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)
    • The upside

      Lectures and marking and seminars

      2013, 1st year, Modern History

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    • Nightlife

      Living in London provides a huge diverse night life where there is truly something for everyone

      2014, 2nd year, History By Topic Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Great students union, good campus life.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      The football club - I initially thought that the training sessions for the football club were serious and intense, but we just...

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      2012, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      The football club - I initially thought that the training sessions for the football club were serious and intense, but we just end up playing small sided matches. There was no coach to take the sessions as well, so I was quite disappointed by the lack of quality training sessions. I'm also quite disappointed with how the ULU league is organised. There are no linesmen for the matches, so subs from both teams have to do the job, which is something all universities in ULU can complain about I guess. Lecturers - I think the quality of teaching of all the lecturers I had were terrible. All the lecturers undoubtedly knew their stuff, but methods and concepts wern't explained properly and clearly. In some cases where English isn't their first language, it was even difficult to understand what some of the lecturers were saying. The lecturers notes were often very bad as well, with alot of mistakes in them. Would definitely recommend working off the suggested text books for the year and only use lecturers notes and problem sheets to see what the lecturer is looking for in the exam.

      2012, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      It feels like there is no integration within the different campuses. Overall it has been a great experience.

      2012, 1st year, Management Studies

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    • Accommodation

      I stayed at International Halls which is one of the intercollegiate halls of residence available to all students at the...

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      2012, 3rd year, Classical Greek Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      I stayed at International Halls which is one of the intercollegiate halls of residence available to all students at the University of London (King's, UCL, LSE, Royal Holloway, etc.) This was good as I met a lot of different people not only from other countries but also who were from different universities and at different stages of their university education. It was very different from the experiences most people have of their halls where it mainly a collection of other first year students from the UK. I enjoyed meeting the wide variety of people during my time there and it will be what I remember most. The food got a bit dull and boring after a term and was also served quite early in the day so I often found myself going out and getting a second dinner with some friends later on. The place was always kept fairly clean, a lot cleaner than some other halls I visited. I was a bit annoyed that there was a fee to have people stay overnight in your rooms when other halls did not have this.

      2012, 3rd year, Classical Greek Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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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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