King’s College London has in many respects been my saviour. I came to London as an 18-year-old; I had lived my whole life in the countryside and had only just graduated from a local state sixth form. So, reasonably enough, I was pretty terrified about coming to live in a huge city and attend a university I hadn’t even visited before. However, in my first week – and throughout the rest of my time at King’s – I was met with so much warmth, love and support from both student and staff alike. My personal tutor actually listened to what I said about my interests and my passions in our first meeting – and he promptly introduced me to another girl on my course. She is now one of my closest friends and my housemate. Within my first week, I was not just able to interact with people on my course, but instead, go outside of what I had imagined and participate in other societies. I was immediately welcomed into the student societies available, and within my first year, I was lucky enough to become vice-president of the Korean Hallyu Society at KCL. I made friends from so many different backgrounds, countries, who speak different languages and can tell different stories — and I think that was all down to KCL.