We’ve asked our 2022-23 Peer Advisors to say hello and share more about studying in London and abroad. Expect to hear more from them throughout the year!
Hi! I’m Conor, one of your Global Mobility Peer Advisors here at King’s College London. I am currently a second year Law LLB student.
Over the course of summer 2022, I studied European Politics and Economics for two weeks at Utrecht University in the Netherlands as part of the King’s Global Summer Exchange Programme. I chose this course because the European Union is something that has always interested me, and this course allowed me to build upon the knowledge I had already acquired as part of my European Law module. The opportunity to study abroad was an absolutely fantastic one. Not only was I able to study a topic which fascinated me, I also met so many new people and made lifelong friends. Additionally, I had the chance to experience a different culture as well and have taken a love of cycling (of which they do quite a lot in Utrecht!) home with me.
London is an amazing and exciting city! Being from Ireland, it was also very new to me when I initially moved over and, while this can be daunting, you will have the chance to experience the fun activities and adventures this city has to offer. From shopping to theatre, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see. I would certainly recommend catching a West End show or two, there are so many to see and not enough time to see them all! Also, the Science Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon for free (a price which is certainly compatible with a student budget).
For fellow Law students, I would highly recommend getting involved in the likes of the Debating Society, as this is a fantastic way to get used to presenting arguments and public speaking. Law modules are heavy, however, and it is also important to find time to relax so I would suggest getting involved in a sporting society or any of the other societies King’s has to offer as well. This is a great way to meet people and get involved in university life.
Over the course of the year, I cannot wait to meet some of you and learn more about the interesting places you have come from and how you have found your experience of London.
In the meantime, best of luck with your studies!