Hi everyone, I’m Sage and I’m the new Summer Programmes Officer for the Summer Programmes team.
Spending the summer studying at King’s College London is such an exciting opportunity and is an experience you definitely should be looking forward to. For some of you though it may be the first time you’ve ever travelled abroad and spent an extended time away from home. But don’t worry, I’ve been in your shoes before, so if you have any questions about the summer school, or just general questions about what it is like living in London, please let me know.
As I write the weather in London is being it’s traditionally un-predictable self, but even so I’ve been making the most of the campuses close proximity to Somerset House and central London and spending my lunch breaks exploring. Just a short walk across Waterloo Bridge- which offers stunning views of Big Ben, the London Eye and The Shard, is the Southbank. It has lots of things to see, including the colorful Southbank Skatepark and the Southbank Centre Book Market, which is one of the only outdoor second-hand and book markets in Southern England.
Whilst studying at King’s this summer you’ll use London as a classroom and will get to see the city from an entirely new perspective, which is great fun. And in your spare time you may also want to spend some time visiting some other areas too. I would definitely suggest Brick Lane, which is great for street art, curries and vintage clothing, as well as Camden, which has a number of great markets and lots of interesting places to eat, drink and shop.
If you want to keep up to date with the goings on in London I would recommend checking out the Time Out London website, as well as The Culture Trip. Both can give you some great ideas on things to do and places to visit whilst you are in London.
London really is a great place to live and study and you should all be super excited about the prospect of this. If you haven’t already applied good luck with your applications and for those who already have a confirmed place with us I look forward to meeting you all soon!