Meet Your Peer Advisors: Raza

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!

Selfie of Raza in a red top

Hello, my name’s Raza, and I am one of your Global Mobility Peer Advisors for the 2022/23 academic year! A little bit about me: I’m in my third year studying BA Social Sciences and for my study abroad experience I completed a semester at the National University of Singapore!

Prior to this experience I had never really travelled before, so I was excited but also a bit nervous. But I am so glad I went as I had the most fantastic time. From studying in a completely different academic environment to making new friends from all over the world, I have grown so much as a person and made the best memories along the way.

Photo of Raza on a rope bridge on a tropical beach, while on exchange in Singapore.
On exchange in Singapore.

Whether you’re an incoming or outgoing exchange student, as I have done the exchange process, I can understand how you’re feeling! Whilst it may feel scary, we are here to help in any way we can. I can’t wait for you to have the best time!

A few words of wisdom I have for incoming exchange students:

King’s has a large and vibrant student community; what better way to integrate yourself than joining a society! I really recommend checking out the KCL Badminton society! Or if you like to boogie, I recommend checking out King’s own student bars, The Vault or Guy’s Bar.

Additionally, I recommend getting a student 18+ Oyster card as this will give you a discount on travel costs when using Transport For London. If you want to check out places outside of London, I recommend getting an 18-25 rail card as this will save you a lot of money on train tickets!

Last but by no means least, I recommend you check out a play in London’s West End. My favourite is Wicked.  Download the app TodayTix for last minute cheap tickets! (I promise this not a sponsored ad, aha). You can also get really cheap standing tickets at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

I hope you enjoy your time abroad as much as I did!

Take care,
Raza (he/him)