Siwon Choi studied the Advanced Level Foundation at Kings and is now at Loughborough University (#7) studying Sports Management.
Here, he shares his thoughts on university life so far, and how his time at Kings most helped him.
Hi Siwon. You’re studying Sports Management. Did you always know that you wanted to do this degree?
No, when I first came to the UK my parents wanted me to do something like Business and Management, but when I applied through UCAS I found some Sports Management degrees and I realised I really wanted to do this. When I first applied for this I didn’t tell my parents, but my father just said he wanted me to do what I liked, so it was ok.
And you’re enjoying it so far? Is it what you expected?
Yes, I am and yes, it’s different to what I expected! It’s actually less intensive than the Foundation at the moment! I’m living in a residence here and my flatmates are really kind. They are all British apart from me.
"My agent said that I might get more personal attention somewhere like Kings, and I did — Adam, my course director, always helped me a lot."
Tell us a bit about your course. What modules are you doing currently?
In Semester One we studied sports industries and the leisure market with some economics analysis, but now we are doing more specific things like Olympic studies and sports enterprise.
What was it that made you want to do the Foundation, and why did you choose Kings?
When I met my agent in Korea they said there were two options for Foundation – firstly to do it at a university and secondly at a private college, like Kings. They said that I might get more personal attention somewhere like Kings, and I did – Adam, my course director, always helped me a lot.
What advice would you give to other students considering doing the Kings Foundation?
Lots of agents will tell you that it’s very intense, but if you manage your time well you can play and study effectively! Kings is a really nice place to study.Read full interview in Kings Life