AFTER the Tubegate omnishambles of last exam season, it looks like King’s have actually listened to students’ concerns for once (omg right?).
The College announced earlier this year that all 2014/15 exams will now be sat in Kensington Olympia, rather than that hell-hole known as the ExCel Centre.
But with January exams fast approaching, how does the new Olympia venue actually stack up?
1. The location
ExCel: Docklands, aka bloody ages from anywhere
Olmypia: Kensington, aka that place from Made in Chelsea
No longer will you have to trek five miles across the city to taste that beautiful post-exam drink, instead you’ll be able to step right out into trendy Kensington and pay £10 for one.
2. The nearest tube
ExCel: Custom House, Zone 4, DLR, WTF
Olympia: Kensington Olympia, Zone 2, Overground / District Line
Gone are the 6am set-offs, negotiating five or six tube changes and many more sweaty armpits to reach the exam venue on time.
You’ll now have a straight-forward – and much cheaper – journey to Kensington Olympia via a tube line that people have actually heard of.
3. Flying things
ExCel: Planes from London City Airport, pigeons
Is it a bird? It’s a plane? No, it’s neither. It’s Olympia! No more interruptions from the 10:50am flight to Aberdeen for us.
4. Build date
Architecture and grand design might not be top of the list for exam centre requirements, however, Olympia definitely beats the eerie Orwellian nightmare of the ExCel.
Instead King’s students can check out the Victorian show centre built over 125 years ago as they try to cram in that last bit of revision.