There’s also a lot of focus on inter-disciplinary learning. I have currently been participating in the AKC and I’ve found it to be really informative and it has enabled me to pursue areas of study which I hadn’t previously interacted with. On the whole the academic experience is very positive. There’s a lot of encouragement and so many great opportunities to pursue that you’ll be stuck for choice.
Outside of academics there are always events going on and things to do. The college is in a perfect location and there are always plays, concerts, debates and seminars on and within walking distance. There’s a vibrant atmosphere on campus and plenty of opportunities to spectate or participate. It’s a great place to be and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
I picked King's because of its solid reputation in both classical literature and material culture, and its comprehensive range of extracurricular events. It hasn't disappointed; there is a constant array of talks, seminars and evening events, and the intercollegiate modules have allowed me to build a programme of classes that fit my interests. We've had guest lecturers including Oliver Taplin, visits to the British Museum and National Theatre Archive, and the quality of teaching has been very high (special credit to Emmanuela Bakola and Lucy Jackson!). It's wonderful being in London with the museums and libraries so close and I would thoroughly recommend the Friday evening PostGrad seminars at Senate House; a great opportunity to start the weekend with classics chat over a few drinks!
Coming to the college with a broad rather than specialist knowledge, I was concerned that I would find it difficult to choose an area for my dissertation, but I was surprised how quickly I found an area of particular interest to research. I'm embarking on this next challenge feeling nervous but confident in the support from the academic team.