Life as an Under-18 Student in London

Post contributed by Abhishree Pandey, second year Law student

You’re here! You made it! You’re in one of the best universities of the world, in one of the most vibrant, full-of-life cities in the world! Everything is perfect, you are just getting started with your new life, but there’s a catch!

You’re not a legally recognised adult yet.

How much difference can it really make though?

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What happens on arrivals day?

To have the best possible experience in King’s Residences, it’s best to get yourself prepared as much as you can… starting with arrivals day! 

Arrivals day at King’s will be one of your highlights of first year. It’s the day that you become part of an amazing community and are presented with great opportunities to make friends and learn new life skills. Not only this, you are about to become independent and really learn things about yourself that you never knew before.  Continue reading

What Do I Need To Pack?

As move-in weekend creeps closer and the excitement continues to build, it’s time to start picturing your life in your brand new home.


Moving to university is a completely new experience and you’re likely to learn a lot along the way, but one thing I want to help you get right is your moving day. Together, we can make sure that moving into your King’s Residence is stress-free and pretty smooth sailing!

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Packing and preparing for arrivals

Before you know it, moving day will be here and you’ll be settling into your new home and making yourself familiar with your new surroundings…

Not sure where to start or what is about to happen? I’m here to help! This time last year, I was in the exact same position as you; embarking on a big move to KCL and didn’t really know what to expect. Continue reading

Settling into life at King’s

Are you ready for move-in day?

It’s so close now, you can almost smell it! 

I’m Lukas, a second year Business student at King’s. Last year, I moved into King’s Residences, which meant moving away from home for the first time, so trust me, I know exactly how excited, nervous and maybe even a little bit apprehensive you’re feeling right now. Continue reading

Getting to London and your King’s Residence safely

You might have started thinking about decorating your new bedroom and speaking to your new flatmates on Facebook but have you thought about your actual arrival to London?

Arriving at KCL is one of the most exciting times in your first year but it’s also a pretty jam-packed period. Lots of people are moving in, getting settled and adapting to their new environment. You will need to know how to make your way around London, your local area and campus pretty quickly, but that can be easier said than done!  Continue reading

A worrier’s guide to starting at King’s

Feeling nervous about moving to King’s soon?

That’s completely understandable and natural, and you’re not the only one feeling like this. 

This time last year I was stressed and overwhelmed. It didn’t hit me until a few weeks before my big move to London that I was about to embark on a big lifestyle change and that was when I felt very anxious. Looking back, I wish I channeled this anxiety into excitement because I had so many things to look forward to!  Continue reading

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