Political Economy 101

A little bit about my course: though the course and department are very niche they offer an array of modules to study, that means every student’s experience differs. Whether you would like to focus more on International Political Economy, or whether your interest is in Economic Policy Making, you will be able to pursue the area of your interest. The teaching and seminars are excellent but beyond easy; you must work hard as the department expects academic rigour – yet the nature of the course allows you to work with others and make the whole experience of learning even greater.

So it has been a year and a half since I started my studies at King’s and honestly I do not know where the time has gone. Personally there has not been one day where I’ve thought, “I’m bored today, and I’ve got nothing to do!” – studying in the middle of London is a whole other adventure. If there is one thing I can promise you, that is the fact that you will always be doing something – whether that is studying a world class degree or getting involved with the plethora of societies and clubs that King’s boasts. I myself got involved with a number of projects in my first year which have I believe have improved my core skills, for example in October of last year I took part in a nationwide charity competition where we were tasked to raise as much money in a week. King’s managed to raise over £70,000!

 Aside from this is, I’d like to mention the amount of support and facilities King’s offers its students. ‘The Compass’ is a one-stop student centre for support and guidance on practically any issue, if they can’t help you there and then, they will guide you in the right direction. Other facilities include the numerous computer rooms, cafés and restaurants that King’s has and with 3 Pret a Manger’s and two Tesco’s within a 5 minute walk from our campus, you will never go hungry!

 Oh and we have a chapel on the second floor too!