King’s College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a founding constituent college of the federal University of London. It was established in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington. It is one of the oldest universities in England and is organised into five campuses – its main and historic one located in the Strand in central London, three Thames-side campuses and one more in Denmark Hill in south London.Show more
The university has a really good teaching quality and a wide range of programmes. It attracts many motivated students, and the staff is professional yet approachable and always willing to help. Although it is a large university and there are many King’s students, one always feels part of the university.View more
I think it’s a good university but needs more engagement between students and professors. There should be more sessions where students can directly reach out to their professors and ask them questions in real life. Clubs also need to be more engaging and reach out to students.View more
KCL is an excellent university and institution composed of a renown and brilliant academic staff. Having been part of the university for four years I was fortunate enough to be a part of not just a myriad of engaging and insightful seminars and lectures of my History degree but also a wider world having participated in societies and events that the university and its various departments hosts. KCL is also a place of understanding and recognition of students’ needs, circumstances and efforts and ultimately has been a place where I feel my knowledge and hunger for knowledge but also my desire to participate and contribute further in my field of study was immensely bolstered. I owe KCL the best years of my life.View more
It is a good university especially as a postgraduate student as it has a studious atmosphere, which is what you need.
Many people are from all over the world so it is a good chance to meet people that you otherwise may not have the opportunity to.
The staff that I interacted with were helpful and I did not encounter any issues with staff or students with regards to discrimination.
I think King’s is a very good university. There are lots of people to meet and lots of things to do. Staff and students are friendly. Professors are experts in their fields. However, I feel like lectures aren’t explained clearly.View more
The teaching staff was always there to help, even with mental problems teachers provided unmeasurable support. The examination system was very well structured, although in my final year I had 3 first exams crammed in the first week of exams which was not very fair. So there is a room for improvement when it comes to exam schedule. But overall, my experience exceeded my expectations in a positive way.View more
The atmosphere of KCL is very liberal, there are many individual societies to choose from, hundreds of unique courses and incredible professors. However, graduating from a niche department (Comparative Literature) meant that there wasn’t much help/facilities available to help students. Often, we wouldn’t have fundings for modules and there was usually a fear around some getting cancelled.View more
King’s College London is a huge university. Many courses are available, and the school is also renowned for its high-quality professors. Moreover, it is recognized worldwide and is ranked among the best universities in the world, which is a real asset for recruiters. King’s College also has numerous societies as well as a large number of sports teams, which allows each student to meet with other students who share the same interests.
The university is ideally located in central London, close to underground stations and the area is very pleasant. Many events, parties and activities are offered by the university for students to meet each other and create a real group spirit.
My time at King’s College London was marked by self-sufficiency and learning how to navigate not just the university but also London. It’s a good place to study, create your own timetable and pursue interests either via societies or outside of campus. The libraries were good and well stocked with nice facilities, and the campuses themselves were good places to study. Sometimes, in the first year especially, the city and the expectation to know how to do everything yourself is a little overwhelming. The support systems could have been stronger, especially for freshers, but I think that the experience teaches you an important set of skills to sit alongside an academic degree. Ideal for independent students looking to experience the real world alongside their studies, but maybe not the best environment for students seeking a large amount of comfort, support and regular guidance.View more
King’s is a very big university, which provides students with a very good education. It’s located in a central part of the city, so you never get the feeling of a tight, close community. The fact that there are 30,000 students makes you feel like a drop in a bucket and you have to pursue your interests on your own. Sometimes lecturers are not very competent, so you have to devote a lot of time for self-studying.View more