT any time, the feedback I have received so far wasn’t very clear

Giving back

How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

There’s a lot or charity work

Jamie

King’s College London, University of London

History BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

11 Nov 16

Feels like I live in London and work at Kings rather than go to uni at KCL

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

Careers fairs etc but not much special about KCL

Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Loveable and dedicated lecturers for the most part

Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

Censorship

Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Champion Hill – room flooded, internet never worked, sink on the floor when I moved in etc.

Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?

The internet though….

City Life

What’s the city life like?

Only upside to being at Kings

Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?

Couldn’t access easy

Student Support

How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

No info easily available

Giving back

How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

Doubt you do

Dora Soden

King’s College London, University of London

English BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

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11 Nov 16

I like living in London and some of my modules

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

I have done my own things outside of uni

Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Lecture capture and free course pacts

Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

I literally have never got involved with them

Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Nice and owned by a reverend

Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?

Library books are rubbish for English and it’s hard to locate them, not enough computers

City Life

What’s the city life like?

It’s worth it to live in London

Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?

The radio committee was not easy to get involved with and ignored my emails

Student Support

How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

It’s not great

Giving back

How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

I don’t know

Ludovic

King’s College London, University of London

Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA (Hons)
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11 Nov 16

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Amazing modules

Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

Takes age to get ratified, for SU to answer emails, to book rooms, to approve speakers

Accommodation

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James

King’s College London, University of London

War Studies BA (Hons)
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11 Nov 16

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?
Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?
Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

They made us pay for washing after promising it was free for a year

Uni Facilities

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City Life

What’s the city life like?

Good, i’ve lived here my whole life

Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?

Awesome

Student Support

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Giving back

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Guest700

King’s College London, University of London

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

11 Nov 16

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?
Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?
Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?
Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?
City Life

What’s the city life like?
Clubs and Societies

What are the clubs and societies like?
Student Support

How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
Giving back

How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

Kate

King’s College London, University of London

War Studies BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

11 Nov 16

Job Prospects

How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
Course and Lecturers

What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?
Student Union

What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?
Accommodation

If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Champion Hill was awful

Uni Facilities

How good are your university’s facilities?
City Life

What’s the city life like?

Great

Clubs and Societies

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Student Support

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Guest606guest606

King’s College London, University of London

Education in Arts and Cultural Settings MA
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11 Nov 16

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