When looking at universities I was mostly interested in finding somewhere where you can do anything. King’s is that place. Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world there is always something to do. I was immediately drawn in by its reputation, location and its courses, but it was once I visited that I felt a sudden excitement which came from the world class facilities.
As there is so much to do it’s hard to find time for it all, but being involved in societies such as Medsoc Musical Theatre is a great way to make friends quickly and made me feel part of the college from a very early stage.
King’s is also great at helping students when it comes to work. I attended the courses that the English Language Centre had to offer on making the jump between school and university making me feel far more confident about my work. London is expensive but by budgeting and going to free events such as gigs on Brick Lane I’ve managed to make my money go further.
Apart from the academic facilities, King’s also support the student societies where we can organise different activities based on our nationalities, sports or interests. Being a Student Ambassador and the Vice-President of the Taiwanese Society, I have not only learned from the leading experiences but also I enjoy helping my society members and the student body as a whole.
Since I plan to set up my own businesses after I graduate, King’s and the support it offers will undoubtedly help me achieve my goals in the near future.
I would recommend that any student who chose Communication Skills as their optional course should take it seriously. In communication you learn so much about working as a team, committing to a commitment of the team and having autonomy and responsibility. These skills are highly essential, especially now; you need as many skills as you can get to improve your employability.
My campus is really cool and easy to navigate and locate – I am terrible with maps and I was glad that that my campus is just near the station. The rooms are big enough and easy to find and the security staff are really helpful. Living in London means you will never be lost or alone and you can be out as late, or as early, as you want.
I stretch my NUS ‘extra’ card to its limit and it has saved me loads of money from food to clothing, hotel bookings and even clubbing. I highly encourage students to make the most of the savings even when buying low cost items – reward point cards can also save you a lot of money.