Here are all the things you will understand if you’re a King’s student
King’s – where would we be without it? Probably either at our firm choice or Queen Mary. From mispronouncing Maughan Library to our favourite Paul from Temple, here are 20 things only KCL students will truly understand.
Having the ugliest building on the block
It’s an eyesore and everyone knows it. Dreary.
Pretending Somerset House is part of King’s
We literally have our own ice-skating rink… kind of.
Hoping you’ll be on the windows one day
Our alumni are always watching you, freshers.
Freaking out at Virginia Woolf in glass
Makes UCL’s Jeremy Bentham pose look so 1820.
Knowing that KCL vs LSE beef doesn’t exist
…because we beat them at everything.
Talking to Paul from Temple
Who didn’t love talking to Paul? You’ll be pleased to know you might not see him again because he is up on his feet and doing well, just in time for Christmas.
Having the best library view
As well as the best library.
Not knowing how to pronounce Maughan
Is it Morgan or Mourn?
Loving the lift’s ‘close the door’ button
Friends are lost with the push of a button.
Making everything about ‘KCL vs UCL’
Just wait for Varsity…
Telling everyone the Round Reading Room was Dumbledore’s office
Wishing there was a bus to take you to Virginia Woolf
There’s no such thing as a bad time to Uber.
Getting tired waiting for lifts that never arrive
Pulling out all the stops in ‘Charity Week’
We beat LSE as well, so that’s a bonus.
Being grateful that you’re at Strand
Waterloo is so not where it’s at.
Never getting over at how beautiful the chapel is
Being offered prayers for lost data
We’re sure that the staff appreciated being offered prayers and and counselling after the great data crisis of 2016, but where are our essays?
Crossing Waterloo Bridge isn’t fun anymore
You’ve taken all the pictures already. Where’s that bus?
Learning to avoid pricey cafeteria food
Just buy the £1.30 wedges.
Loving King’s all the same
Despite some minor annoyances, we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.