Category: KCLSU

Getting Active at King’s

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There’s no need to spend money on an expensive gym membership or fancy London yoga glasses. As a King’s student and resident you have access to a wide range of sports and activities run by professionals, and most of them are free! Keeping active helps you stay stress-free and more productive, so it’s the best way to procrastinate this exam period.

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BeActive Halls

BeActive Halls is a social sports programme open to all residents. Run by King’s Sport and KCLSU, the programme has a range of activities including yoga, football, boot camp and more! Each activity is based at a different residence, so you’re bound to find something right on your door step.

As a resident, you also have free access to the regular BeActive timetable, which is open to all King’s students. This programme has just launched a ‘how-to’ timetable, where you can try a sport/activity that you haven’t experienced before.

You can watch a video here and you can find the new spring timetables here.

giphy (7)KCLSU Sports Clubs 

KCLSU has over 50 sports clubs to choose from, all at a variety of levels. Whether you consider yourself a pro athlete or you just want to try something new, there’s something for you.

You can find a full list of clubs here.

King’s Sport Gyms

King’s Sport run residence gyms at Great Dover Street and Champion Hill. If you live in these residences you can visit your corresponding gym for free (it’s included in your fees), simply ask at reception.

King’s Health and Fitness centre is run by King’s Spot at Stamford Street, Waterloo. All Stamford Street Apartment residents can attend the gym for free! All other students have access to a very affordable membership.

The gym is fully equipped with cardio equipment and weights, and also has a full range of classes available that are included in your gym membership. Find more information on their website here.

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Meet Ben Hunt, your KCLSU President

Hi – I’m Ben HuKCLSU_Bennt, KCLSU President.

I’m a Philosophy student, was Vice President for Education (Arts & Sciences) last year and am your elected President for 2016/17. As part of the Student Officer team, my job’s to lead KCLSU (our Students’ Union), represent your views to the university and make sure your student experience at King’s is the best possible.

Our Union’s where we can get involved in university life outside our courses, make a difference for ourselves, each other and the world around us, socialise and connect with one of the most diverse networks of people in the world and access support when we need advice or help to make the most of our time at King’s.

King’s students are an incredibly diverse group – we study different subjects, at different levels and we all have different backgrounds and identities, so we all need different things. Leaving with our degrees is of course a huge priority, but we’re also here to build memories, meet people and explore the interests that make us who we are.

Together, we’ve done incredible things to improve the lives of our fellow students, at King’s and beyond, as well as for our communities. Here’s just a tiny snapshot:

  • Ensured the University would act as rent guarantors for International students. Previously, International students were struggling to secure accommodation.
  • Put Kosher food on the menu in KCLSU and University spaces.
  • Worked with disadvantaged communities in outreach projects, inspiring young people to pursue Higher or Further Education.
  • Made sure free sanitary products were available for free to students in our Student Centres.
  • Raised hundreds of thousands for charity, every year.
  • Campaigned against cuts in the NHS.
  • Reduced the number of redundancies made in the Health Schools.
  • Campaigned for microwaves in our spaces so we can eat our own food.

If you’re planning to work while you study, you could work with the Union. All our staff earn the London Living Wage – something we campaigned for and won. There are usually jobs going in our venues, Student Centre and in the offices, but check out kclsu.org/workwithus to see what’s available.

You’ll find us on campus, online and we always want to hear from you!

Ben

KCLSU President 2016/17

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