My university experience at KCL has been amazing! I have recently graduated and would love to do it all over again (maybe not the exams tho)! I was part of the swimming and waterpolo society (shoutout) for the 3 years I was at KCL and I couldn't recommend joining a society enough! I have made so many lifelong friends and memories that I'll never forget.
Your personal tutor and course leaders assist you in discovering whc=ich career path you'd like to go down. Placements are really helpful in finding which areas interest you the most and you can stay in contact with physio's from these placements and ask them for advice later on.
Lectures cover things in detail which is very interesting but sometimes it's in a bit too much detail (e.g. going into the biochemistry of how drugs work). Practical sessions are brilliant for learning how to assess and treat certain conditions and they're led by physiotherapists, mainly from Guys and St Thomas', who are experts in their fields. The lectures are all experts in their fields and practise alongside teaching so we get taught the most relevant and new information
The SU is very well organised and has a club at two different campus' which are always buzzing
Accomodation in London is on the expensive side but the benefits of living in central london and commuting to a uni in the centre massively make up for this cost.
There are plenty of shops around the different campus' and don't have to travel far for food, shops or entertainment
There are so many societies to chose from it's nearly too many!!
Personal tutors respond quickly to emails and are very helpful if a problem arises. Quality of feedback from work varies between lectures but is definetly on the strong side and recieve feedback and results from work submitted a month after completion. KCL has counselling and CBT services which are free to use. You can self refer to counselling, individual CBT or group CBT to help with personal stressors (e.g. anxiety, depression) or stressors from university life (e.g. workload, managing exam pressure and stress).
This isn't a university I would recommend to anyone who wants to feel like their environment is aware that the 21st century is going on. You will certainly get a prestigious name on your resume and that has its own worth. But you will work harder than necessary to do so, in an environment that takes the position that the University can never be wrong (even with hard proof).
If you want to work for the military their job placement is useful. Anything else is difficult as you will be spammed on a daily basis with advertising that King's is paid for to get you to try and sign up for the military. (Also you are taught pro-military chapters in your coursework...wonder why)
Turns out that King's doesn't teach you what you need to know about the topic, but teaches you what it's faculty has worked on. This is primarily research that King's has been paid to execute. It has an unusually pro-Pharma stance (guess who does the research for Pharma). King's allows some rather inappropriate personal stances of its older "more distinguished" professors to be passed off as learning. The overall courses are designed in a way that's extremely myopic and not at all a proper preparation of getting a broad view of what you're studying. Essentially you'll leave indoctrinated in what the King's researchers believe to be true, but missing large chunks of vital information to be considered well rounded.
the only good part of the Uni
I'll speak mostly to the online aspect and as with everything else in King's it's not designed for the end user, or with any logic of people who live in the 21st century. You spend your time desperately trying to figure out what logic could have been used to hide what vital piece of information you need and where they might have put it. Try asking for help and you'll get more of the sense of abandonment to your own devices that runs through the course of your experience.
You'll read about all of the support that is there for you, but you'll discover that in theory it is there - in practice, it's a mirage.
Its been amazing. Esp the campus is brilliant, i really feel like the university cares about me and my growth. There are a wide range of societies and sports clubs that you can join and ensure a holistic skill set and a wide network of friends. The timetable is generally quite relaxed, giving the students a lot of time to catch up on their own work.
We have a career department who are constantly emailing us and providing support
Good spread of lectures and tutorials. I dont like how we have exams in January and our holidays are spent revising.
They are very representative. Always there for any complaints we have
Very good. The campus that I study in is called Strand and is new with the latest installments
It takes an hour to get to uni but has several good amenities as it is a residential area
We have a large variety to choose from! Everyone has a good choice
Academic support can be limited, especially when we were 1st year students. But personal has lots of opportunities.
Really good social events, great academics, great location. Brilliant pastoral care. Lots of opportunities to get involved from careers events to socials, there is something for everyone
Lots of opportunities and events
Lots of career emails with opportunities
Lectures have around 100 people, too many for debating
Post office would be handy
Work is returned with comments in 4 weeks
Like the fact we discuss and analyse topics in groups
It's been great. I love my fellow students, the faculty and my modules
I prefer t meet more than once a week for each class
Great friends, great vibe
Lecturers are sober, course well-taught
Sports, football, athletics too far
Difficult to navigate
I really like King's, it really fits the idea of what I wanted uni to be like.
I don't do sports but there are lots of societies
A bit expensive but otherwise pretty good
Everything is quite central
Not to bad, not enough Uni hours, London expensive, overall is alright
Nice people, friendly staff.
Not enough hours
KCL has good reputation
Haven't used it