I chose King’s because it is a highly world-ranking university in which there is genuine balance between work and play, all located within the heart of one of the greatest capital cities.
One of the most attractive aspects of King’s is its location. The Strand Campus is the most central university building in London, and studying in an area that some people travel thousands of miles to visit feels incredibly inspiring.
As a college of the University of London, you get the opportunity to live in one of the eight intercollegiate halls of residence with students from other colleges. Most of these are located in the beautiful area of Bloomsbury, and taking a ‘Boris Bike’ from my hall to college takes me only 8 minutes.
The famous second year field trip that all geographers take in December has to be one of the highlights of my programme. Part of the fieldwork involves the comparisons of culture and shopping patterns between Paris and London.
Outside my degree course, I am also a Student Ambassador for King’s; I take prospective students on campus tours, a Student Trainer for KCLSU; teaching and training the new staff of KCLSU, a student rep for my year; raising issues or comments on behalf of my year to the department, an Ambassador for the Royal Geographical Society; visiting schools to promote the study of geography at a higher level and the Vice President of my intercollegiate hall; International Hall, where the club and I organise social events for the 800 residents.
After I complete my degree, I plan to study a PGCE to become a primary school teacher. As a human geographer, my degree will help me achieve this by focussing upon the philosophical aspects of teaching and the effects that this can have on society. My lecturer has recently been featured in the media after conducting studies into the demographics of London school children, and I hope to base my dissertation around the research topic of teaching in urban spaces.