I'm incredibly excited to serve as your Vice President Education (Health) this academic year. If you're reading this, it's likely that you're just as thrilled (and maybe a bit nervous?) to be a part of the King’s community, specifically at Guy’s Campus. Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered!
Guy's Campus is a vibrant hub situated in the heart of London Bridge, home to the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, and the Dental Institute. Let me tell you, having spent 2 years here, it's a world unto itself! Let me walk you through the key spots and top tips to make your experience at Guy's Campus as amazing as possible.
Libraries and Learning Areas
New Hunt’s House Library is one of the common library spaces at Guy’s. Here's where you'll spend many an hour preparing for your exams or collaborating on group projects. It's got different zones for all your study moods.
Wills library in Hodgkin building is my favourite spot to study! Since many students don’t know about the library it’s a great place to study!
If you're more into collaborative learning, The Shed is your go-to place. Plus, they shop offer a great caffeine fix for those long study sessions along with some brownies!
When the stress levels peak, Guy's Bar is where you'll find the perfect pint and an assortment of comfort food. They also host the freshest student nights!
We're lucky to have a gorgeous courtyard right in the centre of the campus. Perfect for some outdoor study sessions or just catching some sun.
A Tour of the Key Buildings at Guy’s Campus
When I first arrived at Guy’s Campus, I was overwhelmed by the mix of historical and contemporary architecture. I assure you, getting to know the various buildings on campus is both exciting and practical for navigating your way around. Here's a rundown:
- Hodgkin Building: This is where you'll find the School of Biomedical Sciences. You may end up having many of your lectures and seminars here, especially if you’re a Biomedical student (like me!). The Hodgkin Building has some of the most state-of-the-art research labs.
- New Hunt’s House: I’ve already spoken about the library, but New Hunt’s House is much more than that. It hosts a variety of classrooms, lecture halls, and the beloved Student Union office.
- Shepherd's House: Shepherd's House is home to several computer labs and study spaces. If you’re studying nursing or dentistry, you'll find specialised skills labs here that are purpose-built for your training.
- Henriette Raphael House: This building is hard to miss with its distinct architecture. Henriette Raphael House has several lecture halls and meeting rooms. It's also home to some of the faculty offices, so if you need to chat with a professor, you might find yourself here.
- Guy’s Tower: You can’t talk about Guy’s Campus without mentioning the iconic Guy’s Tower. At 34 floors, it’s one of the tallest research buildings in the world! Apart from offering panoramic views of London, it’s home to various research facilities, staff offices, and teaching rooms.
- The Gordon Museum: If you’re a history or medicine aficionado, you'll love the Gordon Museum. It's the largest pathology museum in the UK and provides unique insights into medical history.
Getting to know these buildings might take a bit of time, but I promise it's worth it. Each has its own quirks and charms, just like the different facets of student life at King's.
So there you have it, your mini guide to life at Guy’s Campus! I know it can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone. I hope this gives you a comprehensive understanding of what each building at Guy’s Campus has to offer. Can’t wait for you to discover them yourselves!
As your Vice President Education (Health), my door is always open for questions, suggestions, or even just a chat.
Wishing you an incredible journey ahead, and here’s to making some of the best memories of your life at Guy’s Campus!
Vice-President Education (Health)