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 811 comments (231 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      For me the costs of food and drink on campus and nearby are very reasonable. Living outside London and commuting to the campus...

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      2012, 1st year, International Politics

      Everyday expenses

      For me the costs of food and drink on campus and nearby are very reasonable. Living outside London and commuting to the campus has worked very well for me as although the cost of transport to uni is my most major outgoing, it is quite reasonable at 50-60 per week. Downside is that many extracurricular events eg. Debating society are held at different campuses or different days making it hard to justify attendance due to extra transport costs

      2012, 1st year, International Politics

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    • Accommodation

      The halls are very different from one another - I wish we had received more adveice on which type of hall suited whom

      2012, 9th year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      There is a large variety of sports on offer at King's, from fencing to football. These teams compete with those from other...

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      2014, 3rd year, Medical Physics

      Sport

      There is a large variety of sports on offer at King's, from fencing to football. These teams compete with those from other universities, in particular UCL, with whom we have a unique rivalry. Every year teams from the two universities compete in an event called varsity. As well as this rivalry with other universities, there is also competition between the different campuses, with the Strand and Guy's campuses having their own respective teams for most sports. Similar to the Varsity event, these teams compete once a year in the 'Macadam Cup'.

      2014, 3rd year, Medical Physics

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    • Political scene

      Political societies available Although very diverse and respectful

      2014, 2nd year, Pharmacy

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    • Academic Experience

      overall it is great; smaller group tutorials for key subjects and lots of lectures. Also an FAQ board that is helpful. course...

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      2013, 1st year, Clinical Dentistry

      Academic Experience

      overall it is great; smaller group tutorials for key subjects and lots of lectures. Also an FAQ board that is helpful. course mainly consists of biology and biochemistry related content and can be quite overwhelming in detail and concepts. it is very challenging. Assessments consist of end of year exams (SAQ, MCQ) and oral viva's and OSCE's.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Dentistry

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    • The upside

      Student union more active than expected.

      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,290

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

61%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

29%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

63%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

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

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

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