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Student spotlight: Meet Alicia from Mexico

Alicia, a MSci Robotics and Intelligent Systems student at King’s College London, moved from Mexico City to London to live and study in one of the world’s hubs for tech and entrepreneurship. Here she tell us more about her time in London so far.

Why did you choose to study MSci Robotics and Intelligent Systems at King’s College London?

I’ve always been interested in tech so I knew I wanted to study Computer Science. When it was time for me to apply for universities, I didn’t really know which ones to apply to so I based my choices on the university rankings and on student reviews for Computer Science. I applied for BSc Computer Science and changed to MSci Robotics and Intelligent Systems after my first year.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I love the support that I get from lecturers and the fact that they implement their own research in the day-to-day teaching, making the content up-to-date. I also love the huge student involvement and the different student societies, such as the KCL Tech Society, which complement what we learn on the course.

Why did you choose to study in London and how are you finding it so far?

I come from Mexico City, so I always knew I wanted to live in a big city. London is one of the hubs of tech and entrepreneurship, opening so many doors with meet-ups, networking, free workshops and much more. I wanted to live in a place where there is always something going on.

I love the fact that I’ve met so many people at many different events. The people that I’ve met in different tech meet-ups are now some of my best friends. I really appreciate that there are always opportunities to learn something new, even if it’s not tech. London is so diverse. I’ve had the chance to learn other languages, new dances, theatre and many more things. It’s very difficult to get bored in such city.

How would you describe London in three words?

Vibrant. Exciting. Classy

What are your plans after graduating?

After graduating I will be joining an exciting startup as a software engineer and I will also start my own tech venture.

Are you working during your studies?

Yes, I have done two summer internships in a big startup. It was great, I think this is the best way to learn something new and to put into practice what you are thought at university. You get to face real-world problems, discuss them with your co-workers and hear different opinions and perspectives.

Do you have any advice for other students thinking about studying in London?

Don’t think twice about it! Yes, it’s an expensive city to live in but you won’t regret it. You will make friends of all different nationalities and backgrounds and these friendships will last forever.

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London named world’s best student city

London’s position as the education capital of the world was confirmed today, when the city was recognised in the QS Best Student Cities Rank  as ‘The World’s Best Student City’. Already the world’s number 1 city destination for international students, London has four of the world’s top 40 universities, as well as world class art and […]

Summer at Queen Mary University of London

Summer is the best time of year to explore London. Studying at Queen Mary University of London, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the greatest cities in the world. London is not just a capital city – the centre of British politics and governments – it is an international centre of excellence […]

Meet Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award winner Aaron

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Aaron is a Biomedical Engineering & Innovation Design Engineering graduate of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. Aaron is also the co-founder of WithLula, this year’s winner of the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Award. Here Aaron tells us more about his time studying in London and working full-time on WithLula since graduating. Why did […]

UEL and Malvern House join forces to deliver pre-degree courses for international students

The University of East London (UEL) has signed a partnership deal with independent education provider Malvern House International to deliver International Foundation and pre-sessional English courses for international students at the UEL Docklands campus in London. These pathway courses will develop the students’ English language skills and prepare them academically for university-level study. In 2018, […]

Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award 2018 goes to Imperial College London graduates

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The winner of this year’s Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award is WithLula, the inventors of a biodegradable sanitary product which is quick and easy to dispose of and doesn’t cause harmful waste. The Imperial College London graduates behind the product have won £20,000 investment in their start-up from the Mayor of London. WithLula beat nine other […]

Visit our London spring-inspired installation at Penn Station, New York until 27 April

As London buzzes with excitement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, and Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare to welcome their third child; we’ve brought a piece of the city to New York’s Penn Station which you can see and experience until Friday 27th April 2018. Step into United’s store at Penn Station to […]

Find your stage in London this summer with the National Youth Theatre

Spend your summer training with the world’s leading youth theatre while exploring London’s illustrious theatre scene. From the hottest Hamilton tickets, to pop up shows on the Southbank, London boasts some of the world’s most iconic theatrical experiences. Peppered with hit performances and surprises across over 200 theatres, the capital makes the perfect place to […]

London comes top in THE’s new ranking of the best university cities

Times Higher Education have today released a new ranking of cities with the highest concentration of elite universities, based on the THE World University Rankings.   London has the largest number of top 500 universities within a city and comes joint first when looking at the top 200 universities. There are 15 London universities in the top 500 and six universities in the top 200. […]

Student spotlight: Meet Paulina from El Salvador

Paulina moved to London to study MSc Emerging Economies and International Development at King’s College London. Here, she tells us more about why she chose to study at KCL and her experiences so far, including working at the King’s Entrepreneurship Institute and being invited to attend Buckingham Palace’s Garden tea party in the summer. Why did […]

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