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.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 804 comments (228 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      Money management is fairly difficult in London as costs are high - you do get slightly more student loan though if you are in...

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      2013, 3rd year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Money management is fairly difficult in London as costs are high - you do get slightly more student loan though if you are in London. Most importantly house prices are cheaper in South London and there is a more interesting scene developing in and around Camberwell, Peckham etc. Cost of travel in London is very high - so living just south of the river in Elephant and Castle can keep travel costs down as you can walk to University. There are opportunities for part-time work absolutely everywhere. Cost of drinks is very high in London - but obviously cheaper in certain areas. Near the main King's building it is quite difficult to get cheap coffee, but if you dress up like a homeless person they might give you free coffee in Pret.

      2013, 3rd year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Travel can be expensive, it's worth investing in a student oyster as it cuts a third of the cost. Walking and going on the bus...

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      2012, 2nd year, Applied Biology

      Everyday expenses

      Travel can be expensive, it's worth investing in a student oyster as it cuts a third of the cost. Walking and going on the bus is probably going to cost you less than the tube, plus it will probably be less stuffy. Books can be quite expensive to buy but they are generally available in the library(the versions which are older editions are generally available), only buy those you really think you will need for more than a year or is essential to your course module. Sometimes older students will sell books for a cheaper price. Food and drink won't work out too expensive if you buy them from supermarkets. Restaurants and eating out isn't cheap though a lot of them will do student deals which are worth looking out for.

      2012, 2nd year, Applied Biology

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    • The downside

      Assigning placements could be better listened to.

      2012, 2nd year, Nursing

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    • The downside

      The nightclub on campus

      2013, 1st year

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    • The downside

      Technology (student wifi and lecture recording facilities) has a tendency not to work.

      2013, 1st year, Dietetics

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    • The downside

      The marking at the nursing school is erratic at best

      2012, 2nd year, Adult Nursing

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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
Student score 76% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

81%

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

66%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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