King's College London, University of London

Westminster | South East England

Political Diverse local nightlife 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 811 comments (231 students)
    • The upside

      getting work experince

      2013, 1st year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Understandably there is a lot of lectures and a huge amount of material to be committed to memory. Most of the lectures are...

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      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

      Academic Experience

      Understandably there is a lot of lectures and a huge amount of material to be committed to memory. Most of the lectures are interesting, or at least informative, with only a small percentage that are utterly baffling/incomprehensible. The teaching is mostly excellent, however a few lecturers have poor teaching styles. There are also lots of tutorials, workshops and practical sessions to keep you interested. Only a small amount of in-course assessment, mostly in the form of quizzes, but this keeps you on your toes throughout the year. Lots of pastoral and academic support available if needed.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      Teaching and lectures exceeded my expectations

      2013, 1st year

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    • Accommodation

      Small bathroom, very strict security. Rooms are nice but lacking item space such as a proper tiered closet

      2012, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      Organisation bad, emailing students relevant deadlines etc is not done enough. Library open times. Giving results back quicker.

      2013, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • The downside

      Less interest in money and self promotion (this is no reflection on the academics - they are great). More student contact hours.

      2013, 3rd year, Philosophy 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

Diverse local nightlife

83%

HIGH

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Political

66%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 77% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 95% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24.6k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

24,495

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

61%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

27%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

62%

of students are female

Young / Mature

46%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

24%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

67%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • View from the Strand Campus

    View from the Strand Campus

  • Waterfront bar

    Waterfront bar

  • Outside the Maughan Library

    Outside the Maughan Library

  • The Round Room, Maughan Library

    The Round Room, Maughan Library

  • Students in the lab

    Students in the lab

  • Maughan Library

    Maughan Library

  • Stamford Street appartments

    Stamford Street appartments

  • Student accommodation

    Student accommodation

  • Rugby at King's College

    Rugby at King's College

League table rankings

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