King's offers a great atmosphere as well as a friendly environment with a wide variety of clubs and societies to choose from. The different societies gave me the chance to meet exciting new people as well as helped me improve my CV. Playing for the football team has given me the chance to make new friends and meet senior students who have guided me and offered advice on what to expect in the upcoming years.
The Careers Centre at King's has also helped me choose a career pathway that is suitable to me. I plan to do a Masters in Biochemical Engineering after I graduate from King's.
For me, the highlights of studying at Kings ate visiting London's historical landmarks, meeting new people, as well as experiencing the London nightlife.
The amount of support and guidance you receive from Staff here has been amazing, any query you may have there is always someone you can contact who can help. Being on the Student-Staff Liaison committee, it has been nice to see the lecturers and other staff taking note of and putting into action any comments we have on ways to improve our learning experience.
Outside of my studies, the Student Ambassador scheme has been a great way to earn some extra cash whilst helping the King’s community. The practical skills and theoretical knowledge I have gained whilst studying Biochemistry has prepared me well for entering a world of research or further education.
Guy’s Campus is great, the library and computing facilities are outstanding and the Gordon Museum is an excellent place to study (if you can handle being around dead things).
I stayed at the Hampstead Residence last year and I would recommend it to anyone, extremely sociable, in a lovely part of London with Hampstead Heath, the Village and actual supermarkets nearby. The facilities at Hampstead were nice; the recent refurbishment has made them even better. Despite the forty minutes commute it’s worth the journey, especially as the travel card you buy gives you the freedom to travel to and experience loads of different parts of London.
There is always something to do in London, apart from all the various student nights which give you discounts on drinks and entry there are plenty of museums, exhibitions and shows on - there's loads of great suggestions online. There are so many student discounts available, getting things like an NUS extra card really help your money go further.
Attending a university with such a central location has allowed me to really experience the city lifestyle and get to know the streets of London. Also, it has allowed me to build contacts in an area where I will most likely be working in when I graduate.
Another thing that attracted me to King’s was the location of Guy’s campus. It is situated in the heart of the city and with London Bridge station just opposite, London is just a stone’s throw away.
While studying at King’s it wasn’t hard to notice the large numbers of clubs and societies that you can join; there are so many other ways to get involved at the university. For example I am currently part of the Staff Student Liaison Committee for the Biochemistry BSc and I am also a Student Ambassador. Not only has this improved my CV but it’s also helped me make new friends and given me many memorable experiences.
My plans after my degree would be to continue with postgraduate studies and I can honestly say there is nowhere else I’d rather be than King’s.