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 1143 comments (305 students)
    • The downside

      The library because often the books that you want are usually taken very quickly and often have to wait a long time to get a...

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      2012, 1st year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      The library because often the books that you want are usually taken very quickly and often have to wait a long time to get a book you have requested. Also the facilities on each of the campuses differ, for example the careers service is in a small room and is quite difficult to find on Guy's Campus, but is much bigger on Strand Campus and easier to find.

      2012, 1st year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      one to one teachingfeeling of inclusion

      2016, 1st year, Business & Commercial Law

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    • The downside

      Regular contact with tutor

      2013, 3rd year, Physiology

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    • Everyday expenses

      Transport is very easy from this campus. Food is plentiful and easily obtainable

      2012, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • Academic Experience

      I have 8 hours a weeks of 'uni' time, i.e. lectures and seminars and the rest of the time I'm free to work independently. The...

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      2013, 1st year, International Politics

      Academic Experience

      I have 8 hours a weeks of 'uni' time, i.e. lectures and seminars and the rest of the time I'm free to work independently. The quality of lectures completely depends on whose giving it, but generally, if this general topic interests you, they're quite good. Seminars are alright but I find it unfair that we are graded in participation, i.e. how much we speak and engage in discussions. Not everyone is as confident, or sure of themselves as others, it to some it can be quite an ordeal having to involuntarily speak up in a room full of confident speakers. In my opinion, participation just shouldn't count towards your degree, it's what you can demonstrate in an exam or in an essay (well according to the UK education system, anyway) not how confidently you can make something sound when in actual fact, it's just wittering rubbish.

      2013, 1st year, International Politics

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    • The downside

      Organisationally shocking Med school is too big

      2012, 5th year, Clinical Medicine

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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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