I’m a mature student studying Classical Studies with English. Classical literature has interested me for a long time and the chance to study it in the original languages really appealed to me. I chose King’s because of its high reputation and outstanding teaching record; classical languages are compulsory and this adds a greater drive to the teaching of them. I am learning Ancient Greek and although it is difficult it is also very rewarding.
The graduate employment record at Kings is particularly good, as is the opportunity for internships which I will be investigating soon. The Classics Department achieved 97% student satisfaction last year and it is easy to see why!
As a mature student I worried that I wouldn’t fit in with younger students or make friends but I have found these worries to be groundless. The staff and other students are very welcoming and friendly, and seminars in particular promote a great learning atmosphere and help to break the barriers. Don’t let being different to the ‘standard’ student hold you back. Follow your dreams!