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Kathryn Nave: winner of the London Library Student Prize
Philosophy student Kathryn Nave was the winner of the prestigious London Library Student Prize for 2013. The annual competition aims to discover the next generation of writers, thinkers and opinion formers. Kathryn spent a term in her second year studying abroad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an experience that contributed to her success in the London Library competition. Her article was entitled ‘Gap year kids are not the new face of the Imperial Raj’ and was selected from hundreds of entries as the winner of the prize, which included publication of her article in The Times newspaper. Read more here.
Tom, BA Philosophy
"Studying philosophy as an undergraduate at King's has been an incredibly rewarding experience, not only in terms of broadening my academic horizons but also in providing me with opportunities to develop my love of music and a whole range of other interests. On my course I have been able to meet many like-minded people, both students and professors alike, who have expanded my grasp of the subject and have inspired me to achieve my professional goals of becoming a teacher. Studying a subject that I am passionate about in central London has been a life-changing experience and I know that King's will be an institution that continues to help me achieve my future goals, be it in academia, the hobbies I enjoy or my professional career after I graduate."
Gemma, BA Philosophy
"I came into King's as a mature student and have increased my social life tremendously. Part of this has been through getting involved with the Philosophy Society and this year I am proud to be one of its two Social Secretaries. One of the reasons that I chose King's for Philosophy is all of the wonderful things that I had heard from people I knew that had attended there. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year and am looking forward to the next two. My favourite subject this year was logic, for which I was glad the exam was in January as it took some pressure of the exams later on in the year."
Ruth, BA Philosophy
"I've really enjoyed my first year at King's, although I found it quite difficult to settle in at first. Living in London was quite daunting to begin with, but I love it now! I'd advise all freshers to get involved with clubs and societies; it's a great way to meet new people outside of halls or your course. In my first year, I was part of the Cheerleading, Radio, Comedy and Philosophy Societies. This really helped me to settle in and make friends."