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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.
Source:King's College London Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1138 comments (304 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      The costs quite overwhelmed me in the beginning, everything is more expensive in London. However, the careers service is very...

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      2012, 1st year, Applied Mathematics

      Everyday expenses

      The costs quite overwhelmed me in the beginning, everything is more expensive in London. However, the careers service is very good and supportive and finding a job on campus or something like tutoring / mentoring is quite easy and also works well on your CV

      2012, 1st year, Applied Mathematics

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    • Accommodation

      Student bar is good. Surrounding area is full of pubs, bars and clubs.

      2016, 3rd year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Feedback is not particularly great for medicine.

      2012, 5th year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      The amount of teaching is very little, and quality may vary upon courses/ or preferences depend on the individual. First year...

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      2016, 2nd year, Economics Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      The amount of teaching is very little, and quality may vary upon courses/ or preferences depend on the individual. First year is quite easy, but second year can be quite difficult, especially depending on the choices you select. Mostly exam based work, with midterms (which other courses don't have), and some coursework once in a while. However, the assessment methods largely depend on your choice of modules in year 2. There are things that could be improved, such as poor integration and management of the course, where different people say different things which has definitely caused a lot of students to miss out on taking certain modules, however the student representative system is quite significant in helping us with changes/issues etc.

      2016, 2nd year, Economics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Clinical workshops, home visits, GP visits, hospital visits

      2016, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      *Accommodation not available for all first years and have heard that they allocate to some within central London when they...

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      2013, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      *Accommodation not available for all first years and have heard that they allocate to some within central London when they won't allocate it first to those who live closer to the m25. *Careers service in helping people with what they would like to do especially for the careers outside the studied subject area *Mobile signal on Waterloo and Strand campus *Books can be found in the library rather than spending a fortune on it and for the recommended reading which isn't available in the library, the books should be made available in the library rather than having to search for it online (for my course, although this may not apply for other courses)

      2013, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine 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
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Student score 77% MED

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

28,900

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

61%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

31%

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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