Let me start by introducing myself, I’m Megan and I’ll be helping out with the Summer School this year,  so any enquires you have, whether that be information about the courses or even tips on great places to visit in London, send them my way.


It has been a great month to start working at Kings, as with the sunny weather, I have been able to eat my lunch outside, listen to the hustle and bustle of the students and explore the local area.

With Somerset house being a stone’s throw away I have already had a stroll around the beautiful grounds and got to see the free Derreck Jarman (A former King’s student) exhibition. There will be many events going on at Somerset House this summer so I would recommend students to visit in their free time. The Summer Series has just been announced for 10 – 20 July 2014, where you can get tickets to see some unmissable live music acts in the attractive surroundings of Somerset house.

Sommersett house

It’s amazing that the vibrant South Bank is a 10 minute walk across Waterloo Bridge. The South Bank has lots of places to eat, drink and see. I recently watched the sunset while sitting outside the BFI bar and then went inside to see a late night movie. Whether you want to see a theatre production at the National theatre or just watch skateboarders do their thing, the South Bank is defiantly worth a visit. The Timeout London website is not only great to keep up to date with events going on at South Bank but it is great to get tips of things going on all over London.

With Summer School accommodation close to campus, you are in the prime spot to visit the above places and many other famous London landmarks such as The Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral.

If I was to study at the Summer School, the courses combining London with a subject would be most appealing to me as I believe it would add to the experience of studying in the city. These courses include, Museum of London: curating the city and Victorian London: high culture & low life. What is extra exciting is that these courses are in collaboration with The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Museum of London and you will gain behind the scene access to the world famous museums.

King’s College London is a wonderful place to work and will be an even more wonderful place to study and I’m sure that the staff and students will make you feel as warm and welcome as they have made me feel.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Megan Liversey


“Sunshine reflecting on the beauties of London that have been hidden over the long cold winter, students from all over the world still crawling at the café, debating the last lecture they just had, and that rigorous, yet friendly, unusual academic atmospheringrid 2013 london viewe.

This is all what sums up my experience at the Summer School module on Media, Gender & Culture at King’s: one of my best formative experiences so far. Not only was the course itself a great opportunity to further focus on my personal interests and explore disciplines that were not offered by King’s during the first year, but it was also a fantastic way to get to know people from different parts of the world in a setting that is very unlike the regular King’s classes. Our professor was extremely engaging, the content she offered was of exquisite quality and the balance between theory and practice was just about right, demonstrating that academy and activism can, or perhaps should, mix together with brilliant outcomes. However, thanks to the variety of modules offered at King’s Summer School, students with an interest in more theoretical subjects are not let down and are able to choose a course that matches their specific preferences.

The teaching dynamic was also different to regular King’s classes: during the intensive 3-week period, with more in-class hours than any of my other academic modules, we were provided with the opportunity to truly concentrate on one topic and immerse ourselves into the relevant KINGSSS13_ 331issues. Also, in case you have excess time, Summer School organizes various events and trips which means that you will have the opportunity to relax and strengthen the relationship with your coursemates. Most courses even include trips to different London locations which will enable you to visit spots of the city you perhaps haven’t had the time or the chance to see during the busy academic year.


Personally the Summer School has been one of the experiences I’ve had since I arrived at King’s: I gained a deeper knowledge of what I intend to do after my degree, my grades have gone up considerably after the course thanks to the close teacher-student relationship we all experienced, and I became more aware of social problems both within Britain and Europe as well as in places such as Taiwan, India and Russia. It is a perfect fit for Liberal Arts students, and I would highly recommend give it a shot and take on a module there … if you just have the time!”