After having studied Classics in Greece, I decided to continue my studies with a Master’s in Late Antique and Byzantine studies at King’s. I chose King’s, because of the worldwide reputation of the university and its research projects. The MA programme offers a variety of modules ranging from language skills to history and philosophy, which gave me the opportunity to personalise my course and to satisfy my academic needs. As far as the academic staff is concerned, I found my tutors always eager to answer questions and to discuss about any potential difficulty, creating in this way a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. It was this first experience at King’s that made me stay and continue studying here this time as a PhD student. Under the excellent guidance of my supervisors I constantly improve my research skills taking advantage of the facilities offered by the college, such as the Modern language centre. Additionally, the series of Late Antique and Byzantine seminars organised by the department provides the opportunity to listen to, meet and discuss with leading experts. In this way one becomes aware of the current research tendencies of the field and has access to information that is not published yet. Moreover, being a research student in London gave me the ability to exploit the vast resources of London’s rich libraries, such as the Senate house Library, the Warburg Institute Library, the British Library and the Maughan Library which is the humanities library of King’s. Having at my disposal all this material, which can cover any research need, makes me confident that I carry out my research in the best possible conditions.