Firstly, well done if you've just got in to King's College London. That's no mean feat and you have every right to be proud of yourself.
King's is the 23rd best university in the world after all, and no matter how you slice it that's amazing.
But there's much more to King's than academics and you should know that letting loose is just as important.
As well as being huge, there is no one student experience at King's. After all we have three central London campuses, each stunning in their own way and each specialising in a different area of study.
So here are 15 things you should know before you start at King's College London.
1. Explore Somerset House
You might not get the hype at first, after all London is full of gorgeous buildings, but allow yourself an evening to explore (and get lost in) the building.
If you're lucky enough to be at Strand, go there in your downtime and you will see a world many are not privy to.
Somerset House hosts some of the capital's most exclusive events and is the epicentre of fashion and film festivals, and probably has the best ice rink when it comes to the Christmas period.
2. Nobody laughs at the name of the law school
If you have a purile mind, there is plenty of hilarity to be had when you hear about the Dickson Poon school of law.
Unfortunately for the writer, not many others agree and you WILL be judged for cracking jokes about it. Probably because it's too obvious.
Don't be disheartened, we have a much better sense of humour than those at UCL. And don't even get me started on those droids they call students at Imperial. Maybe don't be so lazy and work harder for your punchlines.
3. The friends you make in freshers soon go away
King's is absolutely vast and that means lots and lots of freshers. You're all keen to make friends, but if you start to feel isolated or don't like your company, there are SO many other people to hang out with.
Best place to start is probably some societies that match your interests. Don't get down. Once you find your people, you're likely to be BFFs.
4. Nobody works in G10
If you're at Guy's Campus and you're in need of a computer to knuckle down on some coursework, G10 is not your friend.
G10 is conveniently located for frequent fag breaks and those too lazy to climb the stairs up to the New Hunt's Library.
That level of malaise is infectious so if you have to work ANY other computer room is your best bet.
5. You will get lost at Strand
Getting lost at Strand is absolutely a rite of passage. The complex network of buildings is a genuine labyrinth and nobody will think less of you if you go to the toilet and can't find your way back for a couple of hours.
6. Try to study abroad
Humanities students love going on and on about the opportunity to do a semester abroad. If you can, do it.
Universities around the world are very different and it can be amazing to see what others have to offer.
But also King's is very intense in very many ways, as is London, so take the opportunities when you get them because they may never come again.
7. Student Loan Money goes further
Once you start earning, it's crazy how much you miss your student loan. Something about having to earn the money makes it practically worthless, I don't know why.
Many students worry about the costs of living in London, and while that's true, budget properly and your loan is your best friend (for now).
8. The Reading Room is best accessed very late at night
Potterheads may be hyped to visit the Maughan library, if only for a glimpse of the infamous Reading Room.
Rumour has it that it's used as Dumbeldore's study in the films, but its definitely not and its also quite intimidating.
Only go here is you LOVE absolute silence because if you're even a little clumsy, you will face the brunt of 25 mature students audibly sighing. T
he good news is there are lots of spots to study in the capacious library and you'll probably find your own spot pretty soon.
If you did want to check out the reading room, the early hours of the morning are best if you're liable to rustle a crisp packet or drop a pen on the floor. The library building is very old and it's also worth paying a visit if you fancy some ghost hunting.
9. Beware the walk over Waterloo Bridge
It's probably the nicest view of any bridge in London, with the capital unfolding in all directions, but Waterloo Bridge is not your friend.
Whether you're popping south of the river for lunch or walking from Waterloo station to the Strand, the wind will try to blow you in to the Thames below. I'd recommend not even attempting it in Winter.
10. Covent Garden is best avoided
Soon enough you'll get over your excitement about being in the heart of London and realise how irritating tourists are. And one of London's biggest tourist traps is Covent Garden, right by Strand Campus.
Unless you're Richie Rich, just avoid it. It's far too nice, far too fancy and far too busy. Leave it for the monied middle eastern and oriental tourists to enjoy.
11. Know the best Chicken Cottage
If you're at Guys, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to Chicken Cottages. There are so many within walking distance, but not all CC's are born equal.
Head straight for the Tooley Street branch near Tower Bridge. It's a little bit further but it's worth the walk and you may even bump into Sadiq Khan while you're there, as it's just behind his offices.
12. Aldwych station is a mystery
Strand Campus is built atop a short-lived and now defunct Piccadilly line station called Aldwych. You can even see the signs for the station still, as well as classic TfL burgundy tiling.
What's more it's often being used to shoot films in, included the infamous chasing through a tube station in Spectre.
But despite being literally on top of it, it's unlikely you'll actually ever get to go inside.
13. We're more fun than UCL
The rivalry with UCL goes back to the creation of King's, created to undo the unholy work of "the Godless college in Gower Street".
There's even a hotly contested Varsity every year, but know this: they are better than us. Academically at least. The fact of the matter is King's students party way harder while being pretty much as good with the books too.
14. Embrace the plurality
King's has three diverse campuses and the student body is no different. You'll probably see Marxists and Alt-right guys in the same lecture theaters.
Don't feel you have to get political, but if you do there is definitely space for you to grow your views and expand your horizons. Oh and you'll probably see more protests than Downing Street.
15. Going offline
At some point or another you might have lectures underground and you'll realize that you're about to commit anywhere from one to three hours without phone reception and with spotty wifi.
They'll probably be your most productive lectures but did it even happen if it's not on Snapchat?
16. The Shard
Guy's students love and hate their rather tall neighbour. You curse the crowds gathered at it's foot on your way to lectures and look down at all the tourists craning their necks to get a good picture or selfie.
But one day when the light is just right and you look to the obstructed view of the heavens and it does make sense.
And when any non-Guys student challenges it, you find yourself immediately leaping to its defence. You probably already know it's designed by Renzo Piano, it's the tallest building in western Europe and attracts well over two million visitors annually, just to its restaurants.
The Author studied Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology at King's College London from 2012 to 2015.