Catherine UK Comparative Literature BA 'There were a number of reasons why I decided to attend King's College London, not least its international reputation; I knew that King's could offer a world-class education, but the main reason was its central London location. King's is situated in the heart of London on the bank of the river Thames and you can see the Millennium Wheel from the window of the King's College London Students' Union (KCLSU) bar. Just a short walk away you can reach the Globe Theatre or the Tate Modern gallery, making you feel as if you are surrounded by all the cultural highlights of London.
I was also particularly drawn to the Comparative Literature programme which offers an exchange with an American university and the opportunity to read literature from all over the world. It is an exciting and challenging degree, and so far I have not only read famous classics that I know well but also books by authors that I had never heard of before. It is a programme that teaches a range of skills, including a modern language.
Last year I lived in Intercollegiate halls of residence, which are situated in the attractive Russell Square area and I loved the opportunity this gave me to meet other students at King's who are not on my course, and also to meet students from other University of London colleges. The rooms are cosy and internet and telephone lines are provided which makes studying much easier.
Choosing to study at King's and in London has been the best decision I could have possibly made, I have met the most diverse and interesting people and been able to soak up the atmosphere that comes from living in the nations capital. In London you will never struggle to find a night out and this does not even include the amazing social events that occur every week through KCLSU. The academic side is fun too and the lecturers are always there to assist you.
London can seem daunting at first but it's actually a really fun place to be. You shouldn't worry too much about the cost of living in London because there are always people at the university who can help you and plenty of shops, bars, clubs and theatres offer student discounts to help you make the best of your time here.'
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