BA German and Music
Country of origin: Ireland
I was attracted to King’s because of its excellent reputation and fantastic location. Attending an open day here, I witnessed the friendly and welcoming atmosphere present amongst both staff and students, which I still feel now as a student myself.
I love my course and the high standard of the departments. As a music student, a huge benefit is the link with the Royal Academy of Music, where we get our vocal or instrumental lessons. I am also looking forward to my year abroad in Germany in my third year.
As one of the cultural capitals of the world, London was the perfect choice from both a music and linguistic point of view. There are opportunities to see and participate in so much. I am involved in several productions and performances at King’s, including opera and Gilbert and Sullivan, and a few of us first years have set up our own Girls’ choir.
As a student, there is also the opportunity to get discounted tickets for various concerts and shows, which is an obvious advantage for musicians. Obtaining a degree from such a reputable university will hopefully open opportunities in the professional field after university.
London can obviously be an expensive city, but with some careful budgeting I have found it quite feasible to live here. You quickly learn where the cheapest places to shop are and how to get the best discounts. There are also many opportunities to get part-time work. I am based at the Strand campus, where there is a lot on site, including cafes, study areas, support centres, etc. I am also enjoying my experience at halls, as mine are quite central and I am therefore at walking distance from college and also close to a lot of London’s attractions.