King's presented a natural choice for my PhD studies. After completing an MSc in International Management at the university, I had come to know the academic staff in the Department of Management quite well. They are highly regarded and knowledgeable in their fields, but also approachable and supportive. This gave me the confidence that they would be able to provide me with excellent guidance and supervision for my PhD research. Indeed, my supervisors have always gone the extra mile when I needed quick support or hit an unexpected bump in the road.
Receiving a studentship, co-sponsored by the ESRC and the Graduate School, allows me to commit fully to the research and not have my focus diverted. At King's, I have found myself a friendly, yet engaging support network that makes me feel at home in the greater academic community. With all the support I receive at King's, I am confident that my PhD research will be a successful first step in my academic career.
I would encourage anyone considering King's for their graduate research to come onto campus, meet the staff, chat with us students and get a feel for the support available.