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King's College London, University of London

Westminster | South East England

Diverse local nightlife Political City

Ucas code: K60

King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.
Source:King's College London Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1138 comments (304 students)
    • Accommodation

      Student bar is good. Surrounding area is full of pubs, bars and clubs.

      2016, 3rd year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Political scene

      Political societies available Although very diverse and respectful

      2014, 2nd year, Pharmacy

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    • Academic Experience

      We're set a wide variety of projects from essays to group poster presentations, have many opportunities to work in the...

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      2013, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      We're set a wide variety of projects from essays to group poster presentations, have many opportunities to work in the laboratory, and you can study some really interesting things!

      2013, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      The halls are very different from one another - I wish we had received more adveice on which type of hall suited whom

      2012, 9th year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      in my first year i had 16 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutorials. 16 hours being 4 hours of each modules and there being 4...

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      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

      Academic Experience

      in my first year i had 16 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutorials. 16 hours being 4 hours of each modules and there being 4 modules each semester and the 4 hours of tutorial is 1 hours dedicated to each modules which makes up the 4 hours in total. there is two semester meaning 8 modules each year. aside from these hours in university you are also expected to do individual learning and also make use of lecturers office hours as during these you can clear up any issues you may not have understood during lectures or help on a question on maybe assignment that are set each week First year is all compulsory modules, second year you have two modules optional which you can choose and 6 modules compulsory, and third year is all optional modules. most lectures requires constant concentration as there is a lot of information to take in, so to keep your concentration keep coffee with you, also write notes. first year we are assessed with exams and assessments. 80% exams and 20% assessment. in later year it is mostly 100% examinations but there may be some modules which have assessment and also essays. each week you are set assignments by lecturers and there assignment are given to tutors who mark your work and give any feedback in form of either speaking to each individual or them picking out common mistakes are majority of people and going through them during tutorials. we have a lot of facilities in university where you can go and revise or even meet up others from your course and discuss any topics.

      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

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    • The upside

      keeping in touch with lecturers

      2016, 1st year, English Language

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

57%

MED

Sporty

62%

MED

Political

68%

HIGH

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

76%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Student score 77% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

28,730

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

61%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

28%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

64%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

65%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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