King's College London, University of London
King's College London, University of London

Clubs and social environment

Please tell us more about the social environment, sports clubs and societies and anything else you think candidates need to know about life at your university.

2018

"King's offers free activities such as yoga, boxing and basketball to students who live in halls ."
"There are loads of clubs and societies to join from sports teams to academic societies to interest societies to national and religious societies. It's extremely diverse and the large student population means there are many options."
"There are so many clubs that it is hard to choose between them and there are many from different parts of the world including martial arts like Kung Fu and Muay Thai. There are clubs suited to people with different interests such as cooking, books and even Harry Potter."
"There's a wide selection of societies. Some are free and some require a (small) fee, but it's definitely possible to find something for everyone's taste as well as opportunities to make your own."
"There are many societies at KCL and they are all run by the students' union. The best part is that it is very easy to start your own society and KCLSU provides all the support and funding you need."
"There are lots of societies for students to join based on sports, mutual interests or cultures and you can create your own as well. This is also true of sports clubs and teams, which range from cricket and rowing to fencing and Tae Kwon Do. Gym facilities include classes and equipment is also readily available. Socially, there are tons of events to participate in or visit every week, which means there is a high opportunity, and probability, that you'll get to know a lot of students from other courses."
"There are lots of sports clubs. There is also a BeActive programme that offers lots of sports throughout the week for only £25 per year. Lastly, there are three gyms on campus."
"King's provides a lot of extracurricular clubs that you can join, from ping pong clubs to netball to sewing clubs to choirs."

2016

"I think that, at King's, there is the opportunity to try out many things from DJing to go-karting so it depends on what you're interested in really and how much you want to immerse yourself."
"There are lots of events and they are diverse so there's enough for anyone."
"There is something for everyone and don't be afraid to set up your own society either."
"There are societies for anything and everything. There will always be something fun to do!"
"They have everything and, if not, you can create whatever society you like as well."
"The social life of sports students is pretty good and they offer a night out every Wednesday."
"So many societies to choose from! Just take note that, due to the dispersed school format and the limitations of space in London, many activities are not held on campus so you have to travel to an externally hired location."
"There is something for everyone! With the location being where it is you're never short of something to do."
"The societies have a very friendly and supportive environment."
"Gyms and stuff are decent with plenty of equipment and they're not too expensive either."

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