Valentin's Story


Why did you decide to study PPE?

For me the best part in school was always when I managed to combine different subjects to analyse a complex issue, so PPE was a natural choice. Furthermore, I wrote my graduation paper on the topic of "Ancient Greek Democracy" and included sections about Plato and Aristotle and a comparison of economic systems between ancient Greece and modern developed countries. I enjoyed writing the paper quite a lot and it has definitely made me more confident in my choice to study PPE at King's. 

What was the application process like? Do you have any advice for prospective applicants?

For me it was quite tiring because I did not have any support or input and I was working during almost all of the application process which didn't leave much time for preparation. My advice for prospective applicants is to research their options well before making a decision and to make a clear plan before applying so that you won't be surprised by anything that comes up along the way, especially if you have much work to do besides the application. Start early and take your time, there is no need to rush it.

- Valentin from Austria, studying PPE at King's College London