When it came to deciding what university to go to, King’s was an obvious choice. Not only is it based in a perfect location, right at the heart of the capital, but it is one of the world’s best institutions with excellent teaching and research standards. King’s has one of the finest History departments in the UK, and its heavy emphasis on research coupled with its good choice of modules was what attracted me most. Studying at the Strand is a genuine pleasure; it’s a nice feeling knowing that you are right in the centre of arguably one of the best cities in the world with the impressive Maughan Library only a few minutes walk away.
By far, one of the greatest, and probably craziest, experiences was the opportunity to live in halls in the first year. I lived in Stamford Street – only a 10 minute walk away from class and slap bang in the middle of the South Bank. Being so central means you are never short of anything to do, as there is always something going on, waiting to be found and discovered.
For me, university is an experience that you create for yourself, by way of making new friends, trying new things and achieving a first-class education. I know now that I will go away from King’s with the secure knowledge that I have achieved all these things and more.