Advantages Excellent facilities, qualified professors
Last year, I made one of the most important decisions of my life: to attend King\'s College. This decision has changed almost every aspect of me as this is the type of University that really impacts students on daily basis.The first time I applied to University was in the end of 2005. I had attended a French high school abroad and was a top student throughout most of my school career. Although I did have excellent grades, I always had a low morale as my high school was run by an administration which had transformed it into an enterprise. Competition between students was used as a tool to measure their success, but in fact it caused severe emotional problems amongst pupils. Since most of the other girls in the school excelled in every possible area, I was just evaluated as another number in the school computer. I was given little advice to seek university back in Europe, though my family did pay a high annual fee for this school.
As I did much of my university research alone, I did not feel capable of attending a 6 tariff university. I was then enrolled at Richmond American International University-London. I quickly realized the lack of preparation of the lecturers and decided that I must change universities promptly as I would end up forgetting any previous knowledge if I continued there. I applied once more for first year entry via UCAS to six different courses which interested me and decided to simply choose the highest ranking one.My interest in Kings College began with the widespread reputation of its Portuguese Department. This course may seem peculiar to the person reading this review but it is in fact a course that has gained popularity in the last decades. There are several reasons for this popularity such as the growing relations between Britain and Portugal as well as the possibility of engaging in diplomatic activities in Brazil, a country that has experienced a fast economic growth. Kings is the ONLY university in the entire United Kingdom with a department devoted entirely to Portuguese Language and Brazilian Studies as well as endless possibilities of joint degress with other language and social studies departments. This reputation and flexibility amazed me, and I could only hope to be invited for an interview.
Later on the year, I did manage to attend an interview. The two professors of the Portuguese department who conducted the interview were just as well mannered as they were brilliant. The proximity between lecturers and students is very beneficial for absorption of knowledge, and this is something that Kings may pride itself of. As I had learned by researching previous to the interview, these two professors had published several famous books and held highly respectable honours from the most prestigious universities in the world.Following my acceptance to Kings College, I realized the easy communication that ran between students and overall administration. Every email that I sent was immediately responded. The enrollment process was also very easy as forms were sent previous to the enrollment day via mail.
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