Life at King’s is more exciting than you can ever imagine. It is after all at the very heart of central London – one of the most vibrant cities in the world. From museums to nightclubs, iconic places to musicals, the things London has to offer are endless.
As an Indonesian who has never been to any part of Europe before, studying at King’s is definitely one of the greatest opportunities I have to explore these magnificent foreign countries. Just few weeks ago, my friends and I embarked on a journey to Scotland, and it was just amazing, albeit the very chilly wind; it was exactly how we pictured it to be. There are so many places to explore in the UK and other parts of Europe, and students should exploit the student privileges (in terms of discounts) to travel during holidays.
International applicants, like me, usually don’t get the luxury like most locals do to check out the schools before making a decision. So the only sources of reference I had before applying for BSc Economics and Management is from the college website and seniors’ personal opinions. It is of course after a thorough research that I made a decision, and choosing King’s has been one of the best decisions I made in my life.
E&M is under the Department of Management, and we are currently the first batch of students. There’s approximately 80 of us, and the courses we take overlap with those of business students. The differences ofbetween the 2 courses get more distinct as we approach second and third year of study.
Other than being an academic powerhouse, King’s also provide students with a well-balanced social life. With a variety of interesting programs organized by the student unions and over 200 different societies to join, life at King’s will never be boring. I, for instance, due to my love for travel, have joined the international relations team in KCL Business Club, where we get the chance to host events and travel to different parts of the world (ie. New york and Stockholm).
My first few days in London were spent attending the international orientations activities. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from it at first, but boy was I wrong. Orientation days have been one of the highlights of my university life so far. Aside from all the talks about our course outline, settling in London, opening of bank accounts, internship and job opportunities (which were equally important), our Student Union hosts the best activities ever. We have pub quiz, river cruise (which by the way were all free), and the best part of all, the party they host at various nightclubs. There was an event at Ministry of Sound, which was catered to international students, and lots of other fresher’s events. The whole month was jam packed with events and it was like nothing I have ever seen. Truly amazing fresher’s experience!