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

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    • Everyday expenses

      Living in London is quite expensive, but there are enough cheaper places to eat around Guys campus which do really good food...

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      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

      Everyday expenses

      Living in London is quite expensive, but there are enough cheaper places to eat around Guys campus which do really good food and often give student deals, likewise for drinks places. Part time work is available at the SU or through Kings itself, and there are many bars and pubs locally that would employ students. Transport prices follow the TFL pricing system and is pretty reasonably prices, especially buses, but it is also easy to cycle. Most societies have additional costs, and then some ask you to pay for kit/ match fees etc but its generally pretty reasonable. No additional course costs for medicine specifically other than travel to clinics and GP placements, but people on other courses had to pay to print course notes.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      student union, sports, library

      2013, 1st year, International Economics

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    • The downside

      Regular contact with tutor

      2013, 3rd year, Physiology

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    • The upside

      Teaching. All of my teachers were inspirational and have changed my life and the way I think about things

      2013, 3rd year, Ancient History

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    • Facilities

      Waterloo library has been done and is very nice, however still lacks adequate amounts of computers for everyone during busy...

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      2012, 3rd year, Children's Nursing

      Facilities

      Waterloo library has been done and is very nice, however still lacks adequate amounts of computers for everyone during busy times such as when doing dissertations Food court at waterloo is poor with little food and quite expensive

      2012, 3rd year, Children's Nursing

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    • Everyday expenses

      Having a railcard really makes things a lot cheaper. I'm not really sure how good for value the food and drink on campus is,...

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      2013, 1st year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Having a railcard really makes things a lot cheaper. I'm not really sure how good for value the food and drink on campus is, but we have a sainsburys nearby that does meal deals. Lots of take aways nearby so lots of choice. The best thing is that you don't have to buy course books yourself , i have just used the books available in the library which cover all those on the reading list and more, saving me money. If i particularly like a book, i can then buy it, knowing it's true value having properly used it before.

      2013, 1st year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

63%

MED

Sporty

63%

MED

Political

66%

HIGH

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

83%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% HIGH
Student score 78% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,645

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

59%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

28%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

24%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

28%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

67%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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