I’m Andreea and I’m a second year Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc student.
Support is a key word when thinking about your future as a student. When delving into this big unknown that is university, you need to be assured there will be help along the way and guidance will be in abundance. I’m here to tell you not to worry, for King’s has a well-developed network of support, for all sorts of concerns like how to find a book in the library, to career planning.
At the start, you will be assigned a personal tutor. You can go to them in search of feedback, tips, counsel – your very own guardian angel, if you wish. Then comes your department’s head and your programme director – any issue whatsoever with your course, do let them know, as they love to help however they can and gain insights from their students. From a more procedural perspective, however, the programme officer is your safest bet.
On a more grassroots level, your teachers will be of invaluable support. Don’t be shy, make sure to chat to them after lectures if you have questions, or drop them an email for queries, or pay them a visit in their office hours – these specially-designed one-on-one sessions are there for your taking. Rounding up your academic support will be the Study Skills team, which will be more than happy to deliver assistance that allows you to fulfil your potential! You will also get a helping hand from the Libraries Team – they will facilitate all your needed resources: reading lists, book requests, inter library loans… you name it!
Next up, we perhaps have the most important mechanism of support – the stellar King’s Careers & Employability department. Preparing you for your future from the get-go, they will host events throughout the year that will allow you to discover careers in different sectors. They’ll also have career guidance sessions, CV and interview workshops, and King’s exclusive opportunities like part-time jobs, internships, and graduate schemes.
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll benefit from the support of your peers in the environment you feel most comfortable in. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a debater, a chocolate-lover, or a musician, you can find your place in one of the over 300 student societies & groups. They’ll welcome you with open arms and soon London will truly feel like a second home.
I hope these snippets of university-life have been enough to alleviate some of your worries, but nonetheless, you’ll experience them yourself in autumn and King’s will be with you every step of the journey.