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
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
The professors could be a bit more organized but the classes are very relevant to the topic.
Great talks and speakers coming on campus.
Very international environment.
Student life for master students could be better.View more
Its a quite big university and it has many majors which enhance the multidisciplinary environment. I would definitely recommend it for students but they need to make sure that they select their supervisor very carefully as some of the professors a bit racist …View more
Coming to King’s has got to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in life. The teaching structure is incredibly dynamic; I’ve learnt more in my first two years here than I did throughout high school. Although there’s always place for improvement, King’s is incredibly diverse and constantly strives to increase its international vision (highlighted by its internationalisation 2029 vision). The extracurriculars are something else I want to point out – with over 300 societies, all extremely active, King’s provides its students with an extremely enabling environment and allows them to step out of their comfort zones and become the best version of themselves (no I was not paid to write this, I just love my uni). From Model UN to Comedy Society, there’s never a dull moment at KCL (although the SU and admin could really do with some improvement – not the most efficient, slow at replying and oftentimes clueless when it comes to solving students problems). Also, the campuses and study spaces are great, without a doubt the best in London (BUSH HOUSE!!). Basically, coming to KCL has been life changing, and I’d 100% recommend it to anyone who’s considering applying 🙂View more
In my opinion, the academics at King’s College London are highly challenging and interactive and help students develop many skills. Even the professors are highly qualified. However, I think the university lacks a community feel, perhaps because there is no campus life and accessing student services can prove to be quite difficult.View more
My experience at King’s has been really good so far. The academics are challenging and professors are highly qualified however the student services can be difficult to access and since it is not a campus university, it lacks a certain community feel.View more
I recommend this university because teachers and professors in this school are devoted to students. They contact with students frequently to collect opinions and try to improve. The difficulty of different classes is dependent on different major.View more
King’s is an excellent university, where you have access to some of the world’s leading academics in your field of study. It has several campuses across London, and most of them are situated in Lovely areas of central London, such as Holborn, South Bank and London Bridge. There are numerous societies that organize interesting and exciting events and the university itself organizes many interesting events. Earlier this year Hillary Clinton came to speak. The accommodation that King’s provides ranges in price and location, so there is something for everybody.View more
I love King’s College London for the technologies that it provides in my Digital Technologies department and constant help if I need it – I can always contact my lecture/seminar leaders about my essays or logistics questions and the personal 1 to 1 hour is easily allocated even with short notice.View more