Make Connections. Create Change: KCL Alumni Mentoring Programme

The King’s Alumni Mentoring Programme connects students with alumni worldwide.

Alumni can provide career advice, professional insights and support to students from all Faculties and at all levels of their degrees. In the past, through their mentoring relationships with alumni, student have received hours of interview practice, CV advice, work shadowing experiences and more.

Through the online platform King’s Connect, students can search for alumni and connect with them straight away.

KCL Alumni Connect

Using King’s Connect is simple:

  1. Visit kcl.ac.uk/mentoring and complete registration.
  2. Create a user profile on King’s Connect that includes your photo, biography and personal information.
  3. Search for mentors from around the world who meet your criteria and begin connecting by sending them a mentoring request.

Alumni and students at all levels and stages of their degree are able to register for King’s Connect. Registration is open year-round, and both mentors and mentees are invited to an exclusive series of mentoring events, giving you the opportunity to connect with alumni mentors in person.

Fore more information on the King’s Alumni community, Alumni events, and more go to the King’s Alumni homepage: https://alumni.kcl.ac.uk/

The Centre for Doctoral Studies: New name, same world-class support.

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King’s College London’s Graduate School has changed its name. It is now called the Centre for Doctoral Studies and will focus entirely on the specific needs and lifecycle of postgraduate research students.

The Centre for Doctoral Studies will continue to offer PGR students the same world-class support for research standards, funding and scholarships, training, skills development, and guidance as before. However, as our focus and responsibility shifts towards research, we will be renewing efforts to provide outstanding postgraduate research student experience to equip research students to excel.

So what is changing?

Our new name: the Centre for Doctoral Studies

The Graduate School is now called the Centre for Doctoral Studies and is located under the administrative umbrella of the Research Management & Innovation directorate. We will also work alongside the Centre for Research Staff Development,

Focus on postgraduate research

From this Autumn, the Centre for Doctoral Studies will focus solely on postgraduate research students. Postgraduate taught provision will be coordinated through the Students & Education directorate, with continued academic leadership from Prof Kim Wolff

New leadership

The new academic lead for the Centre of Doctoral studies will soon be appointed. They will be working closely with the Heads of Graduate Studies in each faculty to ensure the continued world-class standard of postgraduate research at King’s

To read more about the support, training, funding, and other services provided by the Centre for Doctoral Studies, go to our About us page. 

If you have any questions or comments, please do get in contact: doctoralstudies@kcl.ac.uk.