Life at King’s – will I enjoy it?


By Olga Tereszkowska-Kaminska, MSci Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

When applying to uni there is always that big question of ‘will I enjoy it?’ and, whilst everyone’s experiences are different, I can honestly say that life at King’s has exceeded my expectations. Whether it be societies or different opportunities of exploring the city of London, there is always something going on that you can get involved with to make the most of your uni experience and have some fun in the process. The truth is, life at King’s is what you make it and hopefully this blog post will give you some ideas of how to do that.

The easiest, and arguably one of the most important, aspects of life at any uni are the societies. King’s itself has over 100 that you can get involved with. These can be anything you can think of, from Dance Society to Harry Potter Society. One of the most enjoyable ones, in my opinion, is Swing Society, which feels like the happiest place on earth. But if dancing isn’t your thing, there are so many other sports to choose from, whether it would be something you have been doing for a while or something completely new. In addition, each society organises fun and exciting socials which are a wonderful way to make new friends and enjoy life at King’s even more.

However, life at King’s is not only great because of the events and societies that the uni offers but also because of its location. Studying at the heart of London has numerous perks as there is always something going on. Festivals (music, culture, art etc.) take place all year round and there are hundreds of events running every week related to all genres of life. A lot of them are also free, which is a bonus, especially since London is expensive.

Overall, life at King’s is what you make it to be. It’s exciting, new and if you make an effort to take advantage of every opportunity you can, you won’t regret it. Whatever you do at King’s, you will find like-minded people and make memories that you will never forget. Whilst studying is of course enjoyable in its own way, life at King’s is so much more than just getting a degree.

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