Why should I study the AKC?
Dr Clare Carlisle, Programme Director of the Associate of King's College (AKC) and Geography student, Kimberley Mackenzie, discuss the unique AKC programme and demonstrate how taking it is a great way to develop your employability.
'I have thoroughly enjoyed the AKC. It has been a wonderful way to meet new people and has provided me with a broad range of knowledge and understanding beyond the confines of my degree.'
Simon Doyle, American Studies student, and winner of the AKC Leathes Prize
'The AKC is exciting and refreshing - it provided the opportunity to explore topics I'd never even considered and brought with it the opportunity for thinking and reflecting beyond any of my science courses.'
Katie Williams, Molecular Biology and Biophysics student, and winner of the AKC Leathes prize
'The AKC is a very interesting programme that has opened my eyes to different ways of thinking. It has left me with a deeper understanding of life and a willingness to consider broader ideas. I am glad that I took the opportunity for the broadening of my education in a way that will go with me long after my formal studies have finished.'
Rosemary Greaves, Psychological Medicine student
'The AKC course was amazing. I would leave there feeling challenged in a way my degree course was not able to engage me and yet was able to apply the concepts learnt to my course and to everyday life. Doing the original qualification of King’s College London also made me feel closer to the College’s history and I am proud to be one of many King’s students privileged enough to have taken the AKC course.'
Michaela Bygrave, Development Geography student
'I very much enjoyed the AKC lectures; they inspired interesting debates between me and my friends that otherwise we would not have considered. The AKC programme required a different way of thinking from my Neuroscience course and broadened my world view significantly.'
Tamara Buijs, Neuroscience student