By Michael Leeman, BEng Electronic Engineering, Department of Informatics
Hi, my name is Michael and I’m a second-year student studying BEng Electronic Engineering at King’s College London.
The main reason why I decided to study at King’s was because it is a prestigious university that’s based in the heart of London. KCL is well-known for being a Russell Group university with high rankings on the global university league tables and a reputation for conducting world-renowned research and producing highly successful alumni. This influenced my decision to study at King’s College London as I too desired to have the best education for the greatest possible start in my career. When looking through the course specifications, I was exceedingly intrigued by the modules that were offered, especially since they would be taught by well-respected and accomplished academics in their field of study. This course not only teaches me about the fundamentals of electronic engineering but it also covers topics such as entrepreneurship and computer science that will enable me to acquire different skills and knowledge.
Additionally, I was influenced to study at King’s by the countless opportunities that were available for their students. These opportunities included: a chance to study aboard, industrial placements, King’s experience awards, undergraduate research fellowships, language courses with the Modern Language Centre and numerous student societies to join. What I found personally appealing was the Robotics Society, who regularly meet up on a Wednesday afternoon to collaborate on robotic projects. Participating in any of these opportunities are great for developing your skills whilst gaining a unique experience, which are perfect to add on your CV to boost your career prospects.
Another reason I decided to study at King’s College London was because I would have the opportunity to discover London, one of the world’s greatest cities. The KCL Strand campus is on the doorstep of iconic British attractions such as Trafalgar Square, Theatre Land and Covent Garden. Not only this, but the Strand campus is next door to the historical Somerset House where they hold free art exhibitions, there is an ice skating rink every winter and there are quiet rooms that are perfect for studying in. There are also a variety of restaurants, cafes and coffee houses to choose from and, as a student who commutes, the various surrounding transportation links make it easy to travel to and from campuses. The Waterloo campus is only ten minutes away from the Strand campus across Waterloo Bridge, which has an impressive view of the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral along the River Thames. The Maughan Library has remarkable architecture with a rich history and a large collection of books that are easy to borrow, renew and return.
Currently, I’m excelling in my chosen course and I’m very glad that I decided to study at King’s College London. I would highly recommend to any undergraduate student to consider studying at King’s College London.